Three Advertised Job Descriptions

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Part 1

This week, you will begin by conducting research on two healthcare administration positions you are interested in and answer the following questions using Careeronestop.org. Careeronestop.org is a site created by the U.S. Department of Labor that will allow you to dig deeper into a variety of health care positions. For more information about searching for positions, view the tutorial below.

  • Give a description of the job and typical job duties.
  • What type of health care setting would this person work in (e.g., hospital, retirement home, insurance company)?
  • What skills are needed to be successful in this position?
  • What qualities are needed to succeed in this position?
  • What certifications and education are needed for this position?
  • What technology knowledge is needed for this position?
  • How many years’ experience is required for this position?
  • What is the typical salary for this position?

Part 2

To answer the questions below, you will need to first review three (3) advertised job descriptions you most likely want based on your research—using a job board, such as this one—for a position that you could realistically get after you graduate with your current level of experience, skills, and education. These jobs do not have to be in your geographic area, but make sure the descriptions are detailed enough to understand the requirements (e.g., provide job duties and qualifications) and that they match your current level of experience. Have these job descriptions in front of you as you answer the questions below. For more information about searching for jobs, view the tutorial below.

  • Name the 3 titles you found on this Web site.
  • What skills do you possess that are needed to be successful in each position, and what skills do you need to develop?
  • How can you develop the skills that you do not currently possess?
  • Do you have the work experience needed for each position? If not, what can you do to gain this experience while obtaining your degree?

Part 3

Lastly, you will choose a health care organization to study over the course of the term. You may select any health care facility you wish (e.g., long-term care, hospital, home care, ambulatory surgery, physician practice, etc.). Once you have chosen your facility, examine its organizational structure. Identify and discuss the following characteristics of your organization:

  • What is the mission statement of this organization?
  • What patient population does this organization serve?
  • What interests you about this particular organization?
  • What skills and experience do you feel you can contribute to the success of this organization?

Three Advertised Job Descriptions

Healthcare Administration Positions:

  1. Healthcare Administrator
    • Description and Duties: Healthcare administrators oversee the operations of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. They manage staff, finances, patient care, and ensure compliance with regulations.
    • Healthcare Setting: Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers.
    • Skills Needed: Leadership, communication, financial management, problem-solving.
    • Qualities Needed: Adaptability, organization, empathy, integrity.
    • Certifications/Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in healthcare administration or related field. Optional certifications like Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) or Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
    • Technology Knowledge: Proficiency in healthcare management software, electronic health records (EHR), financial systems.
    • Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience in healthcare management.
    • Salary: Median salary ranges from $70,000 to $150,000 per year.
  2. Health Information Manager
    • Description and Duties: Health information managers organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems.
    • Healthcare Setting: Hospitals, clinics, healthcare consulting firms, insurance companies.
    • Skills Needed: Attention to detail, analytical skills, knowledge of medical coding and billing, information technology.
    • Qualities Needed: Confidentiality, critical thinking, adaptability to changing regulations.
    • Certifications/Education: Bachelor’s degree in health information management or related field. Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification.
    • Technology Knowledge: Proficiency in health information systems, electronic medical records (EMR), coding software.
    • Experience: 2-3 years of experience in health information management.
    • Salary: Median salary ranges from $60,000 to $100,000 per year.

Part 2

Three Advertised Job Titles:

  1. Healthcare Administrator at XYZ Hospital
  2. Health Information Manager at ABC Clinic
  3. Medical Office Manager at DEF Physicians Practice

Skills Possessed and Needed:

  • Healthcare Administrator: Possess leadership and communication skills, need to develop financial management and regulatory compliance skills.
  • Health Information Manager: Possess attention to detail and analytical skills, need to develop proficiency in coding and billing.
  • Medical Office Manager: Possess organizational and communication skills, need to develop medical billing and coding knowledge.

Developing Needed Skills:

  • Take relevant courses or certifications.
  • Seek internships or part-time jobs in healthcare administration.
  • Participate in workshops or seminars.

Work Experience:

  • Have some relevant experience in administrative roles.
  • Can gain more experience through internships or entry-level positions while pursuing education.

Part 3

Selected Healthcare Organization:

Organization: Community Health Clinic

Characteristics:

  • Mission Statement: “Providing accessible and compassionate healthcare services to underserved communities, promoting wellness and improving quality of life.”
  • Patient Population: Low-income individuals, uninsured/underinsured families, marginalized communities.
  • Interest: Commitment to serving vulnerable populations and addressing healthcare disparities.
  • Contribution: Skills in community outreach, patient advocacy, and program development can contribute to enhancing services and reaching more individuals in need. Experience in managing resources efficiently aligns with the organization’s goal of maximizing impact with limited resources.

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