ERIC Number: ED200092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-19
Initial Role Delineation for Entry-Level Health Services Administration Personnel. Executive Summary of the Final Report, October 1, 1979-December 31, 1980.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for Occupational and Professional Assessment.
Results and procedures of a job analysis for the position of entry-level health services administrator (HSA) are summarized. Study objectives were as follows: to identify the tasks done by entry-level HSAs; to rate the importance of each task; to classify related tasks into categories, called "job dimensions"; to identify the skills and the knowledge required for competent performance of the tasks in each job dimension; and to determine the degree of expertise in each skill and area of knowledge required of an entry-level HSA. The 10 job dimensions (e.g., policy and operations direction, financial management), each illustrated by a task, 21 knowledge areas, and 18 skills/abilities are listed. The job analysis was based on the advice of an advisory committee of nine experts in health services administration. After a preliminary list of HSA tasks and and qualifications was developed, the experts independently rated the importance of each task. The experts then discussed their opinions at a meeting, attempting to resolve any important disagreements. Independent ratings were again obtained to serve as the basis for the role delineation. Details of the study methodology are specified, and the products of the study are noted. It is suggested that the job analysis can serve as the basis for future activities in a credentialing/continuing compentency system supported by the Bureau of Health Professions of the U.S. Public Health Service. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for Occupational and Professional Assessment.
Note: For related document, see HE 013 557.