Hospice Administrator Salary
Job Description for Hospice Administrator
A hospice administrator's responsibilities are primarily managerial and commonly include overseeing the hiring and firing of new workers, keeping the facility financially stable, and ensuring that proper care is provided to all residents. Because this administrative position is performed primarily in an office through paperwork and making outside contacts, hospice administrators should expect to meet with any managers who work in the facility. Generally, they have little to no contact with nurses or caretakers outside of hiring, firing, or pay changes, so they must depend on reports from the managers regarding quality of work and care.Read More...
Most employers require that their hospice administrators are registered nurses who also have some additional experience, especially in hospice care, and many employers prefer applicants who have prior experience in an administrative position and/or a master's degree in hospital administration. Other expectations vary depending on the size of the facility.
As the position is organizational, hospice administrators generally work standard office hours and almost entirely in an office. Typically, they spend much of the day organizing financial and employee information for the company at large, and may also spend time in meetings with upper-level staff to ensure everything proceeds according to expectations, and smaller meetings with individual staff members or small groups to dictate their tasks. All of the responsibilities of a hospice administrator fall under the primary goal of maintaining a smoothly operating hospice care facility.
Hospice Administrator Tasks
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Maintain departmental day-to-day staff activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
- Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
- Supervise staff and give clinical direction.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Hospice Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $80K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $83K. Hospice Administrators bring in $89K after working for 10 to 20 years. Hospice Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $96K.
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