DOES MY JOB DESCRIPTION CONTAIN ALL OF THE REQUIRED PARTS TO MAKE IT A GOOD ONE? Kathy Ziegler
HSC 410, Healthcare Management
Interestingly enough, the Heart and Vascular service line for which I work, underwent a transition in July, 2012. My position changed, I am still managing but managing a different set of people and my job description was revised. My job description is six pages long and overall is a good one, but there are aspects of it that could be improved. My description begins with the date it was created, the job title, job code, and the departments for which I am in charge of. It does not state that the position is exempt which was discussed with me by my director before I received my managerial role but if you were just reviewing the description, I am not sure that it is safe to assume that the position is exempt so it may need to be included. This is followed by a section containing the hospital’s core values: excellence, compassion, efficiency, leadership and safety. Employees are evaluated on how well they demonstrate these values in their work and it is a large part of the annual performance appraisal and I feel a necessary addition to my job description. The primary purpose or summary statement of my job follows the core values and does a good job of condensing all of the responsibilities of the position. Required competencies are present as required skills and knowledge in addition to education and years of experience. My description does state that a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, thus the reason I am back in school. The Reporting and Coordinating Relationships section is present as Relationships, Responsibilities and Requirements. The Scope of Authority and Degrees of Independence are not present specifically in my description; however, the Duties and Responsibilities describe very well what I am allowed and responsible for doing regarding operations, leadership, professional and financial aspects of my job. There is no...
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