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Help shape policy and practice in one of the world’s foremost global health-care systems. As a Health Care Administrator in America’s Navy, you are the eyes, ears and minds of the Navy health-care network.
Navy Health Care Administrators supervise the care of those who serve, as well as that of their families – managing everything from delivery systems to training programs. They enjoy unprecedented growth opportunities as they expand their expertise in any of nearly a dozen unique specialization areas.
A Navy Health Care Administrator may oversee funds earmarked for servicemembers’ health needs. Conduct research to incorporate best practices at the forefront of progressive health care. Or set up operating facilities for a humanitarian mission in a third world country.
As a Navy Health Care Administrator, you can concentrate your practice in one or more of the following areas:
As a Navy Health Care Administrator and Officer in the Medical Service Corps, you may:
Serving part-time as a Reservist, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Health Care Administrators in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes. This gives you the flexibility to expand your professional experience in the Navy without compromising your civilian career at home.
For annual training, you may serve anywhere in the world, whether at sea, in hospitals stateside, or in bases and camps in countries around the world.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Reservists.
Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) – or the equivalent of that.
Health Care Administrators in the Navy Reserve serve in an Officer role. Before receiving the ongoing professional training that comes with this job, initial training requirements must first be met.
For current or former Navy Officers (NAVET): Prior experience satisfies the initial leadership training requirement – so you will not need to go through Officer Training again.
For current or former Officers of military branches other than the Navy (OSVET), as well as for Officer candidates without prior military experience: You will need to meet the initial leadership training requirement by attending the 12-day Direct Commission Officer (DCO) School in Newport, R.I. This will count as your first Annual Training.
With flexible training options, Navy Medical Service Corps Officers can comfortably balance civilian and military schedules. You can maintain your own life and your own career – enriching both with the rewarding work you do for others.
The Navy Medical Service Corps offers you a truly diverse variety of academic, clinical and operational settings in which to practice. In some cases, you can even work in the same civilian setting you work in now. What’s more, you will enjoy an unrivaled sense of pride and fulfillment known only to those who serve.
As a Reservist in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you’ll receive a first-rate benefits package – including your choice of any one of these three generous financial offers:*
*Offers cannot be combined and depend on specialty. Sign-on bonus offer option available only to those with prior Navy experience (NAVET).
To qualify for employment consideration as a Health Care Administrator in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you must meet these basic requirements:
You may also be expected to meet certain preferred requirements: