The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration, operation, financial management and strategic direction of a 202-bed skilled nursing care facility ensuring the highest degree of quality resident care. Ensures the mission of the facility is carried out while keeping pace with the rapidly changing skilled nursing health care environment.
Reports directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nathaniel Witherell.
ESSENTIAL FEATURES: Reviews, renews/revises the facility's vision and goals for long and short-term care. Establishes and implements strategic plans and operational goals. Develops short and long term management priorities.
Develops, implements and administers programs, procedures and policies in conjunction with the strategic mission.
Identifies, evaluates and implements where appropriate new revenue opportunities in the skilled nursing environment. Effects and manages change within the organization to address market changes and community needs. Provides leadership to promote the Facility's fiscal well-being in light of the Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
Oversees the development, preparation, presentation and defense of the annual budget before all required Town bodies. Ensures fiscal accountability through operations functioning within the parameters of approved budgets. Reports to the Board regarding current financial performance and provides financial forecasts and analyses.
Institutes and promotes an organizational culture that understands the facility's mission and responsibility to maintain high professional standards and effective management and ensures that regulatory requirements are met and operational and financial objectives are attained.
Ensures that the facility is in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations and with all contractual obligations.
Effectively communicates regularly, both orally and in writing, with staff, board members, residents, families and care providers, medical staff, consultants, other Town Departments and volunteers, professional colleagues and the community. Oversees an ongoing public relations and marketing program in support of the facility's mission and fund raising objectives.
Actively encourages the continual use of a volunteer program, coordinating with the Director of Volunteers to augment the services and personnel of the facility to improve the quality of care.
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Provides hands on leadership and oversight during the annual state survey and develops a plan of corrective action when required.
Oversees direction of physical plant care to ensure that interior and exterior grounds and facilities meet established standards.
Monitors approved building and major rehabilitation construction projects to assure compliance with specifications, regulations and Board of Directors' mandates.
Works with the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell to coordinate efforts to enhance the residents' experience.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Services Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university and 10 years of health care administration experience including at least 6 years in a supervisory capacity.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS: A current Connecticut Nursing Home Administrator License or a similar license in another state that allows for licensure reciprocity with the State of Connecticut.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Proven knowledge of the principles and practices of skilled nursing facility operations, and applicable medical principles and practices as applied to nursing home administration.
Thorough knowledge of the Federal and State regulations for licensed nursing homes.
Demonstrated ability in effectively overseeing and/or administering the financial management of a residential health institution, including Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting.
Proven knowledge of gerontological theory and the needs of an aging population, coupled with adult acute care and rehabilitation.
Demonstrated ability to serve as a change agent in establishing standards and implementing new programs.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills in the areas of professional relationships both within and outside of the organization.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Proven skill in the operation of a personal computer and all related software applications
Proven ability to generate operational and financial support from a variety of sources, under changing political, economic and social conditions.
Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org
Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
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