Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Home Administrator -- Sherwood Oaks
Job ID: 699025
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Skilled Nursing
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066


Sherwood Oaks is hiring a full-time Administrator to help support the Administration Department at their beautiful, Cranberry Township campus. The incumbent will manage administration and operation of the assigned skilled nursing facility. The individual will assume responsibility for the planning, organizing, directing and controlling the delivery and quality care in compliance with the operational goals of Senior Communities.

Located in Cranberry Township, Sherwood Oaks has a mission to foster independence, health, physical and financial security to seniors who live on the campus.  Although most residents start out in an independent living residence, we provide personal care, memory care and nursing care as an individual’s needs change over time.

This position is primarily Monday-Friday, daylight hours. It may require some off shift and on call requirements.

If you are looking for a rewarding, next step in your career, apply today!


The Nursing Home Administrator has administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability for the function and activities of all personnel providing services on the Skilled Nursing Unit. The Administrator will ensure all residents on the Skilled Nursing Unit receive the services needed to attain and maintain their highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. Maintains 24 hour/day accountability for Skilled Nursing Unit. Promotes the mission of Sherwood Oaks with all staff and residents and functions as a role model for all personnel.

  • Adopt and enforce rules and regulations concerning residents health care and safety as well as the protection of their personal and property rights. Obtain responsibility/accountability to maintain licensure for Nursing Units.
  • Assure compliance with all regulatory agencies and the current union contract.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled Resident and Family Council meetings to establish open communication.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meeting with all staff members and keep recorded minutes.
  • Designate a person to act in their absence so that administrative direction is provided at all times and establishes an administrative on-call schedule.
  • Establish a system of daily rounds to monitor the quality of service provided to residents.
  • Establish and implement resident care policies, personnel policies, and other Sherwood Oaks policies.
  • Evaluate and implement, as appropriate, any recommendations from the facility's ommittees and consultants.
  • Function as Chairperson for all standing committees, Infection Control, Pharmacy, Quality Assessment, and Resident Care Council. Functions as a member of the center wide Safety Committee.
  • Function as Chairperson of the Functional Assessment Committee and assuring all residents are at the appropriate level of care. Notify residents or responsible party of activities related to the functional assessment process.
  • Identify staff learning needs and establish in-service education to fulfill these needs.
  • Maintain a file for all incident reports which contains date, time and nature of incident, circumstances under which incident occurred, actions taken and other essential information. Each report shall be signed by the physician, Nursing Director and Administrator.
  • Maintain a file on all resident concerns/complaints and follow up action taken or appropriate interventions.
  • Maintain compliance with all aspects of the current union contract on Skilled Nursing Unit.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with the Executive Director of the organization and with other professional and supervisory staff members through regularly scheduled meetings and periodic reports.
  • Monitor the bed availability on the Nursing Unit to facilitate transfers to the appropriate level of service and preparation of rooms for future resident use. Establish procedures to provide bed availability for unforeseen week end and night admissions from the independent living units.
  • Oversee and assist the Staff Development Coordinator in the nurse aide training program to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and provision of quality of care.
  • Oversee and coordinate efforts of all professional staff when they are providing services to Skilled Nursing residents including, Nursing, Social Services, Activities, Rehabilitation, Dining Services, Maintenance and Environmental Services.
  • Responsible for monitoring financial management for Skilled Nursing Unit and maintaining effective cost control strategies (vendor selection, competitive pricing, inventory control and recovery of lost charges) and revenue generation. This includes intervening in establishment and monitoring Medicare cost centers to recover and bill all appropriate charges.


BA Degree in a health related field required

2 or more years of experience in a management position in a licensed nursing home

Prior experience as an Administrator Assistant Administrator or Director of Nursing preferred

Previous RN experience preferred

Full body range of motion required. Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination required

Vision and hearing corrected to normal range is required. Subject to moderate physical and emotional stress due to the normal office environment

Demonstrate appreciation for the elderly, and the ability to accept and promote the mission and philosophy of Sherwood Oaks required

Knowledgeable of all regulations governing nursing facilities and personal care units and a knowledge of reimbursement systems for geriatric services required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Ability to interact with all groups of people. 

 Knowledge of management and quality improvement principles required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR certification required within 90 days of employment

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Nursing Home Administration
  • Nursing Home Administration

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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