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 you''ll 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, there''s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care. Responsibilities As primary individual accountable for coordinating the patient centered care for the healthcare team, is responsible for providing all services in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, federal, state and local laws and within the guidelines of his/her professional organization. Completes an initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessment of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process. Assesses and evaluates patient''s status by writing and initiating plan of care, regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs, and participating in revising the plan of care as necessary. Responsible for the planning, coordinating and delivery of quality interdisciplinary home health care services. Compliance with company standards and federal/state guidelines will be maintained at all times. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis. Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician''s plan of care. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan. Assists the patient with the activities of daily living and facilitates the patient''s efforts toward self-sufficiency and optional comfort care. Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Director/Director of Professional Services or the Clinical Supervisor/Assistant Director of Professional Services and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient''s condition and care given. Records pain/symptom management changes and outcomes as appropriate. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient''s needs and reports changes in the patient''s condition; obtains/receives physicians'' orders as required. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers. Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group. 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 Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Minimum of one (1) year experience as a professional nurse. Bachelor''s degree in Nursing preferred. Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements Registered nurse in the State with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order. Management/Decision Making Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. Knowledge and Skills Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively manage time, tasks and projects in a dynamic environment is required. Effective written and oral communication skills and human relation skills are essential. Has excellent observation, good nursing judgment and communication skills. Understands principles of pain/symptom management. Must be able to function in a stressful work environment. Ability to market and dea