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.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Government policy implementation

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

  • Health care system

    The structure and function of health care services.

  • Manage healthcare staff

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

  • Public health

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advise policy makers in healthcare

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

  • Maintain relationships with government agencies

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Common job titles

  • Healthcare management consultant
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Management consultant
  • Healthcare & life sciences consultant
  • Healthcare business consultant
  • Healthcare strategic pricing consultant
  • Quality improvement consultant i (tx- remote)
  • Consultant
  • Healthcare compliance consultant
  • Healthcare quality improvement consultant (2 year position)