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

Knowledge

  • Manage healthcare staff

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

  • 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.

  • Public health

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

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures related to the application of government policies at all levels of public administration.

  • Health care system

    The structure and function of health care services.

Skills

  • Advise policy makers in healthcare

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

  • 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.

  • Assess health services within the community

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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