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Administrator/Executive Director – Skilled Nursing

The Administrator/Executive Director in a skilled nursing community is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility to ensure it is in compliance with all state and federal regulations. Administrators/Executive Directors are also responsible for census development, resident care, positive employee relations, and implementing facility programs.

Education & Experience
Administrators must complete an approved Nursing Home Administrator training program offered through an accredited educational institution. Some administrator positions require an advanced degree in a related field. After submitting an application to the Michigan Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) an administrator candidate must pass the National Administrator Board (NAB) Core of Knowledge Exam (CORE) and Line of Service (LOS) exams.

 

Certifications
Licensed Administrators/Executive Directors must obtain at least 36 hours of continuing education during each two year licensing period, including pain and human trafficking.

Next Steps
Operations Management

Executive Director – Assisted Living

The Executive Director in an assisted living community is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility. Executive Directors are also responsible for census development, resident care, positive employee relations and implementing facility programs. This position has the opportunity to create a caring environment and build relationships with residents and staff.

In some assisted living settings this person might have nursing credentials.

Certifications
Certified Assisted Living Director (CALD) – recommended

Next Steps
Operations Management

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