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The State Veterans Home Administrator is responsible for directing the overall operation of a State Veterans Home. This position is governed by state and

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Special Job Requirements:

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours or be on-call.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a large staff through lower-level supervisors, including reviewing performance evaluations, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and reviewing and determining a variety of actions, policies, and procedures recommended by subordinates. Plans, implements, directs, and monitors programs and services provided for nursing home residents by developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Develops short and long-term strategic plans and goals and coordinates with Director to ensure agency mission is met; evaluates staff and facility services and conditions and assesses needs related to training, services, physical conditions and equipment to ensure staff, resident and facility compliance with regulatory requirements. Develops and submits the nursing homes biennial budget requests, monitors expenditures, and makes budgetary adjustments, as deemed necessary. Investigates and resolves complaints regarding staff, residents, and programs and develops and revises disciplinary rules and standard operating procedures for the facility. Oversees fiscal programs and maintains control over patient accounts, reimbursements, accounting, and disbursements. Reviews and approves purchase requisitions submitted by staff. Directs tours of facility, answers questions, and responds to regulatory agency reports and recommendations. Performs extensive public relations in order to attract new residents to the home to ensure financial viability. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing nursing home operations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of state budgetary, accounting, purchasing, asset management and human resource laws, rules, regulations, practices and procedures. Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and rules pertaining to nursing home operations. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors. Ability to analyze and evaluate programs and facilities for effectiveness and compliance and take corrective action as needed. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to develop and monitor fiscal and purchasing plans and various financial accounts and assets.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in health care administration, public administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the administration of a nursing home, hospital, or other health care institution, including two years in a managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Arkansas by the Office of Long-Term Care in accordance with ACA 20-10-402 or obtain license within six months of hire.


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