Roles and Functions Conventional paper
By Candice Jenkins
University of Phoenix
Nov 14, 2010
Managers in the health care field have many important functions and features. As the health care system continues to develop, sound management is critical for the survival of health care organizations (Johnson, 2005). Every manger's main obligation is to succeed in helping the organization achieve high performance while using all of the organization's human and material assets (Lombardi and Schermerhorn, 2007). Mangers in the health care field must make an effort to improve daily operations and make future planning on approaches to improve effectiveness and production. According to Lombardi and Schermerhorn (2007), on a daily basis healthcare managers must recognize functionality problems and opportunities, help to make good decisions, and consider appropriate action. This is achieved by using the process of management; organizing, organizing, manipulating the use of assets, and bringing about accomplish overall performance goals. One of the dayвЂ“to-day responsibilities of a medical manager can be informing the team members by what is predicted of them. Healthcare mangers must also recruit, educate and develop team members (Lombardi and Schermerhorn, 2007). Other responsibilities would be the following: complementing with other groups, plan conferences, figure out the effort schedules, and clarify goals and tasks. The most important responsibility of a medical care manger I believe a healthcare manager offers is to ensure that each team member has the tools he or she must be productive. Mangers must also undertake certain roles in order to ensure that team members will be being successful. There are three categories which the roles of the health care administrator fall in; sociable roles, educational roles, and decisional tasks. Interpersonal tasks involve interactions with people in a outside the unit (Lombardi and Schermerhorn, 2007). Informational tasks of a medical...
References: Johnson, S. W. (2005, April-June). Characteristics of effective medical care managers. Healthcare Manager, 24(2), 124-128.
Lombardi, D. Meters., & Schermerhorn, J. Ur. (2007). Medical care management: Equipment and techniques for managing within a health care environment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Daughters.