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Brookdale Senior Living jobs

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Company Description

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is an operator of senior living communities, offering a range of services to meet the challenges of aging. Employees of Brookdale are thriving to determine the best possible solutions to their patients by listening and understanding their specific requirements. The company runs 794 retirement communities serving around 75,000 residents, providing comfortable lifestyles and caring environments. The service portfolio delivers specific options to patients with different needs: Independent and Assisted Living Communities give seniors the chance to get assistance with daily living, Memory Care Communities care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, Skilled Nursing Home facilities provide 24/7 nursing care and rehabilitative assistance, while Continuing Care Retirement Communities accommodate a luxury senior living option. The company culture is rooted in associates' passion, courage and true sense of partnership, where people feel valued and where employees really can make an impact. Brookdale was named best place to work in 2019 both in North Carolina and Tennessee. The six different senior care options provide you a variety of career paths, supported by mentorship, education and training opportunities. The company's rewards package is built up from 401(k) retirement savings plan, benefit plan package, Employee Stock Purchase Program, pre-tax commuter benefit, Associate Compassion Fund, and associate discounts. The company celebrated 40 years of operation.

Job Description

Overview

Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here youll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, theres a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

Responsibilities

Provides residents with services in accordance with health care providers orders regarding administration or assistance with medications and treatments, as per state regulations. Provides direct care to residents following the individualized service plan.

  1. Assists in maintaining the physical, social, and psychological environment that is conducive to the best interest and welfare of the residents.

  2. Exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of personnel tasks with the understanding that the responsibilities are not routine or limited to resident care matters. Maintains a clean, safe, environment in the community by delegating job responsibilities.

  3. As per state regulations and completion of required training/certification, administers or assists with self-administration of medication and treatments as prescribed by the health care provider. Observes residents response to existing treatment plan, is aware of prominent medication interactions and side effects, and observes residents for occurrence of such and notifies supervisor. Adheres to community infection control policies and procedures.

  4. Assists residents with medication as defined in medication procedure. Supervises residents who self-administer medication. Exhibits understanding of and follows medication policies and procedures.

  5. Maintains residents' records daily in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy and procedure. This includes documentation related to: medication distribution, leisure activities; incidents and observations; charting any changes in resident's physical condition and or behaviors, visitors, etc. Observes and documents the health and emotional condition of each resident, promptly reporting all changes to the supervisor.

  6. Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply room.

  7. Receives reports on all residents.

  8. Completes an accurate accounting of all medications, including controlled substances as per policy.

  9. Assists with completion of medication cart audits per policy and direction of supervisor.

  10. Provides direct resident care.

  11. Follows procedure regarding incidents/accidents to residents.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and one to two months related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. State certified medication aide course is required. Knowledge of dementia, particularly of the Alzheimer's type is helpful.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements

Successful completion of State certified medication aide course.

Management/Decision Making

Makes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills

Has a basic level of a skill and can follow written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, residents' families, and other associates of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Uses good judgment in emergency situations, and gets help when needed.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • On-Call on an as needed basis

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Climb or balance

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents

  • Talk or hear

  • Taste or smell

  • Exposure to latex

  • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

  • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment

  • Vision

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Schedule: Regular Full-Time

Estimated annual salary
$53,342
average
Minimum
$35,463
Maximum
$77,874

TASKS

  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.
  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Medicine and DentistryKnowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Brookdale Senior Living

Type

Company - Public

Size

Small

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Marketing/Advertising/PR

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