Executive Director

Garden Place Senior Living Communities has an immediate opening for a FT Executive Director at our memory supported assisted living community in the Columbia, IL area.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in related field preferred.
Experience of 3+ years in a retirement, nursing home, or assisted living industry preferred.
Must be licensed in good standing if required by the State Licensing Authority.
Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community officials and general public.
Demonstrated success in managing operating expenses, competent in generating revenue, fiscal management (budget planning) and census building.
Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual.
Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.
Practice and promote Garden Place Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles.
Must be computer literate.
Must pass criminal background check
Must meet all health requirements.
Must have valid driver's license.
First Aid and CPR certification.
IDPH Fingerprint compliance.
Computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet).

Essential Functions
The Executive Director will oversee the overall management and the day-to-day operations while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; the hiring, training and supervision of qualified staff, ensuring adequate staffing while ensuring continuity and consistency in delivery and quality of services; establishing a working relationship with regulatory agencies, family members, and community advocates; quality assurance; participating in sales and marketing activities while developing and implementing an annual business plan that achieves the financial goals and maintains high occupancy through marketing strategies.
This position is responsible for overseeing the delivery of assisted living resident care that promotes the dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy, and choice of each resident, upholding state standards and promoting the philosophy, policies, and protocols of the organization. Duties include but are not limited to:

Oversees the admission process of assisted living residents, collaborating with residents, family members, care providers, and staff prior to, during and after arrival resulting in smooth transition into new surroundings.
Oversees the delivery of services identified in Resident Service Plans by delegating and communicating verbal and written expectations to attendants and housekeepers to ensure follow-through. Collaborates with resident, representatives, and staff when determining the need of additional services or if no longer appropriate for Assisted Living.
Oversees the activity program so that it provides reality orientation, promotes mental stimulation, physical well-being, physical exercise, and entertainment to the residents. Organizes the various facilitators, ensuring required resources are at their disposal, and evaluating the program and facilitators for effectiveness.
Oversees the assistance with self-administration of medication or medication administration, ensuring adequate ordering, receiving, documentation, and safe storage of physician-prescribed medications for residents. Conducts regular review of medication documentation.
Coordinates the scheduling of resident appointments and services for regular and emergency medical, dental, foot care, eye examinations and auditory testing ensuring follow up actions are documented in resident records and communicated to staff.
Maintains contact with hospital when resident is transferred. Serves as liaison between residents and physicians, home health care agencies, pharmacies and ancillary services.
Oversees complete, accurate documentation in compliance with state and facility requirements, promoting resident confidentiality and the safe handling and storage of records.
Oversees the discharge process of residents to ensure a smooth transition for the resident and family to the next place of service/lodging. Coordinates discharge planning process in advance with each department including packing of resident items, preparation of required documentation to be sent with resident, discontinuation of medication services, and closing of resident record including future contact information.
Provides tours as necessary to prospective residents and interested parties. Provides assessments for placement suitability.
Coordinates logistics of all functions of resident service, connecting with each staff member on every shift, primary responder to incidents, emergencies, and other urgent issues.
Collaborates with kitchen staff to guarantee that the nutritional needs of residents are met at each meal according to Resident Service Plans. Provides quality assurance of all aspects of the resident dining experience.
Guarantees compliance with Illinois State Regulations applying to assisted living licensure. Participates in risk safety, licensure surveys and inspections.
Coordinates continuing education securing presenters/resources to meet state standards.


Reconcile bank statements and forwards to Controller for review.
Ensure that accounts payable are coded with the appropriate account numbers and forwarded to the Business Office Manager in a timely manner.
Enforce adherence to requirements and advise management on required actions.
In collaboration with Controller and General Manager, evaluate and analyze existing payroll policies, procedures and business processes.
Reviews and approves time cards for payroll processing and forwards information to the Business Office Manager in a timely fashion.


Attends and participates in company meetings as required.
Discuss financial report results with upper management.
Advise management about the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

Human Resources

Day-to-day operations of a company's HR functions.
Performs annual employee reviews.
Oversees employee files for all required documentation following up with employees to secure requirements prior to expiration dates.
Maintains supply of new hire document packets and other employee forms.
Oversees human resource function for Assisted Living employees and volunteers. Provides screening, reference checks, hiring, orientation and training.


This position reports to the General Manager.

Attendants, Cooks, Housekeeping, and volunteers report to this position.

We're offering a competitive salary plus a bonus package along with a comprehensive benefit package which includes health insurance, Simple IRA, paid vacation / sick days / holidays, etc. Visit our website at http://www.gpliving.com/ to learn more about our company. Please provide references along with salary requirements with your application.

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