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a section of the newspaper where employers might post ads for jobs. The section is organized by career area, such as education, health services, and many more.
websites that allow you to search for information about jobs. A few popular sites include Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, and Indeed.com.
Some websites even specialize in healthcare jobs, such as Healthcarejobs.org.
Once at these sites, you can then search for available jobs.
A keyword is a word or phrase you want to be included in the job listings. For example, entering the keywords "medical research," would turn up only available job listings that include the phrase "medical research."
a search that can filter your results according to location, desired salary, and/or experience level. Usually, there are many filter options when conducting an advanced search.
These searches are intended to result in a list of available job listings that fit your education and experience level.
Which of the following filters should you include in your advanced search if you want to find a job within your city?
Job listings may use a variety of terms. Here are some of the most common:
Full time (FT) - 40-hour-a-week job
Part time (PT) - less than 40-hour-a-week job
Permanent -job that lasts for an indefinite period of time
Temporary -job intended to last for a short period of time, usually specified in the listing
Contract -job that usually lasts for the duration of a specific project, usually specified
Internships - paid or unpaid entry-level positions that are opportunities for one to gain experience in a particular field
Qualifications - skills or experience that you must have to get a job, such as education, skills, and work experience needed or preferred for the position
Job description -short explanation outlining the responsibilities of the position
are extra perks in addition to a salary, especially for full-time positions
Benefits differ among companies, but can include any or all of the following:
Insurance: Health insurance pays for medical care, and other types of insurance may provide protection against other risks.
401K: This is a type of retirement plan that helps employees save money for when they retire from the workforce. The employer takes money out of the employee's paycheck and puts it into a savings account. Some companies also contribute funds to account, and may even match the employee's contribution. This can increase the amount of money available upon retirement.
Vacation time, sick time, or personal time off: These are categories of time off from work.
Telecommuting: This is a benefit that allows employees to work from home, or from locations other than the main office.
You want to find out if you are right for a job before applying. Which part of the job listing will provide this information?
A job listing boasts that one of its benefits is a generous 401K with matching contributions. What does this mean?
The company contributes money toward your retirement fund.
involves spreading the word that you are looking for a job.
There are many ways to network:
Tell friends and family. They may know someone who can help you.
Prepare a list of references, which is a list of people a potential employer can ask about your previous performance or your character.
Find a referral, a person who can pass your name on for consideration for a job in their company. Many jobs are easier to get if someone within the company can vouch for you.
websites are sites that allow you to connect with people you might not know directly, but who can help you in your job search.
Social networking websites allow you to:
find and connect to people you know and trust.
create a professional profile for possible employers to see, much like an online resume.
create a network through friends of friends, which increases your chances of learning about a job opportunity.
Read the scenario, then answer the question that follows.
While at a barbecue, a neighbor approaches you. Although, you have not officially met, she knows you work in healthcare management. The neighbor informs you that she is looking for an internship in healthcare management and wants some advice on how to find one.
This is an example of
particular abilities that can help you accomplish tasks.
Here are some skills that are needed for most jobs, including those in the healthcare field:
Organization and attention to detail
Listening and speaking
Organization and Attention to Detail
Having the right skills can help you succeed in any job. Being organized and paying attention to detail are two very important important skills to have.
Imagine you are a nurse who must administer different medications to several patients during a day's work. How could you prevent mistakes? By being organized and paying attention to detail.
Being organized means having a reliable and efficient system at work. A good system will help you pay attention to details. It will help you keep track of documents, meetings, and tasks.
working with other people to get a job done.
Imagine you are a case worker managing an elderly patient's care. It would be your job to make sure a team of medical professionals works together to give him the best care possible. Every doctor he sees, including specialists, would need to be aware of all other treatments the patient is receiving.
The administrative professionals in those medical offices would need to work as a team with his insurance company and make sure his bills are paid.
A patient in a hospital notices that every health professional who comes in his room asks him the same basic background questions. He is frustrated by having to repeating himself. Which of the following skills could healthcare workers use to prevent his frustration?
Basic math skills are important at any job. They can be especially important in healthcare professions.
for patients, which are instructions that authorize a pharmacy to dispense medication to a patient
which is the amount of medicine needed, is often based on a patient's weight.
The healthcare professional must have basic math skills to determine the correct dosage to prescribe. A simple mathematical error could be fatal to the patient.
Writing skills are also important. All members of a patient's healthcare team need to be able to communicate clearly with each other and with the patient.
For example, a doctor must write instructions clearly enough that a nurse can follow those instructions to keep a patient healthy or perform certain tests.
Instructions must also be written well and clearly so a patient can follow them at home.
Computer skills also help different teams communicate. Today, most of a patient's information is stored on computers.
Sometimes, a doctor or specialist can examine a patient and instantly enter a diagnosis on a computerized record. A lab can run blood tests and send the results to a central computer so the patient's record is automatically updated.
There are many types of software programs that are used only in the healthcare profession. Having basic computer skills makes learning new programs easier.
Today, most patient information is stored on
An employee must write up a home healthcare plan for a patient who is leaving the hospital. It will include instructions on caring for an injury and directions on the correct dosages for each of the patient's medications. Which skills will the employee need to use?
Listening and Speaking Skills
At every job, good listening and speaking skills are important. In healthcare, both are especially important.
For example, you may choose a career in which you deal directly with a patient. Good listening skills will help you understand and treat a medical problem more easily.
Good speaking skills are helpful, too. They can help you explain medical conditions to patients and families. They are essential when delegating tasks to members of a healthcare team.
A counselor is seeing a new patient who survived a traumatic experience. The incident has left the patient very fearful and untrusting.
How would good speaking skills help the counselor?
He might need to win the patient's trust.
Why might good listening skills be important?
The patient may be fearful of speaking about the traumatic incident.
a meeting in which the employer and job applicant get to know each other better and discuss the job and the employee's qualifications.
The person conducting the interview
Interviews can be as short as a few minutes, or they may take a few hours.
the job applicant
Importance of Job Interviews
A company may also ask an interviewee to come back several times to interview with other people in the company. Or, they may ask the interviewee to meet everyone all at once.
An interview is sometimes the job applicant's only chance to demonstrate his or her professionalism and ability to succeed in the job.
Dress and Grooming
Appropriate dress and grooming for an interview is important. Even if the dress code for the company is somewhat casual, it is a good idea to dress up for an interview.
A suit works for both men and women, and men should wear a tie. Clothes should be clean and pressed, and shoes should be clean. In fact, an interviewee's overall appearance should be neat.
An interviewee who shows up looking sloppy may give the impression of not caring about the interview and may even make an employer suspect laziness or lack of organization.
Preparing for the Interview
To prepare for your interview, research the company you are interviewing with. Looking at the company's website is a good way to start.
Here are some common topics an interviewer will ask about:
Your strengths and weaknesses
Why you want this job
Your personal goals
Why you left other jobs
Why the company should hire you
Prepare honest answers in advance.
It is good to have well thought-out questions prepared for the interviewer, too.
Asking what the interviewer likes best about working for the company is usually a good question.
a collection of documents that show your qualifications and strengths. As part of your portfolio, bring your list of references.
A career portfolio may include examples of your work, a letter to the employer describing why you are right for the job, a resume, and a list of references.
a document listing your education and job experience.
In order to receive a job offer, you must make a good impression on the interviewer.
Here are some tips on successful interviewing:
Arrive five minutes early.
Shake hands and use good eye contact.
Sit up straight and appear calm.
Be confident and positive.
Answer all questions honestly.
Show and state your enthusiasm for the position.
Shake hands and thank the interviewer when leaving.
Ask for a business card so you can write a thank you letter later.
Ask about the next step in the process.
Which of the following should you do during a job interview?
Pay attention to the interviewer.
Bring a portfolio
In the following scenarios, choose the best resource.
A recent college graduate is looking for a job in health care. Which website would be the best place to start?
An established research assistant is hoping to work in a specific lab. Which website would help him connect with people who may know people already working there?
How many hours each week does a full-time employee normally work?
A job seeker finds a job with a small private practice. It involves transferring handwritten records onto the new computer system, and will last six weeks at 40 hours per week. Which best describes this type of job?
A full-time college student needs to find a job to earn some extra money to buy holiday presents. The student can only work during her month-long winter break. Which keywords should she look for in a job description? Check all of the boxes that apply.
A man has been offered four different jobs, each with a different benefits package. He has a young daughter with a bone disease, and his wife does not work. Which package would be best for him?
full medical coverage for his entire family, including vision and dental, two weeks vacation, no 401K
Arranging and keeping track of all the materials you need to build models of your prosthetics:
Measuring a patient to ensure a custom fit after her prosthetic is complete:
attention to detail
Explaining to a patient how to clean and care for his new prosthetic:
Working with a doctor to determine the needs of a new patient:
A nurse is in charge of addressing patients' concerns and making sure they remain comfortable during their final days. Which job skill is probably the most essential for the nurse to succeed at this task?
The key to managing a patient's care across many different medical departments is .
good organization skills
During an interview, an appropriate method of dealing with nervousness is .
In which situation would good writing skills be essential for a doctor?
when creating a report other doctors might read
In which situation would good math skills be essential for a nurse?
when preparing an injection of a certain dosage of medication
After sending in a resume in response to an online ad, a medical researcher has been asked to come in to interview for the position. To find out more about the company, which of the following should the researcher do?
Look at the company's website.
To prepare for the job interview for a job as a medical researcher, the candidate should do which of the following?
Look up answers to common questions and change them to fit the candidate's situation.