Direct Care Program Coordinator Salary
Direct Care Program Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38K annually. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Direct Care Program Coordinators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Direct Care Program Coordinators (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$28,296 - $65,634|
|Total Pay (||$25,902 - $60,555|
|Hourly Rate||$11.83 - $25.00|
|Total Pay (||$25,902 - $60,555|
Job Description for Direct Care Program Coordinator
A direct care program coordinator manages health treatment programs for patients who require direct daily care or living assistance. Direct care program coordinators work with hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and inpatient psychiatric facilities to develop and run a care program for patients in need. Direct care program coordinators for smaller care programs usually work hands-on with patients, performing nursing tasks such as administering medication and taking biometrics.Read More...
Most employers require direct care program coordinators to obtain and maintain a valid nursing license in compliance with state laws. They also usually require applicants to have a bachelor's degree in nursing or another relevant field Some require a master's degree in social work and a license as a clinical social worker. However, there are some employers that require only a nurse practitioner certification and nurse's license.
Computer and communication skills are required as many direct care program coordinators have to perform administrative task such as gathering and reporting data, hiring employees, and drafting budgets. Sharp managerial skills are a must, as direct care program coordinators have to deal with and manage subordinate staff members, as well as interact with patients and their families.
Direct care program coordinators usually have their own offices in a hospital or clinic, where they work full time or part time during standard daytime office hours. Coordinators may also have to occasionally fill in for nurses, requiring them to work nights and weekends.
Direct Care Program Coordinator Tasks
- Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Maintain departmental day-to-day clinical activities, monitor and prioritize staff workflow and schedules of home visits.
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of nursing and clinical aid staff.
- Supervise home health aid staff and give clinical direction.
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Pay by Experience Level for Direct Care Program Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. For Direct Care Program Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Direct Care Program Coordinators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $38K.
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