Health care administration and management
Health care administration and management is an interesting field, but it is demanding all the same. Many say that the profession is meant to be taken up by the few in society who have time to spend their youth in helping others. Most youngsters prefer to attend weekend long parties and to hang out in exotic places. However, there is much such individuals can do with their free time that can go a long way towards making society a better place. The number of voluntary organizations within the state of California is many, but only a few are open to evaluation. Furthermore, most of these organizations are located in most unfamiliar places. Nonetheless, I was able to visit two centres located in different townships. These centres provided me with the needed information about the nature of their work and most importantly the requirements of potential workers. Some of them are highlighted in this paper.
In each of the healthcare stations, I was able to confirm that there is a growing demand for employee supervisors and overall managers. Since the two facilities are privately owned, there is a need for qualified personnel to take up vacant administrative positions. At the moment, in one of the institutions, however, the owners are working relentlessly to ensure their clients are well cared for. In one of the centres, however, there is an elderly lady who has been working with the centre for twenty-five years. Apart from the managerial posts available for skilled personnel to take up, there is also a demand for volunteer nurses and caterers.
The good thing about these positions is that one you are among the volunteers, you get free accommodation and every other service that you should be receiving as a citizen. This includes higher education and healthcare. These privileges are enabled by the availability of part-time scholars and learning equipment.
It is a great thing to know that one can even conduct their long distance
studies in the comfort of the facilities’ provisions.
According to Marylyn, one of the volunteers’ at All Good Deeds centre, the number of people who are willing to volunteer in this field has declined at an alarming rate. However, Marylyn notes that one does not even need high qualifications to attain a position at one of these several institutions. “The only problem comes in higher and more demanding posts such as Centre administrator,” she says. It is important to note that once an individual clinches such managerial positions, they get the needed exposure as regards to managing populated institutions. If one can prove a clean record of achievements, they are most likely to attract the attention of international organizations such as the United Nations. The generous sponsors are also quick in noting those individuals who have utilized the allocated funds to serve the institutions well.
In spite of sponsors taking up monetary responsibilities in such institutions, the young minds prefer to work at recognized and well-paying health institutions and centres. Due to the ease of financing such institutions, the number of foundations and individuals who are willing to give up a portion of their earnings towards supporting the less privileged has increased. Notable foundations include the Samaritan Foundation, Cru, Good 360,
Project Hope among others. The impact of these sponsors is being felt large as regards to the setting of these centres and the number of people who are
seeking their services. The relevant certifications have been clarified through frequent advertisements and commercials on television stations as well as clear information details placed in daily newspapers.
One needs, at least, a university degree in health care administration or management. On the other hand, one can still qualify to take up any of the available posts if they had acquired the same degree at a college but had a year’s experience in the same field. Preferably in better and demanding places such as clinics and university hospitals. Despite this convenient qualifications, even the number of persons who register for voluntary services have become fewer and fewer. Nevertheless, I believe that these certifications are extremely appropriate for interested individuals like I who need them to penetrate such opportunities and help those who need the services.
This paper provides a detailed summary of the various needs in the healthcare field especially in the division of voluntary services. The research, which was conducted on two institutions, provides the needed information regarding the current state of the field, its inadequacies, for example, and required qualifications for potential volunteers.
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