An unlicensed employment option such as that of the patient care assistant can be a great way to break into the healthcare industry when an individual lacks formal college education, training, and experience. There are several different career options that fall into this broad category of employment and it is very common to find unlicensed medical personnel working in just about every branch of medicine whether it is a general area of practice or a specialty. Although some job titles such as medical assistant, nursing aide, and orderly require nothing more than a high school diploma or GED in order to be considered for employment, other departments such as surgery, radiology, and critical care may require applicants to have a few years of college credit along with specialized certification. Those who understand the options for progression that are available are in a much better position to move forward and earn more.The availability of entry-level generalist assistant positions in the healthcare sector have been increasing over the past several years as demand for medical care has continued to climb and the number of well-qualified applicants has decreased. This has made it somewhat easy for individuals who have no patient care experience or college education to enter the field following a relatively short period of training that includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. These opportunities are great for those who want to improve the lives of others without needing to complete several years of college or a long and demanding postgraduate training program. Although an entry-level position does allow individuals to master the basics of care, it generally does not offer a competitive compensation package and many people end up searching for opportunities to take on more responsibility and command a higher salary.One of the most popular strategies for progressing in an unlicensed medical profession is to acquire the necessary credentials to transition from a general area of practice to a specialty. A department such as surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, and critical care often pays the highest salaries to unlicensed team members, but they also have the most stringent entry requirements. In several cases, an assistant may need to acquire two to four years of college education and pass both a training program and a national certification examination just to be considered for employment. While these options are great for those who are willing to invest the time and effort in acquiring the necessary credentials, they are often far to stringent for most people. Those who want to earn more without having to attend college may want to consider specialized employment options such as that of the dialysis technician or EKG technician.Departments such as dialysis and cardiology often provide products and services that are not as high risk as those offered in surgery and radiology. For this reason, individuals who want to work in these fields as an unlicensed provider might only be required to complete a short patient care assistant training period followed by a specialty certification exam. This makes it far easier to take advantage of progression in a specialized area of practice. As always, it is very important to consider the responsibilities included in a patient care assistant job description before deciding to pursue a specific area of practice. An individual who takes the time to make sure they have selected a department that interests them and that will be personally and professionally rewarding tends to experience higher levels of job satisfaction and is in a better position to accomplish their short and long-term career goals.Those who prefer to continue working in a general area of practice may be able to increase the patient care assistant salary and take on more responsibility by accepting an administrative promotion. People who have demonstrated an affinity for leadership and who have a strong interest in the business side of medicine are the best candidates for these types of promotions since managerial activities require that the individual have solid interpersonal communication skills and be willing to deal with the added stress that comes from making sure operations run smoothly. In many cases, the assistant may be allowed to continue engaging in clinical tasks while addressing operational issues that come up.
This is article 2 of 1212 of the most important aspects of the new health care information systemWe have been discussing a completely new national medical information system set up solely in the best interest of the public and the individual that would completely change health care as we know it today. Compared to the present high levels of disease the degree and type of results we are discussing in the proposed system seem almost unreal. A major reason for such radical change is that computer technology, as applied to preventative medicine, has been effectively bypassed for the past several years. Technology is now in the position to provide for a very rapid ketch-up in that area. We will likely see dramatic advancements in preventative medicine as seen in the 70s and 80s when electronics was first applied to the health care field, primarily in machines and tools–such as cat–scans and operating tools and similar equipment.The core of the new health care system is based on clinical laboratory science (CLS) data. CLS and its critical relationship to the biochemical makeup of the human body and the great advantages that entails, providing an ideal mechanism on which to base a health care information system. Details of CLS and the bio-chemical makeup of the human body were discussed in the article titled “Your Health Care System: Critical Technology Sidetracked”. For more information directly from the professionals of this valuable relationship click on the (18) link at the end of this article.So when one decided that a large scale health care information system based on CLS is ideal, design-wise where do you go from there? Just how could such a system be designed to fully harness all of that vital health data. How do you convert that health information into improved human health–more specifically improved levels of wellness, and decreased levels of disease? Obviously it would require the use of the computer with some form of special data processing. The system would need the capacity to evaluate human health levels in general, relate those health levels in turn to an individual’s health condition, to one’s personal environment, and in turn relate that data to millions of other individual’s results. This would be massive amounts of data requiring supercomputers.The system that has been designed uses a powerful national research center that works in conjunction with 50 state diagnostic computer systems which you as an individual or a patient, would have access to. You could tap into the state diagnostic system with the use of a large profile pattern of clinical laboratory test results (likely 100 separate tests from one blood sample). It would provide you an extremely extensive health analysis as well as a means of intervention at levels almost unbelievable compared to today’s limitations. In fact it would be so outstanding that at first it would likely seem more like science fiction than reality.This is a highly sophisticated medical information system intentionally designed around the sole interests of the public and the individual, not the medical industry. Because of its effectiveness in the radical reduction in disease levels and its related reduction in health care costs, it would very unlikely ever receive any support from the medical industry. In fact, for the sake of both its effectiveness and integrity, the new system would need to be legislated in existence and controlled by the public through a public commission.It becomes obvious that for such a system to be successful it needs the strong support of the constituency it represents–you. If that support does not come it very likely will just die a slow death, and as a result we will have to live with the limitations of the present health care system–likely for decades to come.Anyone that carefully takes the time to look into the details of the proposed information system, observe what it’s based on, how it goes about correlating the public and the individual’s health and environmental data, it become apparent that such a system would almost have to be successful. It would only vary in the detail as to its results.
You know the saying “lightning never strikes twice in the same place”? Well, it’s been proven that if you are ever struck by lightning, that your chances of being struck a second or even a third time actually increases. The same applies to abused children. Once abused at a young age, abused children stand a higher chance of being abused again and again and sometimes become lifelong victims.You might be wondering where I am going with this and I will show you now. The question is how to decide which criticism is constructive and which is destructive. There are a few ways of ascertaining this fact. Does the person offering the criticism genuinely care for you? Will fixing this problem they are mentioning actually improve your life and theirs? Is it a problem that is so fundamental that it is affecting your quality of life and theirs? Is this problem of yours a problem to other people? Is the criticism a point that you can deal with? For example a criticism that you are such an idiot is not constructive in that it does not mention the specific points of why you are an idiot. That was just an example but you get my point.Adults who were incessantly and destructively criticised from an early age where their coping skills had not yet fully developed , often end up being (and feeling) criticised their entire lives. Due to criticism being imprinted on such early young minds they never as adults cope with criticism. The adult reactions to criticism range between the extremes of pulling away and retreating internally or being the abuser themselves. In some cases they are both.If you are one of these people who were criticised at a young age and your coping mechanism is to avoid the abuse, rest assured within yourself that you have chosen the higher ground. Only a weaker character would choose to repeat the abuse. You have chosen not to do that. The action of avoidance is a much better option. It is however advised that you seek therapy to get help in coping with this and as Dr Phil would say, try to erase some of the hurt that your caregivers as a child wrote on your “slate”. But for now know in your heart that the person who is destructively criticising you is a weaker character who has sensed a victim and is pouncing and most likely was a victim themselves, who have by way of their weaker character decided to repeat the pattern of abuse.To people who find themselves always negatively criticizing others make a conscious decision to try and avoid that. It may be that you do not even realize that you are doing it. I hope after reading this that you make it a daily task to avoid criticizing others as your quality of life will improve and so will the lives of others close to you. You were emotionally abused and you can take the higher ground and not repeat the same abuse. Do not let your abusers win by allowing them to interfere with your quality of life and the lives of the people who love you now.