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Managers in health care

OaSIS code 30010.00

Managers in health care 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.

Overview

Also known as

  • 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
  • Home care services director - medical services
  • Medical clinic director
  • Mental health residential care program manager
  • Rehabilitation services director

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the delivery of health care services within a department of a health care institution, or in other settings where health care services are provided
  • Consult with boards of directors and senior managers to maintain and establish standards for the provision of health care services
  • Develop evaluation systems to monitor the quality of health care given to patients
  • Monitor the use of diagnostic services, in-patient beds and facilities to ensure effective use of resources
  • Develop and implement plans for new programs, special projects, new material and equipment acquisitions and future staffing levels in their department or establishment
  • Plan and control departmental or establishment budget
  • Represent the department or establishment at meetings with government officials, the public, the media and other organizations
  • Supervise health care supervisors and professionals
  • Recruit health care staff of the department or establishment.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Managers in health care specialize in administering the provision of specific health care services such as dietetics, clinical medicine, laboratory medicine, nursing, physiotherapy or surgery.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (00013)
  • Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (40010)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

3 – Health occupations

TEER

0 – Management occupations

Major group

30 – Specialized middle management occupations in health care

Sub-major group

300 – Specialized middle management occupations in health care

Minor group

3001 – Managers in health care

Unit group

30010 – Managers in health care

Occupational profile

30010.00 – Managers in health care

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Coaching and Developing Others
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Other health care establishments

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Deductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Management of Financial Resources
5 - Highest Level
Management of Material Resources
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important