Roles and Functions of a Health Care Manager
Health care managers have many roles and responsibilities in health care facilities today. One of the most important roles of a health care manager is making sure the facility can run smoothly. Making sure a facility operates smoothly includes many tasks that provide one outcome, a productive and efficient facility. The health care manager takes on many roles and responsibilities including organization, planning, and controlling resources (Lombardi, Schermerhorn, &Kramer, 2007). Leading and influencing others is also very important as a role of a health care manager (Lombardi, Schermerhorn, &Kramer, 2007).
No matter what type of health care facility a manager is responsible for there are many roles that carry over in to each facility such as caring for personnel, making ...view middle of the document...
I think that I would most love to walk away from this class after learning the proper way to incorporate all the tasks that a health care manager must take on in a day. Juggling the entire task while remaining calm and collecting would be highly effective for any manager and or facility. I think that the responsibilities of a health care manager can become overwhelming for many. Having a collected and responsible individual to take on this position would be ideal.
The most significant role of a health care manager may be the role of financial management. Learning to balance the financial aspect of the health care facility while keeping the cost to patients low must prove to be a difficult task. I think that finding the ideal balance while handling all other aspects of health care management would benefit all facilities. If this were possible I would love to gain the knowledge of the ideal health care manager while in this course.
Health care mangers take on many tasks and roles while completing a day’s work. The roles of a health care manager are what seem to be never ending. Between financial management, personnel management, scheduling issues, and policy reviewing a health care manager’s work is never completed. The health care manager may be one of the most needed positions within a health care facility.
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