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Director of Nursing DON - RN

Company: The Cottages of Fox Lake - Charter Senior Living
Location: Fox Lake
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Health and Wellness Director -
Quarterly BONUS! -
Why The Cottages of Fox Lake - Charter Senior Living?
Are you an up and coming leader? Are you a Director of Nursing/DON and want to grow your career? The Cottages of Fox Lake is where you need to be. Check us out on our Facebook Page. -
"It truly feels like a family at Charter. - The residents are an extension of my family now. - I love coming to their home and helping them stay healthy by assisting them with their medications and care. - I love to chat with them and laugh because at Charter our values include "Have fun while serving". We are charged with enhancing the human spirit of our residents, but they are really enhancing my spirit."
Offering Health Insurance for Full Time Associates -
Charter Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Insurance -
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Resident Referral Bonus

    -Charter Senior Living Associate -
    Your potential is unlimited. - As a small boutique company, we are committed to helping each of our Associates have more than just a "job". - We want each of our associates to feel like they a career and an opportunity to grow. Learn more about Charter and how you can become part of an organization that is committed to the future of their Associates.
    Health and Wellness Director Position Summary:
    The Health Services Director ensures the quality of care of all residents in conjunction with the Executive Director. - The position requires an understanding and commitment to the principals and values of the community. - This position requires creativity and flexibility with residents who have complex situations and is at times stressful. The Health Services Director requires an ability and willingness to assist with the training of the Medication Techs in tasks required for a safe and compliant medication delivery system. The Health Services Director position requires a caring nature and willingness to care for the elderly.

    • Has familiarity and willingness to work with the elderly population. -
    • Previous experience preferred, but not necessary.
    • Demonstrated ability to appropriately delegate responsibility with necessary authority without relinquishing his/her overall responsibility and accountability for the delegated task.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify problems in a timely manner, develop effective resolutions to those problems and ensure implementation of the proposed resolution, confirm results and revise as necessary.


      • Assure smoking and safety evaluations are completed in conjunction with quarterly assessments.
      • Scheduling the service plan dates according to state regulatory guidelines.
      • Implement interim service plans as care needs change and assure all medication techs are in-serviced on implementing interim service plans as needed.
      • Assure home health, hospice and ancillary care providers, communicate their visits and provide the necessary documentation of their visit.
      • Complete MAR audits.
      • Other department audits as directed by the Executive Director.
      • Assist with tracking and recording incident reports. Assure the incident investigations are completed.
      • General record-keeping and filing as needed.
      • In conjunction with the Executive Director, hire, train, supervise, counsel as needed, and terminate the care staff as conditions arise.
      • Work as a manager of the day as directed by the Executive Director.
      • In conjunction with Executive Director, perform evaluations, counsel, discipline and discharge if necessary, all health care staff.
      • Perform such other tasks as may be required from time to time by the management of the property.


        • Read the 24-hour communication book and respond as necessary to issues.
        • Review all incident reports and residents on alert status.
        • Read any new interim service plans that could have been initiated.
        • Assure an appropriate amount of staff are available and on shift.
        • Meet with RCC to review care changes, staffing, and resident needs.
        • Maintain and update shower and laundry schedules.
        • Review the staff schedule and make changes as needed.
        • Support supervisor on duty when staff call off and assist with finding replacements. Assure appropriate paperwork is turned into Business Office Manager.
        • Assist with orienting all new caregiver/medication tech staff along with RCC/ED.
        • Answer to resident/family needs as issues arise.


        • Audits as per schedule, (MAR/TAR)
        • Add interim service plan care needs to main service plan as care needs change


        • Attend and participate in the scheduled mandatory in-services
        • Attend and participate in other scheduled meetings (Safety, Quality Assurance)
        • Audit med room procedure and practices, including one medication tech (for compliance and infection control practices related to medication administration.


          • Exposure to blood/body fluid likely.


            • Must be able to easily lift and carry 50 lbs. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and/or bend for periods of up to eight hours with breaks as provided for in the employee handbook.


              • Must be a Licensed Nurse in the appropriate state. Proficiency in English preferred. Attends in-services monthly required for the position. Receives and maintains CPR certification.

Keywords: The Cottages of Fox Lake - Charter Senior Living, Arlington Heights , Director of Nursing DON - RN, Executive , Fox Lake, Illinois

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