The Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) assumes full-time administrative authority, responsibility and accountability for the operations and for the financial viability of the nursing facility. Manages facility employees in the provision of care and services rendered in accord with professional standards, and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Collaborates with consultants, contractors, referring physicians, community resources, government agencies and advocacy groups. Implements operational and financial objectives of Management and allocates resources in an efficient and economical manner to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psycho-social well-being of each resident.
· Oversees daily facility operations and coordinates departmental organization, management and resource allocation to provide care and services to residents and meet organizational objectives for revenue and growth.
· Develops facility budget recommendations for approval of Management Company and assumes fiscal accountability for prudent management of financial resources including revenue maximization and enhancement and economic and efficient facility operations.
· Communicates directly with residents, families, medical staff, nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members and Department Heads to coordinate care and services, improve organization and implementation of plans of care, to maintain quality of care, quality of life and a homelike environment for all residents.
· Monitors the provision of care and services to residents on all shifts and evaluates regulatory compliance efforts through daily rounds to observe care on units, to review records and to interview staff members, residents, families and other interested parties. Evaluates the findings of compliance rounds conducted by Department Heads on a daily basis. Designs, implements and evaluates actions to continuously improve quality.
· Reviews policies and procedures developed by every department to ensure consistency with facility mission, philosophy, compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and to allocate sufficient resources to implement the policies.
· Conducts quality assessment and assurance activities, including regulatory compliance rounds, in all departments to monitor performance and to continuously improve quality. Develops program to gather and analyze data for trends and to institute actions to resolve problems promptly. Evaluates effectiveness of actions. Participates as member of Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee with the Director of Nursing, Medical Director and at least three other facility staff members. Reports and makes recommendations to Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee.
Education: Bachelors degree in business administration or related area.
Certificate/Licenses: Current active license as Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Pennsylvania. No findings in the Registry concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of residents or misappropriation of residents’ property.
Work Experience: Successful completion of 12-week internship program approved by the State and 5 years experience as a Nursing Home Administrator.
Freedom from illegal use of drugs, and freedom from use and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
Specialized Knowledge & Skills: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Current knowledge of state and federal laws governing the operation of nursing facilities.
Knowledge of licensing and payment programs, general business practices, nursing practice, psychology of resident care, personal care and social services, therapeutic and supportive long term care and services, and environmental health and safety relevant to nursing facility operations.
Practical training in daily nursing facility operations, departmental organization and management, community resources and interrelationships. Able to represent interests of the facility to community, advocacy groups, government agencies and the public.
Knowledge of state personnel licensing and registration requirements.
Knowledge of human resource principles, labor laws and union contracts, where applicable, to manage personnel functions and to supervise Department Heads in personnel matters. Able to apply facility personnel policies to facts regarding employment actions without regard to race, religion, age, national origin, sex or disability.
Able to apply standards of professional practice to operations of nursing facility and to establish criteria to assure that care provided meets established standards of quality. Able to foster interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination of quality assurance and quality improvement of efforts.
Demonstrated competency in financial management, budgeting, and allocation of resources.
Able to develop and implement administrative policies and procedures that reflect the facility philosophy and mission in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Able to provide leadership to Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Department Heads and Consultants.
Able to formulate operational strategies and to achieve facility objectives within planned budgets and time frames.
Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact effectively with residents, family members, surrogates, legal representatives to respond to concerns, promptly resolve grievances and solve problems.
Additional Salary Information: Strong benefit plan and compensation offering. Independence Blue Cross traditional health plan, dental, 403b with company contribution and much more.