Hospital Administrator - LRC

State Of Nebraska Lincoln , NE 68501

Posted 3 weeks ago


The Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) contributes to the lives and health of Nebraskans every day. Our mission, "Helping people live better lives," provides the motivation to make a difference and that starts right here. Every individual within DHHS makes an impact; we want to elevate, engage, and empower those that choose to spend their energy making the world a little brighter.

We recognize that our teammates bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps fulfill our mission. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.

We are looking for a Hospital Administrator with psychiatric hospital experience whose customer service skills take it one step further. In this role you will be an integral part of our Behavioral Health Division by overseeing the operations and administration of Lincoln Regional Center (LRC), a 24-hour Joint Commission accredited state psychiatric hospital located in Lincoln, NE.

You have the passion, we have the opportunities - let's make a difference for Nebraskans

Hiring rate: Dependent on experience

Lincoln Regional Center, 801 W. Prospector Place, Lincoln, NE 68522

Examples of Work

Along with the Regional Hospital Administrator, the Hospital Administrator will:

  • Oversee the operations, administration, and day-to-day management of planning, direction, and coordination of programs, policies, strategic goals and objectives and initiatives for the Lincoln Regional Center

  • Supervise the Health Information Management, Compliance, Quality Improvement, Food Service, and Cosmetology departments as well as the front desk staff and Religious Coordinator

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Nursing and Assistant Directors of Nursing

  • Develop organizational excellence through leading and managing change, leading teams, and implementing a culture of patient and staff safety.

  • Direct activities of facility to plan procedures, establish responsibilities, and coordinate functions among departments.

  • Analyze facility operations to evaluate performance to determine areas of program and process improvement related to Joint Commission accreditation licensure and CMS compliance, and cost reduction.

  • Develop, plan, organize, and administer agency/facility policies and procedures to ensure operational objectives are achieved.

  • Assist in preparing the facility budget and direct and monitor expenditures of department funds.

  • Direct and conduct studies and research and prepare reports and strategic plans relating to facility operational trends and program objectives and accomplishments.

  • Determine and request staffing, material and equipment needs for facility operations.

  • Confer with facility managers and other agency program managers to discuss and solve facility problems and issues that impair effectiveness and efficiency of operations.

  • Review and compare work performance of subordinate staff with established standards to determine employee production levels, training needs and appropriate personnel actions such as disciplinary actions, status changes, separations and grievance dispositions.

  • Communicate with and advise subordinate supervisors and staff to exchange information on facility operations, policies, procedures, initiatives and objectives.

  • Develop facility procedures to respond to changes in statutes, administrative policy and accreditation standards.

  • Chair or direct various facility committees such as safety, labor relations and quality assurance.

  • Represent and promote the objectives and services of the facility and agency before associations, community groups, federal agencies and other public government agencies.

  • Participate in environmental and safety facility inspections and develops action plans to resolve deficiencies.

  • Attend member/patient council meetings as well as receive and investigate reports of member/patient complaints or allegations of abuse.

  • Will perform weekly hospital rounding duties along with the Chief Medical Officer and/or Director of Nursing

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business/public administration or other appropriate discipline and five years of related administrative/managerial experience. Valid driver's license.

What you will bring:

  • Psychiatric hospital experience

  • Leadership experience in the mental health field and/or with substance use disorders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Health and Human Service System organization, programs, services, missions, goals, objectives, rules, administrative regulations, policies and procedures. Joint Commission accreditation regulations, CMS standards and fire code regulations preferred. Principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning; coordination and execution such as strategic planning, resource allocation, staffing modeling and leadership; policies and practices involved in Human Resources functions including recruitment, selection, training, labor relations and employee relations; budget formulation and administrative practices.

Ability to: communicate effectively to a variety of individuals; listen and understand information presented by others; apply deductive and inductive reasoning to a variety of situations, apply original solutions to topics or situations and handle sensitive situations.

Candidate should be skilled in managing financial resources; evaluating facility operations; identifying problems; gathering information; determining effective solutions, and managing personnel and material resources. Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills essential for communicating vital information to hospital personnel, public officials, and members of the community.

DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics

For more information about this position, please contact Nichole Newland by phone at 531-207-5418 or email

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website,

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Hospital Administrator - LRC

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