How to Secure Senior Positions in Hospital Administration
From clinics and hospitals to healthcare centres and private practices, medical institutions are only as good and effective as individual and industry healthcare management allows them to be.
Whether you’re starting or furthering your career in healthcare administration, or presently seeking hospital or health administration jobs, Foundation Education’s health administration certification courses can help you achieve your goals in the healthcare industry.
Senior Hospital and Health Administration Jobs
Within a hospital or medical office setting, roles spanning departmental and business management through to hospital or practice CFO and CEO are a possibility for those with appropriate administration qualifications and experience.
Think the opportunities end there? Think again.
There are also numerous roles outside of a hospital setting that suit healthcare management specialists, including nursing home administration, public health department administration, insurance underwriting, health program directing and social welfare administration – in other words, roles that allow candidates to affect real change, reform and progress across the industry.
Top Traits for Succeeding in Healthcare Management
Whether you’re managing a small private practice or city hospital department, planning and coordinating people and resources while delivering outputs in line with institutional standards and budgets takes great organisational and critical skill.
Initiating and monitoring budgeting activities, developing and implementing effective policies, managing ongoing work and resource schedules, and maintaining company records are all everyday aspects of healthcare management, so the ability to prioritise and multitask is essential.
Effective leadership is a cornerstone of any successful business, and research overwhelmingly shows that strong organisational culture develops from the top down. Healthcare management is unique in that you are dealing with people’s lives and livelihoods, so integrity, optimism and empathy are all necessary traits for those working in senior health administration jobs.
In the health administration industry, managers are often overseeing staff at their most challenged, and patients or their families at their most emotional and vulnerable. Being able to effectively and empathetically communicate with people in these difficult moments is a delicate and powerful tool in an administrator’s arsenal, and it can mean the difference between positive, prompt conflict resolution and lengthy, ongoing issues.
Why gain a certification?
Augmenting your education and experience with a further qualification in healthcare management demonstrates a commitment to the industry and your career. You’ll also benefit by:
- Gaining a competitive advantage over other applicants
- Building a useful and influential network within the industry
- Expanding your competencies
- Keeping up to date with industry best practices
- Improving your earning potential.
Which healthcare administration course?
Foundation Education’s nationally accredited HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration course upskills participants across record maintenance, information and resource management, medical terminology and policy implementation areas, while the HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration builds on this solid foundation with advanced customer service strategies and administrative management components forming part of the curriculum.
The BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) course teaches participants to support administrative functions across a variety of healthcare settings in roles such as Medical Receptionist, Administration Assistant or Office Junior. All certification courses are delivered via a flexible and convenient online platform, so you can further your education while maintaining current work or alternative study loads.
Whether you’ve got career progression in mind or you’re simply looking for an edge in healthcare management, Foundation Education’s health administration certification courses can help you take the next step on your journey. Call 1300 616 197 for more information or for advice on how to enrol.