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Administrator

Berkshire Healthcare Systems Williamstown Full-Time
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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.
 

Skills required

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Office
Filing
Administration
Office Suite
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At Berkshire Healthcare, we raise the bar in healthcare and housing for older adults, from meeting the unique needs of the communities we serve to changing the perception of what has traditionally been called a nursing home.

Our skilled nursing care centers are at the heart of what we do, helping older adults regain abilities whenever possible and creating a supportive homelike environment for those needing long-term care. In partnership with accountable care organizations (ACOs), our skilled nursing affiliates strive for effective, high quality outcomes for even the most complex medical conditions.

Our senior housing communities make this same commitment to quality of life for those who do not yet need skilled care. Options are available for residents whose needs focus more on assistance than skilled support or who currently live independently and are planning for future care needs.

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