Position Type : Full Time - Permanent
Relocation Approved :
Recruiter : Center Based, Recruiter
Job Description :
POSITION SUMMARY: The Geriatric Behavioral Services Director is responsible for administering the behavioral program within the Center on a secured unit. The position requires that the individual develop and maintain a quality program which therapeutically addresses the needs of residents and their families. The role requires clinical knowledge of geriatric behavioral care services, leadership abilities and marketing skills. In addition, the Director will be responsible as the social service specialist for the unit. MA Social Work licensure is required.
RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Individual resident assessment including admission (within the scope of practice) and ongoing updates, as needed, in the home, nursing center or hospital, when necessary. 2. Coordinates, implements and monitors all care plans and other state required documents with other members of the care team. 3. Assures implementation of all policies and procedures is in compliance with local, state, federal and JCAHO guidelines. 4. Functions as a liaison during resident hospitalizations to ensure continuity of care. 5. Performs ongoing quality assurance evaluations that include quality indicators for the environment, documentation, team functioning, and all aspects of quality care provision as well as reporting identified issues back to the team, for resolution. 6. Functions as an advocate for residents and their families. 7. Provides direct services to families through communication, education and support. 8. Acts as the unit liaison for all consultants. 9. Manages all discharges/transfers from the unit. 10. Manages all research projects on the unit. 11. Oversees Program development, planning, scheduling and monitoring. 12. Acts as a role model for staff with regard to professionalism and appropriateness in resident and family interaction. 13. Interviews and makes recommendations for hiring/termination of all staff that will be working on the unit. 14. Direct and indirect supervision of all staff assigned to the Behavioral services unit. Responsible for probationary and annual evaluation of all unit personnel. 15. Regular communication concerning unit functions with Director of Nursing and Administrator and other appropriate staff. 16. Directly responsible for the financial performance of the behavioral services unit. Participates in development and monitoring of unit budget. 17. Maintains appropriate records, correspondence and documentation for management of the unit. 18. Develops and implements new systems as new policies are developed. 19. Implements ongoing team building efforts. 20. Responsible for the majority of phone inquiries regarding the behavioral services. 21. Liaison with all departments in center. 22. Provides orientation as well as ongoing in-services on behavioral services care to staff, including sensitivity training and mandatory behavioral services training. 23. Provides family education through support groups, family council, and other methods of information such as newsletters, brochures, etc. 24. Provides community education through lectures before groups and organizations within the community. 25. Participation in committees within the center and the community that are dedicated to behavioral services care. 26. Supervises appropriate student internships. 27. Develops and implements yearly marketing plan. 28. Markets the Program through public speaking, committee participation, community partnerships to be viewed as a behavioral services specialist in respective community. 29. Monitors for changes in the market and competition. 30. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications : SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work. Additional experience/education/training in Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation, Psychology, Gerontology or other related field will be required. 2. Three years of direct experience (in respective discipline) with behavioral service residents and/or their families and caregivers, or approval by the Administrator and Area Director of Social Services. 3. Two years of supervisory experience in an appropriate healthcare setting, or approval by the Administrator and Area Director of behavioral Services/Care. 4. Social Work state licensure is required. Must meet state requirements for concurrent job responsibilities.