What does a Healthcare Consultant do?

As a Healthcare Consultant you will provide advice based on your experience and the healthcare literature to small to medium healthcare organizations. You will spend 50% of your time at client sites providing advice and expertise to help them improve performance. You will collect information on the client's operations and develop a needs assessment and assist them with implementation and execution, depending on client request.

The ideal candidate will have excellent presentations skills, superior analytical skills and experience with Medicare and Medicaid. You need to hold a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration or related field and have 10+ years of experience working in a healthcare setting. You need to be proficient with computers and healthcare applications in addition to being well versed in the current healthcare literature. This position requires an ability to travel 50% of the time.

What responsibilities are common for Healthcare Consultant jobs?
  • Develop and deliver presentations to C-Level audiences
  • Assess business practices and providing insight based on industry trends
  • Create industry specific reports
  • Conduct research and industry specific writing white papers
  • Travel to client offices, as needed
  • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines
  • Able to meet annual plan
  • Create business plans
What are the typical qualifications for Healthcare Consultant jobs?
  • Master's degree in healthcare administration or related field, preferred
  • Any healthcare certification such as CMM, AAHAM, CPHRM, CPHIMS, FACHE, preferred
  • 10+ years of experience working in a healthcare setting
  • Proficiency with a computer and healthcare applications
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Superior analytical abilities
  • Experience with Medicare, Medicaid
  • Well versed in current healthcare literature
  • Ability to build rapport with a variety of people from diverse
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Healthcare Consultant Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
21%
5 - 7
55%
8+
19%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Healthcare Consultant Insights

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Pediatric Home ServicePediatric Home Service
Health Care Integrator
1 Jun 2022

“I would recommend PHS as a top quality home care provider and great place to work!!”

TracxnTracxn
Sector Specialist
9 Jun 2022

“It is good for fresher level and offering quality work and offered permanent work from home.”

SprinklrSprinklr
Individual Contributor
22 Jun 2022

“I have an amazing manager who is supportive and cares about me as a person and my career.”

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research HospitalALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Individual Contributor
14 Oct 2020

“ALSAC prides itself on having some of the best benefits in the city and they are right.”

UpRight LawUpRight Law
Senior Client Consultant
8 Nov 2021

“The people you work with are who make the Job! Base pay plus commission which is pretty good.”

ABIOMEDABIOMED
Clinical Consultant
22 Apr 2021

“When the situation got really bad and I was the only clinical supporting NYC (12 hospitals + outside transfers) I was dismissed by my managers.”

CitizensCitizens
Wealth Client Consultant
12 Jan 2022

“Wealth management at Citizens was far from perfect but it worked in its own way.”

Northwest AdministratorsNorthwest Administrators
Health and Welfare
26 Jun 2021

“The compensation is far better than you’ll find at any other local third party administrator.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of healthcare consultants

The typical day of a healthcare consultant includes working with healthcare organizations to improve overall efficiency. They focus on analyzing current processes using data, including billing, hiring, training, and scheduling, before making recommendations to the company on how the medical office can improve patient care and profit.

Yes, healthcare consulting is a good career. These professionals are in demand as they have a good mix of medical care and leadership skills. As a result, it may be easier to find a healthcare consultant job. The working conditions are often good, as hospitals may turn to the healthcare consultant for guidance on improving current systems. Healthcare consultants typically enjoy a traditional work schedule.

Working as a healthcare consultant can feel challenging at times, as hospitals rely on them to develop a plan to improve the current system. One of the difficult aspects of being a healthcare consultant is that it can be a position that is high-pressure with high expectations.

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