Development of a standardized job description for healthcare managers of metabolic syndrome management programs in Korean community health centers

Youngjin Lee, Jina Choo, Jeonghyun Cho, So Nam Kim, Hye Eun Lee, Seok Jun Yoon, Gyeongae Seomun

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Abstract

Purpose This study aimed to develop a job description for healthcare managers of metabolic syndrome management programs using task analysis. Methods Exploratory research was performed by using the Developing a Curriculum method, the Intervention Wheel model, and focus group discussions. Subsequently, we conducted a survey of 215 healthcare workers from 25 community health centers to verify that the job description we created was accurate. Results We defined the role of healthcare managers. Next, we elucidated the tasks of healthcare managers and performed needs analysis to examine the frequency, importance, and difficulty of each of their duties. Finally, we verified that our job description was accurate. Based on the 8 duties, 30 tasks, and 44 task elements assigned to healthcare managers, we found that the healthcare managers functioned both as team coordinators responsible for providing multidisciplinary health services and nurse specialists providing health promotion services. In terms of importance and difficulty of tasks performed by the healthcare managers, which were measured using a determinant coefficient, the highest-ranked task was planning social marketing (15.4), while the lowest-ranked task was managing human resources (9.9). Conclusion A job description for healthcare managers may provide basic data essential for the development of a job training program for healthcare managers working in community health promotion programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Nursing Research
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar

Keywords

  • community health centers
  • healthcare
  • job description
  • metabolic syndrome X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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