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While nurses are the public face of many health and social care facilities, other professionals are busy behind the scenes, managing the all-important administrative responsibilities. One of the key roles is that of home manager, combining responsibility for human resources, patient care and even accounts. Many of those working in this position will be under pressure to keep to tight budgets
Those seeking a position as a home manager should have some experience in the healthcare field; the position is particularly suitable for nurses with excellent leadership and management skills. In addition to the usual nursing qualifications, prospective home managers also usually study for additional qualifications in the field of health and social care
Positions usually pay in the region of £30,000 to £40,000, with the most competitive jobs paying more than £40,000. People management skills are essential, while other qualities such as compassion and amicability are also useful. These qualities might be needed when informing patients’ families about their condition.

Description

Home Managers are health care professionals who supervise or manage private and some time public health and social care facilities. They handle administrative and decision making responsibilities on a day to day basis. They may recruit, hire and orientate new members of staff, checking and assessing their performance and offering mentorship when required. Managers also oversee patient care, monitor that their needs are met and inform families about their progress or condition.
A Home Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
•  Implementing HR policies and procedures
•  Preparing reports and updates
•  Managing budgets
•  Recruiting and supervising staff
•  Managing patient care
•  Ordering supplies and new equipment
•  Handling administrative duties

Skills

• Decision making
• Teamwork
• Presentation and communication
• Leadership and people management
• Planning and prioritising
• Marketing
• Organisation and administration
• Budgeting
• Networking
• Multitasking
• Being professional and assertive
• Being motivational and amicable

Education

Some health care professionals decide go into Home Care Management. They utilise their management and leadership skills to run hospices, clinics, rehabilitations centres or private medical facilities. All Nursing qualifications and requirements should be filled to operate as a Home Manager, but they usually also pursue other health and social care qualifications.

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