Health services managers

Duties and tasks

  • Providing overall direction and management for the service, facility, organization or centre
  • Directing, supervising and evaluating the work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel
  • Establishing objectives and evaluative or operational criteria for units they manage
  • Directing or conducting recruitment, hiring and training of personnel
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring procedures, policies and performance standards for medical, nursing, technical and administrative staff
  • 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
  • Controlling administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation and expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • Liaising with other health and welfare service providers, boards and funding bodies to coordinate the provision of services
  • Advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • Representing the organization in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums

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