Jane's career in nursing has always been driven by her love of helping people. She has worked in roles as varied as midwife through to her current position as leadership coach, and with two young sons she really values the work life balance this job allows. She is well suited to her role as it allows her to combine her skills of organisation and project management with her ability to work well independently.
More information about Health care practice managers
The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionHealthcare practice managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources of medical, dental and other types of healthcare practice, including veterinary practices.
QualificationsThere are no pre-set entry requirements. Candidates are recruited with a variety of academic qualifications or with relevant experience. Professional qualifications are available and are required for certain posts.
- Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities of practice staff;
- Oversees staff training and monitors training needs;
- Takes responsibility for health and safety matters within the practice;
- Negotiates contracts for services with other health care providers and purchasers;
- Maintains patient files on medical history, consultations made and treatment undertaken and/or drugs prescribed;
- Organises duty rosters for professional and support staff in practice;
- Takes responsibility for stock control of practice equipment, drugs etc.;
- Liaises with relevant outside organisations (e.g. NHS trust, PCT, social services, drug companies, professional bodies);
- Responsible for budgeting, pricing and accounting activities within the practice.