Get the Job: Health Care August 2019

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Get the Job: Health Care



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Join the Team on the Move Psychiatric hospital openings: • Full time Charge Nurse (1st and 3rd shift positions available). Position provides clinical nursing leadership on shift and quality nursing care in an inpatient setting. RN required. Psychiatric nursing a plus. • Mental Health Tech (All shifts available) will assist with activities of direct patient care. High school diploma required with minimum two years’ experience in mental health preferred. • MHT & RN PRN Positions also available

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Nursing Shortage Effects


e’ve all heard the news: American hospitals and medical facilities are facing a serious nursing shortage.

BY GREEN SHOOT MEDIA A 2018 report from Moody’s Investors Services said the extreme shortage is adding an expense that will negatively impact the margins of nonprofit hospitals across the U.S. for the next three to four years. This predicament has driven hospitals nationwide to enhance their nurse recruiting and retention strategies, which could mean big things for nurses both experienced and fresh out of college.


Some hospitals across the country are offering lucrative bonuses, increased compensation and fringe benefits to attract the right long-term talent. If you’re just entering the field, be sure to ask hiring managers what kind of packages they offer. If you can afford to be selective in your search, take the time to apply to multiple organizations. Odds are, if you’re willing to consider various geographical opportunities, you’ll be able to find a health care group that is shelling out attractive packages.


Registered nurse jobs are projected to grow 15 percent between 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What is fueling this growth? The agency attributes it to a greater emphasis on preventive care, as well as the aging baby boomer population and increasing rates of


chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity.


The bureau also estimates more than 500,000 seasoned nurses are

expected to retire by 2022 with a projected need to produce 1.1 million new registered nurses. This turnover in the industry has led to many hospitals starting their own nurse residency programs or intensive training frameworks

for nurses certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For new nurses, finding a hospital that will invest in your ongoing education and development is definitely worth considering.



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The Roles of Various Nurses W

hen it comes to finding the right nurse for your health care organization — or for finding out which type of nurse you want to become – there are many levels of nursing to keep in mind.

Read on for the various positions that make up a well-rounding nursing staff. BY GREEN SHOOT MEDIA


The executive leader of the nursing department, chief nursing officers provide the vision, management and implementation of programs and services for the health care organization. This can include inpatient services, surgery, emergency, laboratory, rehab services, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, performance improvement, behavioral health and educational services. CNOs generally have more than 10 years of nursing leadership experience and are wellversed in collaborating at the executive level with administrators and other chief leadership professionals.


Hired to lead, mentor and motivate nursing professionals, the charge nurse oversees all departmental functions. This includes ensuring best practice, quality care for patients and compliance across basic nursing services, wound care, dialysis and emergency care. Charge nurses must be equipped with people skills and bedside manner. As the industry turns to a more hospitality-minded approach with the patient experience at the forefront of


service, these people skills cannot be understated.


Certified nursing assistants assist in daily tasks and patient care functions, such as feeding, bathing and mobility support. They also clean rooms, answer patient calls and report to charge nurses any incidents or

issues. LPNs accrue exceptional skills in clinical management, assessment and patient documentation. The CNA and LPN fields are competitive but accessible for new college grads. They can be great ways to get your feet wet in the nursing field or can provide long-term opportunities for sustainable careers.


RNs represent one of the fastest-growing fields in the industry. Their roles change on a daily basis, making the job an attractive one for professionals seeking diversity and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Some general tasks include coordinating patient care, assisting with exams and sur-

geries, administering medication and collaborating with physicians on critical decision-making. Each hospital or health care organization may have differing job descriptions for its nursing professionals. Always check into specific tasks and assignments before signing on as a full-time contributor.

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Medical Career Planning The road to a successful career in the medical field can be long. Beginning the journey as early as high school will help gain experience, credits and set expectations for what’s to come. If you or a young adult in your life shows interest in the health care industry, encourage them to start taking steps toward career goals early. BY GREEN SHOOT MEDIA A good way to gauge your own interest in the field is by applying to shadow professionals or volunteering. As a high school student, be vocal about your desire to pursue a career. Once you land a position, you will create connections, receive hands-on training and gain valuable experience. Here are some good avenues to take when navigating a future in health care as recommended by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.


While in high school, you should be honest about your career goals when discussing class schedules with a guidance counselor. Be specific about the avenue you plan to navigate as each field may require classes focused in certain areas. Most medical schools prefer their candidates have extensive history in courses like biology, chemistry, physics and math. In addition to an impressive curriculum, many schools are impressed by


those who volunteer. If you can, apply to volunteer at a nursing homes or health care facility to experience the industry.


Choosing the right combination of classes to start your path on a medical journey is only the beginning. You must

also balance your education, social life and volunteering while excelling at the difficult courses. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you struggle on a subject and require more attention to understand. Hiring a tutor can help.


Many health care facilities encourage

high school students to take on an internship role to receive hands-on training. In these programs, you may can find yourself working in labs, conducting research and problem solving. This is experience you will use as you pursue a career after high school. Plus, internships are a great achievement to showcase on a college application.



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Health Care Field Outlook BY GREEN SHOOT MEDIA According to recent data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, five of the 10 job markets expected to see the fastest growth in the next decade are in the health care industry. Research shows that by 2025, one-quarter of the workforce will be older than 55 and entering their retirement years. Check out these encouraging facts from the bureau: • Home health aides will see a rise of more than 47 percent while personal care aides will increase 39 percent. • Industry employment is expected to grow by 11.5 million jobs, reaching more than 167 million overall. • Health care support occupations, health care practitioners and technical occupations are to be the industry’s fastest growing occupational groups. • Employment in health care and social assistance is projected to add

nearly 4 million jobs, becoming the largest major sector by 2026. • The country will experience a shortage of about 1.2 million nurses by 2022, which should lead to more aggressive recruiting methods. • 1.26 million projected job openings in health care are expected each year, including 204,000 positions for registered nurses. • Due to retirement, there is expected to be a shortage of more than 100,000 physicians through 2030. • Practitioners like physicians and dentists are expected to see the most rapid growth at 54 and 21 percent, respectively. • Fifteen of the 30 fastest-growing occupations nationally will be in health care. Factors like the an aging population, longer life expectancies and growing rates of chronic conditions will create higher demands of health care services.

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Starting with no Experience Standing out in the health care industry without prior experience can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. BY GREEN SHOOT MEDIA There are numerous careers which need well-educated and reliable professionals. If you have decided you need a change of pace from your current field, a medical career may be the destination to strive for. While pursuing higher education can be daunting, especially if you have been away from the classroom for years, certification can put you ahead of other candidates. Courses are flexible to accommodate the schedules of full-time workers. Visit a counselor at a local community college or university to ask about options. Consider pursuing one of the following healthcare careers if you’re looking for a way to enter the field without much experience.


This is a clerical role that is needed for every health care facility. Medical assistants are required to perform office tasks, update medical records and schedule appointments. There may be situations where they will perform tasks like taking blood pressure, prepping for exams and even assisting during some proce-


dures. The annual salary for this position is $32,000.


In this position, assistants work under the supervision of a facility’s nursing and medical staff. They perform tasks like escorting patients to rooms, set up valuable

equipment and assist in different procedures. Sometimes, it is required to report on changes in a patient’s physical and mental conditions. To land this position, there is generally a state-approved education program which must be completed and an exam before

becoming certified. It pays about $27,500 annually.


For those who wish to travel for work, a caregiver can be an exciting role. A home health aide visits elderly or disabled adults at their homes or daytime facility to

assist with chores like laundry, cooking and cleaning. You will also work with both patients and their families to discuss concerns about nutrition and cleanliness. For this job, employers typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. It pays around $23,000 annually.



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