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Social Services Director (AVA)

Company: Avamere Family of Companies
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Overview Work where you make a Difference! Social Services Director: Avamere Bellingham Healthcare and Rehab Services Full-time Day Shift Available Please apply online at: Avamere Bellingham Healthcare & Rehab Services1200 Birchwood Ave.Bellingham, WA 98225 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.Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skillset

  • 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.
    • 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. Facility Information The Avamere Family of Companies takes a holistic approach to post-acute care. We have designed a service that combines all of healthcare companies and healthcare professionals tied by the common goal of providing seamless care and support for all of our patients. Bellingham Health Care is an 82 bed facility offering skilled nursing, transitional rehab, Alzheimer's, outpatient rehab, long term, and hospice care. Bellingham Health Care offers a variety of activities as well as a relaxing courtyard where our residents can enjoy our flower gardens, our residents even like to do some of the gardening themselves. From the moment you walk into the facility our patients are greeted with a warm home environment that resonates throughout their stay. We are currently seeking top notch talent to join our caring team of interdisciplinary professionals.

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