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Executive Director – Ashgrove Woods

January 26, 2013 - March 01, 2013
Location:Lexington, KY
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Paid sick, vacation and holidays; medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, 401(k) and educational assistance
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Ashgrove Woods
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Christian Care Communities is seeking a full-time Executive Director for our Ashgrove Woods facility loated in the Lexington, Kentucky.

Only accepting on-line applications.

MISSION
Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

VISION
Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

PART I: POSITION IDENTIFICATION Executive Director – Ashgrove Woods
Job Code: 76615990
Program: Older Adults
Facility: Ashgrove Woods
Location: Lexington / Nicholasville
Department: 766 General and Administration
Direct Supervisor: VP of Older Adult Communities

PART II: POSITION SUMMARY
The Executive Director is responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure optimal quality of care is delivered to the residents; responsible and accountable for functions and activities of the entire staff while appropriately integrating these activities with all other departments in the community that contribute to resident care; plans and organizes systems of care, objectives, policies, procedures, staffing patterns and staff development based on the needs of the community within the framework of the established budget while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

PART III: POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, social work, human services, business administration, public health, or a closely related field from an accredited 4-year college or university
Required Experience: 5 years’ proven management experience; 2 years’ experience directing multi-facility senior living, senior housing, Personal Care and/or continuing care retirement communities (CCRC); 2 years’ experience as administrator of long-term care facility; and/ or significant other management or consulting experience in long term care
Preferred Experience: Nonprofit sector
Required License and/or Certification: Kentucky-Licensed or Certified Nursing Home Administrator in good standing (or eligible); Certified Nursing Home Administrator by the American College of Health Care Administrators (or eligible).
Business travel is a requirement of position; proof of valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
If personal vehicle is used to transport self or others; proof of insurance of $100,000 single limit of liability

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
1. Excellent communication skills to include:
a. Ability to speak and read English
b. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
c. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
d. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, organizations and others
e. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
2. Working knowledge of various software programs such as Microsoft Office products including, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

PART IV: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Responsible to the VP with fully delegated responsibility and authority to carry out the day-to-day assisted living operations
2. Develops both long term and short term strategic plans to ensure overall growth and development of Personal Care and Assisted Living Services within the Company.
3. Preparation and management of annual functional budgets to ensure effective and efficient stewardship of Company fiscal resources.
4. Develops appropriate staffing levels and ratios for facility functions.
5. Completes and submits required reports, including responses to audits and reviews, in a timely manner.
6. Develops standards of quality, clinical excellence, resident safety, resident satisfaction, and staff engagement for the personal care function.
7. Develops reporting metrics on quality standards and satisfaction levels and publishes results on a quarterly basis.
8. Conducts on-going meetings to reviews resident assessments and other resident status changes and updates with Social Services and Rehabilitation staff.
9. Maintains and updates knowledge of prospective changes within the Personal Care/Assisted Living industry both within the Commonwealth of KY and throughout the United States.
10. Provides on-going and timely communication on resident status with families and/or resident support systems to promote positive and informed relationships.
11. Establishes outreach and education efforts throughout the community to promote a better understanding of Personal Care services.
12. Establishes outreach efforts in local colleges and secondary schools to develop opportunities to promote employment opportunities within Personal Care.
13. Directs the clinical operations and supervisory activities of staff, evaluates adherence to performance standards.
14. Develops a schedule of staff educational opportunities including in-services, equipment/technology training, continuing education, and membership and/or certification in Aging and Geriatrics.
15. Maintains confidentiality of all resident and staff personal or health information.
16. Recruits, hires, leads, motivates and provides strategic direction for and supervision of the department managers; holds staff accountable for achieving their operational goals
a. Actively promotes growth and development of staff, including opportunities to learn new skills and advance both personally and professionally
b. Oversees the staff development program which includes in-service training, on-the-job training, orientation programs, supervisory level training, workshops, seminars and other programs designed to keep pace with changes in the long term care industry as well as to maintain professional status
c. Creates a work environment and culture in which personnel work as both individual and team members with the ability to achieve organizational goals
d. Ensures that an adequate number of appropriately qualified personnel are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residents/patients
e. Builds an effective team of departments to address and facilitate efficient day to day operating functions of community
17. Serves as an articulate, enthusiastic, and visible spokesperson for Christian Care
18. Serves as a member of the Leadership Roundtable Team
19. Communicates with and seeks assistance from Program Support Center (PSC) staff in problem solving and quality improvement issues; researches and makes recommendations to the PSC for policy changes, salary increases, staffing increases, annual budget amendments, resident rate increases, outside contractual services, major capital improvements and grants.

PART V: PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands
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 physical demands.

1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range for office duties; business equipment is regularly operated (computer, copier, fax, printer, postage meter, land line and mobile phones, etc.).
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.

PART VI: “W.E. C.A.R.E.” VALUES
Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care
Qualifications:Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in healthcare, social work, human services, business administration, public health, or a closely related field from an accredited 4-year college or university

Required Experience: 5 years’ proven management experience; 2 years’ experience directing multi-facility senior living, senior housing, Personal Care and/or continuing care retirement communities (CCRC); 2 years’ experience as administrator of long-term care facility; and/ or significant other management or consulting experience in long term care

Preferred Experience: Nonprofit sector

Required License and/or Certification: Kentucky-Licensed or Certified Nursing Home Administrator in good standing (or eligible); Certified Nursing Home Administrator by the American College of Health Care Administrators (or eligible).

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.

This is a tobacco free facility.


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