Nursing Home Administrator

  • Full-time

Company Description

Rural Health Development manages nursing homes in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

Our mission is to provide affordable management services to “stand-alone” communities. Independent communities that are not a part of a chain will find that they will need to spend an inordinate sum of money to operate a successful health care facility in today's regulatory environment.

Job Description

Major Duties & Responsibilities

• Review and check competence of work force and make necessary adjustments/corrections as required or that may become necessary. 

• Assure that an adequate number of appropriately trained professional and auxiliary personnel are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residents. 

• Serve as liaison to the governing board, medical staff, and other professional and supervisory staff. 

• Counsel/discipline personnel as requested or as may become necessary. 

• Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Personnel Director. 

• Maintain an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations through formal working and transfer agreements. 

• Schedule and participate in departmental meetings. 

• Delegate administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability to other staff personnel as deemed necessary to perform their assigned duties. 


• 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 status. 


• Assure that the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained to perform such duties/services. 


• Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the governing board. 

• Keep abreast of the economic condition/situation and make adjustments as necessary to assure the continued ability to provide quality care. 

• Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the governing board and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility. 

• Assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to authorized government agencies as required by current regulations. 


• Assure that all residents 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 residents. 

• Serve on the Quality Assurance & Assessment Committee as directed, or as may be necessary. 

• Assure that each resident receives the necessary nursing, medical and psychosocial services to attain and maintain the highest possible mental and physical functional status, as defined by the comprehensive assessment and care plan. 



Working Conditions

• Works in office areas as well as throughout the facility and its premises. 

• Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours. 

• Is subject to frequent interruptions. 

• Is involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances. 

• Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, visitors, etc. 

• Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. 

• Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects. 

• Attends and participates in continuing educational programs. 

• May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. 

• Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors. 

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


Educational Requirements

A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration, or a health-related degree is preferred but not required. 





• Preferred one (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or long-term care facility. 

• Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator's license or meet the licensure requirements of this State. 


Specific Requirements

• Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. 

• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. 

• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. 

• Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and of good moral character. 

• Must have advanced training in hospital or long-term care administration. 

• Must be knowledgeable of reimbursement regulations and nursing practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to long-term care administration. 

• Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel. 

• 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 maintaining a sound operation. 

• Must be thoroughly familiar with laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration. 

• Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as must be willing to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning. 

• 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 morale. 

• Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc. 

• Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment. 

• Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.