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Director of Wellness (DOW)- Cedar Ridge of Ft. Wayne

Company: Cedarhurst Senior Living
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

We have a new and exciting opportunity to serve as a full-time Director of Wellness (DOW) within the Cedarhurst Living organization! If youre looking for a rewarding opportunity and desire to work for a company who truly cares about the people it serves apply now!

To Cedarhurst Living, LLC, our residents are family; and as such, we take great pride in providing superior, compassionate health care services and support to residents in our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. Our approach to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care is shaped by respect and understanding of the unique lives of our residents. We believe our communities are more than just a place to live, they are a place to call home, and most importantly; a place to thrive!

About the role

Cedarhurst Living, LLC believes in an active approach to resident care, not just passive maintenance. As a DOW with Cedarhurst, you will be responsible for ensuring the provision of quality nursing care in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations while efficiently and effectively leading your care staff team. In addition, you will promote the physical, personal and emotional well-being of each resident and work with the Executive Director, as well as other community leadership, and care staff teams to strive to reach the ultimate goal, which is to return the resident to their maximum level of self-care and independence, when possible.

Like Cedarhurst, you are committed to excellence and understand the importance of quality, person centered, care. In addition, you understand the importance and value of communication regarding the residents care and wellbeing with community staff, as well as with the residents family members. We view our residents in our community as family and we strive to provide each and every one with the best care possible.

Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree from an accredited School of Nursing and current state license for LPN or RN is required, with 3+ years of nursing experience.
  • At least three (3) years of nursing experience in a senior care community with proven leadership and organizational skills is required.
  • Ability to oversee the delivery of quality care and services to our residents in compliance with the regulations pertaining to care plans and resident assessments.
  • Develop and implement nursing service objectives, policies and procedures in coordination with organizational goals and objectives, in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
  • Strive to maintain safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Provide nursing coverage and assistance when needed.
  • Assess residents and potential residents for appropriate levels of care.
  • Manage and coordinate the work of all nursing and care staff, communicating pertinent resident health and safety information.
  • Must be able to meet all physical demands of the job which includes, but is not limited to: seeing, speaking, touching, walking, standing, bending, reaching overhead, crouching/kneeling or crawling, as well as the ability to regularly lift/move up to 50lbs independently and up to 100lbs with assistance.
  • Comply with all personnel policies, community policies & procedures, as well as State & Federal regulations and standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven experience in staffing, leading, developing and retaining a strong resident care team.
  • Must possess a proven ability conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times with the ability to effectively perform conflict intervention and resolution for residents, families, employees and others as needed.
  • Ability to work well with others and take direction from management, as well as take initiative willing to go above and beyond to ensure our residents needs are met and they are comfortable in their living environment.
  • Self-motivated to accomplish identified goals with a strong sense of accountability for results.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc), Electronic Health Record systems (EHR), such as CareMerge
  • Must remain flexible and have the ability to work weekends as Manager on Duty, when necessary.
  • Working knowledge of best practices for caring for seniors with dementia.
  • Must possess knowledge of state and federal nursing center laws and regulations regarding senior living care, as well as a solid understanding of opportunities and limits of other levels of care within senior living.

What you need to know when considering a career with Cedarhurst

Cedarhurst professionals use their expertise and genuine respect for our residents to serve in ways that encourage independence, dignity and individuality. We believe its important to take time to get to get to know the residents youll be serving and to put into practice our company values:

  • Passionate about what you do and the care you provide.
  • Trustworthy trust is earned by outstanding service and dedication to our residents.
  • Empathetic toward the residents we serve; and be there to listen, assist and above all else care.
  • Positive in your interactions with our residents providing them with a memorable and pleasant experience.
  • Respectful toward the residents and others, giving them the attention, dignity and independence, they deserve.
  • Approachable together we are family. Honest care and personalized service cannot be faked.

We seek out team members and leaders who exhibit and promote a high level of customer service, hospitality, curiosity and friendliness towards all residents, visitors, employees and the overall community. In addition, we seek out team members and leaders who are driven to provide a successful and enriched life experience to the seniors residing within our communities.

If you feel you would be the right fit for our organization, we encourage you to apply. Be part of making a true difference in our residents lives!

This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: Cedarhurst Senior Living, Fort Wayne , Director of Wellness (DOW)- Cedar Ridge of Ft. Wayne, Other , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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