Nursing Home Administrator

Nursing home administrators are in charge of all operations that are essential for keeping the institution running smoothly and efficiently and ensuring that the care of residents meets all guidelines. Their responsibilities include overseeing all fiscal matters including the writing of periodic reports as well as managing the staff and personnel who work in the nursing home. They also make sure that the nursing home has an adequate stock of medical supplies and that the food and amenities are of the highest quality. In short nursing home administrators must have good management and business skills and they must be good communicators who able to motivate the staff to provide excellent care for the residents. They must be able to multi-task because at various times interact with physicians accountants staff residents family members and even with the community at large. Some nursing home administrators work in very large organizations that may have more than one facility while others manage a nursing home that has as few as six or eight patients. The website says that nursing home administrators need at least a bachelor’s degree in a field such as public administration or health services administration but some jobs require a master’s degree. All nursing home administrators must pass a state licensing exam. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( positions in this profession are likely to grow at a faster than average rate. Salaries for nursing home administrators can vary widely depending on the size and location of the institution they administer as well as their educational credentials and experience. On average they earn approximately $70000 a year but some earn annual salaries well over $100000.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $85000
High Salary: $100000
Low Salary: $70000
Tasks: Supervises the administration of a nursing home facility.
Oversees staff and personnel.
Helps to protect residents' quality of life.
Adheres to local, state and federal regulations.
Also Called: Health Services Manager
Nursing Home Supervisor
Assisted Living Administrator
Long-Term Care Facility Manager
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