Practice Manager job description

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Medical practices of any kind require skilled individuals known as a practice manager to oversee the handling of the organisation’s finances, personnel and all related administration-related issues in daily operations. Such individuals are needed in every sort of practice, from those under the National Health Service umbrella to private dental care offices
Persons working in this position are required to have a diverse range of skills. The job holder must be well organised and have outstanding interpersonal abilities as well as sound knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, budgeting, finances, accounting and equipment and procedures associated with the individual practice. Most employers will require applicants to have at least a Bachelors degree in business or health administration and experience in medicine is highly advantageous
On average, a practice manager working in the UK will see a per annum salary of just over £31,000 (about 10 per cent-20 per cent higher in London). However, figures can range from below £20,000 per annum to more than £40,000 per annum.


Practice Managers are required to train, recruit and supervise new secretaries and receptionists. They also may administer records and accounts, develop new company strategies, keep inventories of equipment, work with other department managers, among many other duties. Practice Managers coordinate and organize business meetings to improve company’s returns and delegate duties to other staffs.

A Practice Manager usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Assisting staffs with work progress.
• Evaluating current company strategies.
• Delegating work to other members.
• Hiring employees.
• Creating reports.


• Being able to adapt to changes.
• Having high attention for details.
• Having project prioritisation abilities.
• Having IT skills.
• Being organised.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having math skills.
• Having competent written and spoken communication abilities.
• Having knowledge about budgeting and accounting matters.
• Being confident and self motivated.


There are different suitable qualifications to apply for a Practice Manager job, including Science and Technology, Accountancy, Construction, Engineering, Business, and Management. A recommendation is to have also a diploma in a related discipline or subject, such as The Diploma in Business, Administration and Finance.

Every institution has different requirements, but generally are five GCSE’s (A
*-C) and two A Levels as a minimum. Another good background for this area is to have a degree related to business administration including relevant work experience about track record.

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