The job purpose of a Health Services Administrator is to have oversight responsibility for the smooth and day to day running of health administration within the health facility and contribute to effective financial management.
To qualify as a Health Services Administrator, one must hold a first degree in Administration and masters degree in Health Services Administration or related field plus one year national service in a recognized health facility.
The duties and responsibilities of a Health Services Administrator are that he or she will contribute to the effective operations of the Administration Department within the health facility including planning, organizing and directing activities and programmes of the department.
Also, a Health Services Administrator will assist in planning and organizing management review meetings, workshops and seminars with stakeholders.
Again, he or she will contribute to planning, management and maintenance of physical assets in the health facility.
Other duties and responsibilities are to contribute to contract administration and the management of the support services (human resource, procurement, transport, estates, equipment, stores) in the health facility. He or she will liaise with the finance department on financial matters to ensure effective financial planning and control measures in the facility. Contribute to the development and implementation of facility’s plans and budgets. Contribute to the preparation and submission of periodic operational reports on support services in the facility.
In the absence of a Senior Health Services Administrator, the Health Services Administrator will act as a Secretary to the Hospital Management Committee and play active role in the implementation of the management decision. Contribute to devising of improved job methods for increasing efficiency in the Administration Department. Supervise and direct the activities of clerical, administrative and other support service staff in the facility and to perform any other official duty that may be assigned.
As a Health Services Administrator, you need to foster good communication and team working relationships within the health facility.
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