Aug 28, 2015
In a busy hospital environment, the last thing you need is a team member, supervisor, doctor, etc. with whom you cannot get along. When you’re spending anywhere from eight hours or more with your co-workers, these people will have a significant impact on your daily life. Stressful work relationships not only cause drama in the workplace, but also outside of the hospital. Nurses, in particular, don’t want a quarrel or miscommunication with coworkers to hinder them from taking care of patients. However, when mixing different generations, cultures, and personalities in the workplace, disagreements can occur. It’s important to know what to do when this happens and how to properly deal with workplace disputes. To create a work environment that is based on open communication and respect, follow these effective tips and tricks on how to maintain strong work relationships:
Aug 25, 2015
We’ve already told you why a career in healthcare is a smart move, but if you are unsure of what part of the industry to work in, consider the mental-health side of healthcare. This side of the healthcare industry has many positions that are fulfilling, and it is rapidly growing. Before narrowing down your choices, you need to consider the type of environment in which you want to work, and the services each field provides.
Aug 20, 2015
Nurses who work shifts know all too well that it’s hard to eat regularly during your action-packed 12-hour days. Patients need you, sometimes the hospital may be short staffed, and you rarely get more than five minutes alone to sit down and eat. On top of this, if you work alternating shifts, it’s hard to keep a regular schedule for your eating habits.
Aug 18, 2015
There is much to be said, and there are stereotypes, about both the Millennial and Baby Boomer generations. Each group has distinct qualities and characteristics they bring to the work environment. Although most Baby Boomers probably would not have thought they would work alongside the Millennial generation, it is not uncommon to see such a wide spread in the workplace.
Aug 14, 2015
With so many people heading into the medical field, it's important that you take steps to stand out when going for a particular job opening. Learn to differentiate yourself from the competition, and you'll have more job opportunities available to you and better opportunities.
Aug 11, 2015
Other than getting a good education and going through a good residency, one of the most important things you can do for your career is to develop a top-notch medical resume. You want your resume to immediately grab the employer’s attention, and show just how professional and competent you really are. Learn to create a good quality resume, and you'll have an easier time landing those valuable interviews later on in life.
Aug 5, 2015
With unemployment rates still high in the United States there are lots of people looking for jobs and looking to make career changes. For many of these people, a switch into medicine would make the most sense. That isn't because they are particularly suited to medicine, though they may be, but because medical jobs are some of the most secure and best paying of the future.
Aug 3, 2015
If you're considering a career in medicine, but you aren't sure what career would be the most secure or the most lucrative, it's helpful to take a look at good future prospects. There are some careers with excellent growth potential over the next decade or two. Learning about these careers gives you a good starting point for your education and helps with understanding what type of training is the most worthwhile.
Jul 31, 2015
The electronic revolution has brought a great deal of advances to our world, and the healthcare industry is not immune to its possibilities. One of the most interesting developments has come in the form of apps. These special programs offer unique and helpful ways to help healthcare professionals achieve their own goals while advancing the care of patients.
Jul 29, 2015
While it is generally a good rule not to criticize, there are several ways in which criticism can be given effectively. Some of these methods include saying something positive before leveling the criticism, addressing errors indirectly, being willing to discuss your own shortcomings, making suggestions that allow people to maintain their dignity, and talking positively about people to give them a positive reputation to live up to. When you notice improvement, be quick to praise them in order to encourage continued improvement. These strategies increase the odds of criticism having a positive effect rather than being devastating.