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Director of Nursing / DHS / RN (Rewarding / Flexible / Life Balance) $46-50/hr

companyRakhma Inc
locationSt Paul, MN, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Description:

We already have 2 great Director of Health Services on our staff, we are looking for a third to complete the team. We are seeking a passionate and experienced Director of Health Services to oversee the quality of care of our residents and a Home Manager for one of our homes. The Home Manager leads a dedicated team of caregivers and healthcare professionals in providing exceptional care to our dementia residents. As the Director of Health Services, you will play a critical role in ensuring the well-being, safety, and happiness of our residents while upholding our commitment to person-centered care. If you are interested in taking on the rewarding responsibility of leading all aspects of a 10–12 resident group home, then this is a position for you.

Rakhma Homes was Minnesota’s first residential social model of care for elders with memory loss established in 1984 (40 years!) Rakhma is a leading provider of compassionate and person-centered care for individuals living with dementia. Our group homes offer a unique and nurturing environment where residents thrive while receiving the highest quality care. We are committed to preserving the dignity and quality of life for each resident we serve.

Here is a link that provides a deeper understanding of Rakhma: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FgOp_jBJHJQM3XNntJWmPt2Pj2mZlAJN/view

If you are passionate about providing exceptional care to individuals living with dementia and are ready to lead a team dedicated to this mission, we encourage you to apply for the position of Director of Health Services at Rakhma Inc.

Responsibilities:

As the Director of Health Services, you will be responsible for:

1. Leadership and Management:

· Provide strong leadership to Home Manager, caregivers, CNAs, and other support staff.

· Foster a collaborative and compassionate work environment.

· Empower staff to deliver exceptional, person-centered care.

· Observe staffing, scheduling, and performance evaluations to ensure the highest standards of care.

2. Clinical Oversight:

· Develop and implement policies and procedures that align with best practices in dementia care.

· Monitor and assess residents' health conditions.

· Collaborate with healthcare professionals to develop and adjust care plans as needed.

· Review referrals and complete pre-admission assessments.

· Oversee medication administration.

· Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and foster a safe and clean environment.

3. Family and Resident Engagement:

· Establish and maintain effective communication with residents' families, addressing their concerns and keeping them informed of their loved one's well-being.

· Promote resident engagement and quality of life through activities, programs, and personalized care plans.

4. Education and Training:

· Provide ongoing education and training to staff on dementia care techniques, safety protocols, and best practices.

· Stay up to date on the latest developments in dementia care and share this knowledge with the team.

5. Budget Management:

· Participate in budget development and management, ensuring efficient allocation of resources while maintaining high-quality care.

6. Rotating On-Call:

· Rotate after hour and weekend support with other Rakhma Directors of Health Services. Majority of support is completed over the phone with Rakhma Homes. Hours to be coordinated with other DHS (flexibility).

This is a salaried position.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

• Registered nurse

• Current RN licensure in Minnesota with at least two years of healthcare management experience, preferably in dementia or elderly care.

• Compassionate, patient, and dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with dementia.

• Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

• Proficient in regulatory compliance and quality assurance processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong understanding of dementia care and the unique needs of dementia residents.

• LALD preferred (Licensed Assisted Living Director) - Rakhma is willing to support you on this journey.

• Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred

Why Choose Rakhma Homes:

• Join a team that values compassion, respect, and person-centered care.

• Make a meaningful impact in the lives of residents and their families.

• Competitive compensation and benefits package.

• Opportunities for professional development and growth.

Skills/Abilities

• Proven ability to lead, with attention to developing a culture of continuous improvement.

• Excellent communication and customer service skills (verbal, written, phone).

• Proficient in time-management, organization, decision-making, and flexibility. Ability to anticipate and respond effectively to emerging needs.

• Strong internal motivation and organization skills.

• Ability to remain calm and redirect residents in an appropriate manner at all times.

Physical Demands

• Frequent use of standard office equipment (telephone, computer, printer, fax, copy machine).

• Sitting for long periods of time and/or work on feet for long periods of time.

• Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

• Standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, and twisting. Frequent full range of motion, manual dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.

Working Conditions

• Office setting at one of our residences, or remote, as appropriate.

• Driving between residences, and other driving as related to the job, within metro area.

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