Finding Success as a New Healthcare Manager

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CPD56m of CPD
First Published
Updated27 February 2023
Expires 29 March 2025
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia

Course Overview

Healthcare management is a specialised discipline that requires a mixture of clinical experience, managerial and leadership skills, and the ability to navigate a transition from hands-on clinical work to clerical oversight and leadership responsibilities. This Ausmed Course provides teachings on how to successfully make the transition into a healthcare management position and establish foundational skills to support your career as a new manager.

  • Defining the role of a healthcare manager
  • Core management responsibilities
  • Effective management and leadership
  • Strategies for success as a new manager

Research undertaken within the Australian healthcare sector has proven that there is a direct correlation between healthcare leadership and quality outcomes for both employees and patients. Employee experience has been shown to be directly informed by the work environment and culture cultivated and facilitated by healthcare managers, which in turn has a direct impact on patient outcomes. Therefore, education specifically for newly promoted healthcare managers is essential for fostering the appropriate skills, traits and insights proven to be fundamental in cultivating a positive employee experience. A key aspect of this education is addressing the unique challenges new managers are likely to face in the healthcare sector.


To educate those seeking career development on the essential competencies required of healthcare managers in order to achieve improved quality outcomes for both staff and patients.

Learning Outcomes
  • Recognise the significance management and leadership styles have on quality outcomes and staff performance at work.
  • Understand essential competencies and responsibilities required of healthcare managers.
  • Implement principles for effective management into practice.
  • Apply practical strategies for success when navigating the challenges of working as a healthcare manager.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who have recently entered managerial positions or those looking to pursue a management position in the future within healthcare environments.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Presented by
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Sean Smith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Torrens University. Sean is a former hospital CEO and DON and has worked in healthcare globally. As a Confirmed Candidate, Sean is working towards his PhD, researching clinical safety through digital transformation. Sean is passionate about strategy in healthcare, safety and quality in clinical practice and excellence in health management.
CPD time56m
First Published
Updated27 February 2023
29 March 2025
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia
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