The Administrator directs and coordinates all activities of the nursing home, in carrying out its objective of providing the best possible care for each resident, in striving to recreate a sense of security and usefulness for the residents, and in providing an opportunity for rehabilitation at a level comparable to the individual resident’s capacity. Responsible to the Corporate Manager.
He/She should have educational and other qualiﬁcations necessary to operate and manage a nursing care facility. Must have a broad general education and have completed courses in administration management. Must be eligible for licensing in the state in which he/she is practicing.
1. Must have thorough knowledge of fundamentals of nursing home organization and administration, standards and regulations of nursing homes and laws applicable to nursing home operations.
2. Must have working knowledge of personnel of business administration, merchandising, public relations and function of all departments.
3. Must be able to apply principles of personnel administration to selection, placement and transfer of employees.
4. Must meet the requirements for licensing in accordance with State regulations.
5. Willingness to accept responsibility for activities of the nursing home.
6. Has the ability to work with employees, residents and relatives.
7. Must be sociable, courteous and have a memory for details.
8. Considerable initiative and judgment involved in formulating policies and regulations, delegating responsibility, promoting favorable public relations, planning and analyzing nursing home activities and selecting personnel.
9. Must work at least a forty hour week.
10. Must obtain a physical examination in accordance with state and local requirements.
11. Must have a pre-employment and annual Tuberculosis screening examination.
1. Efﬁcient functioning and coordination of all departments.
2. Meets and maintains standards in the home for licensure and accreditation for the total operation of the facility commensurate with the authority conferred by the governing body and in accordance with ‘ established policies.
3. Is responsible for the control, utilization and conservation of the physical and ﬁnancial assets of the facility and for procurement and direction of adequate personnel.
4. Maintains liaison with the governing body, medical and nursing staff, and other professional and supervisory staff, through regular meetings and periodic reporting.
5. Adopts and enforces rules and regulations for the health care and safety of recipient, patients and others, and the protection of their personal property and civil rights.
6. Establishes standard operating procedures for physician practices in a long term care facility, in coordination with the Director of Nursing services.
7. Evaluates, implements, and documents disposition of recommendations from the facility’s committees and consultants.
8. Manages the facility through employment of professional and ancillary personnel and through proper delegation of duties.
9. Ensures that any volunteer program is planned and supervised by a designated employee.
10. Performs other tasks as assigned.
11. Attends required staff in-services, meetings, orientation. and continuing education activities as required.
12. Is aware of and adheres to Patient’s Bill of Rights and conﬁdentiality of patient information including HIPAA regulations.
13. Interacts with patients and family members, co-workers, clinical and ancillary staff in a non-judgmental, supportive and calm manner.
14. Is aware of Patient Abuse Reporting Law.
15. Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful and enthusiastic attitude.