30010 – Managers in health care



30010 – Managers in health care
Managers in health care plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of health care services, such as diagnosis and treatment, nursing and therapy, within institutions, and in other settings, that provide health care services. They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and other health care organizations.



Index of titles
Assistant administrator for nursing
Assistant director of nursing
Assistant director of nursing services
Assistant nursing services administrator
Behaviour therapy services director
Blood bank administrator
Chief dietitian
Chief of anatomical pathology
Chief of anesthesia
Chief of audiology and speech language pathology
Chief of biomedical engineering service
Chief of cardiology
Chief of dermatology
Chief of diagnostic imaging
Chief of diagnostic radiology
Chief of emergency medicine
Chief of endocrinology
Chief of gastro-enterology
Chief of hematology
Chief of housing activities
Chief of infectious diseases
Chief of laboratory medicine
Chief of medical staff
Chief of medicine
Chief of nephrology
Chief of neurology
Chief of obstetrics and gynecology
Chief of occupational therapy
Chief of operating area
Chief of ophthalmology
Chief of pathology
Chief of pediatrics
Chief of pharmacy
Chief of physiotherapy
Chief of psychiatry
Chief of psychology
Chief of radiation oncology
Chief of respirology
Chief of rheumatology
Chief of staff - hospital
Chief of surgery
Chief of urology
Chief radiology technologist
Clinical services manager
Dental health services administrator
Dental laboratory managing supervisor
Director of audiology and speech language pathology
Director of clinical medicine
Director of dietetics
Director of laboratory medicine
Director of nursing - medical services
Director of occupational therapy
Director of physiotherapy
Director of professional services - medical services
Director of psychology - health care
Director of surgery
First aid services director
Home care services director - medical services
Medical clinic director
Medical director
Mental health residential care program manager
Nursing care manager - medical services
Nursing services administrator
Nursing services assistant administrator
Nursing services director - medical services
Nursing services manager - medical services
Nursing unit administrator
Occupational health services director
Pharmacy director
Podiatric clinic manager
Psychology director - health care
Public health nursing services director
Red Cross first aid director
Rehabilitation services director
Rehabilitation services director - medical services
Therapeutic services administrator
Therapeutic services director
Therapeutic services director - psychiatric hospital


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of health care services within a department of a health care institution, or in other settings where health care services are provided
Consult with boards of directors and senior managers to maintain and establish standards for the provision of health care services
Develop evaluation systems to monitor the quality of health care given to patients
Monitor the use of diagnostic services, in-patient beds and facilities to ensure effective use of resources
Develop and implement plans for new programs, special projects, new material and equipment acquisitions and future staffing levels in their department or establishment
Plan and control departmental or establishment budget
Represent the department or establishment at meetings with government officials, the public, the media and other organizations
Supervise health care supervisors and professionals
Recruit health care staff of the department or establishment.


Employment requirements
Administrators of departments such as surgery, clinical medicine or laboratory medicine are usually required to have the education and training of a specialist physician.
Administrators of other departments, such as nursing, dietetics or physiotherapy, are usually required to have the education and training of the medical professionals in that department.
Several years of experience in the relevant profession, including supervisory experience, are usually required.
Certification in the relevant profession is required.


Additional information
Managers in health care specialize in administering the provision of specific health care services such as dietetics, clinical medicine, laboratory medicine, nursing, physiotherapy or surgery.
Progression to senior management positions in health care services is possible with experience.
There is little or no mobility between departments in different medical specializations.


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