Connections Associate - SNF

US-CO-Denver
4 months ago(8/29/2017 4:06 PM)
Job ID
2017-1590
# of Openings
1
Category
Health Care
Type
FT (Full-Time) = Eligible for ALL benefits (employee works 30+ hours per week)

Overview

Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life.  We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit. 

 

Juniper Village owns and operates Skilled Nursing and skilled care communities in four regions across the country.  The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity.   Together, we nurture the spirit of life.

Responsibilities

  • Comply with Juniper Village’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the Community Life Departments.
  • Embraces Culture Change and resident-centered philosophies
  • Serves as a resident advocate
  • Complete all assigned paperwork to meet current regulatory compliance standards.
  • Assist with interest assessment of residents
  • Assist in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating of the Connections program of the community.
  • Assist with 1:1 therapeutic programming
  • Assist with group activities
  • Work with volunteers.
  • Coordinate Ambassadors.
  • Assist in the planning and posting of a monthly calendar of events.
  • Assist in the development of a monthly newsletter.
  • Assist in arranging and at times render transportation for the residents.
  • Assist with other members of the Community Life Team to coordinate special events and programs.
  • Work closely with Wellness associates in the implementation of Connections programs.
  • Follow established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste and quality assurance procedures.
  • Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts.
  • Attend regularly scheduled wellness meetings.
  • Complete all paperwork as required.

Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma.
  • Previous experience in healthcare or service related setting.
  • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adult.
  • Experience in program design, planning and implementation is desired.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must be Computer literate.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.
  • Attends and participates in mandated monthly and yearly training programs
  • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals and meet resident immediate needs.
  • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
  • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights.
  • Perform job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.
  • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.
  • Ability to conduct interviews with residents, 1:1 and group activities both planned and spontaneous.
  • Ability to conduct psycho-educational groups related to current resident needs (i.e. anger management, life skills, relationship skills, social skills). Completion group skills class in-house or from approved outside agency is required with in 1 year of employment.
  • Ability to remain calm in a crisis, use de-escalation techniques, and determine when a resident requires a higher level of intervention (i.e. call 911)
  • Ability to write clear and professional plans for resident activities.
  • Ability to organize, prioritizes, and meet paperwork deadlines.
  • Ability to motivate residents and be spontaneous in provision of activities.
  • Ability to work with various staff personalities in a professional teamwork approach to care.
  • Perform other duties as required

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