Administrator / AL Manager
The Administrator in a skilled nursing facility or the Assisted Living Manager in an assisted living community is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility to ensure it is in compliance with all state and federal surveys requirements. Administrators/ managers are also responsible for census development, resident/patient care, positive employee relations, and implementing facility programs.
Education & Experience
Administrators must obtain at least a bachelor’s degree in public health, healthcare administration, business administration. After Submitting an application to the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers Board (NCIA) a candidate must complete an Administrator-In-Training (AIT) program (internship), complete a course in nursing home administration and receive a passing score on the Nursing Home Administrator Licensing Examination.
Assisted Living Managers must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, complete an assisted living caregiver training program approved by the NCIA board, complete an assisted living facility manager training program that is approved by the board and obtain a score of at least 75 percent on the Arizona examination, complete an adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first-aid training program. Applicants must obtain a valid fingerprint clearance card and complete 2,080 hours of paid work experience in a health related field within the five years before application is submitted
Licensed NHAs and ALMs must obtain at least 50 hours of continuing education during each two year licensing period.