Long-term care administrators are responsible for overseeing and administering care for residents in a long-term care facility. These administrators are in charge of developing strategies that increase resident satisfaction by providing better options for care. These professionals manage all aspects of the facilities, which include receiving prospective residents and their families and providing all pertinent information. They communicate with external volunteers, community leaders, and company representatives.
Some of their main responsibilities include verifying that all residents receive adequate medical care, nutriments, and nursing options. Among their other duties are hiring new members for their organization. They also create strategies for scheduling and contract specialists to keep the facilities in top shape. Long-term care administrators have strong interpersonal skills to interact with medical professionals and create an effective and positive environment for both residents and staff. These professionals provide leadership skills to solve day-to-day issues with residents. These individuals work well in a team setting with other administrators to complete all operational goals within a given timeframe. However, they have also strong organizational skills to work on their own with minimal supervision. They have the ability to train new employees, provide performance reviews, and terminate employment if needed.
A bachelor's degree in medical care management or a related field is required for this job. In addition, previous years of work experience in a long-term care facility and/or managerial capacity can be helpful. Leadership certifications are a plus.
Long Term Care Administrator Tasks
Maintain relationships with patients and families.
Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
Directs the clinical and administrative staff in quality and consistent patient care.
Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.