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NEW JERSEY FIREMEN’S HOME
The position of Superintendent of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home is a statutory one set forth in N.J.S.A. 30:7-4 which states:
The superintendent shall be the chief executive officer of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home and shall have the general management and care of the buildings, grounds, furniture, fixtures and stock, and the government, direction, care and treatment of guests and patients and of the officers, assistants and attendants, subject to the general control of the board of managers and in pursuance of the by-laws, rules and regulations established by the board and he shall keep a correct and proper record of all his official acts and transactions.
Accordingly, the day to day operations of the Home are under the direction of the Superintendent.
It is anticipated the Superintendent may possess a number of the factors set forth below.
The most critical qualification is strong organizational and administration skills. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home is an autonomous state agency which operates a licensed long term residential care facility and separately a residential facility for aged, indigent and disabled firemen.
- Superior Leadership and managerial skills.
- Knowledge of Fire Services, organization throughout state of New Jersey.
- Possess an understanding, affection for, and desire to work with aging, indigent and disabled firemen.
- Experience in healthcare administration or long term care or knowledge of the operations of the New Jersey Firemen’s Home. LNHA optional – not required.
- Leadership experience/adaptable to change and capable of handling crisis and emergencies.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work on occasions, evenings and weekends.
- Perform such assignments and tasks as may be directed by the Chairman of the Full Board of Managers and the Chairman of the Executive Board.
Set forth below is a list of, but not limited to, the duties and role of the Superintendent, which more particularly describes the functions of the position.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS
- Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the Home’s residential care facility consistent with regulations of the Department of Health.
- Develop and maintain written policies and procedures that govern the Home and its staff.
- Periodically review the facility’s policies and procedures and make recommendations for changes to assure efficient operation at the Home.
- Report monthly to the Full Board of Managers or Executive Board concerning status of operations and significant issues. Attend meetings of Managers. Act as Coordinator among Department Heads and Home professionals for efficient operation of programs and services of the Home.
- Respond to personnel issues among staff and resolve with input of employee’s representative when appropriate.
- Oversee hiring of staff, including background checks of applicants.
- Receive and review applications for admission of guests to the Home. Respond to questions of guest and families. Coordinate process application.
- Interpret the Home’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, guests and family members, visitors, government agencies, etc. as necessary.
- Represent the Home with outside agencies and to act as liaison to the Town of Boonton. Manage Public Relations.
- Review and develop, if necessary, a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during inspections of Department of Health.
- Serve on various committees at the Home (Infection Control, Quality Assurance & Assessments, etc.) and provide written/oral reports of such committee meetings to the Board of Managers as may be deemed appropriate.
- Act as liaison to Residents Council and respond to any concerns or issues which may arise.
- Coordinate communications among committees of the Board of Managers for programs, projects and personnel.
- Assist in the recruitment and selection of department directors, supervisors, consultants and medical staff and auxiliary staff.
- Delegate administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to other staff personnel as deemed necessary to perform their assigned duties.
- Consult with Department Directors concerning the operation of their departments to assist in elimination/correcting problem areas or improvement of services.
- Review and check qualification of workforce and make necessary adjustments/corrections as required or that may become necessary.
- Ensure that disciplinary action is administered fairly and in a non-discriminatory fashion.
- Manage and direct employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Employee Committee.
- Serve as liaison to the Board of Managers, medical staff, professional staff and employees.
- Prepare yearly employee appraisals and review salary increases with Employees Committee/Financial Committee of the Board of Managers.
- Work with Department Directors in the planning, scheduling and conducting in- service training classes, on the job training and orientation programs to assure proper service to guests.
- Meet with Department Directors to discuss methods to improve training of staff and service to guests.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of pride, teamwork and positive support of all staff.
SAFETY AND SANITATION
- Ensure that all facility personnel, guests, visitors, etc. adhere to safety regulations, including fire protection/prevention, infection control, etc.
- Ensure buildings and grounds are maintained in good repair.
- Ensure medical personnel are complying with all regulations of Department of Health.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS
- Recommend to the Board of Managers the purchase of major equipment/supplies for all major projects.
- Maintain adequate supplies and equipment on hand to meet day to day operational needs. This shall be accomplished in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer who is responsible for purchasing.
BUDGET AND PLANNING FUNCTIONS
- Participate with the Chief Financial Officer and Financial Committee Chairman in developing an annual operating budget for approval by the Board of Managers.
- Assist in establishing fair salaries for staff of the Home.
- Work with the Chief Financial Officer in creating and maintaining financial records for review by the Board of Managers.
- Comply with the regulations for Patients Rights established by the Department of Health.
- Review guest complaints and grievances and make written reports of action taken.
- Cooperate and respond to communications of the Resident’s Council.
- Assure that all guests receive care in a manner and in an environment that maintains and enhances their quality of life.
- Assure that each guest receives the necessary nursing and medical care to attain and maintain the highest possible mental and physical functional status as defined by the guest’s comprehensive assessment and care plan.
- Assist all committees of the Board of Managers with ongoing projects.
- Maintain contact with guests including various types of interaction, i.e. recreation, discussions, meetings with Patients Rights Council.
- Plan and schedule fire drills/plan disaster drills with Boonton Fire Department and Boonton Ambulance Squad.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
PRIMARY LOCATION: New Jersey Firemen’s Home
565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
POSITION REPORTS TO: Chairman, Full Board of Managers
Chairman, Executive Board of Managers
SALARY GRADE: Competitive and Negotiable
BENEFITS: Home Medical and State Pension Benefits provided
Interested candidates should forward resume and references to:
New Jersey Firemen’s Home ATTN Paul McDougall
565 Lathrop Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005.
Home website www.njfh.org.
Inquiries or submissions may also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions must be received by June 6, 2020 by mail or email.
The New Jersey Firemen’s Home (Home) is an independent State of New Jersey Agency operated Long Term Residential Care Facility. It is a licensed 95 bed facility restricted and dedicated to aged, indigent and disabled Firemen of the State of New Jersey. The Home is defined by providing the highest standards of quality of life for its guests. The Home has a positive work environment and we are proud of being among the best long term care facilities in New Jersey.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at The New Jersey Firemen’s Home will be based on merit, qualifications, physical ability to do the work and attendance. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law. The New Jersey Firemen’s Home will make reasonable accommodations for each qualified individual with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.