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Director of Health Services (RN)


This is a Contract position in Gresham, OR posted December 8, 2020.

Overview Come work for one of Oregon’s 2018 Most Admired Companies Director of Health Services (RN) Full-Time Day Shift Position Avamere at Chestnut Lane is a Deaf and Deaf/Blind Community.

The ideal candidate will be someone proficient in ASL .

Avamere at Chestnut Lane 1219 NE 6th Street.

Gresham, OR 97030 ( Directors of Health Services (DHS’s) are Registered Nurses in our Community Based Care settings who direct and manage the healthcare services we provide.

Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skillset 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’ needs.

Other day to day duties include: Review physician orders and 24 hour reports.

Complete various assessments such as Change in Condition and Admission.

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 offer?

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 huge 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 software.

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 deserve.

Facility Information Just outside Portland, Oregon, you’ll find the only deaf and deafblind assisted living community in the nation, Avamere at Chestnut Lane.

This passionate team has served seniors for over 17 years.

This unique senior community is catered specially for seniors who are deaf and deafblind.

Many of the staff themselves are deaf and all communicate with American Sign Language (ASL).

Read how the deaf find their voice at Avamere at Chestnut Lane in this featured blog article ( .

The Avamere at Chestnut Lane team proudly earned the 2020 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award and Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2020 Customer Experience Award , exemplifying one of their core values, “quality that is obvious.” Avamere at Chestnut Lane features 70 rooms and is conveniently located next to the local MAX station.

Find out more about this unique assisted living community on their blog ( and on Facebook ( .

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