Management staff will work with staff members to assure the
maintenance of a relevant, updated job description.
The employee job description will identify all tasks which
are the primary responsibility of each job position. It is
assumed that everyone helps out where possible to keep the
operation running smoothly; the challenge of the employee and
the supervisor is to identify those tasks which belong to a
particular position and mark those as a major responsibility
for that employee or class of employees.
The tasks which belong to 'everyone' possessing the
appropriate skills and training can be listed and identified
There are few accrediting agency-mandated requirements as to
composition of staff; e.g., clinical coordinator does not
have to be an RN. A physician who is very active in
administrative aspects of practice would not have an
Operations Officer. Some offices have patient care
consultants, some do not. HOWEVER, these tasks are getting
done. Therefore, the elements of several job classifications
may exist in a given job description.
Job descriptions are never 'FINAL'; they are truly a work in
progress. The best job descriptions are 'a snapshot in time'
of a position at the time of analysis.
See 'JOB DESCRIPTIONS' form.
Approved By Governing Board
GUPTA GASTRO ASSOCIATES, INC.