Div Dementia Care Manager
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.
Oversees the implementation, training and monitoring of all programs, systems, and processes needed to provide consistent dementia care in a geographic division.
- Monitors and develops strategies to improve systems and programs in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care communities.
- Ensures the implementation of comprehensive dementia training for Brookdale’s dementia care and programs.
- Collaborates with district and regional leaders to ensure effective implementation of dementia care standards and ongoing quality of dementia care program.
- Works as a team member to enhance or improve existing materials or develop new materials for use in dementia care programs.
- Provides input and assistance to resolve family and resident service issues related to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
- Serves as a consultant/presenter to Sales/Marketing for public relations, seminars, speaker’s bureau, etc. as well as collaborator for developing targeted sales strategies for dementia care product lines as needed.
- Serves as a resource to limit potential discharges and disruptive behaviors by evaluating and providing possible interventions.
- Audits patterns of behavioral incidents with staff and residents to determine trends and areas for improvement.
- Participates on the review team for the selection of Executive Directors and Program Coordinators for Alzheimer’s and dementia care communities.
- Communicates any changes to state regulations within the division to the Vice President of Dementia Care and the Divisional Vice President of Healthcare Services and Quality.
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.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Must be able to travel by air on company business, as required by the responsibilities and expectations of the job.
Must have a valid driver license and access to a private vehicle for business travel.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Talk or hear
- Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
- Requires Travel: Frequently
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.