JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 183
H E A LT H CA R E
This role requires good management skills, as you could be leading
a department or a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and
therapists. Work generally consists of balancing budgets, planning for
future development, and looking at changes to services for patients.
You could be working in clinical audit (a quality improvement process
to improve patient care) or clinical governance (where organisations
are accountable for improving the quality of their services to allow
clinical care to flourish), for example.
What qualifications do I need? You'll usually need to be a registered
healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse or midwife. You'll
also need to demonstrate good leadership skills, as well as a desire to
challenge the way things are.
How much can I earn? Starting salaries are £26,565, rising
to £100,431 with experience.
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This role is most likely to be based in an office. Within the NHS, an
administration manager may provide top-end PA service to the chief
executive, help the trust board secretary to support the board and
executive committee, and coordinate the work of director-level PAs.
A general office manager manages the day-to-day function of the
administrative and non-clinical services and is responsible for
recruitment and staff appraisals, while an office manager might
provide secretarial support, deal with enquiries and take minutes.
What qualifications do I need? You can begin at an administrative
level and work your way up into management. You'll need good
GCSEs and A-levels, or work experience in a relevant area.
How much can I earn? Salaries start at £22,128, but with
experience can progress to £41,787.
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