According to (n.d.), a manager's responsibilities include: Supervise and manage the overall performance of staff in his department. Analyzing, reporting, giving...

According to (n.d.), a manager's responsibilities include:

  1. Supervise and manage the overall performance of staff in his department.
  2. Analyzing, reporting, giving recommendations and developing strategies on how to improve quality and quantity.
  3. Achieve business and organization goals, visions and objectives.
  4. Involved in employee selection, career development, succession planning and periodic training.
  5. Working out compensations and rewards.
  6. Responsible for the growth and increase in the organizations' finances and earnings.
  7. Identifying problems, creating choices and providing alternatives courses of actions.

What are the variances in Health Care Settings?                                           

Reference (n.d.). Manager's Roles and Responsibilities. Retrieved November 19, 2013 from

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jerichorayel eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Health care is the overall management of health services that can be provided for humans. This includes the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, consultation, prevention and information dissemination to people. Health care is provided by medical people specialized to do certain clinical works such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others. 

Managers in health care sector are also the one who supervise the people under his/her authority. There may be some variances since health care setting is different from other types of institutional settings. A health care manager should be knowledgeable about the health care the office is offering. He or she should be able to manage plan, direct, command and coordinate medical, clinical and health services. He or she should be able to supervise the entire work throughout the working hours. 

The article cited about the characteristic of a manager can also be applied to medical settings. The main emphasis is that health care is focus on providing safety to everyone. Meaning, there should be utmost care because it handles life. Having said that, a manager should be able to talk to people as realistic and as optimistic as possible. Managers should not be focused on the business side rather on the ability to provide safety to people needing medical attention. 

The working environment for health care managing can be like an office-type jobs and has medical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.