Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hi everybody!
As most of you know, I'm officially a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Well, I have a provisional license anyway (which is just like a regular one, but for 100 days). I passed my State Exam but still need to take my National one. I have a little less than 60 days. Due to scheduling conflicts and my DNS being on vacation, I couldn't make the test happen fast enough. In the meantime, I have a building and all of the responsibility (scary word) that goes along with it. It was just going to be a short-term interim thing, but I was recently told if things worked out and I wanted it, it could be mine. So, Timberview Care Center in Albany Oregon is where it looks like I'm landing. So far it's good being the boss (people actually do what I ask them to do), but I'm sure the honeymoon won't last long. I have a good crew though and we have a ton of potential. We're really getting into the "culture change" movement and it feels good to be making a difference. We have a boat load of Dementia residents and no secure unit, so that's a blast. It's pretty funny - - the things that come out of some of our residents mouths.

I'll be sure to keep you all updated. In the meantime, this is a picture of my building and my official nametag.



At July 28, 2008 8:50 PM , Blogger Cassie said...

Yahoo. Way to go Annie! How far is Albany from where you live right now? Do you have to commute or do you just trailer it?

At July 29, 2008 12:05 AM , Blogger annabelle said...

Thanks Cass. It's about 60 miles from Portland. We stay in a trailer park during the week and go home on the weekends. Prestige pays for the trailer space and gives me food money and mileage when I go back and forth. It's a pretty good deal.

At July 29, 2008 10:08 PM , Blogger mrs. dph said...

Congrats! You will be a great boss to work for. Lucky nursing home employees.

At August 3, 2008 6:59 PM , Blogger Pop said...

We are both so proud of you. You have always had a gift for connecting with people. You'll go far!!!!! (Mom too!)


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