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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.

Job Definition

(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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