Medical Admin as an Officer

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  1. Rage_14

    Rage_14 Member

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    Hey y'all,

    I am trying to consider all of my options for my jobs before I put them in. Does anyone know if there is a hospital admin job available to officers? I believe I have a friend that went in to this field, but I have not been able to get in touch with him. If anyone has some information on this, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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  3. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Yes, the pure hospital administrator AOC is a 70A. These officers are groomed to be hospital COOs/CEOs. To become a 70A, MOST Hopefuls are graduates from the Army Baylor MBA/MHA program.

    However as a newly commissioned administrative officer, you will be a 70B. A 70Bs title fluctuates according to their environment. In a hospital setting a 70B is known as a healthcare administration assistant. In a field environment a 70B is known as a field medical assistant. Essentially 70B is a jack of all trades master of none.

    The goal of all 70Bs is to NOT be a 70B. All 70Bs must "grow up" and decide what administrative/clinical path they want to pursue. The Medical Service Corps will give you UP TO 8 years to decide before they decide for you (usually 70H/70K).

    I was a 70B for 3 years in an INF BDE and I was a 70D (Medical IT/CIO) for 3 years at a hospital before I went clinical. I've been a MSC for 9 years and I believe Aglahad is a newly commissioned 70B at OBC. I figure between the two of us we can answer any question you have about the medical service corps.


    -Dr. G.
     
  4. Aglahad

    Aglahad Member

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    Mabry is spot on. I am actually a 66H but in a 70B type role. We also go to the same BOLC. Most 70Bs want to go 70A and a lot end of up 70 H/K (70E looks boring IMO)as Mabry said.

    If you have any questions I can answer the basics and Mabry can follow up with more detailed explnations
     
  5. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    70E isn't too bad and is more healthcare centric than most of the admin AOCs. So if you're a 66H in a BDE setting are you a BDE nurse? If so, the AMEDD is doing you a disservice. A 66Hs first assignment really needs to be in a MEDDAC/MEDCEN.
     
  6. Aglahad

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    I'm reserves if I was active I would most definitely be in MTF as a first assignment. The niche jobs far 66H don't start till CPT
     
  7. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    Reserve AMEDD is weird to me...

    How does a 66H fill a 70B slot?
     
  8. Aglahad

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    We don't do clinical work for drills so 66Hs can get tasked for evac PL, s-shop and other taskings that are traditional 70B roles. It's not reflected on the actual UMR but I don't do anything nursing. Everything I have learned about the 70B role at BOLC is similar to what Ill be doing.
     
  9. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    MEDEVAC PL was my first job. God I loved it! It was such an adrenaline rush! Are you in a reserve BSB or CSH? Since 66H is the nurse corps version of a 70B, what do you want to be when you grow up?
     
  10. Aglahad

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    If not 62A then 66F or 66HM5/8A!
     
  11. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    66F is competitive, but is very profitable in the civilian sector.
    62A's schedule is too hectic (no life)
    M5 (see 62A), plus they stay deployed don't they?
    8A - isn't that similar to an ICU nurse or is that a separate AOC?


    For those of you who don't speak Army Medical:

    http://dmna.ny.gov/arng/ocs/forms/amedd_aoc.pdf
     
  12. Aglahad

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    I like the adrenaline rush and pace of the ER/ICU and I wouldn't mind getting deployed. The 8A identifier is ICU, a couple years ago they were going to combine M5 and 8A into 66T (Trauma) but I think the idea got scrapped with the budget cuts and the cost for a combined school.
     

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