Health Services Director: Givens Highland Farms

Givens Highland Farms · 200 Tabernacle Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Why Choose Givens? Our team members have diverse backgrounds and experiences but unite with their passion for serving older adults in Western North Carolina. A focus on residents, helping them feel at home and vital to our communities, is what sets our work environment and team members apart.

We also have some pretty great benefits:

  • $1000 sign-on bonus (paid out in increments over the first six months) 
  • Three major medical health insurance plans to choose from with dental and vision coverage at no additional cost (Free basic coverage for full-time team members)
  • Free short-term disability, life insurance, & access to our employee assistance program
  • On-sight meal discount
  • Paid time off (PTO) w/ immediate access to 5 days of PTO
  • Referral bonus program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 6% matching
  • Educational assistance & professional development opportunities
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) & access to AFLAC & Prudential Life insurance products
  • Plus so much more! 

Givens Highland Farms, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Black Mountain, NC, is looking for a full-time salaried Health Services Director to direct the day-to-day functions of the Health Care Center in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern long-term care facilities to assure that the highest degree of quality care will be provided to our residents at all times. As the Health Services Director, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

What you'll do:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the facility's programs and activities
  • Develop and maintain written policies and procedures that govern the operation of the facility, and review them annually to assure continued regulatory compliance
  • Develop and maintain written job descriptions for each staff position in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, and other pertinent laws governing job positions
  • Educate employees, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, etc., on the facility’s policies and procedures as necessary and ensure that public information (policy manuals, etc.) describing the services provided in the facility is accurate and fully descriptive
  • Represent the facility in dealings with outside agencies, including governmental agencies and third-party payers, or provide an authorized representative of the facility when unable to attend such meetings
  • Make routine inspections of the facility to assure that established policies and procedures are being implemented and followed
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies
  • Review and develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such plan to the governing board and ombudsman representative as required
  • Maintain a good public relations program that serves the best interest of the facility and organization
  • Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are followed when conducting background checks and providing information to N.C. Health Care Personnel Registry
  • Ensure that appropriate identification documents are presented before the employment of personnel and that proper documentation is filed in the employee's personnel record following current regulations mandating such documentation
  • Delegate administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability to other staff personnel as deemed necessary to perform their assigned duties
  • Review and check the competence of the workforce and make necessary adjustments/ corrections as required or that may become necessary
  • Counsel/discipline personnel as requested or as may become necessary
  • Ensure that disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal state, or local laws
  • Terminate the employment of personnel when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the Human Resources Manager
  • Serve as liaison to Medical Director and other professional and supervisory staff
  • Maintain an excellent working relationship with the medical profession and other health-related facilities and organizations through formal working and transfer agreements
  • Assist in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of in-service training classes, on-the-job training, and orientation programs to assure that current material and programs are continuously provided
  • Assist the Director of Nursing Services and appropriate staff in developing and revising the facility's Nurses' Aide Training Program and curriculum. Submit to the applicable state agency for approval
  • Ensure that all personnel attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, and blood-borne pathogens standard
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility
  • Oversee the management of the community Emergency Preparedness Manual
  • Authorize the purchase of major equipment/supplies following established purchasing policies and procedures
  • Ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are on hand to meet the day-to-day operational needs of the facility and residents
  • Prepare an annual operating budget for approval by the governing board and allocate the resources to carry out programs and activities of the facility
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of an adequate accounting system that reflects the operating cost of the facility
  • Review and interpret monthly financial statements and provide such information to the governing board
  • Ensure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to authorized government agencies as required by current regulations
  • Keep abreast of the economic condition/situation and make adjustments as necessary to assure the continued ability to provide quality care
  • Maintain and enforce HIPAA Privacy Statement
  • Actively participate and accept personal responsibility to ensure the success of the Corporate Compliance Program

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Administration, Business Administration, or related field. A master’s degree in Public Health Administration, Business Administration, or related field is preferred but not required
  • Minimum one year of 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 NC

Compensation is based on your experience and skillset and includes our comprehensive benefits package! 

Still curious about what Givens is all about? It's kind of a long story, but at our core, we're a senior housing organization with a lot of heart and committed to providing housing to seniors of all socioeconomic backgrounds across WNC for more than 40 years. We already have four communities (two life plan communities and two affordable communities) with plans for many more in the coming years.

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