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Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) are indispensable members of healthcare teams in hospitals, medical centers, long-term care facilities, surgical centers, and other facilities across the country. From gathering health history, performing crucial medical tasks, and working with a larger health team to produce positive patient outcomes, these individuals' skills are lifesaving—literally. And the job outlook for LVNs is good; the field is expected to grow by nine percent between 2020 and 2030, according to the BLS.
Are you interested in becoming an LVN? Here's what you'll need to do:
Let's face it: the job search can be exhausting. And frustrating. And time-consuming. It's easy to get discouraged and settle for less than you deserve. That's just one of the reasons it's a good idea to rely on the professional services of a healthcare staffing agency. Rather than going at it alone, partnering with an agency means you're getting a job-search expert in your corner, working with you at every step of the process to land you a role you love.
Here are just some of the pros of working with a healthcare staffing agency:
One of the great things about the healthcare field is that you never stop learning. The medical world is always advancing as new medications, techniques, and approaches come to the forefront. And healthcare professionals can grow their careers as they learn more by gaining additional certifications.
Here are just a few examples of some of the certifications you can earn to expand your potential as a healthcare professional and advance your career:
Enroll in a CPC certification program to learn about the principles of medical coding and how these concepts tie...
Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 20, 2022
Working a full-time job during the summer months is no fun. Instead of relaxing on a beach somewhere or soaking up the sun with friends, you're stuck at work. So, what can you do to make the most of it while you work through the summer?
You spend so much time with your coworkers anyway – why not include everyone in an office outing of some kind? You can take a weekend trip to the beach, or just walk down the street to the park for a picnic. Getting outside with your coworkers and enjoying your time together is a great way to make the most of summer, even when you're work...
Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 06, 2022
Not everyone is cut out for a career in pediatric healthcare. But for those that are, this career path is an incredibly rewarding one. Whether you’re a soon-to-be or recent medical school graduate, or you’re considering a career change, you might be wondering whether pediatrics is right for you. Here are three signs a career in pediatric healthcare is right for you:
If you’ve spent any time at all around young children, you know that their attention spans aren’t very long. And most children aren’t fond of visiting the doctor; some will be downright terrified. That’s why a ...
At some point or another as a healthcare professional, you're going to lose a patient. Grieving the death of a patient is not an easy experience, but it's an important one. And here's the good news: there are plenty of resources at your disposal as a healthcare professional to help you deal with your loss.
Here are four tips for managing grief when you lose a patient:
One of the worst things you can do when you lose a patient is to bottle up your emotions. The first step is to acknowledge and accept your own grief. From there, you'll want to talk to a trusted family member...
Posted in Job Seekers on May 23, 2022
You've recently graduated from nursing school – congratulations! Now what?
Aside from sitting for the NCLEX-RN exam and passing it to become registered where you want to practice, you have a few options. For many nurses who have just graduated, they're ready to jump right into the workforce and find their first job. Others wish to continue their education. Still, others want to pursue a specialty and become more acquainted with a particular area of nursing. These are all viable options – let's explore each in more detail.
Many recent nursing grads are ready to start making...
Picture this: You’re in another country where you don’t speak the language. You get sick or injured and need to go to the hospital, but no one can understand you. Scary stuff! Now, imagine that a nurse there understood you and was able to speak your language to help put your mind at ease. This is the power of bilingual nurses.
Being bilingual in the healthcare field is a great thing for you as a medical professional and for the patients under your care. According to data from telelanguage.com, English is the most spoken language in America, followed by Spanish. After that comes a variety of C...
Posted in Job Seekers on May 02, 2022
Your cover letter is quite literally the first thing a hiring manager will see when they're evaluating you for a job – even before your resume. That's why this document is so important. It is the first impression you'll make on a prospective employer, so you'll want to get it right.
The next time you're writing a cover letter for a healthcare role, follow these best practices:
Tailoring your cover letter to the specific job you're applying for is always recommended. Sending a general cover letter won't impress the hiring manager – they'll be able to see right through it....
In any healthcare role, advocating for your patients is extremely important. It’s your job, after all—you’re there to support them in whatever way you can. But what exactly is patient advocacy, and how can you advocate properly for the patients under your care?
Patient advocacy is the act of supporting or promoting the best interests of patients. In your role, this largely has to do with healthcare itself, although it isn’t necessarily limited to that. You have an obligation to protect your patient from harm in whatever form that harm may be. You can’t necessarily te...