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Administrator in Hays, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 9/22/2018

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Job Description


This position shall manage staff; develop and adhere to organizational, operational, and financial objectives; maintain legal and accreditation compliance; improve quality results, and sustain community involvement. The administrator functions as the licensed administrator to meet regulatory intent.


  • Responsible for the overall operation by planning, implementing, managing, and adhering to established financial and residence goals.

  • Implement established resident care policies, personnel policies, and other operational policies and procedures necessary to remain in compliance with required laws, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Directs the Director of Clinical Services (DCS) to evaluate and assess resident care; monitoring resident care for both social and functional status. Recognizing functional limitations and directs the staff in developing health service plans, which address on-going assistance with nursing care and activities of daily living.

  • Perform the selection, development, management, and supervision of associates to meet the needs of residents and the community. Continuously reviews productivity and efficiency of staff, recommends educational opportunities and provides training to associates to enhance their performance.

  • Develop and maintain sound financial objectives by forecasting, budgeting, and aligning monetary resources; and minimizing the impact of variances.

  • Ensure that adequate staff is employed to meet resident needs.

  • Ensure that the community admits only those residents for whom it can provide adequate care.

  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from community committees (i.e. Quality Assessment and Assurance, Safety, etc.).

  • Assure the public information describing services is accurate, fully descriptive, and is readily available upon request.

  • Develop cooperative relationships with the business community.

  • Resolve any conflicts or concerns regarding residents, operations, marketing, and /or staff issues.

  • Responsible for maintaining and reporting operational data and financial expenditures to supervisor, governing board, medical director, and other professional and supervisory staff.

  • Will assume direct responsibility for all daily functions of the residence within limitations of certification and/or licensure as need arises.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Coaches and provides career development to staff.

  • Coordinates with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels.

  • Establishes employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews.

  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments, employee training, time off, breaks and overtime assignments.

  • Schedules and conducts department meetings.

  • Supervises staff in accordance with Ascension Living policies and procedures.

  • Challenges community leadership teams to be creative and fluid in systems and programming development.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.

  • Licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator, adult care home administrator, or complete a training course to be certified as an operator in the state where employed.

  • Successful management experience in a senior care environment or similar discipline.


  • Must have a current Nursing Home Administrator or Adult Care Home Administrator license, with the capacity to obtain other licenses based on company needs.

  • Must have valid driver’s license.


  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.

  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.

  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.

  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.

  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

25 LBS

  • Occasionally required to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds for short distances. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.

  • Frequently required to sit in a stationary position.

  • Occasionally performs activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.

  • Constantly able to communicate verbally and in written form.

  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as phone calls and customer questions.

  • Constantly able to use hands and fingers to type, write, and file.

  • Frequently able to use near vision for viewing computer monitor and written materials.

  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.


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