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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4344 - Convalescent Center Administrator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt
GRADE:    319

POSITION SUMMARY
Under administrative direction; performs work of unusual difficulty directing all business and operating programs and functions of the Convalescent Center; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The employee in this position is responsible for the operation of the County Convalescent Center on an efficient basis and in accordance with State public health standards.  Work requires the ability to make independent decisions regarding the application and interpretation of Convalescent Center policies.  Administrative direction is received from the County Board Chairperson, the County Board and the County Administrator.  Management direction is provided to approximately eight subordinate managers and supervisors.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Coordinates and integrates the functions of an approximately 360 bed facility providing long term care as well as short term rehabilitative services
•    Plans, installs, directs, coordinates, and evaluates an administrative management organization within the institution to integrate functions such as fiscal planning and controls, personnel, procurement and storekeeping, grounds and building maintenance, transportation, communication, housekeeping, dietary, and safety programs with the clinical phases of patient care
•    Continuously analyzes Departmental operations, evaluates the environment and equipment necessary for effective functioning and implements any necessary procedural change
•    Works in cooperation with the County Board and various Federal and State organizations in developing, planning, and executing long-range plans and institutional management policies and programs
•    Ensures conformance with the annual budget
•    Investigates revenue sources and directs services to maximize reimbursement
•    Functions as a member of the County’s management team to resolve issues and implement plans of action
•    Coordinates with department heads in formulating programs and activities of the institution
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Determines organizational lines of authority and fixes responsibility
•    Prepares and submits reports
•    Represents the institution in public relations functions
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    The principles and practices of nursing home administration
•    Related community services and programs
•    Budgeting practices
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
•    Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
•    Effectively planning, installing, controlling, and evaluating all services of the Convalescent Center
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
•    Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Prioritize and assigning work
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
•    Monitor and evaluate employees
•    Prioritize and assign work
•    Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
•    Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
•    Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Hospital Administration and eight years of experience in a hospital, nursing home, or related agency which included five years in a management level position; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires an Illinois Nursing Home Administrator license.