Healthcare Management Program helps you to make a career in Public Health Sector

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Healthcare Management Program helps you to make a career in Public Health Sector Photo by Jason White

Did you know that students who attend a healthcare management program such as Centennial College’s Healthcare Environmental Services Management are at the forefront of today’s changing healthcare environment?

That’s because, due to the increased need for infection control measures in the healthcare setting, there is a demand for qualified environmental service managers to develop systems and processes to protect workers, clients and patients from environmental hazards present in the healthcare setting and operate buildings that are safe.

Centennial College’s health care management degree teaches students to develop, implement and monitor operating systems, think critically, problem solve, work with a diverse team, and adapt to change. Those interested in obtaining this knowledge must have completed at least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature status (19 years or older); English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and; and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent.

Once accepted students become comfortable with: analyzing infection prevention and controlling practices to ensure compliance with current legislation standards and regulations; managing the healthcare environmental services operations as outlined by the departmental/organizational business plan; contributing to the development, implementing and evaluating of the recruitment, orientation, training, development and retention programs for healthcare environmental services employees; applying effective human resource management practices to enhance organizational and individual productivity and performance; developing and evaluating a departmental budget that reflects fiscal accountability and financial planning; documenting, generating, and maintaining all required records in compliance with current healthcare environmental services regulations, standards and established protocol; and much more.

These skills are taught through a 25 comprehensive courses that involve the use of large, well-equipped industry specific laboratories; computer labs with industry specific software as well as lectures. Among healthcare management courses are: The Healthcare System, Infection Control, Communication and Interprofessional Collaboration of Environmental Services, Occupational Health & Safety, Infection Control, Cleaning and Linen Methodology, Role of the Healthcare Environmental Services Management, Math Application of Environmental Service, and Purchasing and Materials Management. 

To ensure that students of this healthcare management program retain what they have learned and have the opportunity to apply it prior to graduation, there are two field placements (one in second semester and one in fourth semester). Students gain knowledge of the role and tasks related to entry-level positions in the healthcare environmental services department, which leads to better comprehension in how to manage these positions.

Upon graduation from Centennial College’s healthcare management course, professionals find employment in hospitals and other clinical settings (nursing homes, and retirement homes as well as commercial buildings, schools and residential buildings).

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In this article, Klaudia writes about healthcare management degree, which takes two years to complete and allows grads to apply for positions in: hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes.


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