Lathrop Home Wellness Director RN in Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON Job Title: Wellness Director RN Department: Nursing Status: Full-time, Salary / Exempt Reports To: Executive Director Purpose: To provide leadership and support to resident care services, ensuring that resident care is provided in a safe and effective manner, while upholding the principles of resident rights, compliance with state regulations, and in accordance with currently recognized nursing care standards and practices for Residential Care Facilities Required Years of Experience: 5 Minimum Age: 21 Required Education: Associate's Degree Special Skills: ? Licensed Registered Nurse with strong background in long-term community based care preferred Bachelor?s degree preferred State license current and in good standing In-depth knowledge of current dementia-care practices and communication strategies Previous supervisory and/or management experience in a related healthcare setting Experience in training and team member development preferred Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and team members Must be able to read, comprehend, write, and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families, other team members and physicians Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, team members, community and state officials, referral sources and the general public Strong documentation skills Must have basic computer skills, including Word and Excel Ability to follow systems for monitoring resident health conditions and for ensuring efficient and safe delivery of resident care Strong organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize daily tasks, in order to accommodate fluctuating needs of the residents and the facility Ability to represent the facility in a positive and professional manner Must be able to meet all health-related requirements pertaining to state licensure Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential functions) with or without accommodation Computer Skills: basic