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    VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the long-term care industry. VIVAGE SENIOR LIVING is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy. We bring “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!


    The primary responsibility of the Adminstrator In-Training position is to complete the required 1000 hours of training in long term care administration, becoming familiar with the Standards of Practice for Administrators and achieving a level of competency in the oversight of all departments of the facility; to assist the day-to-day functions of the facility following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. This position is entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.

    • Receives day-to-day supervision from the Administrator or Department Head of the assigned department; will assist Department Head in the general supervision of personnel within the assigned department, during each rotation.
    • Complete the Self-Assessment Tool and develop an AIT plan with the Preceptor.
    • Become familiar with the Standards of Practice for Long Term Care Administrators.
    • Become familiar with the job descriptions and leadership responsibilities of the Department Heads and assume an active leadership role as their assistant.
    • Actively participate in management decisions during problem solving sessions.
    • Become familiar with the myriad of duties to be accomplished within a nursing facility to provide the highest quality of care.
    • Understand the contribution each position within the facility makes to the overall success of the program.
    • Conduct daily rounds using eyes, ears, and nose, and report any concerns or problems to the appropriate department manager. Follow up to assure a solution is reached.
    • Chair at least one committee meeting in each department to learn the different ways and means to reach consensus.
    • Present at least one continuing education program relating to Ethics, and others as assigned.
    • Assist in the (a) admission (b) discharge of a resident.
    • Attend care plans during the rotation in Nursing, Social Services, Dietary and Activities departments to understand the key role each plays in resident care.
    • Manage one complaint/incident investigation (real or simulated) from report to completion.
    • Conduct a mock survey of each department during the rotation and report deficiencies, and plans of correction, to the Department Head.
    • Develop a staff scheduling log (real or mock) for one month.
    • Become familiar with accounting tasks such as, but not limited to, accounts payable, receivables, setting up trust funds, logging to the general ledger etc.
    • Complete any additional assignments or readings from the preceptor.
    • Meet with the preceptor on a scheduled basis but no less than once per week for supervision and to problem solve areas of concern.
    • Perform all other duties, as assigned.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Administration or another health-related degree is preferred but not required. After successful program completion, must be willing to serve in an Administrator capacity in a Vivage managed/owned community (which may lead to relocation within the State of Colorado).
    • A minimum, two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or nursing facility preferred.
    • Ability to integrate diverse forms of information into a coherent whole.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to interpret and implement the rules and regulations governing nursing facilities.
    • Ability to remain calm in the midst of real or perceived chaos and to handle a large number of projects simultaneously.
    • Personal maturity, integrity and sound judgment.
    • Must have a management style that is service oriented, with an awareness of, and a willingness to utilize the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of staff, volunteers and families, recognizing the importance of each.
    • Skill in interviewing, evaluating and advising.
    • Ability to make accurate assessment of situations.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
    • Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
    • 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.
    • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into exiting practices.
    • Must be able to read and interpret financial records, reports, etc.
    • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other office equipment.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled. No Agencies or Affiliates, please!

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