Provides assisted living care to residents and oversee facility operations.
What does a Resident Care Coordinator do?
A resident care coordinator provides care to patients who live in assisted living facilities or who are in hospice care. They carefully monitor residents and oversee the smooth operation of the facility.
Resident care coordinators oversee and manage the care provided to clients in assisted living facilities. In addition to providing assistance to patients who require elder care and help with dementia, you are responsible for the day-to-day operations in the resident facility. Resident care coordinators supervise employees and events throughout the center and recruit and hire new employees.
You carefully monitor all healthcare routines for patients, so attention to detail and observance is essential. If the state licenses the facility, you distribute medications to residents with conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. You report anything that is unusual or needs attention to a registered nurse or other superior. As a resident care coordinator, your other duties include making staff schedules and handling billing.
Most employers require you to have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing or nursing administration. Continuing education is also advisable in this position, and you must also pass an exam to obtain licensure, as well as complete a training program approved by your state.