• 5 Soft Skills Guaranteed to Help Any Healthcare Professional

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Feb 21, 2022

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    When you work in healthcare, you need a vast knowledge of medicine, biology, anatomy, physiology, and more. You also need a lot of technical skills. But beyond all of that, there’s another kind of skill that healthcare professionals should have: soft skills. These are the less tangible but critically important things that really set the all-stars apart.

    Here are five soft skills that will help any healthcare professional be their very best:

    Empathy

    Healthcare professionals should have empathy for the people under their care. That’s different than sympathy, which is simply feeling sorry for so...

  • 3 Warning Signs Your Facility is Short Staffed

    Posted in Managers on Feb 14, 2022

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    We're nearly two full years into a global pandemic. The increased anxiety, burnout, and depression that many healthcare professionals are now facing is one of the reasons that medical facilities are dealing with short staffing issues. But because facilities are so busy, it's easy for administrators and supervisors to miss the fact that the organization is in fact, short on nurses.

    Are you short on essential medical personnel? Here are three warning signs that your facility needs help:

    1.) Staff is begging for additional help.

    One of the easiest and most effective ways to determine if your fac...

  • A Guide to a Career in Healthcare Education

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Feb 07, 2022

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    Do you have a passion for education? Teaching? Coaching? Are you a healthcare professional? Putting two and two together and exploring a career in the world of healthcare education might be the perfect choice for you. These individuals are absolutely vital to the functioning of various facilities and organizations and the health and wellness of the people who are a part of them.

    Here are a few examples of fulfilling roles in the healthcare education field:

    Education Program Manager

    Education program managers can work in community health centers, private practices, large medical networks, and ...

  • 4 Tips to Help You Fall Back in Love With Your Job

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 31, 2022

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    Let's face it—sometimes, we get sick of our jobs. It happens to everyone. You get tired of the same old thing, the same frustrating coworker, the daily grind. And you're not alone: A Gallup report from 2021 found that only 34% of workers felt engaged at their jobs by the end of the year.

    Have you fallen out of love with your job? Try these four tips to get your groove back:

    1.) Change something.

    It doesn't have to be something big. The smallest of changes can make a significant difference. Ask your boss for different responsibilities, or ask your coworker to switch a task with you now and the...

  • New Year, New Me? Here Are Ways to Build a Better Self-Care Routine

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Jan 24, 2022

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    2022 is officially here. As we’re all setting resolutions, you might be committing to a better self-care routine this year. There are always the common ones: eat better, exercise more, lose some weight. But what about less-common resolutions that help your self-care routine? Here are some ideas:

    Get Good Sleep

    The importance of good sleep can’t be overstated. Without it, your entire self-care routine is thrown off. And the older you get, it seems like it’s harder to get a solid eight hours every night. Make it your mission this year to focus on quality sleep every night. Turn off the screens ...

  • What You Need to Know When Crafting Your 2022 Employee Benefits Strategy

    Posted in Managers on Jan 17, 2022

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    As we head into 2022, many companies are evaluating their employee benefits strategy for the next fiscal year. And it’s safe to say that this past year and a half has been a time like no other—and it’s changed the way we think about benefits, especially health benefits. There are new trends, new normals, and your strategy needs to adapt to that.

    Here are three things to consider when crafting next year’s employee benefits plan:

    Offer voluntary health benefits in addition to traditional coverage.

    Even prior to 2020 and the pandemic, many American families were struggling. Studies show that 60%...

  • Is a Role in Healthcare Education Right for You?

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 10, 2022

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    Do you have a passion for the medical and healthcare world? Want to give something back through the power of education? If the answer to these questions is "yes," a career in healthcare education might be the perfect path for you. And there are more jobs in this area than you may imagine. Let's take a look at just a few so you can get a sense of whether the healthcare education field is right for you.

    Patient Care Coordinator

    Patient care coordinators assess, plan, and advocate for their patient's health needs, and a big part of their job is educating patients and family members about the car...

  • These Healthcare Positions Are On the Rise Now Through 2025

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jan 03, 2022

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    If there was any kind of silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that it made clear to almost everyone how important the healthcare profession is. And because of the pandemic plus an aging population and the increase of chronic diseases over the next few decades, many healthcare positions have a very strong growth outlook.

    Here are some of the top healthcare positions on the rise over the next few years:

    Registered Nurse (RN)

    As the demand for health services grows, so does the demand for qualified professional nurses. That’s where Registered Nurses fill the gap. RNs work directly with p...

  • Want to Become a CNA? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Dec 24, 2021

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    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are essential medical professionals at many types of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, long-term care homes, and much more. If you’re interested in becoming a CNA, there are a few important things to know.

    How to Become a CNA

    The great thing about becoming a CNA is that you don’t need a four-year college degree like other kinds of healthcare professions. Still, you’ll need the proper education and training. Although the precise requirements vary by state, most look something like this:

    At least 75 hours of training in a state...

  • How Positive Affirmation Text Messages Can Be Used to Address Healthcare Worker Burnout

    Posted in General Healthcare, Managers on Dec 17, 2021

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    We've heard a lot over the past year and a half about how the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the healthcare world has affected healthcare workers. Many are burnt out and overwhelmed, and it's no wonder. Even those who aren't on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus have experienced more stress and burnout than ever before.

    The idea of digital therapeutics is a relatively new approach that has been shown to help healthcare workers who are struggling. Positive affirmation text messages are just one example.

    What does digital therapeutics mean?

    Digital therapeutics, or DTx, is a ...