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Upon reviewing the multiple facilities offering healthcare administration support and services, discuss the following:
· What are the healthcare administrative/management job opportunities in these organizations?
· How are these organizations interrelated?
· What type of support do these organizations offer direct care facilities?
· Identify one available position in which you are interested and discuss the KSAs needed to secure the position.
When reviewing the multiple facilities that offer healthcare administration support and services you can see how varied the opportunities in this profession can be. There are positions to work as part of Internships and Medical Offices and as an Administrative Medical Staff Secretary, Front Desk Receptionist, Patient Services Representative, Patient Account Representative, Medical Biller, Nursing Home Administrator, Home Health Care Administrator, Department of Public Health & Human Services Health Care Administrator among many other options depending on the organization’s needs.
As you navigate through all the websites of the different healthcare management organizations provided in Appendix A of the textbook (Buchbinder & Thompson, 2010) you can see how all these organizations interrelated. In some way they all provide healthcare managers with educational programs, research and volunteering opportunities and they even offer different tools for professional development like certifications, conferences and seminars. Most of these organizations have their own professional associations that help healthcare managers, administrators and students stay up to date with all the changes that are constantly happening in this field. They also help by providing them with the opportunities of connecting with other professionals in the field and in this way they facilitate job searching process.
As defined by Buchbinder and Thompson (2010), direct care settings are those organizations that provide care directly to the individual seeking help and non-direct care settings are those that provide the products and services needed in order to support that direct care. When referring to the list provided in Appendix A of our text book, all these agencies and organizations support, in some way, the many facilities that provide direct care. They all provide healthcare administrators and managers with education options, career development courses and are continuously researching in order to provide the most updated information and in this way equip professionals with the knowledge needed to effectively execute. Having motivated and appropriately skilled personnel determines the ability of a health-care system to provide safe, high-quality, effective, patient-centered services (Skela Savič & Robida, 2013).
As mentioned before, professionals in this field serve the healthcare industry in many different settings. Jobs could range from clerical and administrative to educational and research duties. Some o