Covenant Health Systems

Youville Place
10 Pelham Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Facility Phone
Hours Full Time
Chanel Millan
Contact Phone
Contact Email

42.6404136, -71.2246265


JOB TITLE: Director of Wellness/RN


INTERFACES WITH: Residents; Family members; Department Directors; Staff in Residence; Pharmacy; Vendors; Visiting Nurses, Physicians; Case Managers and Health Care Professionals

As a member of the management team, the Director of Wellness:
• Supervises the operation of the Wellness Department
• Supervises the Wellness Staff
• Provides educational programs for staff and residents on topics related to health and wellness
• Manages the budget of Wellness Department
• Manages the care of the residents at the residence

• Adhere to policies and procedures of Youville, as well as policies specific to the department
• Adhere to safety and health regulations and policies
• Assist in emergencies that occur in the residence
• Meet and exceed Youville standards for hospitality and services
• Incorporate the mission and philosophy of Youville into daily tasks
• Demonstrate sensitive communication skills
• Maintain confidentiality
• Organize and complete tasks effectively
• Report changes in resident behavior or unusual circumstances to CEO
• Perform all duties in a manner consistent with regulations set forth by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
• Participate in continuing education as required by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
• Youville, in accordance with its mission, is committed to environmental sustainability and the promotion of a healthier environment. All staff are required to be good stewards of the environment by conserving energy and water resources, appropriately segregating solid, recycling, and bio-hazardous waste streams, and following all procedures for safe use of chemicals in the workplace
• May be required to work extraordinary hours during building or weather emergencies

• Manage overall care of residents communicating with them, family members, providers and staff as necessary to assure delivery of care and services
• Supervise, hire, schedule and train all Wellness Staff
• Coordinate personnel from private home healthcare agencies
• Collaborate with Marketing Director to efficiently coordinate admissions process for residents
• Assess prospective residents and complete service plans for new residents
• Provide educational programs for Wellness Staff as required by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Youville policy
• Manage budget for Wellness Department
• Complete all documentation required to deliver care and comply with Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Youville and PACE Program
• Develop, implement, and evaluate with Executive Director all contracts with outside health vendors to meet the needs of residents
• Develop, implement, and evaluate all healthcare policies and procedures in the residence
• Administer medication to residents participating in the Limited Medication Administration, according to policies and procedures of Youville
• Provide on-call responsibility for issues relating to residents’ health, staffing of Wellness Department, and emergencies
• Serve as chair or member of committees as necessary, including Safety Committee
• Perform other duties as required and/or requested by CEO
• As a member of the management team, contribute ideas, suggestions and assistance as needed to the delivery of services in Youville
• As management staff, perform as a leader for the residence

• Understand the rights and needs of older adults
• Communicate clearly with residents, staff, and families
• Lift 50 lbs, sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, bend, push and pull as required

• Minimum of Bachelor in Nursing or equivalent experience
• Massachusetts nursing license
• Experience in the management of the nursing component of assisted living residence, housing or continuing care retirement community preferred
• Five years of experience in management of care of older adults
• Experience in community home health care

Possess good communication skills in English:
• Enabling interaction with coworkers and residents
• Sensitive listening skills, good comprehension, effective speaking ability
• Reading and writing at level needed to fulfill job

Ability to think clearly, assess and follow up in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
Must be patient and understanding of individual needs of residents and staff. These include physical, emotional and spiritual needs as related to the process of aging and adjustment to an assisted living setting.

Effective June 21, 2000, the Board of Registration of Nursing issued a statement regarding the limits of medication administration by nurses in an assisted living environment. The board states: “a nurse should never administer any medication that has been removed from its pharmacy-labeled container by another person. A licensed nurse should never administer medication (or assist with SAMM) from a medication cassette or 7 day planner when the medications have been removed from their original, pharmacy-labeled packaging by another person- either a nurse, a patient or a family member- and placed in the cassette/planner. This is true whether a nurse is employed by an assisted living residence or by a certified nursing agency."