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Does anyone have any contacts in reference to nursing home administration? I am seeking guidance in acquiring an assistant nursing home administration position in the Atlanta, Ga. area.

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Ernest Clark Suwanee, GA

I am seeking help in acquiring an assistant nursing home administration position in the Atlanta, Ga. area. Thank everyone for your time and support.

14 October 2018 2 replies Career Exploration

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Advisor

Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Ernst,
Many states require a license to be a nursing home administrator. I would check Indeed openings in the assistant admin area and see what many of them require. I would narrow it to the state you are looking to work in as states have different requirements. The retirement community market has changed drastically over the last 10 years, and now it maybe an entire community with apartments, assisted lived, memory areas, up to and including fully licensed snf(skilled nursing facility).
I would focus on your operational experience and use accomplishments where you succeeded in improving processes or projects, but be sure and provide #$%. It is best to give them the situation and the result with value. I do believe your NCOer's will be full of those, just civilianize them. One positive thing about today's healthcare market, a business degree and experience or a MBA are sought rather than previous decades where you needed Masters in Healthcare Administration. They may prefer "previous senior living" experience. Start Informational Interviewing with the market. Google Informational Interviewing, great way to learn market and also create a network or at least a knowledgeable base. Two big rules, one you are a transitioning service member looking for some help/assistance in researching a new career, not searching for work, seeking career advice and information. Second rule, ask for no more than 15 minutes, stay to that with your questions you are going to ask. If they go over because they spoke more, positive. Do not offer to send resume, exchange information at most. Many love helping military and two you get to practice your elevator pitch a bit, without looking for work. Most folks love to talk about their career, especially if they are passionate about what they do, listen and create a larger network.
Hope some of this was helpful and thank you for your service and sacrifices. God Bless.

Advisor

ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Ernest,

I hope you’re doing well! Thank you for your service and for utilizing ACP AdvisorNet.

I encourage you to explore our community feature to reach out to advisors who have had experience with nursing homes and the healthcare world. You can search for advisors by location, experience and expertise. Feel free to reach out to as many advisors as you would like; the more you speak to, the greater your network will be.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any other questions, I’d be happy to answer them!

Best,
Megan

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