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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

 

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Featured in Reality Series

A prominent recruitment process outsourcing company is the focal point of a new reality series.

The Outsourcing Institute recently released the eighth and final episode of The Transaction, a reality series that chronicles the sales process in the outsourcing industry. The episode features Pinstripe, Inc., a privately-held HR firm and RPO provider, that was recently selected by Eastman Kodak.

"With The Transaction, The Outsourcing Institute has given viewers a unique perspective into the RPO selection process of a Fortune 500 buyer team," Frank Casale, founder and CEO of The Outsourcing Institute, said. "This video series, the world's first ever reality series for the outsourcing industry, documents the process of an actual outsourcing engagement from concept, to vendor selection, to contract signing, and gives our audience that proverbial 'fly on the wall' view of what goes on behind the scenes."

The Outsourcing Institute is a vendor-neutral professional association dedicated solely to outsourcing. The organization has been recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, outsourcing practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.

The series is based on an initiative to combine Kodak contract labor services with recruitment and staffing into one large global outsourcing project. It highlights the search to find a single solution provider with the global capabilities for all related services.

"Pinstripe's unique and innovative approach to talent acquisition solutions and services was a primary factor behind our decision," Elizabeth Petro, director of talent acquisition and strategy development at Global Shared Services for Kodak, said. "Pinstripe demonstrated they have a winning blend of sophisticated technology and advanced recruitment techniques. That combination will create efficiencies, decrease our administrative costs and improve the quality and speed of hiring the best talent."

The Transaction has been widely acknowledged by buyers and providers of outsourcing services for both its production quality and innovative nature. The series, which was provided to the OI network, delivers a depth of information and insight into "what it takes to win."

"It was a pleasure to be involved with this behind-the-scenes look at what buyers are really looking for in their RPO providers," Pinstripe CEO Sue Marks said. "The outcome was a validation of our philosophy that being pro-active, prepared and paying close attention to detail is appreciated by companies seeking a provider who understands their needs and will best serve their business objectives."

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

 

Tucson Government Jobs See Smallest Yearly Decline

While only two industry were able to see a yearly increase in employment, Tucson government jobs saw the smallest annual decline at the beginning of this year.

Although Tucson's January unemployment rate has not yet been released, the unemployment rate in Arizona as a whole remained even at 9.2 percent, keeping it below the national rate of 9.7 percent. Tucson had an unemployment rate of 8 percent during December 2009.

The city had a total non-farm employment of 354,600 workers during January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 362,100 workers during December and a 4.1 percent decrease from last year.

No industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment. However, employment in the mining and logging industry remained even over the month and year with 1,800 jobs. Only two industries saw a yearly increase in employment.

The financial activities industry saw the biggest increase, employing 17,600 workers during January, down from 17,700 workers during December, but a 4.1 percent increase from January 2009.

That was followed by the education and health services industry, which employed 59,000 workers during January, down from 59,300 workers during December, but a 1 percent increase from last year.

The construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 14,400 workers during January, down from 14,900 workers during December and a 23 percent decrease from January 2009.

The government industry saw the smallest yearly job loss. The industry employed 77,600 workers during January, down from 80,000 workers during December and a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.

Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
  • manufacturing by 6.2 percent
  • trade, transportation and utilities by 5.9 percent
  • information by 11.8 percent
  • professional and business services by 4.9 percent
  • leisure and hospitality by 3.1 percent
  • other services by 5.4 percent

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