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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?

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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

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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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4 Reasons to Choose a Healthcare-Focused Job Search Website

  • Article by:Health Career Center

When you’re searching for a job in healthcare, it can be hard to know whether you should use the big-name websites made for all jobseekers, or a specialized job search website for healthcare specialists only.

But as the facts point out, it’s not a hard choice at all. Experts agree that regular job websites are no match for healthcare job websites when it comes to finding the field’s best opportunities and accessing the most relevant career advice. And as far as healthcare job websites go, you won’t find a more complete destination than HealthCareerCenter.com.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should start your search on a site designed specifically for healthcare jobseekers like you.

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Leadership in the Rural Workforce – Videos

  • Article by:Health Career Center

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?

Hospitals and health systems are navigating complex and inherent changes as healthcare continues to transform and a strong leadership and governance team is needed to navigate and lead this change. Engaging leadership at all levels of a healthcare organization allows workforce development to become an essential function of strategic planning and further engages the workforce at all levels. According to experts, leadership is imperative for growing a strong and engaged workforce — find out why…

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National Healthcare Recruiter Day: 5 Ways to Make Yours Feel Special

  • Article by:Health Career Center

It’s National Healthcare Recruiter Day! At HealthCareerCenter.com, we’re celebrating by showing recruiters how much we appreciate their incredible contributions to the healthcare field.

Want to join us? You can start with one or more of the fun ideas below. Each is guaranteed you make your recruiters feel valued — and might even make your organization a better place in the process.

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Talent Retention for the Rural Workforce – Videos

  • Article by:Health Career Center

At HealthCareerCenter.com, we’re always working to bring you the latest and greatest on healthcare workforce challenges, opportunities, and information. Recently, we have released a video series highlighting insights from rural workforce experts on workforce planning, building teams, leadership and talent retention.

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The Top 4 Healthcare Recruiting Trends for 2017

  • Article by:Health Career Center

In today’s constantly evolving healthcare field, recruiters face an uphill battle. On top of dealing with talent pool that’s shrinking just as demand for that talent grows, they’re also under pressure to develop and implement successful new hiring strategies.

Of course, that’s all the more reason to visit HealthCareerCenter.com. Our site instantly connects hiring managers with the best and brightest talent in their area, leaving more time to focus on the issues that matter most.

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