LICENSED NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR – FRIENDS VILLAGE AT WOODSTOWN
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LICENSED NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR – FRIENDS VILLAGE AT WOODSTOWN
LICENSED NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR
RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director / CEO
The Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) provides leadership in all aspects of the Health Care Unit of Friends Village at Woodstown. The LNHA manages, coordinates and supervises all activities provided by the Health Care Unit. The LNHA establishes standards and processes for the delivery of services that comply with federal, state and local regulations and CARF/CCAC standards. The LNHA is a member of the Senior Management Team, sharing the overall responsibility for the operations of the community.
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in health related field with education in health care administration.
Education Preferred: Masters Degree in related field desirable.
Minimum Experience Required: 2 years in Long Term Care with minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
Experience Preferred: 7 years senior management experience, with 5 of those in the field of health care. Minimum of 3 years experience in Geriatrics.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current Licensed Nursing Home Administrator license in the State of New Jersey
Specialized Knowledge/Skills: principles of organization, principles of management, human resources management, nursing management, financial management and health care laws.
Keep current in technology changes, as required; proved problem solving abilities; have a professed understanding and empathy for the health care needs of an age advanced community; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Minimum Competency Requirement: See competency assessment form.
Physical/Environmental Conditions: Ability to meet the physical demands of the position; i.e., standing, bending, stooping and lifting a minimum of 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equipment Requirements: Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows based computer systems, word processing and spreadsheet software, and departmental software, as required.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Services in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and services within the nursing department.
- Directs the daily operational functions of the nursing department.
- Assesses work performance and completes performance evaluations on nursing department employees and reviews with staff in a timely manner.
- Ensure that all nursing personnel are following their respective job descriptions.
- Supervises the work performance of assigned nursing staff providing appropriate counseling and disciplinary action when necessary.
- Assists in the development of policies and procedures within the nursing department.
- Knowledgeable and up to date on state and federal regulations regarding Long Term Care.
- Participates in the development, maintenance and implementation of facility’s Quality Improvement Program for the nursing department.
- Actively participates in Quality Assurance data gathering, collection and analyzing of data relevant to nursing department functions (e.g., falls, pressure ulcers).
- Collaborates with other disciplines to formulate action plans and follow through with interventions developed through the QI process.
- Monitors psychotropic drug use and assures state, federal regulatory compliance with drug reduction and documentation of psychotropic drug use.
- Determines the staffing needs on the nursing units.
- Recruits, interviews and selects nursing staff to the necessary staffing levels as evidenced by having the appropriate number of licensed and unlicensed staff members working on the units.
- Ensure an appropriate number of licensed staff and CNA staff are available for work on all shifts.
- Assures that each licensed nurse has a current proof of license with the state of New Jersey.
- Assures that all CNA staff has a current proof of certification with the State of New Jersey on file.
- Oversee and review the monthly schedules for the licensed and unlicensed staff.
- Delegate to the Unit Manager and Team Leaders the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to perform their assigned tasks.
- Oversees the nursing care functions on the nursing unit.
- Provide the Director of Clinical Services with information relative to the nursing needs of the residents and to the nursing department’s ability to meet those needs.
- Ensures that direct residents care is provided by a licensed nurse, CNA and/or nurse aide trainee qualified to perform the procedures.
- Monitors the functions of the licensed nurse in regards to medications and treatments assuring compliance with policies and procedures.
- Reports medications and incidents to the Director of Clinical Services.
- Participates in the development of comprehensive plan of care for the residents.
- Ensure that the resident’s caregiver is aware of the plan of care and monitors compliance with the plan of care.
- The Director of Nursing collaborates with the Staff Development Coordinator to identify the needs of the staff and coordinate in-servicing and education for nursing staff.
- Participates in developing and planning of the orientation needs of the nursing staff.
- Identifies and communicates the educational needs of the nursing staff to the Staff Development Department.
- Assists in the development of in-service training programs for the nursing department.
- Adheres to all of Friends Village’s policies and procedures.
- Adheres to the facility attendance policy.
- Reports to work and returns from breaks on time.
- Attends all required in-services mandated by the Department of Health.
- Attends or completes 100% of assigned training classes, monthly department and facility staff meetings, and/or in-services.
- Communication Skills.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships with all individuals (e.g., residents, family members, visitor, employees and members of the community) that reflect mutual respect, courtesy and cooperation.
- Demonstrates professional, efficient and courteous telephone manner at all times. c. Maintains confidentiality of information without exception. No incidents have occurred where information was revealed or discussed except where and when appropriate.
- Verbal communications with all individuals are consistently clear, to the point, and show mutual respect; listens to and responds to others appropriately.
- Written communications with all individuals are consistently clear, legible, accurate and concise.
- Demonstrates respectful non-verbal communication skills and behaviors (e.g., uses a tone of voice appropriate to the situation; refrains from disrespectful hand, body or facial gestures.)
- Promotes the effective exchange of information between employees and administration.
- Acts as a role model to intervene and/or assist others in handling emotional encounters within the scope of the job.
- Departmental Responsibilities.
- Establishes or assists in the development of annual departmental goals and objectives in accordance with the organization’s short and long-range plans.
- Meets annual non-financial departmental goals and objectives with approved explanations for variances.
- Effectively utilizes capital, operational and/or personnel within budgetary guidelines with approved explanation for variances. Assures the effective use of equipment, time, supplies, telephones, computers and other resources.
- Contributes to the development, maintenance and/or administration of current department policies and procedures; revises as appropriate and reviews annually.
- Is aware of, maintains currency in and ensures compliance with departmental professional standards and regulatory requirements.
- Willingly accepts additional duties and/or responsibilities whenever possible.
- Consistently demonstrates support of departmental performance improvement program.
- Understands and consistently follows proper safety policies and procedures; takes responsibility and appropriate action when necessary.
- Understands and consistently follows proper emergency policies and procedures. (RACE: Rescue-Alert-Contain-Evacuate); takes responsibility and appropriate action in the event of an emergency.
- Attends and participates in all mandatory in-service education classes, seminars and on- the-job training programs as required.
- Understands and consistently follows proper infection control policies and procedures; takes responsibility and appropriate action when necessary.
- Management/Supervisory Responsibilities
- Analyzes and resolves problems independently as directed by upper management, and knows how and when to refer decisions or pertinent information to other; keeps supervisor informed about problems and their resolution (e.g., utilizes peers throughout the organization as resources).
- Administers performance reviews in a timely and effective manner and develops specific action plans to improve employees’ performance (e.g., writes individualized goals and action plans to improve employee’s performance on performance evaluation; administers performance evaluation within one month of the due date.)
- Always reviews future performance standards/objectives with employees prior to performance plan year to ensure mutual understanding of expectations; provides feedback throughout the year to help employees meet standards (e.g., has staff employee(s) sign to signify awareness of goals and action plan; meets periodically to assess progress.)
- Ensures that all individuals are trained to perform assigned duties. Maintains proper records (e.g., orientation checklists, logs, attendance sheets, skill sheets, competency checklists, etc.) on department specific in-services attended by individuals (e.g., follows up to ensure that orientation competencies are completed and documented; arranges for remedial interventions for inadequate performance).
- Ensures organizational policies and procedures are administered in a consistent and impartial manner with consideration given to the individual needs of the employee per ADA guidelines. Identifies and documents employee behavior for compliance; takes appropriate action and follows up (e.g., meets with supervisor and Human Resources as appropriate regarding performance issues).
- Organizational Responsibilities
- Actively participates either individually and/or as a member on committees, special projects or staff meeting; encourages and seeks to enroll employees’ participation on committees, special projects or staff meeting (e.g., assigns staff employees to participate in committees, projects or staff meetings as appropriate).
- Contributes to the development, implementation and monitoring of the performance improvement for the department(s); reviews annually and revises as necessary. Follows up on results of performance improvement monitoring in an appropriate timeframe as determined by performance improvement committee.
- Complies with and enforces infection control, health, safety and security procedures for all individuals; documents and reports unsafe conditions or situations immediately and incidents within 24 hours (e.g., ensures all employees display ID badges appropriately; articulates department’s response plan to each emergency code; completes and processes incident reports as appropriate within 24 hours; complies with appropriate OSHA regulations specific to departments).
- Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.
- Complies with the Code of Conduct.
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