Personal care home administrators are responsible for overseeing both administrative and clinical activities in their facilities on a daily basis and ensuring that all operations fall within guidelines set forth by local, state, and federal agencies.
These administrators must ensure that staff and personnel are coordinated properly and oversee a variety of financial matters, including keeping stock of medical supplies and other duties. They work with a wide variety of staff members to ensure that the facility adheres to all guidelines, and also delegate duties to staff members on a daily basis. A bachelor's degree in a health-related field is often a minimum requirement for this position, and some employers may prefer applicants who have a master's degree. Some employers may also prefer those who have at least three years experience in a long-term care facility.
Beneficial skills for the job include good planning, time-management, financial budgeting, and excellent communication, and most personal care administrators work during traditional business hours. However, overtime hours, particularly on the weekend, may occasionally be necessary depending on the employer.
Personal Care Home Administrator Tasks
Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.