Home health agency administrators oversee the home health departments of hospitals and other medical facilities, and are tasked with assigning nurses and other medical personnel to tend to patients who receive medical care at home. They may also periodically accompany staff members to home visits to ensure that proper care is being administered.
These administrators organize and direct patient care services and must always ensure that they are in-line with company policies and government regulations. They may also create employee schedules and hire new staff members, as well as screen and interview candidates, arrange training for new employees, and oversee follow-up training for current employees. Marketing skills are beneficial in this position, as these administrators may be expected to lead direction for growth. Fiscal management duties may also be assigned, including budgeting and helping keep costs low while maintaining excellent service.
Prior experience in nursing and home health is generally required for this position, and computer skills are important to carry out administrative work such as budgeting and creating reports. A bachelor’s degree and licensing as a registered nurse may be required by some employers, and strong customer service skills are important to work well customers and resolve any complaints or concerns that may arise.
Home Health Agency Administrator Tasks
Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in care plan development.
Supervise staff and give direction on quality and consistent patient care.
Oversee day-to-day operational and homecare activities.