Profession healthcare consultant

Healthcare consultants advise health care organisations on the development of plans to improve patient care and safety. They analyse health care policies and identify issues, and aid in the development of improvement strategies.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Manage healthcare staff

    The managerial tasks and responsibilities required in a health care setting.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Health care legislation

    The patients` rights and responsibilities of health practitioners and the possible repercussions and prosecutions in relation to medical treatment negligence or malpractice.

  • Health care system

    The structure and function of health care services.

  • Public health

    The principles of health and sickness affecting the population, including the means for health promotion and prevention and community and primary care.

Skills

  • Advise policy makers in healthcare

    Present research to policy makers, health care providers, and educators to encourage improvements in public health.

  • Comply with legislation related to health care

    Comply with the regional and national legislation that is relevant to one`s work and apply it in practice.

  • Contribute to public health campaigns

    Contribute to local or national public health campaigns by evaluating health priorities, the government changes in regulations and advertising the new trends in relation to health care and prevention.

  • Analyse community needs

    Identify and respond to specific social problems in a community, delineating the extent of the problem and outline the level of resources required to address it and identifying the existing community assets and resources that are available to address the problem.

  • Implement policy in healthcare practices

    Establish how policies should be interpreted and translated within the practice, implementing local and national policies, as well as those of your own practice and proposing developments and improvements to service delivery.

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

    Establish and maintain cordial working relationships with peers in different governmental agencies.

  • Assess health services within the community

    Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of health services for the community with a view to its improvement.

Optional knowledge and skills

implement strategic planning analyse goal progress perform project management perform market research report on social development liaise with local authorities apply strategic thinking carry out strategic research analyse health problems within a given community address public health issues communicate effectively in healthcare project management principles lead healthcare services changes promote inclusion establish collaborative relations manage government policy implementation maintain relations with local representatives