Purpose of this Course
The prior course addressed growth in the health services industry and opportunities for healthcare managers. In the present program offered by Orpe Human Rights Advocates Healthcare Department student will learn that formal preparation in healthcare management can pay big dividends in terms of exciting management jobs and positions with excellent career advancement. But just what do healthcare managers do? And what are their roles and responsibilities?
Healthcare management is the profession that provides leadership and direction to organizations that deliver personal health services, and to divisions, departments, units, or services within those organizations. This chapter gives a comprehensive overview of healthcare management as a profession.
Understanding the roles, responsibilities, and functions carried out by healthcare managers is important for those individuals considering the field to make informed decisions about the “fit.” This chapter provides a discussion of key management roles, responsibilities, and functions, as well as management positions at different levels within healthcare organi- zations. In addition, descriptions of supervisory level, mid-level, and sen- ior management positions within different organizations are provided.