Health services managers

Health service managers plan, direct coordinate and evaluate the provision of clinical and community health care services in hospitals, clinics, public health agencies and similar organizations.


  • (a) providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organization or centre
  • (b) directing, supervising and evaluating the work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel
  • (c) establishing objectives and evaluative or operational criteria for units they manage
  • (d) directing or conducting recruitment, hiring and training of personnel
  • (e) developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and performance standards for medical, nursing, technical and administrative staff
  • (f) monitoring 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
  • (g) controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation and expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • (h) liaising with other health and welfare service providers, boards and funding bodies to coordinate the provision of services
  • (i) advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • (j) representing the organization in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
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