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Running Head: CAREER ACTION PLAN1Career Action PlanKnijur CallinsHCS/449 – Health Administration CapstoneOctober 19, 2011Martha Owen, MHA
CAREER ACTION PLAN2University of Phoenix MaterialProfessional Career Action Plan OutlineComplete this professional career action plan outline after viewing the Career 101 workshop link on the student website. You may need to research specific careers or companies to answer all of the questions. A professional career plan details career goals, rather than personal goals. This plan will look at your professional strengths and weaknesses, the type of company you wish to work for, any knowledge gaps that exist, and your professional resume.Create three to five professional goals (for example, “I want to get a job in a health care facility in the emergency services department”), and then complete this outline with those goals in mind. 1.I want to be a supervisor in a health care organization.2.I want to be a Clinical Business Manager in Pediatrics. 3.I want to be a divisional leader in a health care organization.I.Self-Awarenessa.Professional strengthsi.Organizationii.Detail-Orientedb.Personal strengthsi.Excellent communication skillsii.Effective listening skillsc.Professional weaknessesi.Self-Criticalii.Perfectionistd.Personal weaknessesi.Sensitiveii.Lack of humore.Write 4 to 5 sentences, using the strengths and weaknesses above, to describe yourself to a potential employer.1. I am a very organized and detail-oriented worker. 2. I am a great listener, have excellent communication skills, and can work in any type of environment.3. I am a perfectionist and very self-critical. 4. I am a sensitive person and take my career so seriously that I often times fail to see the humor in situations.II.Ideal Next Objective (or position) – based on your self-assessment, where will you go next? Clinical Business Manager in Pediatricsa.Required competenciesi.Budget Planning and Administrationii.Business Operations and Information Systems Managementb.Compensation requirementsi.60k minimumii.Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, etc..c.Company culturei.Employee friendly environment (promote career growth)ii.Patient Centered and Outcome Driven
CAREER ACTION PLAN3d.Compromisesi.I would sacrifice some benefits for a higher salaryii.I would sacrifice the ideal company culture for the opportunity to have a management position.III.Gap analysis, plan, and execution – these are skills you already havea.Credentialsi.Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administrationii.10 years of health care business experienceb.Responsibilitiesi.Lead and project management experienceii.Financial account management experiencec.Accomplishments (personal and professional)i.Successfully transformed Therapeutic Bed line of business and associated processes into a profitable service line within 6 months of assignment.