Nursing Home Administrator, Must be Willing to Relocate to La Junta, CO

Bluestem Village is a newly built state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility is designed with the Resident in mind that focus on the needs of individuals in a home-like environment located at 1 Darlene Drive, La Junta, CO 81050. We are looking for an innovative Nursing Home Administrator to head this exciting brand-new facility. The start date for the ideal candidate would be December 2022. Pay range is $110,000-$120,000

The primary responsibility of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, coordinate and manage the overall operations of the nursing home in accordance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Vivage Management policies and procedures.


Program, Policies and Procedure Duties: 50% time

Directs and implements safety practices including emergency preparedness
Assures department managers plan, organize, develop, implement, evaluate and direct facility programs and activities
Recruits, trains and leads an effective professional team of managers who implement programs and services which reflect Vivage Management’s values, goals and ethics, and which support financial growth and stability
Manages Workers Compensation program in coordination with the HR Director
Participates in governmental agency facility surveys
Assures adherence to all Vivage Management standards, programs, policies and systems
Chairs the facility’s Performance Improvement Committee and assures appropriate follow-up
Ensures the communication and enforcement of residents’ rights; reviews resident complaints and grievances; prepares written reports of action taken; discusses with resident and family as appropriate
Promotes Vivage’s philosophy of culture change and person-centered care model to ensure residents have the opportunity to grow and live enriched lives in a non-traditional nursing home setting.
Develops and implements a marketing plan to maintain facility viability and success; maintains occupancy and payor mix to maximize financial outcomes
Participates in various facility, corporate and external committees and task forces
Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret relevant programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures
Keeps abreast of industry trends through continuing education, committee involvement, journals, networking and other available avenues
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., necessary for providing quality care and maintaining a sound operation
Completes special projects as assigned
Reporting Duties: 20%time

Monitors procurement and utilization of equipment and supplies sufficient to provide safe, sanitary, and quality resident services in all areas
Ensures that an adequate number of appropriately trained staff are on duty at all times to meet the needs of the residents
Completes all required reports and projects in a timely, efficient manner
Provides timely documentation regarding performance, counseling and guidance to department managers while promoting growth and competency in a positive and nurturing environment
Develops and maintains written job descriptions that accurately reflect job responsibilities and are in compliance with regulatory requirements
Must be able to communicate policies, procedures, regulations, reports, etc., to personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and government agencies/personnel
Department Support Duties: 15% time

Assures departmental response and follow-up to Vivage Management’s Consolidated Site Reports
Assists department managers with staff counseling and performance evaluations.
Provides effective leadership and direction to department managers
Maintains appropriate communication with Vivage Management regarding all clinical, financial and operational issues
Ensures facility and personal involvement within the community
Management Duties: 15%time

Develops effective working relationships with staff and maintains an environment conducive to building teams
Functions as the home’s chief public relations officer
Responsible for the overall financial performance of the facility
Purchases all equipment and capital items in accordance with Vivage Management approval protocol and facility governing body
Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel

Relationship Building

Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

Build relationships with all types of people

Have empathy, a caring attitude and sincere interest in others


Communicate clearly and effectively


Ability to organize and prioritize workload

Detail oriented and follow through

Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively


Knowledge of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment
Strong financial management skills
Working knowledge of long-term care state and federal regulations, Medicare, Medicaid, employment law, OSHA and Workers Compensation
Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing facility administrative procedures

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree) preferred in Health Care or related field; Eden Associate also preferred.

Experience: Must have a minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience (5) years preferred in a long-term care facility Experience as a Nursing Home Administrator (strongly preferred)

License: Nursing Home Administrator license in good standing in the state of Colorado preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hand and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents
Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours
Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds

Majority of time spent in an office environment that is heated and/or air-conditioned.
Position requires some exposure to facilities, which involves exposure to healthcare environment
Works in all areas of the building
Moves intermittently during working hours
Is subject to frequent interruptions
Communicates with personnel, facility staff, and other department supervisors
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances
Is subject to difficult and emotionally upset personnel, visitors, etc.
Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays as necessary
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals
Must be able to work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility

Ability to travel to offsite meetings and educational events, including those requiring overnight stays
Must possess a valid and unrestricted Driver’s License
Classification: Exempt
Maintains safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace
Ability to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays as necessary
Pass background, CAPs and pose no direct threat to the health or safety of individuals in the workplace
COVID Vaccine or Qualifying Exemption Required

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Sara Robuck




La Junta, CO