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Does your administrator have a college degree

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by NURSECDON NURSECDON (New) New

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I am a DON at a surgery center. I have an administrator over me and I feel she cannot clinically be in charge of me because she holds no college degrees at all. Does anyone have any insight into this? I know when AAAHC and CMS were inspecting, they wanted her resume, but she told me not to even mention her. I thought I read somewhere that anyone in a higher role, i. e an administrator or DON must have proper credentials. Any ideas or where to point me to?

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No clue but I'm very interested in how she got the job with no degree. Is she extremely experienced in her role? But still it's very odd. Does she know people?

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Is she a registered nurse? Does she have extensive experience in the field? Do you have reason to believe she's doing a substandard job because of her lack of a degree?

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That is weird...

To be an administrator, if you're not a medical professional, you need to have at least a degree in business administration or something.

If she has no degree at all, then that is some sketchy situation.

If she doesnt do a good job, then she should show proper proof of credentials. Its a major problem when non clinicians tell clinicians how to do their jobs when they don't even understand a bit of what medical professionals do.

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She started out with the doctor at another practice as his Medical assistant. She has been with him for 35 years.

On the office side, her retention rate is about 30%. On my side, it is close to 100%.. No she is not a nurse or even an Educated MA. She was self-taught. She has no business degree. I just thought there was a rule about this somewhere in the accreditation or CMS standards. She tells crnas that they can't cancel cases because of their npo status or health history. She tells me what I can and can't do Nursing wise. It just doesn't seem right. Oh and the doctor thinks she is great. But his wife hates her and can't stand her.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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No, what you're describing is not kosher. Who provides accreditation to your surgery center? I would start there.

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