Residential care facility administrators typically work in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities to ensure that residents are receiving the care they need physically, mentally, and emotionally.
These administrators oversee various operations in their facilities and ensure that the facility itself is kept in good order. They often plan and develop objectives and programs for administered care, and usually work with other staff members and outside parties such as social services and medical providers. They may have employee-management duties such as recruitment, hiring, benefits administration, payroll, and scheduling, and they must also ensure that all staff members maintain the licensing and ongoing education necessary for their positions.
Residential care facility administrators typically monitor the performance of employees and may advise them regarding how they can improve. They may oversee a budget and decide how it should be dispersed, and they must also ensure full compliance with all laws and regulations at all times.
Those in this position often oversee multiple tasks at once, so the ability to work well under pressure is important, and strong customer service skills are also necessary to work directly with patients and their families. An associate's degree in business administration, nursing, health care, or human services is often a minimum requirement for this position.
Residential Care Facility Administrator Tasks
Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development in an assisted living facility.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
Plan and direct the administrative portion of the assisted living program.