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Administrator

Berkshire Healthcare Systems

Job Description

The Administrator directs the day-to-day functions of the facility in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing long-term care facilities to assure that the highest degree of operations and service are maintained.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's programs and activities.
  • Assist department directors in the development and implementation of performance evaluations.
  • Assist department directors in enforcing policies and procedures, and establish a rapport among departments around team work.
  • Ensure that all employees, residents, visitors, and the general public follow established policies and procedures.
  • Represent the facility at and participate in top level meetings.
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the governing board concerning the operation of the facility.
  • Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policies and procedures are being implemented and followed.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
  • Develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections.
  • Maintain a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and community alike.
  • Serve on facility committees & provide reports of committee meetings to governing board as may become necessary.
  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from the facility's committees as necessary.
  • Assist in the recruitment & selection of competent department directors, supervisors, consultants, and other auxiliary personnel.
  • Consult with department directors on the operation of their departments to assist in correcting problems and improving services.
  • Ensure an adequate number of trained professional and other personnel are on duty to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Counsel/discipline personnel as requested or as may become necessary.
  • Ensure discipline is fair and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status.
  • Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Serve as liaison to the governing board, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff.
  • Ensure that the building and grounds are maintained in good repair.
  • Review accident/incident reports and establish an effective accident prevention program.
  • Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the governing board.
  • Meet with department directors regularly and conduct/participate in in-service classes and supervisory level training programs.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of positive emphasis and a calm environment throughout the facility.
  • Ensure residents' rights to self-determination, individuality, privacy, property & civil rights, among others, are maintained.
  • Ensure residents receive necessary nursing, medical & psychosocial services to maintain their highest mental/physical status.



  • A Bachelor's Degree is necessary. A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration, or a health related degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience working at an Executive Level
  • Must have, as a minimum, 2 year(s) experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator's license in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement, & interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality care and a sound operation.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, & be willing to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level at which they are functioning.
  • Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc.

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Location US-MA-Northampton
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care

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Berkshire Healthcare Systems
Company:
US-MA-Northampton
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Full-Time
Employment Type:
Hour
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N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

The Administrator directs the day-to-day functions of the facility in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing long-term care facilities to assure that the highest degree of operations and service are maintained.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's programs and activities.
  • Assist department directors in the development and implementation of performance evaluations.
  • Assist department directors in enforcing policies and procedures, and establish a rapport among departments around team work.
  • Ensure that all employees, residents, visitors, and the general public follow established policies and procedures.
  • Represent the facility at and participate in top level meetings.
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the governing board concerning the operation of the facility.
  • Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policies and procedures are being implemented and followed.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
  • Develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections.
  • Maintain a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and community alike.
  • Serve on facility committees & provide reports of committee meetings to governing board as may become necessary.
  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from the facility's committees as necessary.
  • Assist in the recruitment & selection of competent department directors, supervisors, consultants, and other auxiliary personnel.
  • Consult with department directors on the operation of their departments to assist in correcting problems and improving services.
  • Ensure an adequate number of trained professional and other personnel are on duty to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Counsel/discipline personnel as requested or as may become necessary.
  • Ensure discipline is fair and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital status.
  • Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Human Resources Manager.
  • Serve as liaison to the governing board, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff.
  • Ensure that the building and grounds are maintained in good repair.
  • Review accident/incident reports and establish an effective accident prevention program.
  • Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the governing board.
  • Meet with department directors regularly and conduct/participate in in-service classes and supervisory level training programs.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of positive emphasis and a calm environment throughout the facility.
  • Ensure residents' rights to self-determination, individuality, privacy, property & civil rights, among others, are maintained.
  • Ensure residents receive necessary nursing, medical & psychosocial services to maintain their highest mental/physical status.



  • A Bachelor's Degree is necessary. A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration, or a health related degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience working at an Executive Level
  • Must have, as a minimum, 2 year(s) experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator's license in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement, & interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality care and a sound operation.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, & be willing to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level at which they are functioning.
  • Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc.

Job Requirements

 
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