What does a Medical and Health Service Manager do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Jobs Roles

  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Establish objectives and evaluative or operational criteria for units they manage.
  • Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
  • Conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing rates for services, and coordinating financial reporting.
  • Establish work schedules and assignments for staff, according to workload, space and equipment availability.
  • Maintain communication between governing boards, medical staff, and department heads by attending board meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
  • Monitor the use of diagnostic services, inpatient beds, facilities, and staff to ensure effective use of resources and assess the need for additional staff, equipment, and services.
  • Maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing technology, government regulations, health insurance changes, and financing options.
  • Manage change in integrated health care delivery systems, such as work restructuring, technological innovations, and shifts in the focus of care.
  • Prepare activity reports to inform management of the status and implementation plans of programs, services, and quality initiatives.
  • Plan, implement and administer programs and services in a health care or medical facility, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of medical, nursing and physical plant staff.
  • Consult with medical, business, and community groups to discuss service problems, respond to community needs, enhance public relations, coordinate activities and plans, and promote health programs.
  • Inspect facilities and recommend building or equipment modifications to ensure emergency readiness and compliance to access, safety, and sanitation regulations.
  • Review and analyze facility activities and data to aid planning and cash and risk management and to improve service utilization.
  • Develop or expand and implement medical programs or health services that promote research, rehabilitation, and community health.
  • Develop instructional materials and conduct in-service and community-based educational programs.
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