Medical Certifications

Working in the medical field requires many requirements. One of the most common prerequisites is a foundational understanding of medical terminology. While some healthcare facilities don't require a certificate, others do.

Knowing what is necessary to do your job and staying on top of any necessary credentials. For instance, some places may require you to have a Health Unit Coordinator certification or Basic Life Support certification. Neglecting to renew your BLS certification is not a wise choice, as it could hinder your ability to do your job effectively and safely.

Remember, staying informed and up to date can help you navigate the sometimes complex world of medical certifications.


Consult Process

When patients are dealing with a severe illness or injury, often, they need to see a specialist. In these cases, the primary doctor will put in a consultation, or "consult," order. But what happens next?

Well, it can be nerve-wracking if you're tasked with calling in the consult for the first time. The good news is that it's a straightforward process. Once you see the order, simply go to the patient's record and add the requested doctor to their list. Jot down important information like the name of the doctor you'll be calling, their specialty, and the patient's information. This way, you're organized and prepared when the doctor calls back.

And don't worry; after a few consults, you'll feel like a pro!


Awards and Recognition

Nurses are essential to our healthcare system, and it's important to recognize their hard work and dedication. That's why Nurse's Week in May is such an exciting time for hospitals everywhere.

At our facility, we go above and beyond by also honoring the incredible work of our ancillary staff with the highly coveted Diamond Award. This prestigious award is a testament to the incredible individuals who receive it and the facility that takes the time to acknowledge its outstanding employees.

Health Unit Coordinators, in particular, have repeatedly shown that they deserve recognition, and receiving a nomination is something to be incredibly proud of. You may be a behind-the-scenes worker, but you are not overlooked.


Secretary Performance

As an efficient and rule-following Secretary, I never have to worry about my evaluation or review. I must always clock in and out on time, never call off, and adhere to the dress code and company vision. This way, I know that I'm consistently meeting my employer's expectations and requirements.

However, if you find yourself questioning your evaluation, it may be worth taking a step back to reevaluate your job duties and performance. It's important to always strive for improvement and growth in your role, even if you feel satisfied with your current performance.


Tips for Managing Stress and Fear about Job Security

In today's uncertain times, feeling stressed and fearful about job security is natural. However, having a job is something to be grateful for, particularly when so many people are unemployed. If you hate your job but need to keep it, there are ways to manage your stress levels and ease your fear about the future. In this blog post, we’ll provide tips to help you stay calm, confident, and focused as you navigate your work situation.

Appreciate That You Are Gainfully Employed

Firstly, it’s important to recognize that having a job is something to be grateful for. Even if you’re not thrilled with your current job, appreciate your steady income and job security. Allow yourself to enjoy the sense of stability of a job, and don't take it for granted.

Do Your Job

One of the best ways to quell your fears of being laid off is to focus on doing your job well. By ensuring that you're meeting your job responsibilities, you're demonstrating your worth to the company. This will help ease your anxiety and make you more valuable to your employer.

Watch Your Mouth

It's always a good idea to avoid bad-mouthing your supervisor or colleagues. Gossip spreads quickly, and what you say will likely make it back to the person or people you’re speaking about. Instead, build a positive working relationship with your boss and team. This will help create a more harmonious work environment and demonstrate your professionalism.

Learn More

Consider taking on additional responsibilities or growing your skills to make yourself more valuable to the company. This will show your employer that you're invested in your job and willing to take on more. You can also consider taking courses or attending webinars to learn more about your industry or role.

Take Some Time Off

Finally, taking care of yourself and your mental health is important. Sometimes, a three-day weekend or an afternoon off is all you need to recharge your batteries and return to work with renewed energy. Taking time away from work can also help you gain a fresh perspective and generate creative problem-solving ideas.

Everyone can relate to managing stress and fear about job security. By focusing on doing your job well, positively influencing the workplace, and continually growing your skills, you can create job security for yourself and ease your fears. It’s important to remember that you don't have to love your job, but you do have to do it. So, appreciate your job and use these tips to make the most of it.


Hospital Mergers and Their Impact on The Local Community

As someone in the healthcare industry for a long time, I have seen firsthand the impact a hospital merger can have on a local community. While these mergers can offer benefits such as increased resources and streamlined services, they can also disrupt the ecosystem of healthcare access in a given area. 

Any merger must be approached and considered for all parties involved, including patients, employees, and other healthcare providers. As someone who worked at a hospital that merged with another, I support responsible and thoughtful hospital mergers that prioritize the needs and well-being of the local community.