DIRECTOR OF LONG TERM CARE (PCN106)
Work Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
The Director of Long Term Care directs and organizes the activities of the Long Term Care (LTC) Facility. The major purpose of this position is to insure the effective and efficient provision of comprehensive services to residents of the South Peninsula Long Term Care Facility and to maintain the Facility in compliance with State and Federal Regulations. The Director will promote the optimal functioning of each resident in a home-like atmosphere. S/he will support and role model South Peninsula Hospital’s (SPH) values and behaviors that reflect our culture of safety, quality, and a healthy work environment.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The position of Director of Long Term Care is a management position. The individual in this position understands and supports the overall goals of the administration of SPH/LTC and coordinates the activities of the Long Term Care Facility to assist in accomplishing those goals. This individual must be self-directed and willing to accept the responsibility of directing the activities within the Facility. The Director of Long Term Care is responsible for implementation of policies and procedures, and maintaining and improving a level of care in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The Director of Long Term Care reports to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and 28 bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and the ability to lift 35 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including all types of blood borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Work hours may be varied.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
You will be a good fit for this job if…
- You enjoy working for an organization that is growing and challenging the LTC department daily to move the organization forward.
- You possess a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations.
- You enjoy working with people that care about their residents and employees.
This individual should have extensive knowledge of computer software applications to include: Medical Information systems, word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Publisher, Power Point). Able to operate such general office machines as a, personal computer, adding machine by touch, FAX and photocopier. Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing, data entry and proofing materials; establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Speaking, listening, and reasonable writing skills are required to communicate with professional staff, to direct the work activity within the department, and to communicate with personnel, residents and the residents’ families/legal representatives at all levels. Mathematical ability is required for preparation of budgets and reports; and to calculate drug dosages.
EDUCATION / TRAINING / EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in a long term care setting, with one year of management experience required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must be a registered nurse licensed in the State of Alaska.
Must maintain active BLS certification.
We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska.
You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations.
Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job – it’s a career. You will absolutely love it here!