Director of Admissions

Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Newtown, CT
Posted 6 months ago

We are hiring a Director of Admissions to join our nursing facility in Newtown!

Where you work is as important as the work you do! When it comes to our employees, we believe no one does it better than Athena. Not only do we continually strive to be the best in the care and services we provide to our patients and their families, but we also aim to be the employer of choice.

  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Career growth opportunities

Athena Health Care Systems, based in Connecticut, has been a leader in providing quality health care services since 1984. With nursing homes throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena has been recognized as one of the largest and most respected operators of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. By enhancing the quality of life and quality of our environments, we have made our managed facilities a better place for our residents to live and a better place for employees to work.


  • Coordinate all admissions to facility in accordance with budgeted census projections.
  • Is readily available and represents the facility to potential residents, families, hospitals, and other referral sources in a positive and professional manner.
  • Acts as a liaison between facility and all community groups and agencies.
  • Works with Administrative staff to plan, develop and implement facility marketing plan.
  • Utilize appropriate sales/marketing techniques (i.e., public speaking, community workshops, cold calling, facility events, media coverage, etc.).
  • Maintain budgeted census mix.
  • Assure detailed completion of all admission, discharge, and transfer records manually as well as computer generated. Has knowledge of admission software and able to utilize efficiently including electronic referral systems.
  • Serves as a community contact between facility and community-based organizations, clubs and civic events including but not limited to Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and or other community associations.
  • Research and identify all community groups and organizations to determine specifically which groups to target to reach the facility’s goals and marketing strategies.
  • Invite key groups to facility for joint activities, functions and special events. Allow groups and clubs to hold regular meetings at facility.
  • Demonstrates the ability to facilitate, prioritize and coordinate census improvement strategies within the community and maintains daily community contacts.
  • Provide ongoing assistance to potential residents and their families in negotiating a successful placement.
  • Able to train and orient staff to admission policies and procedures.
  • Must be trained as the back up to the Clinical Liaison and be credentialed at any and all local hospitals.
  • Must be able to take on call responsibilities including holiday, night and weekend coverage.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an Admission Director position in a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility. Must have demonstrated capabilities for management, administration, and supervision. Demonstrated leadership qualities. Must have thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal rules and regulations as they pertain to admissions.

EDUCATION: Minimum of a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse preferred, or a related field approved by Senior Management.

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.

Location: 139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown, Connecticut 06482

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Healthcare setting:

  • Long term care
  • Nursing home
  • Rehabilitation center

Medical specialties:

  • Geriatrics


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Job Features

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