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Health Care Career Clusters: Careers in Health Care

Chapter 1 Section 1 of Glencoe: Health Care Science Technology
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Katie LeDoux

on 3 September 2012

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Transcript of Health Care Career Clusters: Careers in Health Care

Health Care Career Clusters Chapter 1 Section 1 Is the health care field right for you? Shortage of highly skilled health care professionals
Nationals Health Care Skills Standards Project (NHCSSP)
created framework to guide educators to produce quality health care works National Health Care Skills
Standards Academic Foundation Communication Employability Skills know their role in:
department
organization
overall health care environment
Know how key systems affect:
services they perform
quality of care they provide Know subject matter for their area:
reading
writing
math
life sciences
health care terminology
history of health care communicate effectively both orally & written National Health Care Skills Standards Systems Legal Responsibilities Ethics Safety Practices Teamwork Health Maintenance Practices Technical Skills Information Technology Skills demonstrate use of information technology apply technical skills understand fundamentals of wellness and process of preventing disease
practice preventative health behaviors understand roles & responsibilities of members of health care
ability to promote quality care
interact effectively & sensitively with all members understand existing & potential hazards to: clients, coworkers, & themselves
prevent injury or illness through safe practices
follow health & safety policies & procedures understand accepted practices with respect to differences in:
cultural
social
ethnic
Perform duties to establish ethical guidelines
Support sensitive & quality health care delivery Employability skills enhance employment opportunities & job satisfaction
demonstrate skills to support & maintain job functions
upgrade skills as needed understand:
legal responsibilities
limitations
consequences (implications) of their actions 5 different pathways:
Therapeutic Service Careers
Diagnostic Service Careers
Health Informatics Careers
Support Service Careers
Biotechnology Research & Developmental careers Health Care Career Pathways provide service to client over time
career options:
medical assisting
nursing
home health care
respiratory care
rehabilitation
pharmacy
Skills needed:
data collection
treatment planning
implementing procedures
client status evalutation Therapeutic Service Careers Diagnostic Service Careers create a "picture" at one point in time of the status of the client
Career Options:
cardiology
imaging
radiology
Skills needed:
planning
preparation
procedure
evaluation
reporting Health Informatics Careers record client's valuable health care information
Career Options:
medical records
unit coordination
Skills needed:
analysis
abstracting & coding
informatics systems
documentation
operations Support Services Careers create a safe & healthful environment for clients & health care workers
Career Options:
biomedical engineer
central supply employee
Skills needed:
aseptic procedures
importance of aesthetically appealing environment Biotechnology Research & Development Career Pathway highly scientific careers
usually work in laboratories
may travel to various locations to study & explore elements in the environment
need for this is increasing
Career options:
biologists
chemists
researchers
toxicologists
Bioinformatics merging of computer science & biology
Work as:
assistants
technicians
educators
researchers
scientists
May work in:
industry (food, agriculture, pollution control)
pharmaceuticals
health
government agencies & labs
water treatment plants
Skills required:
college degree
medical degree in some Complete the handout to help determine which health career fits you better Skills needed:
strong background & enjoyment in science
high school courses should include:
biology
chemistry
physics
computer science
math
english courses
communication through speeches, articles, & reports
work in summer research program at local colleges
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