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TENTATIVE

Occ. Code 1920850

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, NEW YORK STATE VETERANS

HOME, M-3

1920850

ADMINISTRATOR, NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME, M-8

1920900

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this title series are responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the operation of a New York State Veterans Home. Incumbents oversee clinical and non-clinical department heads; provide leadership and direction to a facility staff; and oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of all facility programs.  All incumbents perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.

 

These positions are only classified at the New York State Veterans Homes.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME: Executive Level; serves as second-in-charge of the operation of a New York State Veterans Home and is responsible for its operation in the absence of the Administrator.

 

ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME: Executive Level; responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the operation of a New York State Veterans Home.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME

 

Serve as a cabinet level staff member.

 

Assist in the management of a New York State Veterans Home.

 

Serve as second in command to an Administrator, New York State Veterans Home.

 

Provide evening, night, weekend, and holiday leadership to a Veterans Home.

 

 

Supervise clinical and non-clinical department heads.

 

Oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of programs.

 

Assume the role of Administrator, New York State Veterans Home, when necessary.

 

Represent the facility in sensitive contacts and public affairs.

 

ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME

May perform all of the same duties and functions as a Deputy Administrator.

 

Act as the Licensed Administrator in charge in conformance with State and Federal regulations.

 

Develop and implement policies to insure the achievement of the goals of the institution.

 

Provide direction and general supervision to all personnel at the institution, determining organizational lines of authority, fixing areas of responsibility, providing guidance and advice to supervisors of the various units, and coordinating the activities of the medical, nursing, dietary, and other units to insure maximum efficiency and optimum care.

 

Plan, initiate, and evaluate expanding programs of sound care for all patients in residence including provision of therapeutic programs of social, recreational, and occupational activities.

 

Ensure that all elements of the operation of the Home are in compliance with State and Federal regulations related to the operation of the nursing homes nursing care facilities and day treatment programs.

 

Establish and maintain liaison functions with outside vendors.

 

Act as Appointing Authority for a home, supervising or personally handling all personnel matters including classification, local recruitment, affirmative action/EEO activities, employee services and counseling, in service training, initiating transactions, and employee relations.

 

Review performance ratings of all personnel, and with their immediate supervisors, make decisions regarding promotions, reassignments, discipline, and general utilization of available staff; in general, provides advice and guidance to supervisory personnel.

 

Prepare, with the assistance of Health Facilities Management and Main Office staff, the annual budget of the institution.

 

Represent the home at budget hearings.

 

Maintain target census and case mix levels.

 

Review all applications for admittance and presents these, with recommendation, to the Board of Visitors.

 

Oversee all contracts for services.

 

Establish and maintain accounting systems, payroll, expenditure control and projection, and other financial matters not related to revenue generation.

 

Responsible for the private funds of all residents, maintaining joint bank accounts with individuals.

 

Receive and utilize private donations to the Home for maximum benefit to residents.

 

Authorize the expenditure of all funds and approve the purchasing of all necessary equipment, supplies, foodstuffs, etc.; authorize expenditure for construction and maintenance of buildings and physical plant.

 

Direct all maintenance, plant operation, and new construction at the Home.

 

Work with architects, planners, etc. to ensure that program goals are met in the facility and that any necessary construction work does not interfere with the daily functioning of the facility.

 

Maintain working relationships with various Veterans organizations.

 

Prepare and submit a variety of reports required by the Board of Visitors, the Health Department, and other interested parties.

 

Communicate with researchers to plan effective programs and to provide liaison between the researchers and the staff of the Home.

 

Oversee the LAN system.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME

 

Open Competitive: Possession of a Nursing Home Administrators license and two years of post-licensure experience as an administrator of a nursing home or health related facility of at least 100 beds.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HOME

 

Open Competitive: Possession of a Nursing Home Administrators license and two years of post-licensure experience as an administrator of a nursing home or health related facility of at least 100 beds and five additional years of experience as an administrator of a nursing home licensed by the New York State Department of Health.

Date:  5/10

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.