A hospice is a medical facility that provides care for the terminally ill and their families. Hospice administrators oversee and manage the operations of these centers.
A hospice administrator is responsible for the annual budget of a facility. This individual ensures that all expenses fall within the parameters of this budget.
Hospice administrators are responsible for all employees within a facility. These professionals ensure that all staff is qualified and works within the confines of company policies and the law.
Most employers give preference to candidates who have managerial experience as well as an advanced degree within healthcare administration. Additionally, many facilities prefer that candidates also be a registered nurse.
According to a report posted on SimplyHired.com in September of 2009, the average hospice administrator employed in the United States of America earns an annual salary of $67,000.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of medical and health services managers will increase by 16 percent between 2006 and 2016, in tandem with the expansion of the healthcare industry as a whole.
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