Career Spectrum Scavenger Hunt

Career Spectrum Scavenger Hunt



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Career Spectrum Scavenger Hunt

Part 1

Find and list at least 5 non-clinical health care careers from various sectors in the health care industry. Describe the role of each career and explain what makes that profession different from the others. You can include, but are not limited to, factors like education and experience requirements, services rendered or products offered, licensure, pay, involvement with other health care sectors, and type of work duties.

Career Description Differences
Healthcare risk management manager They are responsible for minimizing errors, accidents and risks that could lead to a legal suit by overseeing operations in a healthcare facility. A thorough understanding of health policies and procedure in orders to minimize risks and legal actions against the health care facility. Any field that complies with the state and federal and laws, policies and requirements.
Patient advocate They are responsible for helping patients better understand their address their concerns with regards to treatment and medication. They are also responsible for scheduling patient’s hospital visits, interacting with them privately and filling out forms that regard their privacy. They act as an important link between the patient and a healthcare facility. They address patient’s concerns that patients may feel they were not addressed. An understanding of insurance and specifically health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid and by extension knowledge of patients’ rights and privileges.
Quality improvement coordinator Handles much of the administrative tasks by managing and coordinating healthcare facility workers. They find ways and undertakings that can improve patient health care delivery and experience. They analyze data to find ways to better healthcare and figure out how to reduce cost,
Clinical educator Responsible for educating people on how to manage and prevent illnesses and also leading a healthy life through better nutrition by planning based off one’s income. Clinical educators are required to create and distribute educational materials to educate the masses on healthy lifestyle and management of health related issues.
Medical writer They are responsible for researching, drafting, writing and editing clinical documents, projects, plans and consent forms. They work for health service providers, medical equipment companies and pharmaceutical companies. They are also responsible for conveying information to the public from a professional point of view.

Part 2

In 200 to 400 words, explain which of the above careers you believe you would best fit into and why.

From the table above, I would personally fit the clinical educator despite the fact that roles will always overlap. I think clinical educator will work for me since I have passion in advising people to live a healthy life, my knowledge in the field will go a long way in helping the members of the public cope with their life. I also love it because it will give me a better understanding of the field that is more superior since people will be relying on me for education and advice and thus challenging me to peruse even a higher understanding on complex issues. Interacting with people through educational seminars that I will chair will give me a better understanding of the general public and thus will make me convey my knowledge in a more appropriate and relevant manner since societies are different. Currently in America, nutrition is a big problem as people are leading unhealthy lifestyle and it poses a challenge. Very many people are increasingly becoming overweight and those results in health complications and lifestyle diseases. Drug abuse and misuse is also a challenge that I will be tackling as a clinical educator. In the end, the general public will benefit from my knowledge and it will be a success for me considering my personal objectives.

Part 3

In the table below, identify five health care employers in your community or surrounding communities. These can include those providing support services, health care-related products or services, as well as those providing indirect and direct care. Describe each as well as what types of employment or internship opportunities they offer.

Employer Description Employment or Internship Opportunities
Quality Health Strategies Healthcare organization Fraud investigator in health department, ISO Quality officer, Medical review manager, Diabetes educator, Pharmacist, Data Analyst,
Lens Crafter Eyeglass store Optician, sales manager
United Healthcare Health Insurance Nurse, IT Help Desk, Medical transcriptionist, product specialists, data entry clerks
Comfort Keepers Home Care Homecare Aides, Nurse
Southside Hospital Hospital Nurse, Volunteer opportunities include: Mailroom, Transportation, Gift shop, ER and the feeding program.