If the thought of sitting at a desk all day, surrounded by four walls makes your skin crawl¦read on! At Heritage Communities, our team members move fast throughout each day providing care to active seniors who need a little extra help in their lives. Our retirement communities are different from nursing homes, as we serve active seniors. Our goal is to help residents remain as independent as possible, while building in time for associates to have regular interaction and conversation with residents, in addition to their primary tasks. Relationships matter to us. If relationships are important to you, we invite you to consider joining our team!
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for assisting with the leadership, management and oversight of healthcare services and programs that caregivers provide to residents. The incumbent assists in supervising a team of caregivers and ensures superior resident care, complies with company policies, local, state and federal regulations and supports the advancement of our business strategy. The LPN champions a positive culture that focuses on our core values of Compassion, Trust, Respect and Fun for residents and associates.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Inspire caregiver team to provide excellent resident care and achieve operational excellence and census goals and financial goals.
- Cultivate a positive, inclusive culture through demonstrated behaviors that are aligned with our Core Values of Compassion, Respect, Trust and Fun.
- Establish and evolve positive relationships with residents, families, associates, OnCare Home Health, regulatory agencies, vendors and third-party providers.
- Proactively lead and oversee caregivers in accordance with company expectations and local, state and federal standards and regulations. Asist in readying associates and community for inspection by regulatory agencies through regular quality assessments, completing corrective actions, accurate and current record keeping practices, policy compliance, emergency preparedness, etc.
- Effectively identify, investigate, navigate and resolve resident, employee, management and operational issues.
- Network, recruit, select, train and develop talent and ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
- Ensure proper record keeping practices for caregiver team including certifications, scheduling and training.
- Meet with prospective families or residents, coordinate resident move-in's and facilitate new resident orientations.
- Conduct resident assessments prior to admission and on an on-going basis to ensure the physical, mental, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each resident are met. Update resident service agreements as appropriate.
- Maintain accurate and complete services plans, medication records and files for each resident.
- Maintain a safe, sanitary and hazard-free community environment through the prevention of accidents, preservation of equipment and safe work practices.
- May serve as on-call contact on a rotating basis.
Education and Experience
- 1+ years of experience in a senior living or related industry supervisory or leadership role.
- Must hold state required active healthcare licensure and acceptable record (LPN).
- 1+ years of experience providing care to cognitive and memory-care residents or patients preferred.
- Must be at least 21 years of age to provide resident transportation and/or serve alcoholic beverages at community events.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups including colleagues, clients and various business contacts at various levels ranging from front-line employees to senior executives.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team that champions a culture of Compassion, Trust, Respect and Fun and operates in the spirit and advocacy for our seniors.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to navigate challenging and ambiguous situations involving emotions or conflict.
- Creative problem solving, negotiation and persuasion skills.
- Possess operational knowledge of all departments of a senior living community including operations, sales and marketing, dining services, life enrichment, environmental services, maintenance, human resources, etc.
- Ability to manage detailed, complex concepts and problems and make sound decisions regarding residents, families, associates or other administrative issues.
- Strong technical skills with knowledge of business software programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Work takes place in a typical office environment equipped with a computer, phone and other office supplies. Work may also take place in the outdoor environment.
Position may also involve exposure to latex, infections and communicable diseases.
Must be able to assist residents with limited mobility, move equipment or materials and lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds intermittently throughout the day.