Residential care coordinator positions combine clinical, administrative, and supervisory work. Because of this, many openings vary widely in duties and requirements depending on the specific tasks of the role and the size of the employer. Some positions may be open to entry-level candidates with minimal related education, but higher-level positions often require five or more years of related experience and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field. Additionally, some positions require training such as medication training or general nursing qualifications.
Common basic daily duties for residential care coordinators include receiving updates from nurses, assisting residents, administrating medicine, and managing nursing schedules. The are also in charge of reporting resident feedback to supervisors, completing paperwork for incidents and reports, and performing other general health care tasks. Work is done with teams of nurses, but direct contact with residents of varying age and circumstances should also be expected. Formal presentations and reports to management-level staff are common, and teleconferencing or travel to remote offices may occasionally be required.
There is minimal risk associated with the position, but exposure to common medical hazards such as bodily fluids, chemicals, and bodily injuries may occur. Physical requirements depend on the job, but this position may require basic tasks such as lifting 20 pounds, standing or sitting for long periods, and moving around the office. Work is done in an indoor environment, typically limited to an office or hospital setting. Hours vary widely based on selected shift, but the positions are usually full time and weekend shifts are common.
Residential Care Coordinator Tasks
Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
Ensure services are in compliance with boarding home regulations, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Research and analyze member needs to recommend program direction and goals.
Direct activities staff members and volunteers.
Manage patient care plans, reviews and family requests.