Nursing Home Administrator, LNFA
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The executive Director is responsible for directing the overall operation of the Facility’s activities in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulation, facility policies and procedures and as directed by the governing body. Meeting and exceeding occupancy and revenue rates through professional relationships, ongoing education, and community outreach opportunities.
Responsibilities although not all inclusive, below are examples of what you will be responsible for in this role:
- Establishes and directs the implementation of written policies and procedures that reflect the goals and objectives of the Facility, including personnel policies, patient/resident care policies, procedure manuals, position descriptions, etc.
- Assists in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures and establishes a rapport in and between departments to promote the importance of teamwork.
- Ensures that each department maintains adequate staff to deliver services as needed in each discipline, that effective recruitment and retention programs are implemented, and that initial orientation and ongoing in-service trainings are completed.
- Ensures that all personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors and the general public follow established policies and procedures.
- Interprets the Faculty’s policies and procedures for personnel, patients/residents, family members, visitors, etc., as necessary.
- Reviews policies and procedures periodically, at least annually, and makes changes as necessary to ensure compliance with current regulations.
- Ensures that patient/resident rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are well-established and maintained.
- Recruits, selects and trains department supervisors and other auxiliary personnel.
- Reviews and interprets monthly financial statements and provides such information to the governing body. Makes adjustments to staffing and operating expenses as needed.
- Assist in the establishment and maintenance of an adequate accounting system that reflects the opening cost of the Facility.
- Maintained awareness of the economic condition/situation and makes adjustments as necessary to ensure the continued ability to provide patient/resident care.
- Prepress an annual operating budget for approval by the governing body and allocates the resources to carry out the programs and activities of the Facility.
- Ensures that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to authorize government agencies as required.
- Represent the Facility at and participates in top level meetings with consulting entitles.
- Represents the Facility in dealings with outside agencies, including government agencies and third-party payers, or provides an authorized representative of the Facility when unable to attend such meetings.
- Delegate’s authority, responsibility and accountability as necessary.
- Authorizes the purchase of major equipment/supplies as authorized by the governing body.
- Makes written and oral reports/recommendations to the governing body concerning the operation of the Facility.
- Serves as a member if the Facility’s governing body.
- Responsible for the overall quality assessment and improvement program and the coordination of quality assessment and improvement activities.
- Assists in determining that the Facility is maintained ion a clean and safe manner for patient/resident comfort and convenience by ensuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services.
- Assists in the planning of purposeful in-service training classes and on-the-job training programs that will lead to better understanding of [patient/resident needs.
- Assists in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished
- Maintains an adequate liaison with families and patients/residents.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities that may become necessary or as directed by the governing body.
- Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities.
- Attends and participates in workshop, seminars, etc., to maintain awareness of current changes in the health care field, as well as to maintain professional status.
- Reviews and checks competence of the work force and makes necessary adjustment/corrections as required or that may become necessary.
- Receives advice from department supervisors concerning the operations of their departments, and other related areas, to assist in eliminating/correcting problem areas and/or improvement of services.
- Meets with department supervisor on a regularly scheduled basis, conducts/participates in in-serve classes and supervisory level training programs and hold department heads accountable for adhering to them.
- Maintains a good public relation program that serves the best interest of the Facility and community.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with medical professional and other health related facilities and organizations through forma networking and transfer agreement.
- Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as calm environment throughout the facility.
- As this job description is not intended to be all-exclusive, the employees will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.
- Agrees to comply with Code of Conduct.
- Attends in service and educational programs.
- Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff, patient families, and any outside customers.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands or fingers, handle of feel, reach who hands and arms, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, death perceptions, and ability to adjust focus.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works in office areas as well as throughout the Facility. Must be able to move about intermittently during working hours including standing, lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, pushing and pulling.
- Must be able to transfer patients and assists in emergency evacuations.
- Interacts with patients, family members, staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
- Exercises Universal precautions in this hospital environment to protect against the possible exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration or other health related fields (Preferred master’s degree in related field)
- Minimum four (4) years’ supervisory experience in a health-related facility
- Minimum four (4) years’ experience in a healthcare setting with knowledge of managing a P&L
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
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