9 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Support Each Other During a Crisis
As healthcare workers rush to save the nation from COVID-19, millions of citizens around the world are showing their gratitude and support. In France, quarantined residents cheered and clapped from their balcony windows. In Canada, police, fire and emergency services turned on their sirens in a salute to their healthcare workers and in the U.S., citizens are following suit, with cheering campaigns, prayer vigils and siren salutes. Putting your life at risk on a daily basis can cause an en...
Apr 15, 2020 READ MORE >>
10 Steps To Prepare For A Job Interview
America’s fastest area of job growth is in healthcare. But this does not mean that any job you interview for is going to be guaranteed. That is why it is essential for you to be well prepared for the interview. A job interview is your chance to show a prospective employer what type of employee they’d be getting if you were hired. Preparation means knowing about the industry, the employer, and yourself. It means paying attention to details like personal appearance, punctuality, and d...
Nov 5, 2019 READ MORE >>
Work Visas For Foreign Doctors
The most common visa used by international medical graduates (IMGs) to participate in U.S. programs of graduate medical education (GME) is the J-1 Visa. Upon completion of training in the U.S., J-1 visa holders must return to their home country for a period of two years to transmit the knowledge they gained in the U.S. The only exception to the 2-year home residence requirement is to receive a waiver from an interested government agency (IGA). Once a waiver is obtained, the employer is required...
May 30, 2019 READ MORE >>
6 Habits Of Successful Physicians
To be a good physician, being both passionate about your chosen career and compassionate towards your patients. But these are not the only attributes necessary for a successful career in medicine. The following are a list of habits that successful physicians follow to help them get ahead in their field: 1. Organization A good support staff for appointment scheduling, maintaining medical records, and billing. Staff trained to use appropriate medical software and applications. 2. Time-Management ...
Jan 25, 2019 READ MORE >>
Your Employees Hate You - Now What?
The practice of medicine is a calling. Doctors dedicate themselves to the wellness of their patients, and choose this path, in spite of knowing at the outset that it's going to be demanding. They love being doctors, so why do they end up hating their employers? One of the main reasons is the employee-physician model which is driving physician burnout. The burnout rate has increased from 33% in 2014 to 50% today. This measurement is strongly linked to medical errors, lower patient satisfacti...
Nov 5, 2018 READ MORE >>
Workplace harassment is more prevalent than one realizes and is not limited to sexual harassment. Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual attention, offensive jokes and language, ridicules, physical assaults, and threats. Both men and women can be victims. However, statistics show that sexual harassment overwhelmingly victimizes females. Unfortunately, workplace harassment, especially sexual harassment, often goes unreported as victims are unsure of w...
Oct 10, 2018 READ MORE >>
Best Practices for Conducting Remote Job Interviews
Phone or Video, instead of in-person, interviews, are becoming more commonplace in the placement process. It allows for efficient use of time for both the interviewer and interviewee. In the case of the interviewer, it can be scheduled for convenient times. For the prospective employee, it eliminates the time and cost of travel. The advent of technology makes it possible to use a variety of techniques to conduct job interviews: One-way or on-demand video interviews sometimes referred to as asyn...
Sep 25, 2018 READ MORE >>
The Ethics of AI in Medicine
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated its ability to improve the frontline of healthcare. Its use in medical diagnosis is rapidly being embraced in hospitals and other healthcare organizations to perform clinical diagnosis and suggest treatments. Efficiency in image analysis can quickly and accurately flag specific anomalies for a radiologist’s review. AI guides doctors in choosing the best cancer treatments based on mutations in patients’ tumors. AI-assisted robotic orthope...
Sep 5, 2018 READ MORE >>
Non-Compete Agreements on The Rise In Healthcare
Recruiters need to be aware that medical employers are increasingly using protective covenants, such as non-compete agreements, to protect their practices. Non-compete agreements are often signed in conjunction with physician employment contracts, or when a physician joins a practice as an owner. Medical practices and hospitals invest significant resources in building their patient base and reputation and want to avoid the risk of losing patients when a physician starts his own practice or goes...
May 25, 2018 READ MORE >>
Hiring Nurse Practitioners
The shortage of primary care physicians in the US has led the movement to remove scope-of-practice barriers for nurses and allowed them to expand their careers as Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Presently, 22 states and the District of Columbia give full practice authority to NPs and more states are slated to change their laws. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) "The demand for nurse practitioner's has never been higher." There are currently 234,000 NPs...
Apr 15, 2018 READ MORE >>