Care + Career

      Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

      Team-Based Care in Action

      Done in collaboration with North Shore Physican Group

      Laura Nichols,  a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) at North Shore Physician Group (NSPG) has experienced first-hand the evolution of the medical assistant. Her role has changed for the better, and she has taken full advantage of professional development and career opportunities offered to her by NSPG.

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      Healthcare job interview questions (and how to answer them)

      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

      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

      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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      How to prepare for your certification exam

      You know that feeling when you open a textbook and the words start to blend together? You aren’t sure what to focus on and before you know it hours have passed and you haven’t made any progress.

      We’ve all been there. But when you’re preparing for an National Healthcareer Association exam, there’s a better way. Without further ado, here’s our No. 1 tip for preparing for your certification exam:

      Study the right material.

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      Do you really need a healthcare certification?

      Some allied health jobs require certification. Some don’t.

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      4 things to do after your certification exam

      You made a decision that can change your life. You trained. You studied. You prepared. You took the exam. Now what?

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      What Does It Mean to be Certified?

      You’re thinking about making a career change. Or you’re already in allied health and you want to further your career. You consider getting certified as a CCMA, CET, CBCS, CPT, CEHRS, CPCT/A, CMAA, CPhT …

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      The Medical Care Trend You Need to Know About

      The healthcare industry is undergoing major shifts, and it’s affecting patients and healthcare workers alike.

      “We knew our care team was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needed to be accomplished on a daily basis,” says Lindsay Gainer, Director of Clinical Services and Innovation at North Shore Physician Group. “Additionally, patients were also impacted by long wait times and decreased level of service. We wanted to deliver care in a new and more efficient way, and we knew we needed to make big changes to accomplish that goal.”

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      Tips for landing an allied health job

      Whether you’re already in an allied health field and are looking for your next step … or you just earned your credential and are searching for your first allied health job, the task can seem daunting. Where do you begin? How do you know where to look? How do you know what they’re looking for? Here are a few tips, specifically for the allied health field, to help you on your job search.

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