Resident Care Coordinator - page 3

by Nurse Amy Jolie 12,856 Views | 27 Comments

Hello everyone, I am being interviewed for the second time tomorrow for the Resident Care Coordinator. I dont know what to expect. First interview went well and I am scared for the second one, which is with the executive... Read More


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    I once held the title of resident care coordinator and the position included everything from rounding with the physician, to being supervisor for a unit of 50 patients, attending care plan meetings, trouble shooting family complaints, taking call, assisting with state surveys, fall committee chairperson, performance improvement chairperson, employee health nurse, facility immunization nurse, restorative nurse coordinator, infection control practioner, and inservice coordinator. I also had to reconcile doctor's orders at the end of the month. Did I mention I was the only LPN with this much responsibility. I also had to do anything else that may have been designated.
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    I am currently working as a RCC at Brookdale in memory care ALF. Being a RCC is NOTHING like being a regular LPN. It is not a fancy name for slingin meds. Most of the job is paper work, management of staff (caregivers, med aides). Making schedules, ordering supplies, dealing with families and potential move ins. There is a RN in some buildings.. who handle mostly the admit assesments... and quartly assessments. But EVERYTHING else is basically the RCC job. There is a lot of room to move up in the company if you want to stay administrative. But if you are more of a hands on type of nurse who likes to perform the skills learned in school.. this is not the job for you. It is high stress, and alot of work, with a lot of responsibility. I believe folks when they say the average shelf life for a RCC is about 1 year. I have been there for about 6 months and I am feeling the burn out. It is a VERY stressful job, but... I am in it for the long haul. I would like to be a ED one day.
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    Brookdale is in what state please?
    Thanks!
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    I think Nurse Amy Jolie meant QMAP. Which is a qualified medication administration person.
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    Quote from optimist
    Hmm, Is that position in the greensboro NC area? If so I think Ive seen that position advertised for quite some time now. If im not mistaken, I believe that is just a fancy term for a regular LPN slingin meds all day. I think at one time Brookdale was advertising a 'Resident Care Coordinator' for their memory support unit, which turned out to be an entry level LPN for their locked alzheimers unit. Not that that would be a bad position, im just saying maybe that company uses glittery labels for their openings to draw in more potentials. Be sure to ask why that position is open and good luck!
    Slingin' meds for half the usual price, yeppers.
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    I did not work for Brookdale, but a friend of mine did. I think alot can depend on the individuals you work with. I had a great group of folks where I was (I had to quit due to health reasons, but miss it dearly). My friend at Brookdale ran for her life after a few months. She said it was awful and stress was very high. RCC got dumped on for everything.
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    I know this an old thread, but how do/did you like the job? I had my second interview and was told to expext on offer.
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    Nurse M610
    I really liked it. It was a lot of responsabilitie as I had to do the schedule, manage the caregivers, assess prospective patients before admissions... However it was rewarding. I left a year ago to go get my RN. Good luck


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