HSM Organizational Structure in Healthcare
You would very much like to start a home healthcare business. You have the management
background and knowledge to start a business to provide health care in the patient’s home.
You must decide how your company will be structured and how your management process will
be organized. So, to do that you must decide the functions of the people who will be working
for you. What kinds of supervisory roles each person has (if any) and to whom they will report
etc. It is up to you to decide what skills sets and staffing that you will need. Consider all to the
activities that will be needed to accomplish your mission, goals, and objectives (which we will
talk about later in this class). You will need to consider multiple factors such as the geographic
area that you will serve, what level of services will you provide, what is the populations that you
will serve etc. Consider any factor that will impact on the number and type of staff. This is your
creative work! Remember the organizational chart must match the function of the
You will be getting the start-up loan from the bank. The bank wants a detailed explanation
and justification for your organizational chart. In the document, provide the following:
1. Your organizational chart
2. A detailed rationale, in PARAGRAPH FORMAT, for EVERY position on your
organizational chart. In other words, why do you need those positions? For example, if
you put a respiratory therapist in your organization chart, what services are you going to
provide that would require this position or why do you need that specific person and
what are the qualifications and credentials in that position (e.g. education, license, etc)
3. A detailed rationale, PARAGRAPH FORMAT, for the location of EVERY position within
the organizational chart. In other words, why would each position report to whomever
they report and why would they have someone reporting to them or why do you have
supervisory chain of command arranged in the way that you have chosen in your
You must not just describe the number and functions of your staff but justify why they are
needed in your organization. Remember that you are just starting the business so you may not
need many different positions. It is up to you to decide AND PROVIDE JUSTIFICATION for each of
Remember you are just starting the business and are asking for a Start up Business loan.
Scoring Rubric is attached
Create the organizational chart for your company by using.
In word, open a new document, click insert, smartArt, and Hierarchy.
o You can choose any one of the various types of organizational charts that is most
appropriate for your organization.
o Remember to follow the theories of good management (e.g. division of work,
span of control, unity of command) when you are developing your organization
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