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As the premier West Michigan Assisted Living facility, Maple Ridge Manor offers a variety of career choices in the assisted living profession.

The Administrator is fully responsible for community operations and quality of care.

Financial stability of the community, staffing practices and day to day operations are coordinated by the Administrator to fall within the operational guidelines of governmental agencies. The Administrator structures the environment which will produce the highest standards of non-medical care.

The Administrator provides direct supervision of department heads and works with the community to ensure a positive choice for seniors in the area. Coordinates all departments to promote outstanding community operations in alignment with goals, budget guidelines, and resident needs. Supervises operations to conform to regulatory Guidelines.

This is a full time, salaried position, on-call requirement.

Responsibilities of the Administrator:

  1. Identify and develop community standards of care congruent with the population seeking placement.
  2. Project and develop a sound operating budget for the community. Approve or deny expenditures based on the allocations set by the Licensee and/or Board of Directors.
  3. Standardize operations of each department. Supervise all department heads to ensure community is operating according to standards and in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  4. Maintain the community in compliance with all regulatory agencies. Adhere to all Large AFC Group Home Guidelines, as well as all other state and federal regulatory and licensing standards. Stay current on new regulations and standards.
  5. Develop sound policies and procedures for resident care. Approve all admissions. Work within the community to place residents in need of a higher level of care. Coordinate move-ins with other department heads.
  6. Utilize a system of sound management which monitors quality standards on an ongoing basis in all departments. Hire new staff and/or terminating of unsatisfactory staff.
  7. Assume full responsibility all regulatory guidelines forms and documentation for residents and employees and ensure that administrative operation is up to date and complete at all times. Secure all admission paperwork prior to move-in.
  8. Investigate complaints, document and review with Licensee.
  9. Develop and carry out a successful marketing program which maintains >95% occupancy. Market the community to prospective placements. Schedule and plan all community outreach projects.
  10. Investigate theft/loss in the community.
  11. Carry out the operating policies of the Licensee and/or Board of Directors.
  12. Organize monthly resident and family council meetings as well as family conferences.

Educational and professional requirements:

We require a Bachelor’s Degree and/or RN or LPN licensure with at least 2 years of senior living management experience.

The Health and Wellness Coordinator works as a liaison between residents, resident families, external medical personnel, and staff. Duties include problem solving resident concerns and coordinating care with the PCP, resident and family, and the residential care aides. This includes scheduling both staff and care duties, daily assignments and schedules, training, and overseeing the medication administration program. Prior AFC/HFA license experience helpful, but not required.

This is a full time, salaried position, on-call requirement.

Responsibilities of the Health and Wellness Director:

  1. Caregiver scheduling and resident assignments, working within the department allowances.
  2. Coordinate admissions with administrator including supervising move-ins to be sure accommodations are as desired and care is immediately implemented.
  3. Family/resident admission interviews.
  4. Immediately bring prohibited conditions or at-risk residents in need of a higher level of care to the attention of the administrator.
  5. Coordinate care planning with home health agencies on site, working within community policy.
  6. Arrange for transportation as desired by the resident.
  7. Arrange for resident special needs involving other departments, verifying follow through.
  8. Function as a liaison with families ensuring special needs/requests/complaints are addressed. Inform administrator, in writing and verbally, of all family or resident complaints.
  9. Monitor staff performance, providing or arranging assistance as needed.
  10. Read all communication notes regarding the community between the Caregiver shifts.
  11. Coordinate staff training and in-service schedules with the Administrator.
  12. Supervise the medication room and orders, working with and supervising Medication Aides and Resident Care Aides.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Educational and professional requirements:

RN or LPN licensure, at least 1 year senior living experience.

The Head Cook is in charge of ordering, menu planning, and cooking meals for 40+ residents in a licensed residential care setting. Must be Serv-Safe Certified and/or willing to complete the class and take the exam.

The Cook positions will be in charge of following menu and preparing meals for 40+ residents.

Prior experience cooking for large groups is preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position (?)

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare monthly menus and follow recipes provided by GFS to meet nutritional values of residents
  2. Keep all menus and recipes and all alternate meals for at least 90 days as required by licensing
  3. Make sure all food and refrigerator temps are as required
  4. Track resident likes and dislikes, as well as allergies and ensure resident safety.
  5. Report all resident dietary issues to the nurse, if any swallowing difficulty is noted notify nurse immediately
  6. Keep kitchen clean and sanitary at all times
  7. Order as directed, head cook is responsible for budget and orders
  8. Head Cook is on call 24-7 for any issues with supplies or food ingredients
  9. Train new cooks and provide a positive dining experience
  10. Ensure kitchen in cleaned, stocked, and disinfected per infection control
  11. Stock memory care kitchen daily
  12. Prepare special snacks, birthday cakes, etc
  13. This list is not an all inclusive as other job duties may be added as needed

Educational and professional requirements:

2 years experience in cooking for large groups; Serv-Safe certified.

(1 FT, 1 PT positions)

The Head Cook is in charge of ordering, menu planning, and cooking meals for 40+ residents in a

licensed residential care setting. Must be Serv-Safe Certified and/or willing to complete the class and take the exam.

The Cook positions will be in charge of following menu and preparing meals for 40+ residents.

Prior experience cooking for large groups is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare monthly menus and follow recipes provided by GFS to meet nutritional values of residents
  2. Keep all menus and recipes and all alternate meals for at least 90 days as required by licensing
  3. Make sure all food and refrigerator temps are as required
  4. Track resident likes and dislikes, as well as allergies and ensure resident safety.
  5. Report all resident dietary issues to the nurse, if any swallowing difficulty is noted notify nurse immediately
  6. Keep kitchen clean and sanitary at all times
  7. Order as directed, head cook is responsible for budget and orders
  8. Head Cook is on call 24-7 for any issues with supplies or food ingredients
  9. Train new cooks and provide a positive dining experience
  10. Ensure kitchen in cleaned, stocked, and disinfected per infection control
  11. Stock memory care kitchen daily
  12. Prepare special snacks, birthday cakes, etc
  13. This list is not an all inclusive as other job duties may be added as needed

Educational and professional requirements:

2 years experience cooking for large groups, Serv-Safe certification

Provides direct personal care and supervision to the residents at the community.

Promotes resident well being and satisfaction through support with activities of daily living. Communicates with other departments to ensure resident needs are met.

The Resident Care Services department at this assisted living community staffs through a primary care structure. Each Caregiver will be charged with all of the personal care duties of their resident assignment. Whenever possible, each Caregiver will be assigned to the same resident group each day to promote continuity of care.

This is a full-time (?), salaried/hourly (?) position. Weekends and holidays are required.

Responsibilities of the Caregiver:

  1. Assist with activities of daily living, including passing medication as assigned, following community protocol, licensing regulation and guidelines for both resident and employee safety.
  2. Follow safety guidelines in the community, including proper lifting technique and universal precautions when providing care to the residents.
  3. Follow the schedule of duties for the Caregiver, as well as the individual plan of care for each resident.
  4. Function as a team, assisting coworkers as the need arises.
  5. Monitor resident activity, food intake, functional status, psychosocial status, taking action as required to promote resident well being.
  6. Report status change immediately to the supervisor.
  7. Act immediately on any resident crisis, following protocol and basic first aid training.
  8. Document resident status change, including but not limited to, physical change, reaction to medication, psychosocial status change.
  9. In the event all assigned duties cannot be completed, ask for assistance and report to the personal care coordinator.
  10. Any other assignments made by your direct supervisor or administrator.
  11. Promote open communication between health care professionals, families, residents and staff.
  12. Adhere to guidelines in the employee handbook including dress code, conduct, scheduling, etc.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Educational and professional requirements:

No experience or certifications required. We are willing to train the right individuals. Must be compassionate and have a passion for caring for the geriatric population. 

Responsibilities of Dietary Aide:

  1. Kitchen clean up.
  2. Assist with serving meals.
  3. Clearing and setting tables.
  4. Assist with taking meal orders.
  5. Dishes – prewashing, loading, and unloading dishwasher.
  6. Cleaning dining room and kitchen floors.
  7. Assist with meal preparation.
  8. Assist with stocking and organizing coolers and shelves.
  9. Emptying trash.
  10. Cleaning/Sanitizing cart and appliances as needed.
  11. Keeping drink dispensers clean and full.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Educational and professional requirements:

No certification required. We are willing to train the right individuals

In charge of planning daily activities to meet ALL resident needs in a residential care setting. Must take each individual resident’s likes and dislikes into consideration. Conducts Activities assessments and creates an enriching life experience for everyone who lives at Maple Ridge Manor.

Must be community oriented and organized and truly love working with the geriatric population.

Experience in activity planning with the geriatric population is a must.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Monthly activity calendars that meet the psychosocial needs of the residents.
  2. Tracking who attends activities
  3. Activity Assessments
  4. Holds monthly resident meetings and reports back to administration; keeps meeting minutes and inquires on residents wants/needs
  5. Makes sure planned activities are organized and supplies are on-site.
  6. Ensures an exciting and stimulating environment and encourages community involvement.
  7. Plans individual activity to support all resident needs, especially those in the memory care
  8. This list in not all inclusive.

Educational and professional requirements:

1 year’s experience in activity planning

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