A medical administrator discusses a budget with a doctor on his digital tablet

Medical Administrator

Medical Administrators manage medical programs and clinical services in hospitals or other health service facilities, maintain standards of medical care, provide leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled medical workforce, and contribute to health service planning.

Overview

Medical Administrators manage medical programs and clinical services in hospitals or other health service facilities, maintain standards of medical care, provide leadership to ensure an appropriately skilled medical workforce, and contribute to health service planning.

Day-to-day

  • develops, implements and monitors the procedures, policies and standards for medical, nursing, allied health and administrative staff
  • co-ordinates and administers health and welfare programs as well as clinical services
  • monitors and evaluates resources devoted to health, welfare, recreation, housing, employment, training, and other community facilities and centres
  • controls administrative operations such as budget planning, report preparation, expenditure on supplies, equipment and services.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Medical Administrator

  • You usually need a formal qualification in nursing, general medicine, business management or another related field and relevant experience to work as a Medical Administrator. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Health Administration

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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