Nursing home admissions directors are in charge of the admission process at their nursing home. They are responsible for providing support for admission requests, and one of their main responsibilities includes informing prospective nursing home residents of their responsibilities, rights, and benefits. They also provide information on financial issues, contract procedures, facilities, and existing programs. They present organizational offerings to individuals or groups of people to help increase admissions, follow strict privacy procedures in all tasks, and explain confidentiality agreements. Additionally, they collect data, analyze admission forms, and help with tour tasks. Nursing home admissions directors may help create new admission materials for marketing, prepare training activities, and make presentations during training. They conduct extensive background checks for possible residents and their read medical charts. They work government agencies to negotiate support plans and coverage, as well as oversee budget preparation and annual sales and marketing strategies. They participate in meetings to suggest changes in strategies related to admissions and recruitment.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required for this position. Previous experience as an admissions director or in another admissions capacity may be required or preferred. Additional nursing home and/or leadership certifications may also be needed. Nursing home admissions directors must possess strong communication skills, be well organized, and be results-oriented.
Nursing Home Admissions Director Tasks
Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Plan and direct the nursing program.
Maintain relationships with patients and families.
Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.