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  • How About a Career in Health Care? Presented by:
  • Why Choose a Career in Health Care?
    • 1. Job Growth
    • Careers in healthcare are rewarding and offer job stability.
    • 8 of the Top 20 fastest growing professions are in the Healthcare Industry.*
    • 2. Touch Lives - Make an Impact
    • You could help bring a new life into the world, or save a life from ending.
    • All of our employees, even those who aren’t nurses, affect the care of our patients in some way.
    • *US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Why Choose a Career in Health Care?
    • Not just for nurses or physicians…
      • For example:
        • Allied health positions such as Occupational Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapist and Pharmacists
        • Office support, information technology and human resources
        • Trades such as plumbing and carpentry
  • Nursing Areas
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Case Management
    • Critical Care
    • Nursing Education
    • Emergency Care
    • Float Pool Nursing
    • Maternal Child Health
    • Medical/Surgical Care
    • Peri-operative Care
    • Post –acute Care
    • Psychiatric/Substance Abuse Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
    • Serve many different types of patients
    • Provide care for patients in emergency situations
    • Can work in many areas of the hospital, not just the ER
  • Oncology Nursing
    • Provides care for cancer patients
    • Administer chemotherapy and manage symptoms related to cancer
  • Ambulatory Nursing
    • These nurses work in special clinics
    • Provide care and support to patients and families
    • Emphasis is on pain management and patient education to keep patients healthy and independent
  • Research
    • Participates in clinical research studies involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical research data.
  • Operating Room (OR) Nursing
    • Provide care before, during and after surgery
    • Responsible for:
      • maintaining a sterile environment in the OR
      • monitoring the patient during surgery
      • coordinating care throughout the process
  • Who are Allied Health Professionals?
    • Any medical professional, other than a doctor or nurse, who has direct contact with patients.
    • Allied health professionals have access to cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art technology
  • Cardiovascular Techs
    • Cardiovascular Technicians
      • Assists doctors in diagnosing and treating heart problems
      • Two years of related cardiovascular experience or Associates degree in biological science, requires CPR
  • Rad Techs
    • Rad Techs
      • Operates X-Ray equipment
      • Requires AA degree in Radiologic Technology, state licensing and board certification, and CPR
  • Respiratory Therapists
    • Respiratory Therapists
      • Provide assessment, treatment and monitoring of patients with breathing difficulties
      • Requires AA degree in Respiratory Therapy, state licensing and board certification and CPR
  • Support Services
    • Everyone employed in healthcare plays a role in patient care – no matter what type of position.
    • These employees keep the environment clean, ensure that equipment is working, and perform other tasks that keep hospitals operating smoothly.
  • Support Services
    • Opportunities in support services can be grouped into three categories:
      • Administrative/Professional
      • Technical
      • Service
  • Administrative/Professional
    • Clerical staff (patient registrars, secretaries, etc.)
    • Communications and public affairs
    • Community relations
    • Finance
    • Human resources
    • Medical library
    • Pastoral care
    • Quality management
    • Service excellence  
  • Examples of Job Duties
    • Patient Registrar
      • Provides pre-registration, scheduling and registration services for patients.
      • Relevant High School Subjects - typing, computer classes, math
      • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Examples of Job Duties
    •     Health Information Assistant
      • Responsible for scanning and maintaining charts and health information records of patients
      • Relevant High School Subjects - Computer classes
      • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Examples of Job Duties
    • Staffing Specialist
      • Responsible for sourcing, recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates for jobs in healthcare
      • Degree in Business Administration or related field, computer knowledge
      • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Technical
    • Clinical engineering
    • Facilities
    • Information services    
  • Examples of Job Duties
    • Biomedical Equipment Maintenance Technician
      • Installs, repairs, calibrates, modifies and performs preventative maintenance on a variety of medical equipment
      • Associates Degree in biomedical engineering or equivalent years of occupationally specific experience in the military
    • Hospital Maintenance Technician
      • Installs, maintains and repairs basic mechanical and electrical systems
      • High school diploma and one year experience
  • Examples of Job Duties
    • Network Technician
      • Responsible for monitoring, problem isolation, PC hardware setup, problem identification, PC configuration and support for user problems.
      • Associates degree in information sciences and one year of previous desktop experience
  • Service
    • Environmental services
    • Escort services
    • Food services
    • Linen/laundry
    • Mailroom
    • Materials management
  • Examples of Job Duties
    • Storekeeper
      • Identify inventory requirements, receive, store and distribute equipment, materials and supplies
      • High school diploma, computer skills needed
    • Patient Escort
      • Transports patients and specimens to designated locations
      • Annual CPR certification is required
    • Mail Clerk
      • Meters all outgoing mail and sorts and delivers all incoming mail.
      • High school diploma, computer skills needed, driver’s license with no more than two points
  • Career Progression Patient Care Tech CNA Certification Nursing Unit Secretary
  • Career Progression Nurse Associate Enter Nursing School, complete first clinical rotation Patient Care Tech
  • Career Progression Registered Nurse Complete Nursing School Nurse Associate
  • In Summary
    • No matter what your educational or careers aspirations are, there are endless opportunities in healthcare to consider
  • Questions?
    • For more information
      • Or call 410-550-0470