Long-Term Care Manager Job Description

Learn about the duties and responsibilities you’ll have as a long-term care manager.

The Basics

What you’ll do: Long-term care managers oversee the provision of extended, ongoing services to individuals and groups. You’ll coordinate and maintain the day-to-day operations of larger care units, such as the staff at a nursing home or rehabilitation hospital, or for the caregivers within a clinic at the site of an emergency following a natural disaster. Management takes care of daily duties, in addition to ensuring quality of services and maintaining an up-to-date environment with a caring, efficient staff.

Where you’ll work: General medical and surgical hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, home health care services, outpatient care centers.

Degree you’ll need to practice: Master’s or doctoral degree

Median annual salary: $92,810*

 

What You’ll Do

Long-term care managers oversee the provision of extended, ongoing services to individuals as well as groups.

Becoming a long-term care manager opens up many possibilities for where you can choose to work. Potential roles include clinical manager, health information manager or nursing home administrator.

In any of these roles, you’ll be working with a large staff and population, acting as an important liaison between people and a facilitator of change. It’s your job to ensure high quality and smooth operations in your workplace.

Career Advancement

Similar jobs at this level of education and advancement in the field include long-term care executive, clinical nurse specialist and staff nurse. You’ll want to stay on top of any certification and licensing requirements and licensing renewals that your industry, workplace or state may require.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers

*The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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