Under the general direction of the President of Post Acute Services, the Administrator of SSM Health St. Mary's Care Center is responsible for the facilities establishment, maintenance and enhancement of quality health services in accordance with the philosophy and mission of the SSM Health System. The Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility, as well as overall responsibility for the SSM Health St. Mary's Care Center, and acts within the parameters of the Bylaws of the Corporation, established policy and applicable regulating bodies' rules and regulations.
Exhibits the values and philosophy of the SSM Health System in daily activities and performs job functions in accordance with system policies.
Adopts and enforces rules and regulations concerning the health care and safety of residents/clients and the protection of their personal and property rights.
Appoints a designee during an absence so that administrative direction is provided at all times.
Establishes and implements care policies, personnel policies and other policies of the system and the facilities.
Manages the ongoing functions of the facilities by employing adequate numbers of appropriately trained professional and auxiliary personnel and by delegating duties appropriately.
Maintains ongoing liaison with the governing body via the President of Post Acute Services and with the medical, nursing and other professional and supervisory staffs through regularly scheduled meetings and/or periodic reports.
Implements and assures adherence to policy decisions of the SSM Health System.
Assures that all levels of the facilities operate using the SSM Health Values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Stewardship, and Community.
Establishes, maintains and enhances effective relationships and communications with the Medical Director, the Pastor of St. Bernard Church, and all outside stakeholders.
Reviews and directs action on reports of authorized survey and inspecting agencies.
Develops short, intermediate and long term goals and objectives to complement overall System goals and objectives.
Aids in developing System policies, procedures and directives as requested and communicates these appropriately to ensure that compliance is achieved within the facilities.
Directs fiscal management including purchase of materials, equipment and services.
Ensures annual budgets are prepared detailing revenue sources, expense estimates, with acceptable returns.
Is responsible for the development of an annual capital budgets in collaboration with System finance.
Oversees the operation of the physical plants, food services and all ancillary service programs for both facilities.
Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the facilities programs and changes processes in order to improve operations as necessary.
Selects competent personnel to lead and staff all departments. Works with Human Resources to ensure that adequate and up-to-date personnel programs are present including personnel policies, wage scales and current job descriptions.
Is responsible for the financial status of both entities. Responsible for establishing fee schedules and evaluating all expense sources as required to maintain stable finances.
Ensures facilities are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. Maintains membership in national and state associations for not-for-profit entities as appropriate.
Ensures a Safety Program includes comprehensive fire and disaster plans. Ensures that all on-line occurrence reports, Opportunity For Improvement and all other pertinent reports are appropriately filed and reviewed.
Directs repairs, new construction and replacement of equipment so both facilities are maintained in an exceptional manner.
Provides that all volunteer programs are planned and supervised by competent individuals and that volunteers are given a thorough orientation.
Delegates responsibility for discharge planning to one or more appropriately trained staff members.
Attends continuing education to maintain or exceed the annual leadership hours requirement as directed by the System.
Participates in System meetings as required. Submits reports as requested.
Works with marketing staff to establish and maintain effective public relations.
Participates in community health activities or delegates a representative as appropriate.
Ensures compliance with insurance program directives—risk, worker's compensation, employee health, unemployment compensation, and others.
Enters into transfer and other agreements with other health care institutions or medical facilities as appropriate.
Negotiates agreements with reputable vendors for diagnostic and treatment services.
Evaluates and implements committees and consultant services as necessary and implements recommendation as appropriate.
Performs or assumes other administrative responsibilities as assigned by the President of Post Acute services.
Graduate from an accredited four year college. Current Wisconsin license as a nursing home administrator.
A minimum of 3 years Administrator experience at a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Ability to work in a leadership capacity. Ability to maintain high standards of work and performance.
About St. Mary's Care Center:
St. Mary's Care Center is a 184-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility. Affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Care Center is recognized as a leader among Wisconsin nursing homes. We are committed to providing an excellent quality of life for each resident. St. Mary's Care Center offers award-winning clinical services in a caring and compassionate atmosphere. Many residents make the Care Center their year-round home. Some are with us for memory care, others for short-term rehabilitation services. In all cases, residents and their families take active roles in developing person-centered care plans.
You’ve known us as many names throughout St. Louis, and now, we’re bringing our hospitals, doctors, home care and other services together under one name – SSM Health. With seven hospitals, 350+ physicians, more than 40 physician locations and 12,000 employees, we are part of something bigger and better. We’re connected to a wealth of resources, expertise and advance technology to help you, your fa...mily and our community live long, healthy lives.
We’ve grown and changed a lot over our 143-year history. Our name may be changing but our mission remains the same