We’re Hiring: Administrator of Health Services

The Chesapeake, the premiere Life Plan retirement community on the Virginia Peninsula, seeks a licensed professional administrator (LNHA) who will be responsible for executive-level direction of operations within our health care continuum, including our 52-bed skilled nursing facility, 57-apartment assisted living facility, 15-bed memory care unit, internal home care organization and onsite independent living clinic. The philosophy guiding our nursing services is to strive to maintain our residents at the maximum level of self-care and independence. All team members promote the physical, personal and emotional well-being of each resident. The Chesapeake is home to approximately 400 senior adults in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and in a licensed skilled nursing center.

At The Chesapeake, you’ll find a vibrant work experience, overflowing with opportunities for friendship, exploration, activity and growth. You’ll find a community that welcomes you with open arms and new friends who will invite you to join in the fun and become part of the family.

Gold Award: Best Retirement Community on the Virginia Peninsula. The Chesapeake has been named the “Best Retirement Community on the Virginia Peninsula” for the second year in a row by Coastal Virginia Magazine. We’re excited to be recognized for our commitment to the area’s seniors with this Gold Award.

The Chesapeake offers a full range of benefits for full-time team members, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, access to our fitness center and swimming pool, and many other benefits. The Chesapeake is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Please send a complete resume to employment@thechesapeake.org.

The Chesapeake is an equal opportunity employer, smoke-free and drug-free workplace.


The administrator may delegate authority to qualified subordinate directors and managers as appropriate. The incumbent serves as the administrator of record for the skilled nursing facility and leads the above named units to achieve excellence in resident-centered care and maintains operations that are efficient, fiscally sound and meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.

Care and service to our residents is our focus. The incumbent works closely with the medical director, director(s) of nursing and other professional staff to ensure the appropriateness of plans of care for residents in the health services arenas. They participate in the admission process as appropriate to determine the community’s ability to deliver the services needed to care for a resident and lead level of care decision making and communication processes as residents move through the continuum of care. The incumbent also ensures effective QA, infection control, mandated reporting and survey readiness programs and protocols are in place. He/she assists the Executive Director with development of the operating and capital improvement budgets and with facilities management.

The candidate must be credentialed as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) in Virginia. Background as a registered nurse (RN) in long term care may be helpful. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and previous relevant management experience in a long term care or senior living environment are required. Candidate must have strong problem solving and communication skills, a demonstrated track record of building and leading a team of high-functioning managers and frontline staff, an excellent track record with surveyors, and command comprehensive knowledge of regulations and reimbursement practices in long term care.

Interested and qualified candidates may submit a resume by email to: employment@thechesapeake.org

Or apply in person to: The Chesapeake, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601, at the Main Entrance.