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Athena Health Care Systems Human Resource Director in Waterbury, Connecticut

Human Resource Director


Abbott Terrace Health Center - Waterbury, CT

Posted 1 week ago

We are hiring a Human Resource Director to join our dynamic care team at Abbott Terrace Health Care Center in Waterbury!

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

As the Human Resource Director, you are responsible for assisting in the provision of human resource services which include employee benefits questions, recruitment and employment, developing/updating human resource policies, procedures, employee and labor relations, and management systems, as well as other administrative functions pertaining to management or general business of daily operations. The Human Resource Director will also assist the Administrator with performing work of substantial importance.

Experience & Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources, business administration, or psychology.

  • A minimum of two (2) to four (4) years experience in a human resource general capacity, preferably within a health care or skilled nursing facility.

  • Proficient in composition of verbal and written communication.

  • Proficient with computer software programs (ADP Advantage, Microsoft Word & Excel, etc.)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to organize, prioritize and coordinate all administrative activities.

  • Maintain accurate and organized administrative files, records, license verification, and facilities policy books.

  • Responds to employee questions and problems pertaining to the eligibility and availability of benefits.

  • Maintains facilities personnel files, ensures the timely completion of all required evaluations and paperwork, coordinate and manage accurate personnel files.

  • Assists front desk in assigned region and fill-in in their absence.

  • Communicates with facilities leaders including interviewing, hiring, disciplining and termination.

  • Assists in recruitment and retention of facilities staff.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all employee and resident related information.

  • Performs clerical support duties, record keeping functions, administrative detail and follow-up.

  • Coordinate inter/intra facilities communication.

  • Completes all background check processes in accordance with all federal and state specific regulations and facilities protocols.

  • Coordinate Worker’s Compensation and all other in-house insurance programs (medical, dental, Connecticut paid, life insurance, etc.) and works with claims manager.

  • Maintain all regulatory required logs and records (i.e. OSHA, EEOC, CHRO, etc.).

  • Knowledge about laws and regulations relating to job responsibilities, e.g., EEO, OSHA, patient rights, fraud/abuse laws.

  • Coordinate facilities events.

  • Other duties assigned by Administrator or other Athena staff.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all employee and resident related information.

  • Knowledgeable of laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to hospital and long-term care administrative procedures.

  • Knowledgeable in Privacy Rule and facility Privacy Practices Policies and Procedures including Deficit Reduction Act.

  • Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with and facility and corporate staff.

  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing resources and administrative procedures to maintain a sound operation.

  • Maintain the care and use and ordering of supplies, equipment, etc., and the appearance of the office by regular inspections and appropriate follow-up actions.

  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents, staff, based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.

  • Is knowledgeable in aspects of human resources and the atmosphere in multiple facilities.

  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices.

  • Is proficient in composition of written communication.

  • Is proficient with computer software programs (i.e., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Newsletter Software, ADP Advantage, etc.).

  • Is knowledgeable of use of, and maintains all facilities office equipment in good working order.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay

  • Holiday and Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees

  • 401(k) with Employer Match for All Team Members

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Vacation and Personal Time

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

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