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Dialysis Facility Administrator

Company: US Renal Care
Location: Plano
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

OUR MISSION

At U.S. Renal Care, we're changing the lives of everyone living with kidney disease.

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH

At USRC, we are building a culture of diversity and inclusion where each employee has a voice, and every team member is valued for their individual talents. Our common purpose is the pursuit of excellence for our patients and our shared values lived out through compassion for one another.

A PATH FOR SUCCESS

When you join U.S. Renal Care, your journey begins with training programs to set each new employee on a course for success. Ongoing development ensures every team member remains fully supported and empowered to chart their career path towards growth and opportunity.

INSPIRATION and GROWTH

USRC is also dedicated to open communication that fosters dialogue and understanding of our vision and goals. We recognize and reward innovation to inspire one another as we endeavor to lead our industry in the highest quality of care for our patients.

Job Description

Job Title

Administrator

Job Code

160

Labor Code

C105

Department

Operations

FLSA Status

Exempt

EEO Code

1.2

Reports To

Regional Mgmt (AD, RD, or VPO)

Date (Revision)

September 2016

SUMMARY

The Administrator is responsible for the overall daily management and operation of the clinic. The Administrator reports directly to first line regional operational management which may be an Area Director, Regional Director, or Vice President of Operations, depending on the region/demographics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.

GROWTH

* Develop and implement processes for program growth in accordance with Company goals.
* Plan/coordinate patient scheduling to assure timely acceptance of patients and effective staffing levels.
* Implement clinical and operational processes to improve patient health and minimize hospitalizations and missed treatments.
* Achieve financial targets to include budget, labor costs, supply costs and expenditures.

OUTCOMES

* Review all incident reports; make recommendations and take action relative to incidents as appropriate; report at monthly QAPI meeting.
* Promote quality management program through education and involvement of staff and patients in outcomes as well as overall responsibility to achieve corporate goals for quality. Leads QAPI meetings and quality improvement committees.
* Coordinate the functions of all departments and develop standards and methods of measuring patient care services, including a chronological record of services provided to patients as required by the ESRD Network Coordinating Council and Medicare.
* Work with staff to maintain chronological, thorough, and appropriate documentation in the patient record of all treatments, activities, and communication with the patient, physician and other healthcare professionals.
* Achieve program's target goals for patient outcomes in accordance with quality patient care and Company goals.

OPERATIONAL

READINESS

OPERATIONAL

READINESS

(cont.)

* Knowledge of and remain current with federal, state, local laws and regulations, including health care professionals practice act requirements.
* Assure that the clinic is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and receives continuing certification from all statutory and regulatory agencies.
* Develop, implement and follow up necessary Corrective Action Plans for internal and external surveys.
* May assume Charge Nurse's responsibilities as needed.
* Responsible for duties listed in Registered Supervising Nurse job description and nursing services policy # C-AD-0110 or must designate Registered Nurse meeting these qualifications.
* May fulfill responsibility of facility CEO as delegated by Governing Body.
* Conduct and/or participate in both formal and informal meetings with the governing body, Regional Director, Medical Director and the staff. Assure that appropriate staff meetings, in-service education meetings, and team patient care planning meetings are held monthly. Assure that Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement Program is current at all times.
* Establish, maintain, and submit all required records and reports concerning staff, patients, and the operational affairs of the center.
* Plan, coordinate, and approve effective and efficient staffing to meet patient needs and regulations.
* Oversee the maintenance of equipment and supplies to meet current laws and regulations.
* Continuously monitor to ensure that a safe and sanitary physical environment is maintained throughout the facility; that all equipment is maintained and functions properly; and that adequate and appropriate inventory levels of all supplies are available and used correctly.
* Supervise the maintenance of equipment, building areas occupied by the center and other property belonging to the center.
* Know and understand the water treatment and mechanisms of the equipment of the facility.
* Assist, when necessary, with disinfection of equipment and supplies including bicarbonate delivery systems and dialysis machines.

PARTNERSHIPS

* Monitor all contractual agreements; update as needed with corporate oversight.
* Maintain collaborative working relationship with Medical Director and physicians.
* Establish and maintain a positive relationship with area hospitals, agencies, vendors and the community.
* Actively promote GUEST customer service standards; develop effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
* Respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT/ RETENTION

* Ensure all staff meet required qualifications for position held and perform duties within limitations established by and in accordance with company policy/procedures, health care professionals practice acts, applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
* Recruit, train, develop, and supervise all personnel.
* Maintain effective personnel management and employee relations, including evaluating the performance of all personnel; approving and submitting all hours worked and counseling and disciplining employees.
* Uphold management goals of corporation by leading staff in team concepts and promoting a team effort.
* Effectively communicates expectations; accepts accountability and holds others accountable for performance.

Qualifications/Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Requirements include:

* Demonstrated ability to function in a leadership position and to perform in new and emergent situations with sound judgment.
* Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
* Strong time management and organizational skills required.
* 1 year previous dialysis management experience preferred.
* Demonstrated working knowledge of the English language and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
* Must have basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); proficiency in all USRC clinical applications required within 90 days of hire.
* Must meet applicable, specific state requirements. (See addendum for Administrator)

Additionally, if the nursing requirements listed below are not met, an individual may be placed in the Administrator role without them; however, in the absence of these qualifications, there must be a designated Registered Supervising Nurse at the clinic who does possess these qualifications:

* Must be full-time employee of the Company and available to clinic staff during time clinic is open.
* Current RN license in applicable state. License must be maintained as current and in good standing.
* 18 months as an RN with 6 months experience in nursing care of a patient with kidney failure.
* CPR certification required within 90 days of hire.
* Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.
* Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state. (See addendum for Registered Supervising Nurse)

Successful Competency Factors:

Use of the following skills: problem solving, analytical ability, effective communication, confidentiality. Interpersonal skills necessary to work with patients, staff, insurance companies, government and private agencies. Multi-task in an efficient, professional and calm manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Responsible for recruiting, training, developing and supervising all clinic staff.

Budgetary Responsibilities:

Responsible for the clinic budget. Purchase all supplies and approve all expenditures for the operation of the clinic. Effectively schedule employees within payroll budget.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Minimal travel/overnight travel may be required. (up to 25% of time)
* Noise level in the typical work environment is moderate due to the number of staff in business office area and staff/patients/equipment in patient care areas.
* Exposure to chemicals used within the facility (Renalin, Bleach and Acidified Concentrate; refer to MSDS for other chemicals used within the facility).
* Exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (ongoing training provided for employee safety).

Physical Demands

Occasional

(1-33%)

Frequent

(34-66%)

Constant

(67-100%)

Standing/Walking

X

Sitting

X

Twisting

X

Lifting/Carrying

X

Pushing/Pulling

X

Climbing

X

Bending/Stooping

X

LIFTING

2-10 lbs

X

11-20 lbs

X

21-30 lbs

X

31-40 lbs

X

41-50 lbs

X

51 + lbs

X

ENVIRONMENT

Hot, cold, wet, surroundings

X

Outdoors

X

With or near chemicals

X

Near radiation

X

Bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens

X

Ability to express or exchange ideas

X

Ability to understand communication of others with or without adaptive devices.

X

I have received and understand the Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Physical Requirements of my Job Description. If located in AL, GA, MD, NJ, SC, TX or WY, I have received and understand the addendum for state specific regulations and/or requirements for the Administrator and Registered Supervising Nurse positions:

Employee Signature Date

Print Name

Supervisor Signature Date

ADMINISTRATOR

State Specific Regulations

Alabama

IF DESIGNATED CEO FOR THE CLINIC, MUST:

* Hold at least a baccalaureate degree and has at least one (1) year of experience in a dialysis unit OR
* Meets the qualifications for a qualified physician director or qualified registered supervising nurse.

Georgia

* Hold at least a baccalaureate degree and has at least one (1) year experience in an end stage renal disease facility OR
* Meets the qualifications for a physician director or a nurse responsible for nursing services for an end stage renal disease facility OR
* Has been acting for at least two (2) years as a facility administrator for an end stage renal disease facility which has been certified for the federal Medicare program.

Maryland

IF NOT THE DESIGNATED CEO FOR THE CLINIC, MUST:

* Be 21 years old or older.
* Possess a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.
* Have at least one (1) year of dialysis experience.
* Have no criminal conviction or other criminal history that indicates behavior that is potentially harmful to patients, documented through either a criminal history records check or criminal background check completed within one (1) month before employment.

New Jersey

* A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and the equivalent of at least one (1) year experience in supervising renal dialysis services OR
* Five (5) years full-time experience in the provision of renal dialysis services and documentation of supervisory experience for at least one (1) year.

South Carolina

* Hold at least a baccalaureate degree or have a minimum of an associate degree in a health-related field with at least two (2) years experience in ESRD within the past five (5) years.

Wyoming

PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE FACILITY TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS PER DAY AND IS:

* A physician OR
* A Registered Nurse who has at least six (6) months of experience working in a renal dialysis center OR
* An individual with a bachelors degree and one (1) year experience in health service administration, preferably in a renal dialysis center.

REGISTERED SUPERVISING NURSE

State Specific Regulations

Georgia

* RN with twelve (12) months of experience in clinical nursing, and an additional six (6) months of experience in nursing care of the patient with permanent kidney failure or undergoing kidney transplantation, including training in and experience with the dialysis process OR
* RN with eighteen (18) months of experience in nursing care of the patient with on maintenance dialysis, or the nursing care of the patient with a kidney transplant, including training in and experience with the dialysis process.
* Where the RN responsible for nursing services is also in charge of self-care dialysis training, at least three (3) months of the total required dialysis experience is in training patients in self-care.

New Jersey

THIS POSITION IS CONSIDERED DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES IN THE STATE OF NJ AND MUST:

* Have twelve (12) months full time experience in nursing supervision and/or nursing administration obtained in a hemodialysis setting within the last twenty-four (24) months.

South Carolina

THIS POSITION IS CONSIDERED DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES IN THE STATE OF SC AND MUST:

* Be a registered nurse with at least eighteen (18) months of experience in clinical nursing, with at least six (6) months experience in care of patients with ESRD.

Texas

THIS POSITION ALSO MAY BE KNOWN AS THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING IN THE STATE OF TX AND MUST:

* Have at least eighteen (18) months experience as an RN, which includes at least twelve (12) months experience in dialysis within the last twenty-four (24) months; OR
* Have at least eighteen (18) months experience as an RN, and holds a current certification from a nationally recognized board in nephrology nursing or hemodialysis.

What we're looking for

* Demonstrated ability to function in a leadership position and to perform in new and emergent situations with sound judgment.
* Demonstrated analytical, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
* Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); proficiency in all USRC clinical applications required within 90 days of hire.
* CPR certification required within 90 days of hire.
* Confirmation of ability to distinguish all primary colors.
* Must meet any practice requirement(s) for the applicable state.

Preferred

* One or more years of previous dialysis management experience.
* Current RN license (in good standing) in applicable state.
* 18 months as an RN with 6 months experience in nursing care of a patient with kidney failure.

Other requirements

* Additional requirements may be required if the nursing requirements listed above are not met.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We're here to change the lives of people with kidney disease and shape the future of kidney care. We still have much work ahead. If you desire to make a positive impact in the life of others and pursue a fulfilling career in healthcare, we invite you to join our team at U.S. Renal Care!

Are you with US? Apply today!

SalariedEmployees of US Renal Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment. Individuals with medical or sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances that prevent them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may request an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. This requirement does not apply to positions that are 100% remote and have no direct interaction with patients or staff.

Keywords: US Renal Care, Plano , Dialysis Facility Administrator, Other , Plano, Texas

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