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Director of Health Services RN: Avamere at St. Helens

Avamere Health Services Type Full time Posted 8/19/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/23/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Saint Helens Referral - n/a -    
Director of Health Services RN: Avamere at St. Helens
Full Time
Avamere at St. Helens
(503) 366-8070
2400 Gable Rd
St. Helens

What is a Director of Health Services?  Directors of Health Services (DHS’s) are Registered Nurses in our Community Based Care settings who direct and manage the healthcare services we provide.
What do I do as a DHS?  The DHS leads, mentors, trains and supervises a team of care professionals to provide a comprehensive plan of care for each resident.  Our DHS’s work closely with our continuum of care providers to manage all levels of our residents’ needs. 
Other day to day duties include:
·       Review physician orders and 24 hour reports.
·       Complete various assessments such as Change in Condition and Admission.
·       Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules.
·       Be a key player in all state and federal surveys, and in developing and deploying plans of correction.
What is Community Based Care?  At Avamere, we look at Assisted Living and Senior Care as a comprehensive service line allowing our residents to enjoy independence and an activity, with the comfort of on-site healthcare and personal assistance.
What other levels of care does the Avamere Family of Companies offer?
·       Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care
·       Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care
·       Rehabilitation services through Physical, Occupational, and Speech Pathology Therapies
·       Home Care, Home Health, and Hospice services
·       Hands on transition coordination through all healthcare environments, even outside our own!
Why should I choose this role? The DHS role is an exciting combination of leadership and hands on nursing practice.  You’ll also get to work Monday — Friday, and even that is flexible!  In the DHS role you can practice many different nursing fields including: geriatrics, mental health, case management, triage, cardiac orthopedics, wound care and hospice, just to name a few!  Additionally, the opportunities to grow within the company through the expanding Avamere Family and our Regional Support team are huge!

What support can I expect in order to do my job well?
As the DHS, you are the leader and organizer of healthcare services at one location, while having the infrastructure you need from a respected 20 year old company.  If nursing is your foundation, then Avamere wants to be your support beams.  We offer a Regional support team, which means you’ll receive advice a phone call away, monthly in-servicing, and frequent opportunities for continuing education.  We use PointClickCare for patient charting, which is a robust and state of the art electronic medical records software.
What challenges can I expect to face?  As they say, heavy is the head that wears the crown.  Your advancing leadership experience will come with the “What do I do?” and “Help!” calls from your facility.  On the job, you’ll receive frequent interruptions, and basically a little chaos!  This isn’t going to be the right job unless you enjoy challenging yourself to learn and grow.
Why work for Avamere? As a leader in post-acute care services, Avamere’s Family of Companies offers a care continuum organization, and is constantly at the forefront of changes in our industry.  Over the past 20 years, we’ve built a secure reputation in our industry and that comes from the service we provide and the quality of care our residents have come to expect!
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!
What qualifications must I have? The DHS is a Registered Nurse, and must have an active and unencumbered licensed to practice in the state the position is located.  Successful DHS’s are RN’s that want to be hands on, but also train and grow future generations of care providers.  Successful DHS’s also have a strong desire to provide the type of service that ALF residents require and deserve.
Avamere full-time employee benefits include: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!
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.
Avamere Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer