HCS 449 Week 4 Individual Assignment, Professional Career Action Plan Paper.doc

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Running Head: PROFFESSIONAL CAREER ACTION PLAN 1 Professional Career Action Plan Creating a professional career action plan will compose attainable goals & design a step-by- step plan to achieve important professional goals. It is important to have a roadmap that will guide anyone from beginning to end for successful goal attainment. My action plan summarizes my professional goals & my career goal of becoming a health care administrator in a hospital or a physician’s office. I will assess the skills currently obtained & the skills that need altering to improve my chances of reaching my career goals. My action plan will also show the steps required to reach my career goals & a timeline to complete each one. Achieving my goals will require focus & motivation to follow the professional plan to the final attainment of my career goals (University of Phoenix, n.d). After assessing my professional goals it became evident that working in health care management in any health care facility is my career goal but prefer a career in a hospital or a private care health care office. I want to obtain experience in the health care field & focus on attaining my ultimate career goals. Becoming a health care administrator requires many steps to reach my goal of a position in a health care facility. The first step is to continue my education & achieve my master’s degree & a commitment to professional development. While working on my education it is important to obtain experience as a health care manager. This can be accomplished by networking, job searches, volunteering, an internship, or job shadowing. Another source is The American College of Healthcare Executives offers an opportunity for networking & information sharing. When considering the many issues in health care an organization such as the American College of Healthcare Executives foundation founded to be health care leaders of hospitals, hospital, & healthcare organizations. The American College of Healthcare Executives will assist individuals in making a positive & informed decision about a
PROFFESSIONAL CAREER ACTION PLAN 2 career as a heath care administrator by providing resources such as career services, continuing education, & resume services, which will assist in my career goals (American College of Healthcare Executive, 2008). Health administrators are responsible for managing a health care facility by ensuring the medical staff always provides optimal patient care & that the facility is complying with regulations set by the government & the Joint Commission. Health administrators are also responsible for budgeting; overseeing medical purchasing & delivery, interviewing, & hiring staff. They are also attentive to detail, & educating the local community on what services are offered at the health care facility & also organizing health fairs in the community (Cole, 1998).

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