Develops and maintains a program which is therapeutic and age appropriate for the residents on the Bridge to Rediscovery Unit based on Montessori Based Dementia Programming principles.
Implements and coordinates the Bridge to Rediscovery Program.
Follows instructions and timelines for all Bridge to Rediscovery required documentation and specific form(s) completion.
Develops Montessori Based Dementia Programs for various levels of resident ability, develops policies and procedures.
Establishes Bridge to Rediscovery Program planning meetings with Unit staff to develop, review and/or update individualized resident program plans.
Provides staff training for the Bridge to Rediscovery Program; Assists in determining appropriate staffing ratios.
Licensed Nurse, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Bachelor's in Social Work or equivalent.
Must have experience with program development and design for residents with Alzheimer's and Related Disorders.
Must have experience in providing staff with leadership and guidance.
Must have minimum of one year's current experience working with individuals with Alzheimer's or other related disease residing in a secure standard environment.
Current experience must include the understanding and ability to implement the appropriate standards and safety measures for a Unit.
Must be able to successfully teach and mentor others on the techniques, standards and requirements for the care of residents with Alzheimer's and Related Disorders.
Must have completed training in Alzheimer's, Dementia and Related Disorders as required by state/federal regulations, and successfully complete the Bridge to Rediscovery Train the Trainer Program after employment occurs and actively apply the principles.