Department:         Health and Wellness

Location:               Belmont, North Carolina

Reports to:            Senior Director of Health and Wellness

FLSA Status:          Exempt

Date:                      February 27, 2024

Position Summary: The Regional Director, reporting to the Senior Director of Health and Wellness, develops, and implements a common vision and strategy of wellness and health necessary to assist and support all Community members. Under the direction of the ILT/ICOO, provides oversight, management, guidance, collaboration, and facilitation for all areas of health and wellness assigned. This position will be located in Belmont, North Car.

Position Responsibilities:

Supervise Health and Wellness personnel and other appropriate team members.

Under the direction of the ILT/ICOO develops, implements, evaluates, and updates the strategic plan for the Community’s overall health and wellness.

Develops and manages all aspects of the budget, in collaboration with the Senior Director of Health and Wellness.

Identifies and consistently evaluates existing Community and non-community healthcare structures and facilities.

Identifies and updates available local area resources, ensuring resources optimally meet sisters’ needs and provide quality care.

Provides comprehensive oversight and administration of assigned health and wellness staff, facilities, and designated areas. This will require frequent travel to care centers and Community settings.

Provides ongoing assessment of the utilization of retirement residences.

Collaborates with Sister Life Ministers to ensure a holistic vision, support system, and resource availability to all members.

In collaboration with other Regional Directors, identifies opportunities for and supports best practice initiatives.

Maintains confidentiality of health information in accordance with standard acceptable practices.

Optimizes the appropriate utilization of available government programs and resources, such as Medicaid, PACE, Waiver Services, etc.

Ensures appropriate training and oversight of the implementation of the Wellness Profile for each sister.

Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates continuous quality improvement programs.

Prepares, monitors, and accounts for regional departmental budgets and provides for effective stewardship of resources.

Develops and maintains respectful relationships with community members.

Promotes, models, and maintains a positive, compassionate work-place environment.

Collaborates with other Regional Directors.

Consistently communicates regularly with Institute Minister as requested.

Collaborates and maintains consistent communication with other Regional Directors.

Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five to seven years strong work experience in geriatrics.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and listening communications skills, including meaningful communication of data.
  • Ability to access, communicate and apply knowledge in the areas of women’s wellness, physical and behavioral health, geriatric health, and organizational development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and succinctly define problems, collect pertinent data, determine relevant analyses, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate effective working relationships with Sisters, staff, and external contacts.
  • Self-directed with ability to prioritize and manage requests from multiple sources in a timely manner.
  • Computer skills with proficiency of Microsoft Office products.
  • Maintains an awareness of providing for ongoing experiences in pastoral care and spiritual formation.


  • Master’s degree preferred in nursing, social work, healthcare administration and three to five years of relevant experience in wellness, women’s health and/or geriatrics or related field,
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) preferred.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare and religious organization strongly preferred
  • Ability to articulate the mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy and commitment to the welfare of sisters.
  • An established understanding and appreciation of the traditions and culture associated with the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Familiarity with the Catholic Church structures and teaching, including servant leadership.

Essential Physical Functions

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Activity

  • Carrying   ·  Writing      ·  Bending     ·  Stooping    ·  Grasping
  • Standing ·  Twisting     ·   Sitting       ·  Lifting        ·  Walking
  • Filing documents          ·   Communicating with Sisters and co-workers
  • Using computers, telephones, video conferencing and fax machines

Physical Requirements     

  • Push, pull, lift, or carry up to as much as 20 pounds occasionally, generally sedentary
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time and be able to file documents

Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements

  • Must be able to read and distinguish small print
  • Must be able to speak clearly and make yourself understood while also understanding others using the English language

Key Competencies:

  • Performance leadership
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Service orientation
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Interpersonal influence

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