Hospital Administration

12/11/2014 Career

Hospital Management 


The
service industry is one of the most charming as well as
one of the fastest growing industries not only in India
but also throughout the world. And when this industry is
combined with the hospitality industry then the onus
reflected is more concrete and clear




Hospitals and nursing homes are growing in large
numbers. The medical staff working in these hospitals
find very little time to handle non-medical day-to-day
administrative afairs. Moreover, handling of such tasks
requires management and professional skills which need
constant devotion and upgradation. It is very difficult
for doctors to spare time for such things



Thus,
the delivery of effective health care services requires
trained profesionals



A
hospital administrator is overall incharge of
administrative affairs of the hospital. He takes over
the charge of various aspects of health administration
and hospital administration vis-a-vis patients and
health care. It envisages professional responsibility in
various aspects - planning and control, management of
the medical staff, demography and biostatics, management
and research in health care, epidemiology and community
health and strategic management



The
nature of the job requires a number of qualities and
essential attributes. The person should have decision -
making capability based on up-to-date management
principles and techniques. This envisages planning of
future requirements like material, technical and
financial. One should also be well versed with financial
forward planning and should be responsible enough for
the maintenance of the building



Eligibility:



The
nature of the job requires management professionals and
not doctors per se.Therefore, not only doctors and
paramedicos, but ordinary graduates, too, can opt for
the courses and enter the field. The administrative
setup in large hospitals is generally categorised into
two - medical and non - medical administration. Medical
administration is handled by doctors but non-medical
administrative setup does not require any technicality.
It is in this field that more and more graduates are
entering the field. So the minimum eligibility in such
courses is graduation



Courses:
 



There
are a number of courses being offered by different
institutions. Most of the courses in hospital
administration and management are offered at the
post-graduate level. The duration of the course varies
from one year to two years. However, some courses are
also beong offered at graduate level. But all such
courses are exclusively for medical graduates




Selection in most of institutions offering such courses
is through a common entrance examination. The common
entrance examination is followed by either Group
Discussion and/ or Personal Interview. Aspirants having
good score in graduation have a favourable chance in
such common entrance examination. The nature of the
entrance examination is purely non-academic oriented and
is aimed to check general awareness and management
skills



Prospects:
 



On -
campus placement is provided to post-graduates in
hospitals administration and management. And with the
increase in this sector there are tremendous avenues and
potential for the right, hard working, sincere and
humane candidates


Institutes



  • The Tata Institute of
    Social Sciences Mumbai

  • Indian Institute of
    Health Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • The Apollo Hospitals
    spread in different locations of the country


  • All India Institute of
    Medical Sciences New Delhi

  • Faculty of Management
    Studies University of Delhi, Delhi

  • National Institute of
    Health and Family welfare New Delhi


  • Panjab University
    Chandigarh

  • Birla Institute of
    Technology and Sciences Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand

  • Symbiosis Centre for
    Health Care Pune, Maharashtra

  • SNDT Women's University
    Mumbai

  • Indian Institute of
    Health Care Administration Chennai

  • Indira Gandhi National
    Open University New Delhi

  • Kadturba Medical
    College Manipal

  • NIMS Hyderabad

  • Armed Forces Medical
    College, Pune


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