Health Care Practice Managers

Healthcare practice managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources of medical, dental and other types of healthcare practice, including veterinary practices.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Responsible for budgeting, pricing and accounting activities within the practice.
  • Liaises with relevant outside organisations (e.g. NHS trust, PCT, social services, drug companies, professional bodies).
  • Takes responsibility for stock control of practice equipment, drugs, etc.
  • Organises duty rosters for professional and support staff in practice.
  • Maintains patient files on medical history, consultations and treatment undertaken and/or drugs prescribed.
  • Negotiates contracts for services with other health care providers and purchasers.
  • Takes responsibility for health and safety matters within the practice.
  • Oversees staff training and monitors training needs.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of practice staff.

Desired Skills

Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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