Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to direct the day-to-day functions of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities to assure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.
Delegation of Authority
As the Administrator, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's programs and activities.
Develop and maintain written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the facility.
Develop and maintain written job descriptions and performance evaluations for each staff position.
Assist department directors in the development and use of departmental policies and procedures, and establish a rapport in and among departments so that each can realize the importance of team work.
Interpret the facility's policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary.
Review the facility's policies and procedures periodically, at least annually, and make changes as necessary to assure continued compliance with current regulations.
Assure that all employees, residents, visitors, and the general public follow established policies and procedures.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility.
Represent the facility at and participate in top level meetings.
Represent the facility in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies and third party payers, or provide an authorized representative of the facility when unable to attend such meetings.
Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the governing board concerning the operation of the facility.
Maintain an adequate liaison with families and residents.
Ensure that public information (policy manuals, etc.,) describing the services provided in the facility is accurate and fully descriptive.
Review and develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such plan to the governing board and ombudsman representative as required.
Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policies and procedures are being implemented and followed.
Maintain a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and community alike.
Delegate a responsible staff member to act in your behalf when absent from the facility.
Assume the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the activities and programs of the facility.
Assist the Infection Control Coordinator, and/or Committee, in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
Serve on various committees of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Quality Assurance
& Assessment, etc.,) and provide written/oral reports of such committee meetings to the governing board as directed or as may become necessary.
Evaluate and implement recommendations from the facility's committees as necessary.
Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent department directors, supervisors, consultants, and other auxiliary personnel.
Consult with department directors concerning the operation of their departments to assist in eliminating/correcting problem areas, and/or improvement of services.
Review and check competence of work force and make necessary adjustments/corrections as required or that may become necessary.
Assure that an adequate number of appropriately trained professional and auxiliary personnel are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residents.
Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
Serve as liaison to the governing board, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff.
Counsel/discipline personnel as requested or as may become necessary.
Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Personnel Director.
Maintain an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations through formal working and transfer agreements.
Assure that appropriate identification documents are presented prior to the employment of personnel and that appropriate documentation is filed in the employee's personnel record in accordance with current regulations mandating such documentation.
Schedule and participate in departmental meetings.
Delegate administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability to other staff personnel as deemed necessary to perform their assigned duties.
Assist department directors in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training classes, on-the-job training and orientation programs to assure that current material and programs are continuously provided.
Meet with department directors on a regularly scheduled basis, and conduct/participate in in-service classes and supervisory level training programs.
Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc., to keep abreast of current changes in the long-term care field, as well as to maintain a professional status.
Assist in establishing a clinical practice program for Nurses' Aides in training.
Safety and Sanitation
Assure that all facility personnel, residents, visitors, etc., follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.
Assure that the building and grounds are maintained in good repair.
Review accident/incident reports and establish an effective accident prevention program.
Assure that personnel attend and participate in a Hazardous Communication and Universal Precautions Training Program in accordance with current OSHA and CDC guidelines.
Assist the Maintenance Engineer in developing and implementing waste disposal policies and procedures.
A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration, or a health related degree is preferred but not required.
Must have, as a minimum, one (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility.
Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator's license or meet the licensure requirements of this State.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and of good moral character.
Must have advanced training in hospital or long-term care administration.
Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration.
Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation.
Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as must be willing to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
Must be able to maintain good personnel relations and employee morale.
Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc.
Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment.
Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.
Competitive compensation and benefits.
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