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Social Services Director: Avamere Rehab of Newport

Avamere Health Services Type Full time Posted 7/4/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/22/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Newport Referral - n/a -    
Social Services Director: Avamere Rehab of Newport
Full Time
Avamere Rehab of Newport
(541) 265-5356
835 SW 11th Street

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of our facility’s Social Services Department to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met and maintained. 

  • Develop assessments and written plans of care to identify the needs of each resident.
  • Ensure that all components of the care plan are being followed by reviewing MDS’s and nurses’ notes and attending meetings.
  • Effectively communicate information concerning a patient’s condition with other departments and government agencies.
  • Participate in the discharge planning, providing information to residents and families of programs available.
  • Seek out new methods and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures based on current federal and state regulations.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the department’s annual budget, and maintain throughout the year.
  • Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerful environment.
Qualifications and Skillsets:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • 2 — 5 years’ experience in social services in a Skilled Nursing or similar health care setting.
  • Registered with the Academy of Certified Social Workers or a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Knowledgeable of the rules, regulations and guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Kaiser and private insurances.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
Upon hire, all employees will be drug tested, criminal background checked and DMV checked for driving company vehicles. If you have any questions regarding the employment checks, please contact the human resource department.

The mission of the Avamere Family of Companies is to enhance the life of every person we serve. It is through our Core Values that each member of our Family lives our mission. By putting integrity above all else, our passion for the quality of peoples’ lives shows in our evidenced-based approaches to achieving the best possible outcomes. We strive for quality that is obvious; the type of quality that is won through hard work and innovation. Our culture of trust and respect is recognized during the first meeting between the families, patients, residents, and our caring staff. As a leader of post-acute care services, the Avamere Family of Companies continually reaches to learn, grow, and embrace change. Ultimately it all comes down to teamwork, camaraderie, and fun!

Avamere full time employee benefits package includes: medical, 401K retirement plan, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, ID theft recovery services, wellness program, and voluntary dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability and AD&D coverage.  We are excited to announce our new Workshop/Seminar Sponsorship Program, LA Fitness membership discounts, and discounts through University of Phoenix and Concordia University!
Avamere Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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