Executive Director-Senior Living

Location: Mercer Island, WA
Date Posted: 10-21-2016
We are seeking an Executive Director for our new Island House community acquisition in Mercer Island, WA!
 
The Executive Director oversees and directs the day-to-day functions and efficient operations of the Community, in accordance with all Federal, State, local and Licensing Regulations, and all Company Policies and Procedures. This role also ensures the highest quality of care for residents, while maintaining the community’s financial stability, and creating a harmonious working environment for all associates.
Qualifications
Minimum Job Requirements (Include education, experience, special skills, licenses, certifications):
  • Associate’s Degree, specialized in Business, Human Services, Nursing or Healthcare is required
  • At least five years of prior related work experience, functioning in a leadership role at senior living operation is required
  • Current State/Federal/Local required certification or license to manage a community
  • At least two years of prior management/supervisory experience is required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Current First Aid Certification is required
  • Must complete Background clearances (as required by government regulations)
  • Must complete a health screening and provide negative TB test results (must be within the last 6 months or within 7 days of employment)
  • Must have solid pc skills and be familiar with several Microsoft Office Suite software programs (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Email, etc.), and other office equipment (e.g. scanners, copiers, and fax machines)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
    • ability to speak, write and read English
    • ability to comfortable speak in front of large groups
    • must be able to explain and communicate complex ideas both in writing and verbally to a wide audience
      • different levels of understanding including:
        • associates, residents, family members, governmental agencies, general public, etc.
  • Must have the ability to perform math calculations in support of budget and other financial responsibilities, including human resources actions
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action, and to remain calm during stressful or emergency situations
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, and guests
  • Unique Requirements for California:
    • For communities licensed for sixteen (16) to forty-nine (49) residents:
      • Completion of at least fifteen (15) college or continuing education semester or equivalent quarter units and one (1) years’ experience providing residential care to the elderly; or equivalent education and experience as approved by the Department of Social Services.
      • For communities licensed for fifty (50) or more residents:
      • Completion of two(2) years of college and at least three (3) years’ experience providing residential care to the elderly; or equivalent education and experience as approved by the Department of Social Services
      • For all communities (regardless of size) :
        • California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Certification or Licensed Nursing Home Executive Director is required.
        • Evidence of current First Aid Training as required
  • Unique Requirements for Washington:
    • The Executive Director must meet one of the following qualifications:
      • Was actively employed as a boarding home administrator and met existing qualification on September 1, 2004;
      • Holds a current Washington state nursing home administrator’s license in good standing;
      • Obtained certification of completing a recognized Administrator training course (minimum of 24 hours of instruction) or passed an administrator examination endorsed by a department recognized national accreditation health organization; and have three years paid experience providing direct care or managing individuals that provided direct care to vulnerable adults in a licensed setting;
      • Hold an associate’s degree in a related field of study and either complete a recognized administrator training course or have two years paid experience providing direct care of managing individuals that provided direct care to vulnerable adults in a licensed setting or have completed a qualifying administrator training program supervised by a qualified administrator according to Washington regulation;
      • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and either complete a recognized administrator training course or have one year paid experience providing direct care or managing individuals that provided direct care to vulnerable adults in a licensed setting or have completed a qualifying administrator training program supervised by a qualified administrator according to Washington regulation;
      • Have five years paid experience providing direct care or managing individuals that provided direct care to vulnerable adults in a licensed setting
 
Preferred Job Requirements (Include education, experience, special skills, licenses, certifications):
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Nursing, Human Services or Health Care field is highly desirable
 
Physical Demands (Include: Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Bending, Walking, Standing, Sitting):
 
  • Must be mobile and able to perform the physical requirements of the job including: bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing, sitting for long periods, concentrating, pulling and repetitive motion
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day and throughout the community
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 25 lbs. and up to 10lbs frequently, assist residents with pushing wheelchairs, help residents walk or sit, and push/pull carts as necessary
  • Must be able to handle and maintain composure when dealing with stressful situations, such as grief and death within the community
 
Client is a dynamic, growing company that opened its first senior living community in 2004. We currently have eighteen communities in five states.
 
As a community associate, you will enjoy the genuine spirit of caring and collaboration that makes each of our communities so well respected within their local neighborhood. In addition, you will become part of an ever increasing community of professionals who have the passion and dedication of building meaning­ful relationships with our residents and their families now and for years to come.
 
We offer a rich benefit package including; competitive salaries, 401k retirement plan with employer matching, comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, and paid time off.
 
If you are ready to meet the challenges of this critical role, we want to hear from you!
 
Responsibilities
Essential Job Duties (Include % of time for each responsibility):
 
  • Oversee, plan, develop, organize, implement, manage, control and direct all of the day-to-day functions and operations of the community (50%) including:
    • Consult with department directors on:
      • development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures
      • establish rapport in and among departments to demonstrate, encourage and promote a spirit of teamwork and cooperation amongst associates
      • identify and develop plan of corrections of problem area to improve service to residents
  • Appoint, delegate and consult with department directors to assist in correcting problem areas and improving service to residents
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and legal requirements governing the community and all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all residents needs are appropriate to the levels of care for the licensure levels of that community/property
  • Ensure that all residents receive proper services with regard to their physical, mental & emotional needs
  • Ensure residents are able to attend activities and community programs/events as desired, arranging for transportation as necessary
    • Conduct surveys and exit interviews to determine satisfaction levels and areas for improvement
  • Collaborate with the Director of Sales to promote and market the property within the local community by:
    • Implementing referral and other programs, which are intended to:
      • reach full resident occupancy goals of the community
      • exceed resident occupancy goals, where local demand actually exceeds current occupancy limits, which results in a Wait List for future openings
  • Responsible for overseeing all operations, finances and reporting including:
    • Approval of all expenditures against budgets
  • Maintain complete financial records including:
    • Billing and accounts receivable
  • Maintain all required education units with complete understanding and knowledge of all Federal, State and Local government regulations, as well as trends within the industry
  • Ensure management team complies with all policies and procedures and maintains any required continuing education or licensing updates/requirements
  • Oversee proper physical property maintenance within the community by ensuring that it is a safe and secure environment for all residents, guests, visitors and associates (10%) including:
    • Ensure compliance with OSHA requirements, established safety policies, practices and plans
    • Closely manage all workers’ compensation injuries, investigations, or safety complaints
  • Recruit, hire, evaluate, motivate monitor performance, schedule and manage community staff in the best interest of the residents, and in accordance with company policy (10%) including:
    • ensure associate performance evaluations, merit pay rate/increases, disciplinary actions and separations are:
      • conducted fairly, consistently and in and compliance with company policies and all state and federal laws
    • Arrange for coverage of department head duties during absences through delegation or personal completion, appointing and training a Manager on Duty for those for those times the Executive Director is not on the property (5%)
    • Represent the community with a positive and professional image, through dress and behaviors (5%) including:
      • interact with outside agencies (including government agencies), community representatives, and family members
      • participate in surveys and respond to inquiries or develop plan of correction
 
Non-Essential Job Duties:
 
  • Perform other job duties or special projects as assigned/requested by Vice President Of Operations (or Corporate Staff Member as assigned)
  • May need to assist in moving residents in emergency situations
  • Must possess the ability and desire to minimize waste and misuse of supplies/equipment
 
Supervisory/Management Responsibilities (Job Title(s) & # of Employees):
 
  • Direct and indirect supervision/management responsibilities for the entire community including:
    • Direct management of all Department Directors and their line staff
Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
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