Sr Dir, Regulatory Practices
Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They help us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our residents, associates and patients that feels like family. They guide us to be open in our communication with each other, and enable us to make the right decisions for the people who have entrusted us with their care. Our relationships and integrity work together to create a positive impact in the lives of the people we touch.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you’ll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness – physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
· 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
· Benefit plan package
· Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
· Associate Compassion Fund
· Associate Discounts
· Identity theft protection
· Pet savings and insurance plans
· Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
· Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
· Paid Time Off
· Adoption Benefit
· Tuition Reimbursement
· Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
· Voluntary STD and LTD
This is an incentive based position, which may include bonuses, incentive, or commission plans.
Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.
Coordinates and maintains the licensure process for home care and oversees the process for rehab agencies. When required, also includes application through “deemed status” and coordination with the accreditation agency. Participates in the process of purchasing home health agencies including researching regulations and identifying prospective companies. Works with the Quality Assurance team in developing policies and procedures to meet state and national regulations.
- Researches state guidelines to determine licensing process.
- Completes home health applications for both state and federal (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). Includes gathering information from the bank, completing Civil Rights packets, meeting capitalization requirements, etc.
- Researches state, county, and local requirements regarding new business starts and completes appropriate applications.
- Coordinates with legal department to set up new legal entities, fictitious names, etc.
- Notifies regulatory agencies of administrative changes including holding Governing Board meetings to designated administrative staff.
- Maintains yearly requirements including renewals, liability insurance updates, etc.
- Researches state rules for CLIA waivers and complete the appropriate applications.
- Oversees the yearly program evaluation process for home health including reporting to the Governing Board.
- Works with Joint Commission and CHAPS for accreditation and deemed status where appropriate.
- Collaborates with acquisitions team on leads for purchasing home health agencies. This may include due diligence and talking with the prospective sellers to clarify regulations.
- Supervises Regional Director of Regulatory Practices to ensure processes for opening rehab agencies and extension sites are being followed as well as ensuring the license renewals are being maintained. Checks all aspects of maintaining licensure, registration, etc of the rehab agencies.
- Adheres to established confidentiality standards as required by Innovative Senior Care and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) concerning community, patient and co-worker’s private information.
- Performs other duties as required including oversight of the Consolidated Billing program and storage of medical records at Iron Mountain.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
College degree with preference to be a Bachelor of Science or Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Physical
Therapy, Nursing or a Masters Degree in Speech or Language Pathology from an accredited program.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of rehab or home health agencies. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications i.e., Word and Excel.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Uses strong analytic skills and an in-depth understanding of the organization and the business in order to handle arising problems and issues. Solves diverse problems using solid analytical skills where limited precedents/ guidelines exist.
Knowledge and Skills
Has an advanced knowledge of the organization, industry, and a functional discipline. Extensive understanding of technical areas gained through experience and used to complete and/or oversee assignments. Demonstrated proficiency with Federal, State, and Local standards as well as Regulatory compliance with Home Health and Outpatient Therapy Conditions of Participation and Coverage Determinations. Ability to work holidays and weekends as operation demands.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Requires Travel: Occasionally
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.