Director, Health and Wellness (RN)

Fox Trail Senior Living
181 Washington Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States

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Job Description
Distinctive Living is seeking a Director of Health and Wellness (RN) (Full-Time) The primary responsibility of the Director, Health & Wellness is to oversee all aspects of the Clinical Wellness Department so that residents receive excellent physical and psychosocial care in a manner that promotes dignity, choice, and individuality. The Director of Health and Wellness position reports to the Executive Director.

Our Culture We deeply care about our team-members and partners and strive to provide a culture where people feel valued and inspired.

A Focus on Development At Distinctive Living, we want our people to realize their full potential. We're passionate about personal and professional growth and will do everything we can to help you flourish.

Impact Anyone who works with Distinctive Living knows that the impact we make goes beyond the walls of the communities we work with. From team members to partners, we aim to encourage a lasting positive impact in your life so that you can do the same for your residents.


Responsibilities: The Director of Health & Wellness supports the entire community and all its programs and activities. The Administrative Director provides clinical guidance, process and systems management and leadership to the Health & Wellness / Clinical team.

  1. Monitors and assures quality in all aspects of wellness program including medication management, provision, and documentation of services, follow through of physician orders and family/resident requests, assessments, and service plans.
  2. Hires, supervises, motivates, and evaluates all wellness/clinical department associates; Plans, schedules, and assigns work to wellness department associates to ensure coverage on a 24/7 basis; Promotes and facilitates interactive problem solving with associates. May provide support to the wellness department by serving on-call for staffing assignments and questions.
  3. Serves as a liaison with the hospital personnel, physicians, community organizations, and other health related service agencies to provide care to the residents.
  4. Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with residents and families; Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
  5. Conducts pre-occupancy level of care evaluations on all potential residents and assures completion of on-going evaluations and service plans.
  6. Directs and supervises medication program, including but not limited to medication administration.
  7. Ensures all medications have proper orders and labels.
  8. Provides case management services to residents and coordinates interdisciplinary service plan meetings with residents and families as care needs change.
  9. Coordinates move-ins and assures timely completion of all required move-in documentation.
  10. Investigates and documents resident and associate incidents, identifies safety hazards, and institutes corrective action in a timely manner; Shares in the responsibility for providing and maintaining an environment that is conducive to the safety and physical and emotional well-being of residents and associates.
  11. Maintains and monitors resident charts to assure necessary care and services are being given and to assure compliance with state regulations.
  12. Assures follow-up with dietary and pharmacy consultant recommendations.
  13. Coordinates services with Home Health, Rehab, Lab, Podiatrist, and/or Hospice services as needed.
  14. Conducts new associate orientation; Coordinates and provides initial and on-going in-service training.
  15. Understands and uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standard Precautions, OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens standard, and follows established infection control procedures, hazardous communication, and other safety rules.
  16. Operates designated medical equipment, copy, scan, fax machines, and telephone.
  17. Monitors care staff proficiency in caregiving; Completes clinical skills competency evaluations.


2+ years of experience as a NJ Registered Nurse; one year in home health, assisted living, or long-term care preferred.

1+ years of nursing management experience to include hiring, coaching, performance management, scheduling, and daily operations supervision.

Experience in tracking, trending, and analyzing clinical performance data preferred.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred in Nursing/Business, Customer Service, or a field related to the position.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong teamwork skills and positive community relations skills. Excellent grammar, and punctuation skills. Self-motivated and has the ability to work as a team and make decisions. Utilizes time effectively to complete unfinished tasks within office organization. Able to work well under pressure, resolve conflicts, prioritize tasks, and follow through with ideas. Excellent organizational and time management skills, detail oriented. Pleasant, professional, and personable.

Distinctive Living maintains a safe and drug-free work environment, and all offers of employment with Distinctive Living are conditioned on submitting to and successfully completing and passing a background check and drug test.

Distinctive Living offers a comprehensive benefits plan to eligible team members including health, dental, vision, retirement benefits, and paid time off.

Distinctive Living is committed to protecting our team members and residents from COVID-19. All new team members must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid exemption due to Qualifying Medical Reasons or Religious Beliefs subject to legal requirements. Additionally, may be required to wear PPE as mandated and identified.

Distinctive Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer: If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach the employer directly to request this as Indeed is not responsible for the employer's application process.


Distinctive Living is a Premier / Boutique Senior Living Management & Development Company that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care management services. Distinctive Living's philosophy is to provide a worry-free, robust lifestyle featuring innovative programming, cutting-edge technology, supportive care and wellness-focused services. A wholly owned subsidiary of New Jersey-based Distinctive Health Care, LLC., the Distinctive Living team is comprised of experienced senior housing executives who have been instrumental in the development and successful operations of many senior housing projects.

Job Requirements
RN license
Fox Trail Senior Living
Joanne Florentino

United States
Fox Trail Joanne Florentino