A male health practice manager discusses issues with a patients file with one of the doctors

Health Practice Manager

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • contributes to the planning and review of office services, and sets priorities and office service standards
  • allocates human resources, space and equipment
  • assigns work to and monitors work performance of staff
  • manages records and accounts of the practice
  • liaises with professionals to co-ordinate practice business and to facilitate resolution of problems
  • manages physical facilities and ensures buildings and equipment are maintained
  • ensures compliance with occupational health and safety regulations
  • ensures work complies with relevant government legislation, policies and procedures
  • co-ordinates personnel activities such as hiring, promotions, performance management, payroll, training and supervision.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Health Practice Manager

  • You can work as a Health 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, accounting, secretarial and clerical.

    Take a Certificate IV in Health Administration

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