Nursing Home Administrator
Nursing Home Administrator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 18, 2013
A day in the life of a Nursing Home Administrator, is like being a CEO of a mini hospital. The only difference is, everyone can walk through your door. On a typical day your dealing with five main factors. Residents, Staff, Government Regulations, Corporate Governance and Budgetary Control. Being able to mitigate, tough family issues and resident expectations was just one of the daily responsibilities. The next item was dealing with staff members. I feel the general populous doesn't know that managing a nursing home, can be compared to delegating at the United Nations. Their are numerous nationalities and being an effective manager was understanding each employees unique culture to maximize there productivity. The next item is, Government oversight, this is both good and bad. It's needed but at the same time the State and Federal rules border line extreme, due to past circumstances. It has become rigid in an environment that is gray. Dealing with State officials, local ombudsman and a host of other investigative authorities needs a dash of talent and can be learned. Corporate Governances, is the politics of the business. In politics, its important to align yourself with the right individuals. With Corporate Governances,comes budgetary control, and I was fortunate to successfully manage an annual budget of $8 Million. Which has taught me to be a well rounded manager and a fiscally responsible individual. At the end of the day, I would do my rounds and wish everyone a goodnight, knowing I personally had an affect on the lives of the frail was more rewarding than any monetary figure.