Hospital administrators plan, direct and coordinate health and administrative services provided by hospitals, community health services, aged-care facilities, private healthcare facilities and other health service organisations.
Duties & Tasks
Hospital administrators may perform the following tasks:prepare annual funding estimates, forecasting the demand for services and allocating budgets
improve and maintain delivery of health services by planning the services and accounting for the cost of care and the distribution of staff
represent the health service by attending meetings, seminars and functions
talk to members of the community, local interest groups, politicians, industry associations and the media in relation to the organisation and the services provided
act as liaison officer between the governing body of the health organisation and health authorities
manage staff in areas such as cleaning, safety, maintenance, records and accounts
take part in identifying problems and needs within the health service by attending staff meetings
liaise with medical and nursing staff
interpret industrial awards and other regulations concerning staff employment contracts
develop and implement new policies and procedures
participate in the promotion of occupational health and safety management within the organisation.
able to analyse and solve problems
good planning, organisational and decision-making skills
good communication and interpersonal skills.