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.
Jul 27, 2015
If switching careers is on your “to do” list for 2016, you may want to spend a little time doing some homework on the employment projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jul 24, 2015
Regardless of which profession you’re in, or what type of job you’re looking for, we all want basically the same thing: the most compensation bang for our employment buck. But there are other things that must be considered when deciding on which job is right for you. One of the main factors to consider is where this dream job is located. What good is it to pull in this awesome salary if your rent and living expenses are just going to eat it up?
Jul 22, 2015
When we think of hospitals, we think of sick people, and getting shots, and nurses sticking needles in our arms. But, you may be surprised to learn that a large portion of the jobs available in the health care field are considered “non-clinical” – meaning you’re not directly involved with patient care. These are the jobs that require not just health care knowledge, but a big chunk of business savvy.
Jul 20, 2015
There is a nursing shortage in the United States. That is not great for those of us needing medical care, but it can make life interesting for those in the nursing profession. A shortage generally means increased salaries and opportunities. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, and the nurses who fall in that generation retire, the demand for nurses to fill vacant positions will increase.
Jul 17, 2015
Jul 17, 2015
Let’s face the facts: the job market of today is tough. To say that it is competitive is probably an understatement. Any advantage you can muster when trying to land a job is a plus. Most employers will agree that older workers have a definite edge over younger workers when interviewing for jobs. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, hiring managers are more likely to hire an older worker, someone that is above age 50, than hire a millennial, by a three to one margin.
Jul 15, 2015
Anyone who has visited a medical facility in their lives has likely experienced the same thing: bad bedside manner. It’s not even necessarily that the doctor, nurse, or whomever else was in your room called you a foul name under their breath (or maybe they did). Most of the time, it’s the feeling of being a nuisance that a patient is left with after dealing with medical professionals. While the medical field is a very stressful and pressed field, it’s no excuse for ignoring or short-changing patients. So, what can we do to improve our bedside manner and leave our patients, and hopefully ourselves, feeling better than they did before?
Jul 13, 2015
Radiologic technicians perform imaging examinations on patients, and help doctors diagnose patients based on the results of the examinations. The equipment that a radiologic technician operates includes x-ray, computerized axial tomography (better known as CAT), positron emission tomography (PET), and mammography. During examinations, the technician must guide the patient through the procedure in order to guarantee images that are easy to decipher.
Jul 10, 2015
Corporate culture has made its way into the healthcare industry. Never has it been more seen than in provider mergers. Larger hospitals are taking over smaller hospitals in an effort to reach out to new areas. As this happens, independent hospitals will have a more difficult time with day-to-day operations. It may seem better for the needs of larger chains, but there are other issues considered.