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Company: Ascend Healthcare Management
Location: Star City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Ascend Healthcare Management - Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to direct the day-to-day functions of the facility in accor- dance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern long- term care facilities to assure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our patients at all times.
Delegation of Authority
As the Administrator, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountabil- ity necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Job Functions
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative Functions

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's programs and
  • Maintain written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the
  • Maintain written job descriptions for each staff position in accordance with the Americans With Dis- abilities Act, OSHA, and other pertinent laws governing job
  • Assist department directors in the development and implementation of performance
  • Assist department directors in the development and use of departmental policies and procedures, and establish a rapport in and among departments so that each can realize the importance of team
  • Interpret the facility's policies and procedures to employees, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., as
  • Ensure that public information (policy manuals, ) describing the services provided in the facility is accurate and fully descriptive.
  • Ensure that all employees, patients, visitors, and the general public follow established policies and
  • Assume the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the activities and programs of the
  • Represent the facility at and participate in top level
  • Represent the facility in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies and third party payers, or provide an authorized representative of the facility when unable to attend such
  • Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the governing board concerning the operation of the
  • Assist the Infection Control Coordinator, and/or Committee, in identifying, evaluating, and classify- ing routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks involving potential exposure to blood/ body fluids are properly identified and
  • Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policies and procedures are being implemented and
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government
  • Review and assist in development of a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey in- spections and provide a written copy of such plan to the governing board and ombudsman repre-

    sentative as required.

    • Maintain an adequate liaison with families and
    • Maintain a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and community
    • Delegate a responsible staff member to act in your behalf when you are absent from the
    • Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are followed when conducting background checks and when providing information to the Nurse Aide Registry.

      Committee Functions

      • Serve on various committees of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Quality Assurance & Assessment, ) and provide written/oral reports of such committee meetings to the governing board as di- rected or as may become necessary.
      • Schedule and participate in departmental meetings, meet with department directors
      • Serve as liaison to the governing board, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory
      • Maintain an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health related fa- cilities and organizations through formal working and transfer

        Personnel Functions

        • Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent department directors, supervisors, consultants and other auxiliary personnel.
        • 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 elimi- nating/correcting problem areas, and/or improvement of services, and to ensure that directors are adhering to applicable laws and regulations regarding their specific job
        • Ensure that an adequate number of appropriately trained professional and auxiliary personnel are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the
        • Review and check competence of work force and make necessary adjustments/corrections as re- quired or that may become necessary, including counseling and disciplining fairly without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, handicap, or marital
        • Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Personnel

          Staff Development Functions

          • Assist department directors in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training classes, on-the-job training and orientation programs to assure that current material and programs are continuously provided.
          • Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc., to keep abreast of current changes in the long- term care field, as well as to maintain a professional
          • Ensure that all personnel attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training pro- grams for hazard communication, TB management, and blood borne pathogens
          • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the

            Safety and Sanitation Functions

            • Ensure that all facility personnel, patients, visitors, etc., follow established safety regulations, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, labels, MSDSs,
            • Ensure that the building and grounds are maintained in good
            • Review accident/incident reports and establish an effective accident prevention
            • Ensure that facility procedure manuals identify safety precautions and equipment to use when per- forming tasks that could cause bodily injury, and that personnel adhere to such
            • Ensure that all facility personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals participate in an in-service training program prior to performing such
            • Ensure that personnel follow established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious
            • Other(s) that may become necessary to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe and

              sanitary manner.
              Equipment and Supply Functions

              • Authorize the purchase of major equipment/supplies in accordance with established purchasing poli- cies and procedures.
              • Ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner for patient comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services.
              • Ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are on hand to meet the day-to-day operational needs of the facility and

                Budget and Planning Functions

                • Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the governing board and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility.
                • Maintenance of an adequate accounting system that reflects the operating cost of the
                • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the governing board as requested.
                • Ensure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to authorized government agencies as required by current regulations and directed by the corporate
                • Keep abreast of the economic condition/situation and make adjustments and suggestions to the cor- porate office and governing board as necessary to assure the continued ability to provide quality

                  Patient Rights' Functions

                  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient
                  • Ensure that the patient's rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, pri- vacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are well established and main- tained at all times.
                  • Review all patient complaints and grievances and written reports of action taken. Discuss with pa- tient and family as appropriate.
                  • Assist in establishing and implementing a Patient/Group
                  • Ensure that policies governing a timely notice for patient discharges and room or roommate changes are strictly followed by all
                  • Ensure that patient funds maintained by the facility are managed in accordance with current federal and state regulations and that appropriate accounting records are maintained as

                    Miscellaneous Functions

                    • Ensure that all patients receive care in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances their quality of life without abridging the safety and rights of other
                    • Ensure that each patient receives the necessary nursing, medical and psycho-social services to attain and maintain the highest possible mental and physical functional status, as defined by the compre- hensive assessment and care plan.
                    • Assist the Director of Nursing Services in adhering to various programs (I.e., PASARR-Preadmission Screening and Annual Review of Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded Individuals)

                      Working Conditions

                      • Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility and its
                      • Moves intermittently during working
                      • Is subject to frequent interruptions under all conditions/circumstances, involving patients, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel,
                      • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and
                      • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and call-back situations (severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, ) when necessary.
                      • May be involved in community/civic health matters/projects.
                      • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air
                      • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, , including TB, Covid variants, AIDS, Hepatitis B viruses, and hazardous chemicals.
                      • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department

                        • Maintains a liaison with the patients, their families, support personnel, etc., to assure that the pa- tients' needs are continually met.

                          Educational Requirements

                          • A Bachelor's Degree is necessary (if not grandfathered in for licensure requirements). A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration, or a health related degree is preferred but not required.


                            • Must have experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or long-term care
                            • Must possess a current, unencumbered Arkansas Nursing Home Administrator's

                              Specific Requirements

                              • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
                              • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such
                              • Must possess the ability to deal patiently, tactfully, with a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general pub- lic based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
                              • Must have advanced training in hospital or long-term care
                              • Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care and personnel
                              • Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise other
                              • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care and maintain- ing a sound operation, and as directed by the corporate office.
                              • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.
                              • Must be able to maintain good personnel relations and employee
                              • Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports,
                              • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office
                              • Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, patients, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.
                              • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the
                              • Must be willing to follow all company, state and regulatory policies related to Infection Control and Vaccination requirements.

                                Physical and Sensory Requirements
                                (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)

                                • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work
                                • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position due to working with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile
                                • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function ade- quately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
                                • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients, personnel, and support agencies.
                                • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which may include a medical and physical examination.
                                • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a reasonable expectation of pounds to a reasonable height and distance.
                                • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency

                                  Job Position Analysis Information
                                  NO Tasks assigned to this position do not typically involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals
                                  YES Functions Require Repetitive Motion
                                  NO Weight Lifting requirements do not typically apply.
                                  YES Functions Require Prolonged Sitting, Standing, Bending

Keywords: Ascend Healthcare Management, Little Rock , Administrator, Other , Star City, Arkansas

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