Care + Career

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Jessica Salley

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On a job search? Here are healthcare job titles to look for

Posted by Jessica Salley on Jan 18, 2017 1:58:57 PM

Searching for your next job is a big deal and can be an overwhelming task. If you feel like you’re not finding enough opportunities that match your skills you could be accidentally limiting your search.

Sometimes the job that lines up just right with your skills doesn’t have the exact job title that you’d expect. Because healthcare environments can all be a little different and any given position could have a unique mix of tasks, a job title could sound a little (or a lot) different than what it says on your certification.

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Empathy: 3 ways to provide more compassionate care

Posted by Jessica Salley on Jan 3, 2017 8:52:11 AM

When you see dozens or more patients in a single shift, it can be easy to forget that each patient is a person; a person who likely is feeling a lot of uncertainty and vulnerability.

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Why allied health workers are stacking credentials

Posted by Jessica Salley on Dec 22, 2016 1:42:57 PM

We're seeing more and more allied health professionals achieving stacked credentials — meaning they're getting more than one allied health certification.

Why are they doing this?

Should you be stacking credentials?

What's the benefit to you?

Keep reading to discover why stacking credentials is a growing trend in allied health, and why maybe you should consider it, too.

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What’s EHR and why is it important?

Posted by Jessica Salley on Dec 16, 2016 8:26:36 AM

Healthcare is full of acronyms - and this is one of the most important if you’re pursuing a career in modern healthcare. Find out what EHR is, why it’s important in healthcare, and how it affects you as a current or future certified healthcare professional.

What is EHR?

If you’re new to the healthcare profession, get used to hearing these three letters. EHR stands for Electronic Health Record. You might also hear EMR (Electronic Medical Record). There’s a slight difference in what each of these acronyms refers to:

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Limited time? These 5 study tips are for you

Posted by Jessica Salley on Nov 29, 2016 11:23:53 AM

Studying can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you have a busy schedule. There’s so much information to take in in a limited amount of time, so it’s important to find study methods that work well for you.

Here are five tips to help you become a study master:

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10 surprising facts about the allied health workforce

Posted by Jessica Salley on Oct 27, 2016 8:16:33 PM

"Allied health" is a bucket term used for many frontline healthcare workers such as medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, billing & coding specialists and more. These professionals are often the first people patients encounter, and play an important role in their overall care experience. 

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Self-care in healthcare: Finding work-life balance

Posted by Jessica Salley on Oct 6, 2016 2:18:49 PM

As a healthcare worker, you dedicate endless hours to helping others. It’s a noble job that speaks to your compassion for others. But what about you — How many hours do you spend helping yourself?

Judy O. Berry, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, compares a person’s self-care needs to a cell phone’s battery needs. Cell phone batteries need to be recharged. You can do this at three different times:
  1. When the battery is completely without power
  2. When the phone is notifying you to pay attention “Low battery — please charge!"
  3. Regularly recharge to always have power
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Healthcare job interview questions (and how to answer them)

Posted by Jessica Salley on Sep 13, 2016 4:07:29 PM

Interviews are nerve-racking. But the more prepared you are, the less stressed you’ll be.

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How to prepare for your healthcare job interview

Posted by Jessica Salley on Aug 25, 2016 4:45:43 PM

You earned your certification and you’re ready to land your first allied health job. Or perhaps you’re already in the field but you’re looking to move on or move up. Getting the job is about luck, but mostly it’s the luck you create. As the Roman philosopher Seneca so famously said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” So create your own luck and follow these 10 tips to prepare for your job interview.

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Healthcare Job Seekers: Beware of These Social Media Mistakes

Posted by Jessica Salley on Aug 1, 2016 11:18:36 AM

Your first impression happens before you even step foot into your interview. Employers are getting to know you online first, meaning your social media presence can help you — or hinder you — in getting a healthcare job.

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