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Care Specialist

Company: Atria Careers
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewWhat's the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What's more, you are part of an extraordinary company - one that's investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don't just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. -Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.ResponsibilitiesThis individual performs essential assisted living functions in designated communities while the Resident Services Director (RSD) position is open. This individual will focus primarily on ensuring level of care is accurate and up-to-date and the community is in compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for resident care management throughout community.
  • Ensure initial and ongoing ARC assessments are timely and accurate.
  • Ensure ARC service plans and ARC assignment sheets are accurate and current.
  • Review and sign off on communication log and follow-up on critical issues.
  • Administer first-aide to residents as needed.
  • Oversee the medication program throughout the community and provide oversite to the Resident Medication Assistants.
  • Follow up on incident reports and document incidents (such as abuse, neglect) as needed, consistent with Atria and state designated regulations and policies.
  • Audit resident files (ARC and assisted living file) for accuracy and to ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Conduct medication administration records (MARS) and med cart audits to ensure all aspects of medication program are being completed in compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Correct any outstanding deficiencies related to resident services and follow up as needed with State survey point of contact.
  • Oversee state regulatory and Quality Enhancement compliance.
  • Receive and address resident and family concerns in an effective and compassionate manner.
  • Ensure proactive communication occurs with families as to resident's status.
  • Lead family meetings to review service plan updates/level of care changes.
  • Assist with arranging for transportation with residents to their appointments as needed.
  • Conduct training of staff by conducting timely in-services for frontline staff.
  • Create monthly staffing schedule and oversee weekly/daily compliance and coverage.
  • Review ARC assignment sheets for Resident Services Assistants to ensure all duties have been performed
  • Complete ARC documentation as required.
  • Hire staff as needed and conduct orientation.
  • Ensure performance evaluations and merit increases are completed.
  • Participate in stand-up meetings to represent the Resident Services Department.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure resident care is at the highest level.
  • Maintain spend down log for purchases and other logs for Agency as utilized.
  • Organize the Assisted Living office/department and delegate essential functions as needed.
  • Conduct tours as needed.
  • Cultivate relationships with hospitals, clinics, etc. to support sales.
  • Conduct pre-admission assessments to determine level of care.
  • Assist with emergencies such as evacuation of communities as need arises.
  • May drive company vehicle from community to social and other various destinations (only if required by community).
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.Qualifications
    • LPN/LVN required; RN preferred.
    • Three (3) or more years of experience in a similar role in Assisted Living or Healthcare.
    • Three (3) or more years of experience providing program oversight in an organization consisting of multi-site operations.
    • Appropriate state licensing, where required.
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Able to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
    • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. - - - Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
    • Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
    • Must possess valid driver's license.
    • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Atria motor vehicle policy standards.
    • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Able to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    • First Aid and CPR Certification, if required by state law.
    • Successfully complete the Atria medication management training.
    • Available to work flexible work hours due to demands of position.

Keywords: Atria Careers, Los Angeles , Care Specialist, Other , Los Angeles, California

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