Female Practice Manager discusses rostering issues with the senior practice doctor

Practice Manager

Practice Managers organise and control the functions and resources of professional practices such as administrative systems and practice personnel.

Overview

Practice Managers organise and control the functions and resources of professional practices such as administrative systems and practice personnel.

Day-to-day

  • contributing to the planning and review of office services, and setting priorities and office service standards
  • allocating human resources, space and equipment
  • assigning work to and monitoring work performance of staff
  • managing records and accounts of the practice
  • liaising with Professionals to coordinate practice business and to facilitate resolution of problems
  • managing physical facilities and ensuring buildings and equipment are maintained
  • ensuring compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • ensuring work complies with relevant government legislation, policies and procedures
  • coordinating personnel activities such as hiring, promotions, performance management, payroll, training and supervision.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,600 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Practice Manager

  • You can work as a Practice Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as business and management, nursing, dental and accounting.

    Take a Diploma of Practice Management

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