Job Description

Autumn Heights, 3131 S Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado, United States of America Req #822
Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Memory Care Coordinator

The primary responsibility of your job position is to manage all facets of service to address resident care needs.  The Memory Care Coordinator monitors resident care needs, alerts the nurses when the resident has a change of condition,  audits behavioral documentation to assure accuracy and completeness, addresses resident and family concerns, coordinates resident special requests and acts as a liaison with community providers. The Memory Care Coordinator provides the psychosocial oversight of the memory care program to include social services and activities duties. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor and assure resident care needs are addressed.

  • Conduct weekly meetings. Assure input from care partners and complete care plan review notes in the resident’s medical chart.  

  • Review behavior tracking daily. 

  • Responsible for conducting all facets of the new resident move in process. Conduct initial comprehensive care plans and MDS’s, assure initial resident paperwork and physician orders are on hand.  Communicate to all care partners the new residents needs and preferences.  Assure the Kitchen staff has been informed of food preferences/allergies or special dietary needs prior to resident’s arrival for the first mealtime.

  • Assure resident specific activity interest/ability assessment is conducted and included in the care plan.

  • Conduct with the Activities Director monthly trainings to Memory Care Neighborhood staff on life enrichment programs/options.

  • Ensure psychosocial needs of the resident are met

  • Complete or ensure completion of required documentation including quarterly psychosocial notes, quarterly activity notes, care plan reviews for psychosocial needs, as well as timely updates for acute issues in psychosocial notes

  • Complete and ensure all Secured Unit paperwork meets regulatory requirements

  • Assist in the facilitation and coordination of quarterly care conferences and documentation as part of the Interdisciplinary Team

  • Coordinate necessary ancillary services 

  • Conduct/coordinate the delivery of ongoing support groups for resident family members.

  • Responsible to conduct Memory Care Neighborhood tours for prospective residents and family members, as needed.

  • Conducts community outreach visits, as needed.

  • Conduct and coordinate training and orientation of all staff members including dietary, maintenance, housekeeping personnel in the Memory Care Neighborhood. 

  • Perform all other duties as requested



TALENT:

Relationship Building

Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others

Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

Build relationships with all types of people

 

Influencing

Communicate effectively

Flexibility

 

Executing

Self-directed

Ability to organize and prioritize

Ability to exercise judgment and display understanding

Detail oriented and follow through

 

Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively

Creative in coming up with options and variety

Curiosity and desire to learn 


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must be aware of the assessment process, and the development and execution of care plans.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public

  • Must be a supportive team member

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents

  • Must be able to communicate and function in and interdisciplinary team

  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent people skills and organizational skills


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum two (2) years of health related experience or 2 years of college education specific to health and/or senior care.

  • Alzheimer’s certification, gerontology, or social services degree preferred.


JOB TRAINING: 

  • How long it usually takes to completely perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience and/or education: up to 1 year


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Time is spent in both an office environment that is heated and/or air-conditioned, as well as in resident’s rooms throughout the community.

  • Position requires exposure to facilities, which involves exposure to healthcare environment.  

  • Moves intermittently during working hours. 

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions. 

  • Communicates with community personnel.

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset personnel, visitors, etc. 

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as necessary. 

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. 


PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

  • Must be able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, and move intermittently during working hours

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. floor to waist, lift 10 lbs. waist to shoulder, lift and carry 50 lbs., and push/pull 50 lbs.


  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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