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Bear Mountain Health Care Experienced Admissions Director in Worcester, Massachusetts

Bear Mountain at Worcester is looking for an experienced Admissions Director for their two speciality programs- NeuroBehavioral Programming and SubAcute Ventillator/Trach/Respiratory Programming. The ideal candidate will have prior clinical and financial screening experience and be able to qualify referrals for admission. This position will be responsible for leading the interdisciplinary team review process on all potential admissions and communicating with our liaisons in the field.

Additionally, the Admissions Director will e nsure appropriate admission paperwork and signatures are obtained from residence or responsible parties within 48 hours of admission. Communicate special needs of new admits to staff to ensure a smooth transition. Fulfills a proactive, take charge role in the center’s Morning Meeting. Communicates effectively with the Executive Director (ED) and other department heads to resolve admission issues, including ongoing meetings with the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) to discuss clinical services and updates to the clinical grid. Conducts tours for prospective customers interested in Bear Mountain’s skilled nursing care service. Maintains an accurate record of available beds. Alerts department heads/facility staff of projected room changes – admissions, discharges, patient transfers – at the daily admission meeting. Leads the bed management process, using established Bear Mountain principles and protocols. Models exemplary customer service to all constituencies at all times. Establishes realistic expectations for services levels with residents, families, and referral sources.


· Ability to project a professional image.

· Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.

· Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.

· Must be assertive and personable with the ability to balance the complex challenge of assessing patient care clinical needs and appropriateness of admission to facility.

· Communication skills- both written and oral- must be exemplary.

· Must have the ability to present to a variety of audiences.

· Must possess strong clinical assessments and process skills.

· Strong organizational and analytical skills.

· Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.

· Ability to self-direct and prioritize workflow.

· Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions.

· Working knowledge of electronic referral platforms and electronic medical records applications.

· Ability to read and write, communicate clearly with co-workers and customers and to respond to appropriate questions regarding work process or work product.


Education :

· Associates Degree in an appropriate field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.


· Must have a valid driver’s license

· RN/LPN/LSW preferred but not required


· Two to three years prior experience as an admissions director in a skilled environment.

· Working knowledge of referral platforms and electronic medical record platforms.


· Current immunizations (Covid, MMR, DPT, Varicella, Hep B and TB screening) are required.