Professional Career Action Plan Essay

1293 Words Oct 30th, 2012 6 Pages
Professional Career Action Plan
Ida Jackson
HCS/449 Health Administration Capstone
September 10, 2012
Urmi Bhaumik

Professional Career Action Plan Creating a professional career action plan will compose attainable goals and design a step-by-step plan to achieve important professional goals. It is important to have a roadmap that will guide anyone from beginning to end for successful goal attainment. My action plan summarizes my professional goals and my career goal of becoming a health care administrator in a hospital or a physician’s office. I will assess the skills currently obtained and the skills that need altering to improve my chances of reaching my career goals. My action plan will also show the steps required to
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Health administrators are responsible for managing a health care facility by ensuring the medical staff always provides optimal patient care and that the facility is complying with regulations set by the government and the Joint Commission. Health administrators are also responsible for budgeting; overseeing medical purchasing and delivery, interviewing, and hiring staff. They are also attentive to detail, and educating the local community on what services are offered at the health care facility and also organizing health fairs in the community (Cole, 1998). As a health administrator I will be successful if my focus is on running the health care facility like a business because the success of a business is dependent on good management skills and will attest to me success as a health administrator. Today with the certain uncertainty of the economy it is imperative that as a health administrator I must evaluate practices at the health care facility and eliminate the less profitable services and strengthen programs of major health importance (Current Preoccupations of Health Officers, 2011).
Health administrators possess effective leadership skills, strong people skills,