3 THINGS to consider before accepting the JOB

Certainly you have considered these important factors for career satisfaction while interviewing for new opportunities, but once you’ve received the offer, it is imperative you review the list again.

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Admin earn $95K, while DONs top $82K

The state of the U.S. economy is tough to interpret. Typical of this year, national economists can't decide whether growth rates are signs of a revving economy or reminders of how much ground there is to make up from recession levels.

Luckily for long-term care providers, the lack of consensus hasn't affected industry wage increases, according to the 36th annual “2013-2014 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report.”

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7 Interviewing Tips That Lead To Offers in Long Term Care

1. Research Research the company and the markets in which they operate before the interview. Learn as much as you can with regard to the company leadership, market census trends, and survey results compared to competitors. www.medicare.gov – Nursing home Compare is a valuable resource for reviewing any complaint surveys, health inspection tags, quality ratings, and staffing. This information will provide a road map to how to outline how your experiences can advance the organizations objectives and make a compelling statement about your suitability for the position. If you’re represented by a competent recruiter you should have this information was well as other insights such as hiring authority background, reason for the opening, organization culture, and long-term goals.

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NURSING HOME LEADERSHIP TURNOVER - ESS White Paper

Approximately 40% of Nursing Home Administrators leave their jobs each year. Directors of Nursing leave their positions at a slightly higher rate. Executive Search Solutions' research reveals that the average tenure for Nursing Home Administrators and Directors of Nursing falls just short of 3 years. Many facilities are forced to conduct new searches for Administrators and Directors of Nursing anuualy. Advertising is costly, pre-employment background and drug screenings are expensive, and training is consuming. Nursing home leadership turnover is both costly and disruptive.

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Record salaries for top-level positions

Incremental raises earned by many long-term care workers are being eroded by increases in their own healthcare costs and shrinking bonuses, according to the nation's largest annual survey of nursing homes. Based on a survey of 2,467 private and non-profit nursing homes, the “2012-2013 Nursing Home Salary & Benefit Report” shows that many industry managers earned small raises in 2012. Nationally, administrators averaged a median salary of $94,785, up 1.92% from 2011, while nursing directors saw their median pay jump just 1.18% to $82,186.

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