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Interested in Preventive Healthcare? Consider These 4 Jobs

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Preventive healthcare is good for our bodies and for our minds. It’s even good for our economy, when you consider that avoidable complications from chronic diseases account for 75 percent of our country’s health spending.

That said, it’s no surprise that career opportunities for people interested in preventive care are already on the upswing. This is encouraging because, according to the CDC, Americans currently use preventive services about half as often as they should. Now that it’s gaining traction among American communities, you can expect the number of career opportunities for preventive care specialists to experience a sharp rise.

How can you take advantage of the coming boom in preventive healthcare jobs? It’s a two-step process. First, consider one of the career paths below, which experts at the Colorado School of Public Health think will see the biggest jump in job opportunities over the next decade. Then, lay the groundwork for finding your first position in the field by visiting HealthCareerCenter.com and researching the leading employers in your area.

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Are These 8 Excuses Undermining Diversity at Your Hospital?

  • Article by:Health Career Center

In the healthcare field, every decision we make can be life-or-death for our patients. Knowing this, it’s hard to believe that racial or cultural biases could ever undercut skill and experience when it comes to hiring.

But as Forbes magazine pointed out in a recent article, statistics show otherwise. Our biases always find a way to creep in, even if we don’t realize it. So we create excuses like the ones below to help ourselves feel like it’s not our fault.

Ensuring this doesn’t happen requires self-reflection and a willingness to change even your most basic assumptions. Start by asking yourself if you make the following eight excuses when reviewing candidates. Then, you’ll be ready to start making real progress toward eliminating biases in your hiring practices.

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Rural Workforce Videos: Building Teams

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Earlier this year we released a video series highlighting insights from rural workforce experts on workforce planning, building teams, leadership and talent retention. Have you seen these videos yet?

Building successful teams is vital in healthcare, especially in rural settings where small teams are expected to care for large and dispersed populations. Discover how rural healthcare experts are building teams through investing in talent and “growing their own talent”, expanding nursing roles, managing a changing healthcare landscape, utilizing technology like telemedicine, and introducing young community members to different healthcare opportunities.

Watch these videos to discover how rural healthcare systems are building strong and dynamical healthcare teams of the future.

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Create Interviewing Intelligence Through Conversational Intelligence

  • Article by:Lillian J. LeBlanc, SPHR, PCC

Imagine, for a moment, that you could magically create a perfect set of interview questions. Each question would evoke responses that enable you to probe deeply into the “who” of the candidate.

 

Then, think about being given a superpower that allows you to listen in a new way, hearing what the candidate isn’t telling you and being able to connect so well that the candidate reveals important information beyond what you’ve requested.

Instead of making good hiring decisions, you’d make great ones. Selected candidates would fit perfectly with your organization’s culture and ramp-up time would be minimized.

Sound like an impossible dream? It’s not.  These interviewing superpowers, rooted in a body of work called Conversational Intelligence®, pioneered by Judith Glaser, are within your reach.

Interviewing is, in fact a conversational technique. As such, many Conversational Intelligence®, techniques fit especially well in the process.

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Rural Workforce Videos: Behavioral Health

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Have you had the chance to check out the latest video series highlighting insights from rural workforce experts on workforce planning, building teams, leadership and talent retention?

As America’s hospitals increasingly address behavioral health challenges concerns over the inadequate supply of behavioral health professionals and services are heightened in both urban and rural settings. The healthcare system needs to create a much stronger continuum of behavioral health care services including primary care physician, psychologists, therapists and trained emergency medicine.

Watch these videos to discover how rural healthcare systems are addressing behavioral health and workforce priorities.

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