Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Assist in planning, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the facility’s Dementia & Caregiver Education staff in-services and caregiver education. Coordinate Service-Learning Student training and scheduling. Assist in planning, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the Mentor Program. Coordinate Continuing Education approval process for existing and future programming. Incorporate internal and commercially produced instruction material and training aids into existing education programs as deemed necessary. Assist in coordination, evaluation and quality-control of educational programs in accordance with established policies and procedures. Present facilities educational programming to a variety of audiences and be able to facilitate meetings. Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility’s public relations and community outreach and activities in order to provide the community with information relative to our facility, its programs, services, and practices. Assist with social media communication and announcements as needed. Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, class attendance and subject records, etc. Ensure that public information (policy manuals, brochures, information packets, etc) describing the services provided in the facility is accurate and fully descriptive. Ensure that all employees follow established policies and procedures governing the release of information. Organize and implement continuing internal communication through the use of bulletin boards, committee meetings, newsletters, brochures, public announcements, etc. Keep a supply of brochures, and other printed material readily available for persons requesting such data. Maintain an adequate liaison with families, residents, and community and civic leaders. Assist with promotions, publications, newsletters, etc as necessary. Agree not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosures to the Executive Director. Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility’s information system. Maintain a thorough knowledge of our facility’s services and programs. In coordination with James L. West team and key external agencies, develop, plan, and execute programs and events. Serve as a knowledgeable resource related to programs, events, activities, and services offered at James L. West, ensuring that programs, events and activities are scheduled and executed within established budget constraints or canceled as needed. Assist with program and operations communications and awareness. Write and prepare announcements and program descriptions for publication and distribution across multiple internal and external communication channels. Compile stories and photos during and after programs, events, and activities for inclusion on social media sites and use by James L. West Marketing and Community
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university, or equivalent preferably in social work or a related field. Five (5) years of experience in a health care setting may be recognized in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of principles of effective communication, mass media, advertising, policies, education, community relations, demonstration, organization structure, social and activity services, government relations, etc as they relate to nursing facility operations.
Must possess the ability to plan organize and effectively present ideals and concept to community groups/agencies.
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Must possess the ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information and make recommendations to the Executive Director.
Must possess the ability to establish, implement and maintain effective marketing and public relations programs.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must have advanced training in hospital or nursing facility administration.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to nursing facility administration.
Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc that are necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
Must be thoroughly familiar with the laws, regulations and guidelines governing the release of information.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle personnel based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability to seek our new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
Must be able to maintain good personnel relations and employee morale.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at time hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during an emergency situation.
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About James L. West Center
James L. West offers specialized, compassionate, and life-enhancing care at every stage of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss. The not-for-profit James L. West participates in Alzheimer's research and training, and if offers a day program, community education and outreach, and mentoring and training to the medical and healthcare communities.