0311 Managers in health care
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Lead statementThis unit group includes managers who 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.
- chief of anesthesia
- chief of emergency medicine
- chief of medical staff
- 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 surgery
- director, rehabilitation services
- home care services director – medical services
- medical clinic director
- mental health residential care program manager
- 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.
- There is little or no mobility between departments in different medical specializations.
- Progression to senior management positions in health care services is possible with experience.
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