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Averett University and LifeSpire Sign Partnership Agreement

RICHMOND, Va. — Averett University and LifeSpire of Virginia launched the first-ever educational partnership for LifeSpire in a ceremony June 7 at Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s west end.

Averett University President Tiffany Franks and LifeSpire of Virginia’s President and CEO Jonathan Cook signed an agreement that includes a three-pronged partnership between the school and LifeSpire’s four continuing care retirement communities.

Dr. Tiffany Franks, President of Averett University, signs a partnership agreement with LifeSpire of Virginia, as LifeSpire President and CEO Jonathan Cook looks on.

The partnership allows employees of LifeSpire to earn their degree at Averett with scholarships awarded by Averett, LifeSpire residents to attend college-level lectures right where they live and Averett students to serve as interns at LifeSpire.

Cook praised the agreement as a step forward in positioning LifeSpire communities as employers of choice across Virginia.

Marcello Ouhali (Left), a nurse in Lakewood’s skilled nursing facility, talks with Stacy Gato, Averett University’s vice president for enrollment management, about scholarship opportunities with Averett as LifeSpire President and CEO Jonathan Cook looks on.

“We are excited to partner with Averett to offer these opportunities,” Cook said. “Averett prepares their students to make a difference in the world. LifeSpire helps team members achieve their full potential and believes that providing educational opportunities is a key piece of that process.”

Franks agreed, “LifeSpire and Averett University both value and encourage lifelong learning, a commitment to intellectual growth throughout one’s entire lifetime. We hope that LifeSpire employees and its residents will be excited about the opportunity to become a part of the Averett University family.”

LifeSpire President and CEO Jonathan Cook (Right) shakes hands with Dr. Tiffany Franks, Averett University President at the conclusion of the signing ceremony between the two organizations.

The partnership builds on the organizations’ shared mission and values as members of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. LifeSpire employees automatically qualify for Averett scholarships once they meet admissions criteria. For each undergraduate course taken, Averett will award a $250 scholarship and a $350 scholarship for each graduate course taken.

In addition, Averett will offer residents of LifeSpire communities the option of attending Averett University lectures and courses at home – right in their own community – beginning at Lakewood and expanding to LifeSpire’s other communities in Culpeper, Daleville, and Newport News. The program will launch in the fall 2019 and LifeSpire residents will be able to choose from classes in religion, communications and criminal justice/sociology.

Averett students will also benefit directly from this partnership, with opportunities to intern at LifeSpire in the areas of business, communications and accounting.

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About Averett University

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with five graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional campuses throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

About LifeSpire

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities and one continuing care at home program in Virginia: The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville, The Chesapeake in Newport News and Lakewood and Lakewood at Home in Richmond. For 70 years, LifeSpire has provided compassionate, quality care to senior adults in a faith-based environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Danielle Staub (434) 791-5681
Email
: dstaub@averett.edu

Contact: Ann Lovell (804) 521-9192
Email:
alovell@lifespireliving.org

LifeSpire welcomes Tiffany Flora as Corporate Controller

By Ann Lovell

Tiffany Flora

RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia recently named Tiffany Flora as the organization’s Corporate Controller. In this role, Flora leads LifeSpire’s accounting team and is responsible for all aspects of accounting information, production, compliance and management pertaining to LifeSpire and its affiliates. In addition, she monitors and manages the company’s cash position and its nonprofit Foundation’s business affairs and serves as a valued accounting and financial consultant to LifeSpire’s senior leadership and communities.

“We are pleased to welcome Tiffany to this position. We appreciate the depth of healthcare and nonprofit management experience she brings to the organization,” said Chris Markwith, LifeSpire’s recently appointed Chief Financial Officer. Markwith succeeds Joe Kelley, who is retiring.

Flora has more than 20 years’ experience in progressive leadership roles in accounting and finance with a concentration in healthcare and nonprofit organizations, including Aetna Medicaid, Kissito Healthcare and Interim Healthcare. Flora also previously worked as controller for The Forest at Duke, a continuing care retirement community in Durham, North Carolina.

Flora holds a bachelor’s of business administration from James Madison University. She lives in the Richmond area.

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Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond along with Lakewood at Home, a continuing care without walls membership program in the greater Richmond area.  

Now hiring: Corporate Director of Construction Management

LifeSpire of Virginia is seeking a Corporate Director of Construction Management to lead and manage the construction and renovation projects of our organization. The Corporate Director of Construction Management directly supervises all major construction and renovation projects and works closely with the CEO, CFO and Executive Directors at each community. This person will be responsible for ensuring the contracted construction is well-planned and delivered on time and on budget. This person will manage the architectural relationship for the organization as well as all contractors.

LifeSpire of Virginia is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization located in Richmond, Virginia. It is the parent company of four continuing care retirement communities within the state of Virginia. Our communities are The Culpeper, The Chesapeake, The Glebe, and Lakewood.

Key qualifications and personal characteristics for this position include:

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or facility management
  2. Superior communicator
  3. 10+ years construction experience
  4. Proven leadership skills
  5. Project management experience
  6. Budget management experience
  7. Ability to oversee A1A contracts
  8. Ability to delegate and operate strategically


PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be a competent, compassionate, and committed professional who is willing to enter into a long-term commitment of service to the organization and to do so within a team-oriented, collaborative, servant-leadership environment. The candidate will be a person of high integrity and ethical standards and have a personal reputation that will reflect well on the organization. Of equal importance will be a high standard of care and concern for current and future residents. The candidate will evidence a commitment to establishing community collaborations. As a relationship-oriented person, the candidate will be an excellent communicator and will maintain a visible presence among staff, residents, and clients.

This job offers a competitive base salary, a company vehicle and an excellent benefits package. This position will be on the road traveling to communities 50 percent of the time.  The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and relocation assistance. EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a resume to: jobs@lifespireliving.org 

 

Lakewood at Home offers new choice for seniors in the Richmond, Virginia, area

By Ann Lovell

RICHMOND, Virginia—Today it’s called creative disruption. In the 90s it would have been known as a paradigm shift. Whatever terminology you use, Lakewood at Home is changing the landscape of senior living in the Richmond area.

Hilton and Margaret Almond are charter members of Lakewood at Home. They have lived in their comfortable west end home in Richmond for 46 years, and they want to stay in their home as they age.

Hilton and Margaret Almond read a letter from a friend at their home in Richmond’s west end, where they have lived for 46 years.

“It’s the only house we’ve owned,” Hilton Almond says. “We’ve raised our children here. We have nothing but fond memories of our home.”

Neither Hilton nor Margaret particularly wanted to move to a retirement community, although both recognized the potential need for continuing care as they age and both wanted to find a way to protect their assets against unanticipated long-term care expenses. The couple found what they were seeking in Lakewood at Home, a recently launched senior living initiative by LifeSpire of Virginia.

A FOUNDATION OF COORDINATED CARE

Lakewood at Home is a membership program for active, healthy adults living at home in the Richmond area, explains Tammy Mackey, the program’s executive director. Affiliated with Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s west end, Lakewood at Home allows seniors to remain in their homes as long as medically feasible. With a one-time membership fee and reasonable monthly fees, Lakewood at Home also offers the financial protection of long-term care insurance.

“Many people have heard about Lakewood and know that it is a continuing care retirement community,” Mackey says. “Instead of moving to a community from their home to receive care, people can stay in their homes, and we bring that level of care to them as they need it. Plus, as a member of this program, seniors never have to worry about being hit with catastrophic nursing home or home health care bills if they need to move to a higher level of care.”

The foundation of Lakewood at Home is care coordination with a focus on health and wellness, Mackey explains. Membership in Lakewood at Home offers activities that encourage and enable wellness. These activities begin when a person joins and continue throughout the life of the member.

“Lakewood at Home’s care coordinator facilitates any care needs a member may have as they age, including home care, rehabilitation, assisted living or skilled nursing care,” Mackey says. “If and when a person needs additional levels of care, we help them transition to a partnering community like Lakewood at no additional cost.”

NEW CHOICE FOR RICHMOND SENIORS

Although new to the Richmond area, the concept of continuing care at home (CCaH), or continuing care without walls, first developed in the 1980s. Friends LifeCare, a senior care provider in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, established the first CCaH program in the U.S. in 1987. Since then, enrollment in that program has increased to more than 2,500 people, and more than 30 similar models are now available throughout the country.

LifeSpire of Virginia, the company that manages Lakewood, Lakewood at Home, and three other continuing care retirement communities across the state, is the first to bring the CCaH concept to the Richmond area. Alexandria, Virginia-based Goodwin House launched its Goodwin House at Home model in June 2014.

Jonathan Cook, president and CEO of LifeSpire, says it all comes down to offering choices to seniors.

“We want to provide seniors choices in how and where they age,” Cook says. “As we strive to provide resident-centered care, we believe the CCaH model is a great long-term plan for healthy active seniors living in their homes.”

Hilton and Margaret Almond celebrate signing their contract with Lakewood at Home. “We just felt like it was a perfect fit for us,” Margaret Almond said.

Margaret Almond agrees. “We just felt like it was a perfect fit for us, and we are a perfect fit for it,” she says.

Lakewood at Home launched in February 2019. The program anticipated signing 12 members in the first year. In the first three months, 20 people have joined the program.

“Given these early indicators of interest, we are considering expanding the program,” Mackey says. “We are excited about the interest that has been shown so far.”

THE COMING ‘AGE WAVE’

The CCaH concept also helps address the challenges associated with the coming “age wave.” The U.S. Census Bureau predicts in its 2017 National Population Projections that all baby boomers will be older than age 65 by 2030, and 1 in 5 Americans will be retirement age. Older people are expected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.

Given that 87 percent of senior adults, 65 and older, want to stay in their homes as they age, the need for long-term care — and long-term care financing — will be greater than ever. And, the potential for caregiver stress is particularly significant, especially if the caregiver is a friend or family member.

Lakewood at Home offers the financial protection of long-term care insurance while also removing the stress caregivers often face associated with coordinating, arranging and paying for custodial care of their loved ones.

“The beauty of continuing care without walls is that we aren’t bound by bricks and mortar,” Cook says. “We have the flexibility to expand the program as needed based on interest and demand.”

To learn more, visit the Lakewood at Home website at LakewoodatHome.org or call (833) 431-5639. View a Lakewood at Home promotional video on LifeSpire’s YouTube channel.

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communication for LifeSpire of Virginia. She can be reached by email at alovell@lifespireliving.org or by phone at (804) 521-9192. 

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities and one continuing care at home program in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood and Lakewood at Home in Richmond.

Now hiring: Corporate Controller

April 16, 2019

The LifeSpire of Virginia home office is currently recruiting for a full-time Corporate Controller to help lead the home office accounting team. This important financial management position reports to the Chief Financial Officer, and is responsible for all aspects of accounting information, production, compliance, and management pertaining to LifeSpire and its affiliates.  In addition, this position monitors and manages the companies’ cash position and our non-profit Foundation’s business affairs and is a valued accounting and financial consultant and resource to LifeSpire’s senior leadership and communities.  In performing these responsibilities, this position leads and manages an accounting team of seven FTEs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Accounting degree required; CPA preferred.
  • Must have at least 7 years’ relevant experience, including as controller or with accounting management experience, preferably in a decentralized operating environment.
  • Experience in healthcare, senior living, and/or not-for-profit is preferred
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office and at least one accounting software application.
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional oral/written communication skills are required. Project management experience is a plus.
  • Must be a team-oriented and self-motivated leader.  Management experience preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to apply sound accounting and business principles and organize and manage multiple deliverables, deadlines and priorities in a fluid environment.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively and efficiently manage the following centralized major functional areas:
  • General Ledger & Financial Reporting
  • Bank reconciliations & cash monitoring/management
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable & Third Party Billing
  • Fixed Assets
  • Payroll
  • Tax and Third Party Reporting
  • Produce i) monthly income statements and balance sheets for all affiliated not-for-profit corporations, ii) quarterly and annual consolidated GAAP Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Changes in Cash Position, and annual footnote disclosures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working and advisory relationships with community Executive Directors, department heads and administrative staff, consistent with providing efficient and mutually effective support.
  • Establish and manage internal controls within LifeSpire.  Produce, implement and maintain accounting-related policies and procedures, consistent with GAAP, GAAS, governance directives, and good stewardship, to support safeguarding of assets, accurate/timely financial reporting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage & coordinate i) LifeSpire’s annual independent audit and production of audited financial statements, and ii) other/regulatory external audits, as necessary.
  • Maintain not-for-profit and Foundation accounting and reporting, including donor accounting and management of restricted & unrestricted donations.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual discloser statements and quarterly EMMA filings.
  • Manage the relationship with LifeSpire’s actuarial consultants, and the calculation/recording of Future Service Obligations; including the use of actuarial software (LifeCalc) & the accounting for and amortization of deferred entrance fees.
  • Maintain all companies’ charts of accounts (utilizing Matrix Care integrated software) and their interface with our reports library (utilizing F9 report writer).
  • Mange the accounting and reporting pertaining to LifeSpire’s diverse investment portfolio, including alternative investments.
  • Manage retirement plan accounting and compliance, including annual non-discrimination testing.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting for various types of existing and potential CCRC contract arrangements.
  • Manage and coordinate multiple bank accounts and processes, including electronic transfers; maintain bank accounts/relationships as needed.
  • Review and approve invoices prior to release of A/P disbursements.
  • Assist in the review and preparation of the annual 990 tax returns.
  • Manage LifeSpire’s record retention policy and process.
  • Develop, maintain and manage accounting-related policies and procedures pertaining to areas of responsibility.

This job offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.  EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by sending a resume to: jobs@lifespireliving.org

Leonard named Director of Development

RICHMOND, Virginia — LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Jodi Leonard has been named Director of Development for the VBH Foundation, LifeSpire’s benevolent arm, effective, January 1, 2019. In her new role, Leonard will lead the annual planning, relationship building, and fundraising administration, which includes the annual golf tournament.

Leonard joined the VBH Foundation in November 2015 as Annual Fund Manager where she quickly became a trusted member of the team, said Patricia Morris, Vice President of the VBH Foundation.  Residents and community staff welcomed her and have consistently praised both her genuine personality and her effectiveness.

“Jodi is creative, fearless, sensible, and compassionate in her approach to fundraising, and she loves working with seniors,” Morris said.

Prior to joining LifeSpire, Leonard served nonprofit fundraising as director of development for Safe Harbor in Henrico, Virginia; as database and special events coordinator for Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, New York; and as database systems coordinator at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. She has a degree in Business Administration and a certification in fundraising from University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy. She also completed a Leadership Intensive Training for New and Emerging Directors from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Leonard currently serves on the finance and gala committees for Action Alliance.

 

For more information, contact Ann Lovell, Corporate Director of Communications, at (804) 521-9192 or alovell@lifespireliving.org.

LifeSpire of Virginia manages four continuing care retirement communities across Virginia, including The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville, The Chesapeake in Newport News, and Lakewood in Richmond. The VBH Foundation is LifeSpire’s benevolent arm, which raises funds to help LifeSpire seniors stay in their homes when they outlive their financial resources.  

Now Recruiting: Chief Financial Officer

LifeSpire of Virginia is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead and manage the financial matters of the organization. The CFO also manages the information technologies team of the organization. The CFO directly supervises the Information Technology Director and the Controller. The CFO also works closely with the Board of Trustees in matters of investment, audit, finance, and strategic planning.

LifeSpire of Virginia is a not-for-profit (NFP) organization located in Richmond, Virginia. It is the parent company of four NFP continuing care retirement communities within the state of Virginia.  Our communities are The Culpeper, The Chesapeake, The Glebe, and Lakewood.

Key qualifications and personal characteristics for this position include:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. Master’s in Accounting or MBA and CPA preferred
  • Superior communicator
  • 10+ years Healthcare accounting/finance experience with knowledge of major reimbursement programs
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible management experience, preferably in a service based not-for-profit organization
  • Proven experience within a CCRC or senior living environment
  • Proven leadership ability managing a diverse employee work group
  • Ability to delegate and operate strategically

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be a competent, compassionate, and committed professional who is willing to enter into a long-term commitment of service to the organization and to do so within a team-oriented, collaborative, servant-leadership environment. The candidate will be a person of high integrity and ethical standards and have a personal reputation that would reflect well on the organization. Of equal importance will be a high standard of care and concern for current and future residents. The candidate will evidence a commitment to establishing community collaborations. As a relationship-oriented person, the CFO will be an excellent communicator and will maintain a visible presence among staff, residents, and clients.

This job offers a competitive base salary with a bonus incentive structure, as well as an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and relocation assistance. EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a resume to: Jonathan Cook, Chief Executive Officer, at jcook@lifespireliving.org and Leslie Caldwell, Executive Assistant, at lcaldwell@lifespireliving.org.

We are hiring: Human Resources Support Specialist

The LifeSpire of Virginia home office is currently recruiting for a full-time Support Specialist to support the Corporate Director of Human Resources with a variety of Human Resources functions at the corporate/home office.

Key qualifications and duties for this position are:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in Human Resources, Payroll, or a related field
  • Experience using HRIS and Timekeeping software systems (ADP and Kronos, or similar programs)
  • Knowledge of basic Human Resources and Payroll regulations, law and processes
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships and provide superior customer service to staff
  • Strong communication (both oral and written) and customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills (including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs)

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide administrative support for all corporate HR functions, as assigned by the Corporate HR Director
  • Will be trained on all corporate payroll processes to serve as the payroll backup to support or cover all corporate payroll functions if necessary
  • Will assist Corporate Payroll Administrator as needed with some ongoing payroll tasks
  • Will be a proficient user of current HRIS and Timekeeping software systems to serve as the onsite specialist to train users, troubleshoot issues, and answer questions pertaining to those systems; provides ongoing support for database management to HR/Payroll
  • Provides analytical and technical support for coordination of benefit programs
  • Will be proficient with running and building reports within the HRIS and Timekeeping systems and sharing those reports with appropriate staff
  • Maintain high level of knowledge pertaining to all benefit plans so as to respond to benefit related questions from the communities
  • Serve as a liaison with various benefit carriers and actively work to resolve any issues with employee policies
  • Oversee administration of Cobra via 3rd party provider
  • Provide support to HR and Payroll to maintain compliance with regulations and required filings
  • Oversee data entry for Guidestone system and tracking of staff eligible for employer match
  • Provides administrative and technical support during annual Open Enrollment for all communities
  • Ensures that all benefit documents and summary plan descriptions are kept current and organized and distributed to staff appropriately and timely
  • Onboarding new home office staff and maintaining organization of home office personnel files
  • Position will provide ongoing customer service related to various HR and Payroll issues to management, home office staff, community HR staff, and HR and Payroll vendors
  • May require travel to community locations to provide support during annual open enrollment or help with community HR functions during a time of need
  • May be involved in home office training and new hire orientation programs
  • Will support HR in monitoring the tracking of employee hours for ACA requirements

This job offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.  EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by sending a resume to: jobs@lifespireliving.org.

 

We’re Hiring: Executive Assistant to the President

LifeSpire of Virginia is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support our CEO, COO, CFO and the Board of Trustees. This position maintains the calendars of the CEO, COO and CFO as well as assists with the planning and scheduling of meetings, conference calls and travel.  This position maintains all corporate documents, corporate vehicle information and Board correspondence and has frequent interaction with management (both corporate and community), staff and residents. The position also interacts with Board Members and various community organizations.  The position must demonstrate exemplary organizational skills, written communication skills and display sound professional judgment and discretion.  This position is entrusted with a variety of confidential information  

Key qualifications and duties for this position are:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Strong typing and computer skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to maintain and strengthen positive working relationships with home office staff, community leadership, Board members, and outside vendors
  • 3+ years of Administrative work, preferably in supporting senior management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information and work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively among changing and competing priorities.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs administrative tasks for the CEO, COO and CFO, including typing correspondence, updating monthly reports, preparing expense reports, and preparing Board notices.
  • Assists CEO in scheduling appointments, meetings, and conference calls. Also plans and organizes board meetings and makes whatever preparations are necessary.
  • Prepares the SCC report (annual disclosure documents) for LifeSpire/VBH and subsidiary corporations for required filings.
  • Revises resident contracts as directed for the communities and submits to SCC for approval.
  • Is trained as a back-up for preparing financial profile worksheets.
  • Responsible for managing all information for fleet of company vehicles. Includes: maintains calendar for reserving vehicles for home office drivers, notifying insurance agent of purchase/sale of vehicles; prepares DMV forms for title transfers and purchase/renewal of vehicle registrations, schedules state inspections and routine maintenance, and maintains current data (drivers licenses and driving records) of current approved drivers.
  • Maintains current list of Board of Trustees and revised bylaws.
  • Prepares memos for each of the residents in the communities with the value of their medical expense deduction as determined by the CFO.
  • Monitors inventory and orders all office supplies for the home office.
  • Coordinates office moves to include purchasing and moving of furniture.
  • Works with accounting staff to send out rate increase letters to all communities.
  • Publishes and distributes all intercompany communications to all home office staff.
  • Assists with the onboarding and training for all new home office staff
  • Files any and all EMMA filings on behalf of LifeSpire/VBH.
  • Maintains and is the key manager of Board Effect.
  • Maintains ongoing reporting for dashboards, strategic planning and other project reports.
  • Participates in senior management meetings to take notes and minutes for distribution.

This job offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.  EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by e-mailing a resume to jobs@lifespireliving.org

We’re hiring: Corporate Director of Clinical Services

LifeSpire of Virginia is currently recruiting for a Corporate Director of Clinical Services. This person will be responsible for overseeing all clinical and health services at all four LifeSpire communities: Lakewood in Richmond, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Chesapeake in Newport News, and The Glebe in Daleville.

This position will lead the implementation and training for all clinical programs and practices, ensure proper policies and practices are in place at all communities to meet state and federal regulatory compliance, and lead communication of best practices to promote consistent quality of services between clinical departments at all communities. Key qualifications and duties for this position are:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in Virginia.   BSN/MSN preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a skilled nursing facility and minimum 2 years experience as a Director of Nursing or another leadership role
  • Experience with using and training staff on electronic medical records systems
  • Extensive knowledge of PPS, Medicare, and Medicaid systems and regulations
  • Thorough understanding of state survey process and all state/federal regulations across departments, and the corresponding clinical and financial impacts
  • Ability to develop and present reports, recommendations, and training programs to Executive Directors, Administrators, and Directors of Nursing at all locations
  • Ability to maintain and strengthen positive working relationships with leadership across communities
  • Previous experience with Answers On Demand (AOD) is preferred

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with all communities to oversee implementation of policies and practices in clinical departments
  • Advise changes to policies and practices to ensure federal and state regulatory compliance
  • Assist with vendor contracts and communications to benefit clinical practices at all locations
  • Advise Executive Directors, Administrators, and DONs on budgets and planning for capital improvements related to clinical operations
  • Drive corporate projects and initiatives to improve clinical efficiency, quality, and compliance and promote consistency across communities
  • Oversee QA/QI and LTC Risk Management in clinical areas
  • Oversee audits and mock surveys to ensure proper survey preparedness in all locations
  • Promote a corporate-wide resident-centered care philosophy
  • Provide clinical leadership support onsite at locations as needed
  • Support communities with development and implementation of clinical training programs

This job offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.  EOE.

Qualified applicants may e-mail a resume to jobs@lifespireliving.org.