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VA needs to hire 'tens of thousands' of workers

Sep 11, 2014

The beleaguered Veterans Affairs department is launching a major recruitment campaign to bring aboard legions of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. Plans are to also beef up the ranks of support staff, hiring for roles as diverse as chaplain, clerk, electrician, librarian and plumber... Read more at CNN Money

Healthcare workers wash hands more often when in presence of peers

Sep 11, 2014

Nationally, hand hygiene adherence by healthcare workers remains staggeringly low despite its critical importance in infection control. A study in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), found that healthcare workers' adherence to hand hygiene is better when other workers are nearby... Read more at Science Daily

Top 10 medical schools for primary care

Sep 11, 2014

According to U.S. News and World Report, the following 10 medical schools were given the highest rankings in the country for their primary care programs in 2014. U.S. News and World Report analyzed survey responses from 114 schools based on seven weighted indicators to calculate the medical school primary care ranking as a percentage... Read more at Becker's Hospital Review

The Anatomy of the Job Interview

Sep 11, 2014

There are a few basics that every person who’s preparing for, or facing a job interview, should know. A job interview is not an interrogation or an investigation. You are not guilty and you are not on trial. In fact, you have a great opportunity to get an exciting job. But before that, let’s understand the job of the interviewer. The interviewer’s objective is to make a selection. You’ve already been screened and preselected from many candidates because your résumé appears to document the skills necessary for success if you were hired. That’s the reason you were... Read more at Personal Branding Blog

What Is The Difference Between A Medical Assistant and A Physician Assistant?

Sep 11, 2014

Medical assistants and physician assistants work in the healthcare setting but that’s as far as their similarities go. These careers are as distinct from one another as day is to night. They perform different responsibilities and meet different education and licensing requirements. They also differ in terms of the salary received. The discussion below will tackle the key differences between these two occupations to avoid confusion among those who are planning to pursue any of these career paths... Read more at CareerQA

Nurses need more respect, stronger voice

Sep 11, 2014

Hospitals and healthcare facilities don't give nurses enough recognition, support or appreciation--and the effects are far-reaching, according to an opinion piece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The lack of appreciation, combined with stress and burnout from an emotionally draining, time-consuming job, leave nurses wanting to abandon the field... Read more at FierceHealthcare

Apple Watch Is Cool. It's Different. And For Healthcare, It's Disappointing.

Sep 10, 2014

Apple's AAPL +0.71% iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch event on Tuesday was both wildly successful and simultaneously beset with bumps. Apple’s livestream initially cut out. A Chinese translator frequently cut in. And the biggest disappointment: Apple’s health care plans got cut from the program... Read more at Forbes

The 5 Best Job Interview Questions a Candidate Ever Asked

Sep 10, 2014

Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right... Read more at YouTern

The 20 Best Cities For Job Seekers This Fall

Sep 10, 2014

Last week we got mixed news on the jobs front. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the country's unemployment rate fell slightly from 6.2% to 6.1% in August, but the economy added just 142,000 nonfarm jobs - the smallest monthly increase of 2014 - missing economists' expectations... Read more at AOL

5 JOB SEARCH RULES TO BREAK

Sep 9, 2014

If you talk to any recruiter, career counselor, or mentor, there are a number of things they’ll tell you about your job search. Whether it’s how to write the perfect resume or encouraging you to attend networking events, many professionals will offer you similar job search advice... Read more at come Recommended