The position lead the Nursing Home and Assisted Living in directing day-to-day functions of a 28-bed facility in Skilled Nursing and 28 Apartments in Assisted Living in accordance with the current Federal, State, County and Local standards that regulate long-term care. To oversee and implement the facility's Quality Assurance, Staff Development and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance programs.
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Plans, develops, organizes and directs the facility's Quality Assurance Performance Improvement.
- Plans, modifies and maintains the facility's HIPAA Compliance Program as the HIPAA Compliance Officer.
- Develops and maintains written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the facility.
- Interprets the facility's policies and procedures to employees, residents, family members, visitors and government agencies.
- Assures that all employees, visitors and the general public follow established policies and take action to correct violations.
- Attends committee and board meetings when required.
- Represents the facility at, and participates in, management level meetings with the County and outside organizations.
- Maintains a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and community alike.
- Participates in the facility's personnel process when necessary. This may include but is not limited to hiring, terminating employment, disciplinary hearings and grievance hearings.
- Maintains an excellent relationship with the medical staff and other Professional and Supervisory staff.
- Assists Department Directors in the planning, conducting, scheduling of in-service training classes, on-the-job training and orientation programs to assure the current policies and procedures are reviewed and updated as necessary.
- Meets with Department Directors on a regularly scheduled basis, and conducts/participates in in-service classes and supervisory level training programs.
- Assists in establishing a clinical training program for Nurse Aides to meet all required in-service annual training requirements.
- Attends workshops, seminars and educational sessions to keep updated on changes in the long-term climate and meet bi-annual CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements for Washington Nursing Home Administrator license.
- Reviews accidents and incidents and makes recommendations for an effective safety program for the residents.
- Performs the necessary duties of the facility's abuse coordinator. This includes, but is not limited to, carrying out the facility's abuse and prevention protocol by initiating and coordinating abuse and neglect investigations.
- Reviews resident complaints and grievances and makes written reports of action taken.
- Assists the Admissions Coordinator and Director of Nursing in pre-screening potential new residents.
- Develops, maintains, inputs and transmits monthly data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in accordance with Electronic Staffing Data Submission Payroll-based Journal requirements.
This position is delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to carry out the assigned duties of the Health Services Administrator. In the absence of the Executive Director, this incumbent is responsible for the overall operations of the facility.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational Requirements and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in health care/business administration or related field.
- Washington State Nursing Home Administrators License, active and in good standing.
- Previous successful experience in administering skilled nursing facilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Language Ability:
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills utilizing the English language.
- Computer Skills:
- Must demonstrate proficiency in computer operation and access to computer tools.
- General computer software knowledge, preferably Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must demonstrate ability to work independently and display strong team-working skills.
- Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
- Must be a person of deep moral integrity with demonstrated maturity and leadership skills.
- Must show familiarity with all areas of department operations within a senior housing community.
- Must be a self-starter, attentive to detail; must possess excellent organizational and proofreading skills.
- Must demonstrate positive client-service attitude.
- Must possess good telephone communication skills.
- Must have the ability to be flexible, work on multiple tasks and able to work with interruptions.
- Must be able to communicate effectively utilizing written/verbal communication skills.
- Must be able to speak in public to groups.
We are a drug and alcohol-free employer. Criminal background and drug test will be required upon contingent offer of employment.
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