Nursing home assistant administrators are responsible for a variety of operational duties in the office. Computer skills are necessary for this position, as these assistant administrators must be able to type well, use particular software programs, and run various company reports. The ability to coordinate workflow is also important, as they are responsible for helping to ensure that each department is running smoothly. They must also be able to sit for long periods of time in order to spend most of the day in front of the computer.
Nursing home assistant administrators are also in charge of productivity and various operational tasks. Letter-writing is a common task, so this particular skill is valued highly in applicants. It is important to maintain a positive demeanor in this position, as the ability to cooperate and work in a team environment will keep the office running smoothly. The ability to arrive to work on-time and without absence is essential, as those in this position may occasionally be the only employees in the office with knowledge of particular practices, and their time away from the office can lead to a negative work environment. It is also necessary to be able to lift up to 25 pounds, as the need to lift and move filing boxes and other small- and medium-sized packages will arise from time to time. While employers often require a bachelor's degree for this position, some may only require a high school diploma.
Nursing Home Assistant Administrator Tasks
Monitor inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
In conjunction with the Administrator, monitor staff operations, business planning and budget development in nursing home facility.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Assist in planning and directing the administrative portion of the nursing home program.
Act as liaison for conflict resolution between staff, patients, family members and physicians.