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Aquinata Hall Administrator – Licensed HFA

Aquinata Hall is a ministry of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. We offer holistic, restorative healing, healthcare, and residential services for seniors. Aquinata Hall is a 45-bed Home for the Aged that is home to Sisters and lay residents where they enjoy the benefits of communal living, nurse, and medication support. Accommodations are top-notch with private rooms in a natural, serene campus.

The Aquinata Hall Administrator plans, organizes, and directs the overall operations of the Home for the Aged licensed residence in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations. The Administrator supervises the day-to-day operations and all activities of the residence, ensuring the highest quality of living for the residents in accordance with best practices in the care of senior adults and women religious and upholds the policies, procedures, and core values of the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids. They also coordinate with services provided by Care Resources (PACE) and Hospice for residents enrolled in those programs.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides leadership, plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates, and directs the assisted living, dementia services, and social services for residents at Aquinata Hall.
  • Ensures appropriate social services are available and utilized as needed.
  • Works in collaboration with Leadership Team liaison to ensure optimum wellness and quality of life of each resident and the mission of the facility.
  • Utilizes best practice data to develop and evaluate programs and services.
  • Identifies common issues/challenges among residents to develop and implement effective programs to meet their physical, cognitive, and emotional health.
  • Supports, provides leadership and guidance to resident advisory councils.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation and use of assessment tools.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with Home for the Aged requirements and achieves successful State Surveys with no or minimal citations.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for policies, procedures and practices and implements all that are approved.
  • Works closely with the CFO on budgets and operates within the prescribed budget.
  • Collaborates with food service, environmental services, maintenance, wellness, and outside service providers to address any needs.
  • Meets weekly with Leadership Team liaison and/or Campus Administrator regarding updates, new developments and/or problems.
  • Participates in monthly meetings of the Campus Directors Leadership Group (CDLG).
  • Interviews and hires new employees, coordinating with Human Resources.
  • Ensures staffing schedules meet the service needs of the facility.
  • Mentors, provides appropriate training opportunities, evaluates, supervises, and holds accountable nurses, resident assistants, staff scheduler/administrative assistant, and activities coordinator.
  • Counsels, disciplines, and terminates nurses, resident assistants, staff scheduler/administrative assistant, and activities coordinator as needed, coordinating with Human Resources on proper documentation and procedures.
  • Ensures the availability of staff and resident education on dementia, aging, and age-related diseases, including mental health and illness.
  • Ensures professional staff training for care skills, team building skills, creating unity and affirmative collaboration.
  • Ensures periodic supervision of staff on all three shifts for quality care.
  • Maintains open communication with residents and staff to ensure quality of life is enhanced and resident rights are protected.
  • Meets with staff on a regular basis to share updates and obtain input.
  • Assists with payroll monitoring and corrections as needed.
  • Must be hospitable, flexible, and possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Appropriately shares and protects information and knowledge; adheres to HIPAA and PHI (personal health information) standards.
  • Practices good stewardship of resources through the responsible use of supplies, equipment, staff, and furnishings.
  • Participates in the Care-of-the-Earth vision by managing the process of using fewer material resources and by recycling.
  • Hours may include some evenings, weekends, and holidays.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent competency preferably with emphasis in a human service field, including but not limited to sociology, occupational therapy, psychology, or gerontology.
  • Minimum of six years management/supervisory experience in social services, preferably with seniors.
  • Must possess excellent skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially older and/or cognitively impaired adults.
  • Ability to operate various computer software and programs at an intermediate level such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and proprietary programs.

Physical Requirements:

  • The position includes sedentary functions, requiring frequent operation of computer and other office machinery, as well as frequent rounding throughout the facility.

Job Hazards:

  • May be exposed to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminations, and hazardous chemicals.

COVID-19 Considerations

To keep staff and residents safe, we conduct health screenings. Also, heightened cleaning protocol is in place along with the use of masks.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids


Clinical / Health & Wellness, Office / Administrative