Are you interested in a career in occupational therapy? It’s a good opportunity to interact with people and help patients improve their quality of life. But before you commit to it, learn about the education requirements, prospects for future opportunities, and what it’s like to be an occupational therapist.
With all interviews comes stress and anxious preparations. Making sure you are prepared is more important than ever with 33 percent of bosses claiming to make a decision on whether a candidate deserves the job within 90 seconds.
When interviewing potential medical assistants, are soft skills as important to your healthcare organization as hard skills? Does your organization know the techniques required to conduct a successful interview? Consider some key factors.
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You probably don’t want to admit it but you love distractions. In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much?
Want to be more productive and get your focus back? There are no secret tricks here… do one thing at a time. Stop multitasking—it’s just another form of distraction.
Easier said than done, I know.
....Steps to Take to Prepare For Your Interview
....Whether you are a new nursing grad or ready to dust off your resume and look for new opportunities, you must be able to showcase your talents in a concise, well-organized, and professional manner. Here’s how:
Along with an improving economy and a declining national unemployment rate, there’s another positive indicator that bodes well for the U.S. healthcare industry.
Are you so flattered when a recruiter rings you that you forget to ask them critical questions? Take this quiz to see if you’re covering your bases.
....by Sue H, RN, MBA,COHN-S
DENVER - Colorado's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate hit 8 percent in April - a tenth of a percentage point higher than in March, according to the latest figures from the state labor department.
Hospital giant HCA Inc.-- co-parent of HealthONE, the largest health care system in metro Denver -- on Sunday filed its much-anticipated initial public offering, reported first-quarter earnings of $388 million and announced a $500 million distribution to stockholders.
The US unemployment rate rose in April, even though more jobs were created than in any month in the past four years.
The jobless rate increased to 9.9%, up from 9.7% in March.
However, an extra 290,000 jobs were created in April, mainly in manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality, the Labor Department said.
After more than 150 years of servicing the surrounding community and acting as a New York City landmark, St. Vincent's Hospital has shut its doors. Leaving many in the lower Manhattan area without convenient emergency room access, it was after months of uncertainty the facility made the ultimate decision.
Staffing employment so far in April is 19 percent higher than during the same month last year, according to the American Staffing Association’s Staffing Index.
Outside Magazine named its top "50 Best Places to Work in America" list for 2010, and what comes as little surprise to local residents, Colorado has been placed on top. With the plethora of successful companies native to the squared-state, Colorful Colorado can hold its head high over the competition.
Though the light at the end of the metaphoric tunnel is still but a candle flickering in the wind, March 2010 brought with it an improved job market number. While we're far from out of the woods in terms of a strong economy yet again and a decreasing unemployment rate, small improvements like this, if they continue, will add up in the end. Slow and steady wins the race, right? The tortoise thought so, and we saw how that panned out for him.
While the economy continues to struggle and unemployment numbers remain steady, it's good to see not all areas of expertise are feeling the wrath. Among the professions that seems to thrive regardless of economic climate, registered nurses are always in need., making the Top Hire list yet again.
Aside from the beautiful scenery, open spaces, and accessibility to the Rocky Mountains, there seems to be a new reason Colorado Springs is a place to call home. The state health care professional loan repayment program is now saying that if a professional is employed in an outpatient practice with a staffing shortage for 'X' amount of time, student loan repayment may be in order.