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The Buckingham Lifestyles Manager (Healthcare) in Houston, Texas

The Buckingham is the premier not for profit, Life Care retirement community in the greater Houston region. Our mission is to enrich each resident’s life through exceptional experiences provided within an environment of comfort, elegance, exceptional hospitality and compassionate care. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k with match, PTO, tuition reimbursement and meal programs. We are seeking an experienced professional with the skills, dedication and compassion to join our team and help achieve the mission and vision of The Buckingham.

Position Summary:

The Healthcare Lifestyles Manager will ensure resident satisfaction and motivate residents to function at their highest level of independence. This person will be responsible for developing and overseeing resident services, including planning and coordinating opportunities for residents that promote a level of health, wellbeing, engagement and growth.


  • Plans, schedules and conducts lifestyle programs that provide physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual opportunities for the residents.

  • Plans appropriate programs for holidays and special events.

  • Recruits and develops additional resources for services to the residents. Initiates correspondence including public relations communications with outside organizations, service groups and volunteers.

  • Advises and motivates residents regarding appropriate individual and group activities based on resident interests and opportunities for growth.

  • Prepares and organizes a calendar of events.

  • Develops and prints the community newsletter.

  • Provides ongoing communication with residents and, as necessary, family members.

  • Provides leadership of wellness program.

  • Purchases and maintains equipment and supplies in accordance with budgetary guidelines.

  • Prepares preliminary draft of Lifestyle Operating Budget.

  • Organizes and supervises a volunteer staff.

  • Addresses resident groups and other groups on subjects of common interest.

  • Maintains a database and prepares reports on resident assessments, participation and satisfaction.

  • Meets routinely with Directors of Nursing, Social Services and Lifestyle Assistants to review operational issues, set goals and provide updates on individual resident participation.

  • Supervises lifestyles staff and coordinates with health services administrator on supervising health services lifestyles staff.

  • Participates in community in-services.

  • Participates on the Continuous Improvement Team.

  • Provides informational talks as required by the Director of Marketing.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • Minimum of one-year experience, preferably in a hospital or nursing home.

  • Associates degree or equivalent experience.

  • Previous supervisory experience required.

  • Obtain a TFER (Texas Food Establishment Rules) food handler certification within 60 days upon hire.

  • Activity Director Certification.