Memory Care Director (Connections for Living Director)

La Mesa, CA /
Connections for Living – Connections for Living Director /
Working at MBK Senior Living is more than a job-it is an opportunity to enrich the lives of seniors, their families, the professionals that serve them plus be a part of a dynamic and growing team! Our positions provide the opportunity for associates to share their passion and dedication while making a difference in the lives of our storied residents every day.

We are currently seeking a Connections for Living Director for our community, The Montera, in La Mesa, CA.

The Connections for Living Director serves as a liaison with hospital personnel, physicians, community organizations and other health related service agencies to provide quality care to our memory care residents, suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders. Additionally, this role is also responsible for hiring, training and managing a staff that is capable of providing superior care, while also maintaining the physical and emotional health of memory care residents in accordance with MBK’s principles and core values.

Essential Job Duties

    • Conduct and coordinate the potential memory care resident assessment program for (20%) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and community policies and procedures that govern resident assessment including:
    • ensure that an initial memory care resident assessment is completed prior to each resident’s move-in date and a comprehensive care plan is completed upon move-in
    • conduct interviews and observations of the memory care residents on a continual basis to alert the Executive Director, family members, Director of Health Services and others (as necessary) of any changes in the physical or emotional health of the memory care resident
    • Conduct routinely scheduled re-assessments on each memory care resident, and change of condition assessments (20%) as needed for each resident to:
    • ensure each memory care resident is receiving the best possible care and programs to meet their individual needs
    • conduct interviews and observations of the memory care residents on a continual basis
    • alert Executive Director, family members and others (as necessary) of any changes in the physical or emotional health of the assisted living resident, and the department’s ability to meet those needs
    • Ensure continuity of the memory care residents’ total care regimen by developing methods for the coordination of nursing services with other resident services (20%):
    • work closely with all departments in the community to ensure memory care residents are receiving all available services to enhance their quality of life
    • act as a resource/care manager for the memory care residents and their families
    • contact physicians, family and others to obtain orders for care and represent the community
    • ensure that the calendar is made and followed monthly to ensure that our memory care residents are engaged in meaningful activities daily
    • Recruit, interview, hire, manage, schedule, motivate, evaluate and supervise department staff in accordance with community policies, procedures and established budgets (15%)
    • daily review of timekeeping, meal breaks and overtime
    • create and conduct orientation for new team members
    • ensure on-going training and education for all team members, in accordance with all governing requirements, and community policies and procedures to ensure that staff is properly trained in:
    • competent delivery of medications to residents, safety and emergency procedures, documentation / record keeping, resident’s records and acceptable treatments, etc., and in providing the best care possible for our assisted living residents
    • ensure all care staff compete State required training
    • Perform all administrative duties accurately and timely including team member evaluations, necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, surveys, resident records, assessments, care profiles, etc.(10%) including:
    • coordinate departmental schedule to ensure adequate staffing in accordance with legal requirements, community standards, policies, procedures, and budgets
    • ensure coverage of job duties within the department during team member absences, either through delegation or personal completion of duties
    • maintain inventory of supplies necessary for resident care
    • Coordinate prescription orders with doctors’ offices, as well as pharmacy delivery of medications (5%) including:
    • oversee the central storage, tracking and delivery of medications
    • ensure all medication carts are in order
    • ensure all medication records administration are completed per Company guidelines and State regulations
    • Responsible for the overall safety and health of all memory care residents (5%):
    • ensure that all governing requirements are closely monitored and executed
    • ensure that all physician orders are carried out properly
    • Aid in the community marketing effort through positive interactions, acting as a liaison between the community, and families/outside health service providers (5%)

Non-Essential Job Duties

    • Perform other job duties or special projects as assigned/requested by the Executive Director
    • Work with MBK and outside resources to develop and continue a productive Support Group to be offered as a resource to the family members of our residents
    • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all staff, residents, and guests following established safety standards, policies and procedures
    • Understand and comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations, and all company policies and procedures concerning the department
    • Display tact and friendliness when dealing with residents, team member and guests
    • Promote and lead with a spirit of teamwork and open communication in accordance with the MBK principles and core values
    • Assist Executive Director in completing an annual budget including:
    • ensure the financial goals are met monthly
    • manage labor and other expenses to meet these financial goals
    • Possess the ability and desire to minimize waste and misuse of supplies/equipment

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

    • Caregiver = 28 to 48 employees (Shared EE’s w/ Dir. Of Health Services)
    • Medication Technician = 6 to 16 employees (Shared EE’s w/ Dir. Of Health Services)

Minimum Job Requirements

    • Prior related work experience functioning in a similar memory care management role, within a similar industry/work environment is essential
    • Prior management or supervisory experience is required
    • Current First Aid Certification is required
    • Must complete Background clearances (as required by government regulations)
    • Must complete a health screening and provide negative TB test results (must be within the last 6 months or within 7 days of employment)
    • Must have solid PC skills and be familiar with several Microsoft Office Suite software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Email, etc.), and other office equipment (e.g. scanners, copiers, and fax machines)
    • Excellent communication skills are required
    • including the ability to speak, write and read English
    • Must have basic math skills (addition, subtraction and multiplication) as required for personnel actions, budget and other financial responsibilities
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action, and to remain calm during stressful or emergency situations
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, and guests
    • Ability to lead and coordinate care across disciplines (activities, dining services, etc.)
    • Basic knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
    • Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding resident rights

Preferred Job Requirements

    • Certified RN, LPN, or LVN is essential
    • Must have completed all of the required specialized Nursing coursework for certification as an RN, LPN or LVN
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Human Services or Health Care field is highly desirable

Physical Demands

    • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day and throughout the community
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 40+ pounds and push 150 pounds to assist with the moving of residents
    • Bending, kneeling, squatting, sitting and reaching
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MBK Senior Living is a dynamic, growing company that opened its first senior living community in 2004. We currently have thirty-three communities in six states.  
As an MBK community associate, you will enjoy the genuine spirit of caring and collaboration that makes each of our communities so well respected within their local neighborhood. In addition, you will become part of an ever increasing community of professionals who have the passion and dedication of building meaning­ful relationships with our residents and their families now and for years to come.

We offer a rich benefits package comprising of the following: competitive salaries with opportunities for growth; 401(k) retirement plan with up to 4% employer matching; comprehensive industry leading medical, dental and vision insurance; company-provided life, disability and AD&D insurance; flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off including vacation and sick time, holidays, and bereavement leave; and a variety of programs including leadership development, training, and personal coaching; education loan assistance and scholarships; daily living, financial and legal services; childcare and eldercare assistance; employee discounts; and health and wellness resources that include virtual yoga, mindfulness, and financial readiness for employees and their family members.

If you are ready to meet the challenges of this critical role, we want to hear from you!
HIPAA Disclosure:
All associates prior to commencing employment and once employed must not be considered an “Excluded Party” as defined by the Medicare and state Medicaid Programs as well as other federal and state government contract programs. If as an associate you learn you are an Excluded Party, you must present your Excluded Party notice letter to your supervisor immediately. An Excluded Party is a person that the federal or state government found not eligible to provide care and services in a Community that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding. In addition, at all times, during your employment, all associates must be in compliance with certain laws and regulations that affect the company, including but not limited to Resident Rights, HIPAA, State licensing regulations, and those laws relating you an associates’ professional license.