Administrator-in-Training (AIT)

Care Initiatives Corporate Office - West Des Moines, IA3.5

30+ days agoFull-time
Care Initiatives is now hiring an Administrator-In-Training (AIT)!

Next round of hiring will take September 2018.

To get your name in the hat for consideration - we invite you to apply online.

Our paid hands-on AIT Program lasts approximately 4 - 6 months and gets you familiar with our:

  • Policies, procedures, and systems prior to running your own facility
  • Support team to guide you along the way
  • Daily QA Program
The AIT Program is a valuable resource that will set you up for success as you advance into Administrator role with Care Initiatives.

Candidates must:
  • Obtain Iowa NHA license within six months of hire
  • Be willing to relocate anywhere in the state of Iowa
With over 40 skilled nursing facilities statewide, flexibility with relocation is required!

State of Iowa requires Bachelor's Degree in healthcare administration or related field + 720-hour practicum to be completed in a long-term care facility. Ideal candidates will have 300 of the 720 practicum hours completed prior to hire!

To be considered: Complete our online employment application and include licensure timeline if not already NAB passed!

Apply Today!


Under general supervision of the Divisional Director, the Administrator-In-Training (AIT) oversees the total operation of the facility; plans, organizes, directs, and controls human and fiscal/material resources in order to assure residents receive the highest quality care possible from available resources. Functions independently, with extensive autonomy within the constraints of company policy and procedure, and as outlined by Divisional Director. Direction and guidance are available from Divisional Director, regional consultants, peer administrators within the company, and corporate staff.



Must be flexible to relocate anywhere in the state of Iowa.

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration or related field.
Must obtain Iowa Nursing Home Administrator license within six months of hire.

Thorough knowledge of federal and state regulations governing nursing facility/skilled nursing facility operation.

Demonstrated effective supervisory, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated fiscal and human resource management skills.

High level of literacy in written and spoken English.
Management and supervisory skills.
Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (In training to perform the essential functions that follow.)

Operate the facility in accordance with the established company policies and procedures in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
Establish systems to enforce the facility policies and procedures.
Assume responsibility for implementation of an effective Quality Assurance program.
Assume responsibility for identification, investigation and follow up on concerns identified in the facility Quality Indicator report.
Act as liaison to the governing body for the medical, nursing and other professional staffs and all facility departments.
Prepare or assure preparation of all reports as required.
Adapt company policies, procedures, job descriptions and other guidelines to meet the specific needs of the facility, without altering the integrity and intent of the original.
EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled