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Sample healthcare administrator job description

[Company X] is searching for an experienced healthcare administrator to join our team of medical experts, ensuring smooth operation of the organization. The ideal candidate will have both a day-to-day and long-term impact on operations, helping us to analyze, strategize, and grow our network. This seasoned healthcare expert should have leadership skills for directing, supervising, and evaluating the work activities of personnel.

The ideal candidate will have ample opportunity to advance to upper management, which involves supervision of healthcare administrators, a director (or higher) title, and executive-level compensation.

Objectives of this role

  • Oversee day-to-day management of healthcare services while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensure continuity and consistency in delivery of quality services by hiring and supervising employees and ensuring adequate staffing
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that achieve financial goals while meeting the expectations of patients and healthcare associates
  • Maintain a database of personnel activities using digital record-management systems
  • Improve financial effectiveness and operational efficiency by informing and advising board members of current trends, issues, and activities in healthcare to facilitate their decision-making
  • Ensure positive patient experience at every touch point


  • Maintain and administer policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety protocols, and environmental control standards
  • Attend and contribute to high-level meetings with board members, investors, patients, and families to coordinate schedules, and organize workloads, equipment, and available space
  • Collaborate with accounting team to oversee development of both short- and long-range strategic and operating plans
  • Establish and monitor goals related to company spending and hiring, ensuring successful management of patient volume and growth of services
  • Negotiate for improvements and additions to facilities, equipment, and services
  • Maintain compliance with regulations and rules of accrediting bodies by monitoring operations and initiating changes where necessary

Required skills and qualifications

  • Experience in a managerial role
  • Deep understanding of healthcare laws and policies
  • Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve, empathy, and personal integrity
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work long hours and often remain on-call

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in healthcare administration or related field