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Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Avantara Mountain View

Rapid City, SD 57702
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Job Details

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA)

Classification Exempt

Reports to Regional Director of Operations and COO

Summary/Objective In keeping with our organizations goal of improving the lives of the residents we serve, the Administrator provides overall direction for all activities related to administration, personnel, physical structure, information systems, office management and marketing of the entire facility. The Administrator works closely with all members of the management team and others to ensure their responsibilities are effectively and consistently discharged. The Administrator will ensure all facility operations are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Develops and implements facility policies and procedures that comply with Federal, State and local regulations.

2. Hires, monitors and directs the activities of several departments within the facility.

3. Represents the facility in executive level meetings and reports on the facilitys performance.

4. Develop and implement annual operating budget that meets the needs of the facility.

5. Review and report on the financial health of the facility. Take necessary action to make sure the facility meets set budgetary goals while being compliant with government regulations and providing quality care to residents.

6. Participates in Federal, State and Local agency annual surveys.

7. Review with appropriate department heads any deficiencies noted by government agencies during inspections.

8. Develop and implement a plan of correction with the assistance of appropriate department head for any deficiency found by a government agency and forward the plan to appropriate governing board.

9. Act as a liaison with the governing body, outside medical professionals, nursing staff, and other professional and supervisory staff through regular meetings and periodic reporting.

10. Prepare and forward timely reports such as staffing, census and etc. to proper authorities and governing boards.

11. Assist with the recruitment and retention of staff for all departments within the facility.

12. Ensure that appropriate staffing levels are maintained at all times to meet governing requirements and resident needs.

13. Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff. Provides guidance and education to staff in regards to their performance.

14. Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.

15. Ensures that all resident complaints/concerns are addressed timely and works with appropriate department heads for a resolution.

16. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to appropriate persons. Assists appropriate department heads with development and implementation of infection control procedures.

17. Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.

18. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.

19. Answers and responds to call lights promptly and courteously when working in resident care areas.

20. Receive direction from the owner/board of directors on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) goals and clearly communicate these to staff.

21. Communicate regularly on the progress of QAPI work to the owner/board of directors, employees and other stakeholders.

22. Establish overall QAPI objectives for the organization and assign responsibility for their fulfillment.

23. Accept responsibility and oversee development of QAPI plan, including policies for ensuring that QAPI activities are given high priority in the overall management of facility operations.

24. Foster an organization-wide commitment to quality assurance and performance improvement both verbally and non-verbally (i.e., via actions and attitude).

25. Allocate sufficient financial, material and human resources, including training, to carry out QAPI activities.

26. Ensure QAPI in the organization includes a mechanism for obtaining resident and family input to consider as potential areas for improvement.

27. Create and maintain a consistent process (e.g., scheduled rounding, active participation on quality committee) to stay informed of all QAPI efforts underway including their progress and achievements.

28. Provide oversight and enthusiastic support of QAPI activities.

29. Participate in compliance training as scheduled and adhere to compliance plan.

Supervisory Responsibility This position is directly responsible for leading all department managers and indirectly responsible for all employees within the facility.

Work Environment

This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

This role may also come into contact with residents who may have contagious illnesses.

Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Evening and weekend work as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

Travel Travel to and from company headquarters and other locations will be required.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management or related field.

Previous experience in a Manager or Director role in a healthcare setting.

Knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulations.

Preferred Education and Experience

Current State License as Nursing Home Administrator.

Knowledge of Joint commission policy and procedures.

Knowledge of IDPH regulations and procedures.

Two years of related experience.

Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Comprehensive Benefit Package including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, vacation...etc. 

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