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RN

Company: Alden Courts and Gardens of Des Plaines
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Nurse supports and assists in providing a holistic, therapeutic, person-centered Memory Care Program on the Memory Care Unit. The Nurse will achieve and maintain the highest quality of life for each resident with a diagnosis of a disease that causes dementia residing in or under the care of the facility.SUPPORT DUTIES
    • Commit to continued growth as a knowledgeable and experienced healthcare provider in the area of Alzheimer's dementia and other diseases that cause dementia.
    • Commit to obtaining at least 12 hours of continual education annually for self, including the required 16 hours of orientation training and any other ongoing dementia care specific trainings for direct care staff.
    • Assist in oversight of the Memory Care Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), including supervision and assistance with ADL care, transportation, and non-scheduled activities by staff.
    • Become knowledgeable of each individual resident's background, life history, disease, medical and behavioral care needs, and preferences in detail.
    • Utilize any communication devices for residents, such as language services, communication boards, assistive devices, etc. Accept education for utilizing these mechanisms to provide ample communication.
    • Assist in providing a therapeutic, person-centered memory care activity program that constantly strives to enhance the quality of life of each resident, meets the Memory Care Program Mission and Philosophy, and upholds the Memory Care policies and procedures and all state and federal standards; commit in providing non-scheduled activities through the use of my talents and training.
    • Encourage family involvement through volunteering and visitation.
    • Provide a clean, safe, non-hazardous unit for the residents and staff.
    • Assist in providing an individualized symptom management tracking system as needed per resident, including development and maintenance of individualized, non-pharmacological interventions implemented.
    • Complete all required documentation.
    • Maintain all program policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
    • Provide feedback to the Memory Care Director for monitoring achievement of the facility and Memory Care Program goals through a team approach.
    • Be flexible to meet the change in residents' needs. We need to adapt to their needs rather than expecting them to adapt to our needs.
      • Provide emotional, caring support to residents, families, and the inter-disciplinary team.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Alden Courts and Gardens of Des Plaines, Des Plaines , RN, Healthcare , Des Plaines, Illinois

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