Memory Care Coordinator
The primary responsibility of this position is to organize and complete resident nursing care in a secured dementia unit under the direction of state/federal requirements. This position reports to the Director of Resident Care Services.
Pay: $19.00 - $22.00 per hour
Paid time off
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
• High school or equivalent (Preferred)
• Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
The Memory Care Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing programs and services for residents with dementia. The main responsibility is to provide a therapeutic environment that maintains each resident’s highest level of physical, social and physiological well-being. Must be able to relate professionally with residents, staff and family members, display a positive work attitude and be able to work as a team with other staff members. This position also assists with the marketing of the program.
Trains staff and assures quality of memory care programming, along with managing of staff
Monitors the delivery of services provided to the residents. This includes public relations, marketing and oversight of the community and its programs.
Assumes the responsibility, under the direction of the Director of Resident Care Services, for the development and facilitation of programming to meet the assessed needs, interests, and capabilities of the residents in the memory care program.
Promote a positive image of the community internally/externally through special programs and community events to ensure exposure and visibility.
Develop and implement marketing plan in conjunction with the Community Liaison to increase census per established quarterly goals.
Identify focused marketing opportunities.
· Organize and complete resident nursing care under the direction of state/federal requirements.
· Ensures residents receive all medication and treatments as ordered by their physician. Report resident changes to assure necessary attention is received. Complete resident records correctly and thoroughly. Complete Resident Assessment Support Plans (RASP), Cognitive Screenings and coordination of Documentation of Medical Evaluations (DME) on the unit and update with changes and reports to Director of Resident Care Services as instructed.
· Addresses resident and family concerns in a professional and confidential manner.
· Respects and follows policies of the facility.
· Monitor resident rooms/unit for any safety hazards and correct immediately or inform maintenance promptly.
· Order medications, which are less than a three (3) day supply and place medications from the pharmacy in correct time slot in medication cart.
· Restock medication cart with cups, spoons, straws, and chance garbage bag. Wipe clean surface of cart and any liquid medication bottles.
· Stock supplies for the residents as needed.
· Attend all staff meeting and in-services provided by facility and outside of the facility as directed.
· Must work as a team member and promote a positive, empathetic attitude in interactions with staff, residents, and family members.
· Review oxygen concentrators, IV pumps, and feeding pumps on residents assigned for correct rates, cleanliness. Clean each day at end of shift and maintain free of soil/dust.
· Completes all other duties as directed by charge nurse.
· Licensed Practical Nurse, preferred.
o Or Medication Technician, having completed a Department-approved medication administration training course that is recognized by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and The Department of Aging (DOA) and a minimum of one year experience working with Alzheimer’s or other related Dementias in a Personal Care and/or Memory Support setting.
· Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
· Must possess the ability to follow oral and written directions.
· Pushing wheelchairs, Geri chairs, med/treatment carts
· Lifting up to 50 lbs.
· Frequent reaching, handling of instruments, equipment, records, and reports.
· Talking and hearing essential to receive resident requests.
· Color vision required for perceiving changes in resents skin color and color of medications and solutions.
· Near vision acuity required to work with charts and records, and to detect changes in residents conditions.