Executive Director of Health and Wellness

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) are seeking an Executive Director of Health and Wellness. The Executive Director is responsible for all operational aspects of skilled nursing and assisted living and develops and coordinates services in a way that preserves a spirit of independence/interdependence, personal dignity and responsibility in a holistic fashion.


  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of SCL in leadership behaviors, practices, and decisions.
  • Consistently demonstrates (leads by example) SCL culture to all internal and external customers (residents, visitors, and employees.) and integrates SCL values in leadership.
  • Directs the provision of skilled, assisted living and clinic care on a 24-hour basis and ensures a smooth, high quality and professionally acceptable operation.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to comply with Federal, State and Local requirements and fulfilling licensure certification standards.
  • Prepares and oversees annual budget with assistance of department coordinators.
  • Ensures the care and services provided meets the satisfaction of the residents, their families, physicians and SCL Community.
  • Provides leadership in the development and compliance of annual operating plans and related operating and capital budgets.
  • Monitors and makes necessary changes in response to changes in regulations and standards as specified by the state licensing board.
  • Provides regular safety and compliance training.
  • Assists in providing quality in-service training programs for staff development.
  • Develops a collaborative team relationship and excellent communication with the department directors; meeting and communicating with them on a regular basis.
  • Facilitates communications among and between departments that provide excellent services to the health care residents.
  • Facilitates a person-centered model of leadership.
  • Analyzes departmental operations, evaluates the environment and equipment necessary for effective functioning.
  • Implements and oversees necessary procedural changes in skilled, assisted living and clinic.
  • Functions in problem solving capacity regarding Health Care residents and staff issues.
  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares official reports.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. A degree in Public Health Administration or Business Administration or a health-related degree is preferred but not required.
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered Nursing Home Administrator’s license and meet the licensure requirements in the State of Kansas.
  • Extensive experience in administration of a long-term care facility.
  • Significant experience working with older adults.
  • Ability to learn, understand and support the SCL Mission and values.
  • Demonstrated success using a collaborative style of leadership.
  • Interpersonal skills including team building, communication, problem solving, and conflict management.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge about licensure requirements, complaints, and inspections.
  • Strategic and forward thinking to work towards developing and implementing changes to stay current and prosperous in the nursing home environment.
  • Ability to rearrange work time to include evening and/or weekend hours, as needed and to be on call as part of the administrative rotation schedule.


Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, walking, standing, carrying, bending, stooping, grasping, twisting, lifting
  • Communicating with Sisters and fellow employees via face-to face, phone, and other technological means
  • Push, pull, lift, or carry up to 20 pounds occasionally; generally sedentary


To Apply:
Applicants should email an updated resume and cover letter with salary requirements to recruiting@scls.org.      EOE

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