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Director of Health Services (RN)
Full-Time Position Available
Avamere at Rio Rancho
1000 Riverview Dr. SE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
Directors of Health Services (DHS's) are Registered Nurses in
our Community Based Care settings who direct and manage the
healthcare services we provide.
What do I do as a DHS? The DHS leads, mentors, trains and
supervises a team of care professionals to provide a comprehensive
plan of care for each resident. Our DHS's work closely with our
continuum of care providers to manage all levels of our residents'
Other day to day duties include:
Review physician orders and 24 hour reports.
Complete various assessments such as Change in Condition and
Monitor medication passes and treatment schedules.
Be a key player in all state and federal surveys, and in
developing and deploying plans of correction.
What is Community Based Care? At Avamere, we look at Assisted
Living and Senior Care as a comprehensive service line allowing our
residents to enjoy independence and an activity, with the comfort
of on-site healthcare and personal assistance.
What other levels of care does the Avamere Family of Companies
Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care
Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care
Rehabilitation services through Physical, Occupational, and
Speech Pathology Therapies
Home Care, Home Health, and Hospice services
Hands on transition coordination through all healthcare
environments, even outside our own!
Why should I choose this role? The DHS role is an exciting
combination of leadership and hands on nursing practice. You'll
also get to work Monday - Friday, and even that is flexible! In the
DHS role you can practice many different nursing fields including:
geriatrics, mental health, case management, triage, cardiac
orthopedics, wound care and hospice, just to name a few!
Additionally, the opportunities to grow within the company through
the expanding Avamere Family and our Regional Support team are
What support can I expect in order to do my job well?
As the DHS, you are the leader and organizer of healthcare
services at one location, while having the infrastructure you need
from a respected 20 year old company. If nursing is your
foundation, then Avamere wants to be your support beams. We offer a
Regional support team, which means you'll receive advice a phone
call away, monthly in-servicing, and frequent opportunities for
continuing education. We use PointClickCare for patient charting,
which is a robust and state of the art electronic medical records
What qualifications must I have? The DHS is a Registered Nurse,
and must have an active and unencumbered licensed to practice in
the state the position is located. Successful DHS's are RN's that
want to be hands on, but also train and grow future generations of
care providers. Successful DHS's also have a strong desire to
provide the type of service that ALF residents require and
Amidst scenic desert landscapes and the Sandia Mountains you'll
find Avamere at Rio Rancho in New Mexico . This location features
122 rooms and offer s independent and assisted living services ,
memory care, and respite care . Amenities include 24-hour staff,
life enrichment programs , and an extensive activities calendar ,
so residents can truly enjoy the "land of enchantment . " Their
engaging employee culture fosters trust and fun through their team,
residents, and those just stopping by for a visit.
The staff work hard to keep the residents active and engaged.
They even organized a visit from a therapy horse .
Avamere at Rio Rancho received the Bronze Commitment to Quality
Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center
for Assisted Living.
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