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San Antonio nurse jobs for Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants
Anyone seeking San Antonio nurse jobs
should check out positions for nursing aides, orderlies and attendants.
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants are responsible for providing basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff. They may be responsible for feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming or moving patients, as well as performing such duties as changing linens.
Most employers require candidates to at least have vocational school training
, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to more than a year, depending on the program. Anyone wishing to work as a nursing aide in a nursing facility must become a certified nurse assistant.
In order to become a nursing aide in Texas, students must undergo a minimum of 75 training hours, including 51 hours of classroom and skills training and 24 hours of clinical training under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. You must then pass an examination and be placed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry
In addition, anyone who has not worked as a nursing aide for pay for at least one day during a 24-month period after completing a training program must then undergo a training and competency evaluation.
Anyone who completes the necessary training and licensing requirements to become a nursing aide, orderly or attendant will have plenty of employment opportunities during the near future, according to the Texas Workforce Commission
Employment in South Texas, where San Antonio
is located, is expected to to increase from 700 workers during 2006 to 950 workers by 2016, accounting for 250 additional jobs and a growth rate of 35.70 percent.
Employment throughout Texas is expected to increase from 93,450 during 2006 to 122,550 by 2016, accounting for 29,100 additional jobs and a growth rate of 31.10 percent. Across the nation, employment should increase from 1,447,233 by 2006 to 1,710,876 by 2016, accounting for 263,600 additional jobs and a growth rate of 18.20 percent.
The industries that typically employ nursing aides, orderlies and attendants throughout the nation include:
- Nursing care facilities – 38.50 percent
- General medical and surgical hospitals – 29.11 percent
- Community Care Facilities for the elderly – 8.43 percent
- Home healthcare services – 5.12 percent
- Employment services – 4.18 percent
In addition to the good employment outlook, nursing aides, orderlies and attendants also are paid relatively well. During 2008, employees in South Texas earned an average of $8.94 per hour, while those throughout Texas earned an average of $10.07 per hour and those across the nation earned $11.84 per hour.
Labels: San Antonio nurse jobs
Monday, April 19, 2010
Denver Medical Jobs for Medical Transcriptionists
If you're looking for Denver medical jobs
but don't necessarily want to be a nurse or doctor, or interact with patients, you should consider becoming a medical transcriptionist.
Medical transcriptionists typically use a transcribing machine with a headset and foot pedal to listen to recordings by physicians and other healthcare professionals in order to dictate a variety of medical reports, such as emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews and final summaries.
They also may transcribe dictated reports and translate medical jargon and abbreviations into their expanded forms, as well complete any necessary edits and return reports in either printed or electronic form to the dictator for review and signature or correction.
During 2008, medical transcriptionists in the Denver
area earned a median salary of $18.64 per hour or $38,777 per year, while entry-level employees earned an average wage of $13.09 per hour or $27,237 per year, and experienced-level employees earned an average wage of $21.54 per hour or $44,808 per year.
Most employers prefer to hire medical transcriptionists that have post-secondary training in the field. The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
awards two certifications for this occupation, including Registered Medical Transcriptionist and Certified Medical Transcriptionist.
The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
considers medical transcriptionists to be an in demand occupation. Employment is expected to increase from 589 workers during 2008 to 720 workers by 2018, accounting for 131 additional jobs and an annual increase of 2 percent.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
, employment throughout the nation is expected to increase by 11 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is about as fast as the average growth rate expected for all occupations.
The top four industries that employed medical transcriptionists in the Denver area during 2009 were:
- Ambulatory healthcare services - 33.8 percent
- Hospitals - 12.6 percent
- Administrative and support services - Confidential percentage
- Professional and technical services - Confidential percentage
Labels: Denver medical jobs
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Milwaukee Nurse Jobs for Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants
Positions for nursing aides, orderlies and attendants are among the most popular Milwaukee nurse jobs
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants are responsible for providing basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff. They perform such duties as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving patients, as well as changing linens.
Most employees in this occupation are trained and licensed as a nurses aide or Hospice aide through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
During 2008, the average wage for these workers in Milwaukee County
was $12.34 per hour or $25,671 per year, while the entry-level was was $10.17 per hour or $21,163 per year, and the experienced-level wage was $13.43 per hour or $27,926 per year.
According to Wisconsin's WORKnet
, employment of nursing aides, orderlies and attendants in Wisconsin is expected to increase from 36,740 during 2006 to 41,450 by 2016, accounting for a growth rate of 12.82 percent and an average of 800 job openings per year.
Employment throughout the nation is expected to increase by 19 percent between 2008 and 2008. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is faster than the average growth rate expected for all occupations.
Industries in Wisconsin that are likely to employ nursing aides, orderlies and attendants include: administrative and waste services; education services; healthcare
and social assistance; and other services except public administration.
Labels: Milwaukee nurse jobs
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Emergency Management Jobs Training at Penn State Strengthened by LionReach
Students preparing for emergency management jobs (Click here
) at Penn State now have an advantage over the competition.
The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
recently purchased LionReach - a vehicle that features state-of-the-art technology for training
hospital and other emergency staff - with a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
"The idea was to have a vehicle that we could take from place to place, that we could use to train people on multiple things," LionReach Program Coordinator Nancy Flint told Emergency Management
One of the highlights of the trailer are the adult, pediatric and newborn-sized Laerdal mannequins meant to facilitate medical training. The mannequins, which can be remotely controlled by an instructor, provide a safe environment for people to practice without training on real patients.
"These things are so sophisticated that they breathe, talk, sweat - we can get fluids to come out of just about any portion of them - and they can be programmed," Flint said, adding that the trailer also has advanced airway heads, which allow trainees to identify alternate ways of airway management on adult and pediatric mannequins.
The medical center also used the grant funding to develop three computer-based preparedness simulations, including one for pandemic flu, one for blast mass casualty, and one for large-scale hospital evacuation.
The simulations are linked through a wireless network that allows for complex decision-making scenarios. The training seminars can be recorded, allowing instructors to show students how they reacted to a situation and provide additional insight.
"Everybody's mutual decisions kind of cascade down and may affect each other," Flint said. "So we're able to teach some of the hospitals to understand that their decisions are sometimes not right or wrong, but there are trade-offs."
LionReach also is outfitted with the materials to teach students about communication technology, such as 800 MHz radios, switching talkgroups, satellites, Webcams and video-conferencing equipment.
The medical center is now hoping to develop agreements with government agencies that would allow LionReach to be used as an incident command center during an emergency. Although the vehicle is not yet licensed for patient care, is has helped the medical center in some situations, such as the H1N1 outbreak.
Labels: Emergency management jobs
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