November 16, 2018
VERO BEACH, FL–Watercrest Senior Living Group is pleased to welcome Johnita Jackson in a newly created role as RN clinical specialist, supporting clinical leadership and training for all senior living communities owned and operated by Watercrest Senior Living.
As RN clinical specialist, Jackson leads the resident wellness program, providing mentoring and training for resident wellness directors, engaging in regular clinical site visits, and providing oversight to additional nursing services at the communities. Jackson will also assist in the roll out of new clinical programs in coordination with Vice President of Clinical Services, Whitney Lane.
“Johnita’s leadership skills develop strong, cohesive teams and outstanding wellness departments,” says Whitney Lane, vice president of clinical operations for Watercrest Senior Living Group. “She is an exceptional nurse and leader who models our Watercrest Platinum Standards of clinical excellence with her exemplary work ethic.”
Jackson most recently served as health and wellness director of a 175-bed assisted living facility where she excelled in leadership, acting as a mentor for multiple sister-communities.
“I’m passionate about nursing leadership because I love to assist nurses in reaching their full potential and in providing exceptional care to our seniors during their ‘golden years,'” said Jackson.
Jackson models her passion in her daily life, having pursued her childhood dream of becoming a nurse, twenty years after entering the healthcare field as a medical assistant. She earned her RN in 2009, joining a skilled nursing facility as floor nurse before becoming promoted to nurse manager for the rehab unit. In her four years as nurse manager, Jackson discovered her love for senior care and continued to advance her career accepting a role as health and wellness director of a large assisted living facility.
In her new role, Jackson will uphold Watercrest’s Platinum Standards of exceptional care, innovative programming and advanced associate training. Watercrest Senior Living prides itself on providing outstanding caregivers and extraordinary care, all tailored to individual resident preferences which honor seniors and promote a diverse, enriching lifestyle.
With multiple senior living projects in development throughout the southeast, Watercrest principals Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, are setting new standards of quality for seniors and their families in the development of upscale senior living communities with exceptional amenities and world-class care.
All Watercrest memory care associates are Nationally Certified Dementia Care Practitioners and the comprehensive memory care program is specifically designed to engage the senses, expand the mind, and enhance the emotions of residents.
A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders.