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Health Services Manager Profile

Health Services Manager Profile

Steve Berman | NursingLink

Talk about the people who work in a hospital, physician’s office, nursing home, or any other type of medical facility, and most will focus on doctors and nurses. But while there’s a lot of lifesaving going on that requires the talents of those aforementioned medical professionals, medicine is indeed a business. To keep that business running, medical providers require the organizational and financial training possessed by health services managers.

What Do Health Services Managers Do?

While they all wear many hats, above all else health services managers are looked upon to make healthcare facilities more efficient. That’s not just efficiency in terms of profits vs. losses, but efficiency of care as well.

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Health services managers commonly work in larger medical facilities, overseeing assistant managers who attend to day-to-day decision-making. Contrast that with health services managers at smaller facilities, who work more on handling daily operations as opposed to focusing more on delegation.

There are a couple different types of health services managers, regardless of where they work. Those who focus on a certain specialty, such as physical therapy, are known as clinical managers. Their duties include developing policies and procedures, figuring out budgets and supervising employees, among others.

Managers who deal with patients’ records are known as health information managers. With Federal restrictions in place to protect privacy for patients, it’s important to have someone with the skills and training in both the laws in place and the technology required to store and access records correctly.

How Do You Become a Health Services Manager?

It’s possible to find an entry-level management position in a smaller facility with just a bachelor’s degree. Or a management job in physician’s office that’s looking more for work experience than formal schooling. However, most health services manager positions require a master’s or doctoral degree.

Common degrees either required or suggested to gain entry in this field include a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), health sciences, health services administration, long-term care administration, public health, or public administration.

How is the Job Outlook?

With the health care industry continually growing and changing due to the aging population and governmental regulation, job prospects for health services managers are higher than the average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job openings for such positions will increase 16 percent from 2008 to 2018. However, with the growth of outpatient care clinics and other specialized facilities, job growth for health services managers will be slower in hospitals than years past.

How Much Do Health Service Managers Get Paid?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008 the average annual salary for health services managers was $80,240. The middle 50 percent earn between $62,170 and $104,120, and the highest 10 percent earn more than $137,800. The highest earners traditionally work in larger hospital settings, with those managing home health or nursing care facilities make slightly less.

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    Marcylaw

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    I have a friend who has a certificate in plastic surgery. He works now at a facelift Houston clinic.I see that he is very happy about what he manged to achieve with this job.He actually enjoys working with women.

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    GianCarlo

    over 2 years ago

    6 comments

    Today it is very important to have certain certifications that can help you with getting a better job. One of my friends has a botox certification and he managed to get a nice job at a botox surgery clinic.

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    JoeKeller

    over 2 years ago

    52 comments

    A health manager can do a lot of things. I have had a very nice experience with one of them. He managed to recognize bulimic symptoms at a person just by talking with her and observing certain medical facts. That is amazing in my book. And that wasn't his job.

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    AmieSteffey

    over 2 years ago

    4 comments

    My mother was very fat and the doctors recommended her to do something about it as soon as possible because she was in real danger. So she went to a tummy tuck Seattle clinic. A health information manager helped us a lot, I don’t know what we were going to do without him. We needed my mother’s record which was lost, because otherwise no one would want to perform a surgery on her without it.

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    condore

    almost 3 years ago

    6 comments

    This sounds great.I guess people who fit this kind of profile should be those who should get a management position in a Florida Drug rehabilitation or any place where you need to work with people.

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    Universalia

    almost 3 years ago

    10 comments

    I was looking for some information about Kratom extract and i found your article here. To be honest, I wouldn't like to be a manager for a health care institution because you never know how you can find yourself in the position of refusing to treat people who will die if not helped. I couldn't sleep at night after that.

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