Health Care Administration Officers provide leadership and management of health care services and delivery. They apply the principles and practices of health care administration, resource-management organization and operations for the Canadian Forces Health Services.
Their primary responsibilities are to ensure that the health care system is managed effectively, that health care professionals are able to practice in a safe and efficient environment, and that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members receive high-quality health care wherever they may be, in garrison or on a base or wing in Canada, or deployed on international or domestic operations.
Health Care Administration Officers work in either operational units such as a Field Ambulance, the Field Hospital, aeromedical staging units and area medical support units, or in static facilities such as a clinic on a base or wing.
They may also be employed at regional or national headquarters, or in a training unit, and may be expected to deploy on international or domestic operations.