Columbine Manor Care Center

Nursing Home Administrator

Salida, CO


Nursing Home Administrator
Columbine Manor Care Center
Salida, Colorado

Position type: Full-time
Shift: 40 Hours - Weekdays (Day Shift)

Are you a dynamic leader that is passionate about caring for and serving others? Do you enjoy the great outdoors and the ability to experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country?  If all of this sounds like your dream job and ideal home, Life Care Centers of America has a great opportunity for you in Salida, Colorado.

The Colorado mountain town of Salida sits in the middle of the state, literally in the "Heart of the Rockies," in the upper Arkansas River valley about 2 hours from Colorado Springs and 3 hours from Denver. If you are an outdoors adventure seeker, the Rocky Mountains offer year-round activities (archery, biking, camping, climbing, fishing, four-wheeling, golfing, hiking, hunting, kayaking, picnicking, rock hounding, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and a world-class zipline tour). Salida has more than a dozen 14,000-foot tall mountain peaks, surpassing all other Colorado regions.  If all of this sounds like the place you’d like to work and live, Columbine Manor is the place for you. 

At Life Care Centers of America we offer 46 years of experience, stability, and success to our current and future residents. We are rooted in Judeo-Christian ethic and we have two foundational principles.  1. Patients and residents are our highest priority and deserve superior quality care and customer service and 2. Our associates are our most valuable resource in serving those entrusted to us.

We are proud to have a great staff.  We foster an environment of trust, caring and fun. We are a family and all of us share a passion for Columbine Manor.  If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, Life Care Centers of America has a great opportunity for you to join our team.

Position Summary
The Nursing Home Administrator provides leadership and direction for overall facility operations to provide quality patient care in accordance with all laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Provides oversight of key areas including financial operations, human resources, customer service, business development, and clinical operations. Implements policies pertaining to patient care, caregiving, and support staff, financial control, public relations, and maintenance of physical plant through consultation with the facility management team. Manages budget to meet facility needs and division goals in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must be currently licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in applicable State.
  • Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.
  • Three (3) or more years' successful post-acute care experience preferred
  • Certification with American College preferred (ACHCA)

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must be able to read and interpret financial records and reports
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: daily leadership responsibilities,, supervisory responsibilities,, financial responsibilities,, regulatory compliance, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must ensure facility is compliant with all Federal, Sate, local, and JCAHO requirements as well as serve as the facility's Compliance Liaison
  • Must ensure facility is clean and safe for the comfort, convenience and safety of patients, families, and staff
  • Must serve as effective representative for company so facility is viewed as provider of choice in that community
  • Must ensure census goals are met
  • Must prepare and operate within annual budget (approved by RVP and DVP)
  • Must effectively supervise team
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

  • medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • paid vacation, sick days and holidays


An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 137838

Salida, CO


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