How to write a Health Administrator job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Health Administrator job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Health Administrator job titles

    Health Administrator
    Health Administrator (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Health Administrator (Nursing Home)
    Health Administrator (Part-Time)
    Health Services Administrator

Health Administrator job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Health Administrator job summary

Our health care center needs to hire a Health Administrator to oversee both clinical and administrative operations at our satellite location. We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who takes leadership seriously and understands the budgetary, time-sensitive and clinical demands of a full-service health care facility. The successful candidate will supervise all clinic workers and see to administrative tasks related to finance, staffing and department coordination. We are interested in hiring a long-term staff member who has experience with recruiting and hiring top talent. If this sounds like a good fit, submit your resume today for consideration.

Health Administrator responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Health Administrator responsibilities

    Create and oversee goals related to company spend and patient volume
    Communicate monthly and quarterly goals to all employees and adjunct staff
    Create scheduling procedures and protocols to ensure that all departments are adequately covered at all times
    Meet with Physicians, Nurses and other health care staff to determine their concerns and needs on an ongoing basis
    Find ways to reduce overall costs while maintaining consistent patient services
    Institute hiring procedures that attract and retain the top talent in the health care industry
    Oversee marketing and advertising efforts on behalf of the health care center
    Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and requirements as well as in-house expectations

Health Administrator qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Health Administrator skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration or related field required (Master’s degree preferred)
    5+ years’ experience in hospital health care administration
    Will consider MDs for position
    Ability to manage and lead health care staff efficiently and effectively

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