Resident Care Coordinator

  1. 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 director!!!. Is anybody out there can tell more on the key responsabilities of a Resident Care Coordinator. How Can I win this interview. I really want to work with Brookdale senior living. Anybody worked with them before. Please help. Any input will be helpful. How to handle a second interview?
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  3. by   didi768
    What is the title mean exactly? Isn't it just being a regular LPN? Saw that somewhere. Hmm.
  4. by   tyvin
    I've been an RCM which is a resident care manager also known as an MDS nurse. Is that what you're being interviewed for?
  5. by   didi768
    Yeah, MDS is the same I bet. Think they admit new clients?
  6. by   tyvin
    Oh; they do a lot more then that ... don't want to give any advice until I'm sure what the position is.
  7. by   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!
  8. by   Nurse Amy Jolie
    Thank you all for your responses. The way I was explained regardind the resident care Coordinator, it is more management type. I will be supervising Qmaps, do scheduling, tons of paperwork..... Also cover when there is not map to pass meds.
  9. by   virgo,student nurse
    best of luck to you
  10. by   didi768
    What is a map?
  11. by   didi768
    Too bad nursing homes make you "sling meds all day" like that suggested hehe. If it weren't for that, I would work there in a heartbeat. Wish one would work with me and let me orientate longer or really sit down and TEACH me how to do admits/transfers/etc. Where can I find a good nursing home or ALF that takes time with you?
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm sorry, OP, but I've got to warn you off about Brookdale, and especially the RCC position. They talk a great game, wine and dine you in the beginning; but soon you're working your second consecutive med shift and having to come back in six hours later to pull another one because everyone keeps calling out.......doing portions of the Executive Director's and the part-time RN's jobs........and THEN finding yourself serving lunch in the fine-dining room with a napkin over your arm. Believe me, you will be the garbage dump for all the crappy little jobs nobody else wants to do; I was the RN for one of those buildings and lasted a whole three months, but my poor RCC had it even worse....she left only six weeks after being promoted to the position.

    It's been said that the average 'life' of an RCC in assisted living is about a year and a half; with Brookdale they're lucky not to burn out within 6 months. Run---do not walk---away from that organization and find something that's worthy of your time and talents!!
  13. by   Lauren the RN
    I worked for them and yes, OP what you described is exactly what the RCC does. She or he is not a floor nurse, nor is she necessarily an LPN. They are managment - think assistant DON (at least that's what ours was - we had the DON, RCC and two wellness RNs). They makes schedules, assessments of incoming residents, paperwork etc. The pay is higher than floor nursing there.

    edit to add: in my facility the RCC was 9a-5p, some OT (I think its salaried?), no med pass unless in dire straights (happened once during my year stay), no other jobs outside the nursing office. Each facility is different apparently!
    Last edit by Lauren the RN on Oct 17, '11 : Reason: adding some info!
  14. by   didi768
    I was hired at a facility, made to be the DON's best friend and then once hired she would not even LOOK at me or ask how I was doing. Like she never knew me. Out of there as fast as I could I was.