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Your Career in Healthcare-CHAPTER 1 VOCAB

BIAS prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group
INTEGRITY being honest and strong; moral principles
LEARNING STYLES an individual's natural or habitual patter of acquiring and processing information in learning situations
MANUAL DEXTERITY adrointness in using the hands
RELIABLE person that is trustworthy and dependable
registration placed on an official list registry after meeting the educational and testing requirements for the profession
licensure person who has been granted permission to legally perform certain acts
certificatition a person that has met predetermined standards
career ladders position that requires different amounts of education and training
essential qualities of health care professional include: care about otheres, integrity, be dependable, work well with others, be flexible, be willing to learn, and strive to be cost conscious
standards for Health Care Professional include certification, registration, licensure
therapeutic and treatment occupations provide services that assist patients to regain or attain maximum wellness
therapeutic and treatment occupations include: dental occupations, massage therapy, medical office, mental health, and emergency medical
dental occupations include: dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental labortory tech
Emergency Medical provide quick response service to victims of medical emergencies
massage therapy use different types of massage; for example, Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology, to treat ailments and injuries. has to be licensed
medical office treat patients who are seeking to maintain or improve their health or who need treatment for illnesses and injuries
medical assistant (MA, CMA, RMA, CMA-Certified Medical Assistant & RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) Certified program or associate's degree
mental health provides counseling , and activities for patients with mental emotional, and /or psychocial (combination of mental and social) problems
mental health tech Certified or associate's degree in human services or mental health; Licensed by some state
psychiatric aide some states require formal training program; varies by state
registered nurse (RN) provide a wide variety of patient care services
licensed practical/vocational nurse provide basic patient care under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They take vitals, administering medications, applying dressings and hot/cold compacts, treating bedsores and giving various comfort measures
cerified nursing assistant (CNA) work under the supervision of nursing staff to help care for patients' basic needs. They may take vitals, assist patients with hygiene and feeding, give comfort measures, change bedding and help transport patients
occupational therapy Certified program or on-the-job training; testing or licensure NONE
occupational therapy assistant 2-yr (associates) college degree Licensure or certification required in most states National certification: 1 Graduate from program accredited by AOTA, 2 Pass national exam administered by NBCOT
Occupation Therapist Licensed in all states National registration: Graduate from program acccredited by American Occupational Therapy Assoc., 2 Pass national exam administered by NBCOT
Dentist (DDS/DMD) 2-4 YRS COLLEGE preprofessional education 4 yrs dental school 2-4 yrs additional education if seeking specially Licensed by states: Graduate from accredited dental school & pass written & pratical exams
Dental Hygienist (RDH) Associate's or Bachelor's degree 2-4 yrs depending on program Licensed by states:
Dental Assistant 1-2 yrs educational program (recommended) or on-the job training; requirements vary by state;voluntary certifications available through the Dental Assisting National Board
Dental Laboratory On-the-job training or 2 yr associate's degree program; voluntary certification by the NADL
Physcian's Assistant Varies, 2-4 yrs college + 24 month (minimum) PA program
physcian (MD/DO) 4 yr college preprofessional education 4 yr medical school up to 7 yrs of graduate medication education (residency) 1 yr internship and 3-5 yr residency Licensed
Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Licensure as RN 2-3 yrs graduate school (Master's degree)
Clinical Social Worker 4 yrs college 2-3 yrs graduate school Licensed by states requirements vary by state but include passing written exam
Clinical Psychologist (PhD, PsyD) 4 yr college degree 2-3 yrs graduate school(Master's Degree) 2-4 yrs doctorate; Licensed by states pass written exam
Psychiatrist 4 yr college preprofessional education 4yrs medical school up to 7 yrs of medical graduate education (residency); Licensed by states
Home Health Aide states have various training requirements for classroom & clinical experience; Approval requirements vary state by state under guidance of OBRA;voluntary certification available from the NAHCH
Patient Care Tech certified program certification required if nursing assistant duties are included;
Certified Nursing Assistant states various training requirements for classroom and clinical experience. Programs must meet specific federal minimum standards; all states require certification for work in long-term care facilities; requirements guided by federal regulations est
Licensed pratical/Licensed vocational nurse 1-2 yr state-approved certification or diploma program; Licensed by state
Registered Nurse 2 yr (Associate) or 4 yr (Bachelor)degree or diploma program; Licensed by states
Nurse Practitioner Be a registered nurse, complete additional educational and clinical practice requirements Most are Master's degree; Licensed by states
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) be a registered nurse, complete specialized education and clinical practice leading to a master's degree; Licensed
Occupational Therapy Aide ceritification program or on the job training;NONE
Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 yr (associate's) college dgree; Licensure or certification required in most states;National certification
Occupational Therapist Master's degree or doctorate; Licensed in all states;National registration
Pharmacy Aide/Helper/Clerk On the job or vocational training program; NONE
Pharmacy Tech Up to 1 yr on the job training or 1-2 yr college certification program or associate's degree
Pharmacist 2-3 yr college 3-4 yrs phamcy school (Doctoral degree); Licensed by states
Respiratory Therapist Associate's degree; licensed in 48 states
Certified Surgical Tech/Operating Room Tech/Surgical Tech 9 month-2yr program leading to certification or Associate's degree Clinical experience; some states require ceritfication by passing exam administered by Liason Council on Certification fro Surgical Technologist
Surgical Physician Assistant varies;2-4 yrs college + 2yr PA program +2 yr surgical asistant associate's dgree program
Surgeon 4 yrs college preprofessional education 4 yrs medical school up to 7 yrs graduate medical school 1 yr of internship and 3-5 yrs residency
Veterinary Assistant on the job training veterinary assistant training programs are available;No licensing required
veterinary tech 2 yr associate's degree; regulation differs by state; all states require credntialing exam
Veterinary Technologist Bachelor's degree;regulation varies by. All states require credentialing exam
Veterinarian 3-4 yrs college preprofessional education 4 yr veterinary college 2-5 yrs internship/residency required for specialities
Ophthalmic Assistant On the job training or formal education ranging from 2 wks-2yr (Associate's)
Optician On the job training or 2-4 yrs apprenticeship or vocational or associate's degree;Licensed or certified in many states
Ophthalmic Tech 1 yr certificate or diploma program; Voluntary certification from the JCAHPO
Ophthalmic Medical Tech Associate's or bachelor's degree; Requirements vary among state;voluntary cerfitication from the JCAHPO
Optometrist 3-4 yrs college 4 yrs college of optomery 2+ yrs residency required specialized in specialized in specific types of optomery;Licensed by states
Ophthalmologist 4 yrs college preprofessional education 4 yrs medical school up to 7 yrs graduate medical education (residency)
Optometric assistant/tech on the job training; certification
Ophthalmic Labortory Tech on the job training; voluntary certification
Diagnostic Imaging Occupations Magnetic Resonance Tech-AS or Bachelor's, OTJT Computed Tomography-Associate's/Bachelor's degree; same as raiographer plus additional speciality exam
Diagnostic Imaging Occupations Radiology con't Radiologic Tech-AS or Bachelors; License in most states;has to pass the exam Radiologist(MD or OD)-4 yrs medical school up to 7 yrs of graduate medical education (residency)
Diagnostic Imaging Occupations Electroneurodiagnostic tech-on the job training or formal training program-1 to 2 yrs-diploma, certificate,associate's degree--certification Electrocardiograph Tech-on the job training or 6-12 month vocational education program-certification available
Diagnostic Imaging Occupational-Con't Cardiovascular Tech/DVT (Diagnostic Vascular Tech- AS/Bachelor's-some states require licensure Limited X-ray machine Op- certification program, certification & title of position vary state Diagnostic Medical Sonographer-certificate/AS/Bachelors
Diagnostic Imaging Occupational-Con't Diagnostic Medical Sonographer-certified program/AS-voluntary certification available from ARDMS Position Emission Tomography Tech-AS/Bachelor's + OTJT same as a radiographer
Medical Laboatory Occupational Phlebotomist (certified), Laboratory Assistant (certified), Lab tech Licensed/registered, Med Lab Tech Bachelor's/Masters-Licensed/registered,Pathologist 4yr preprofessional, 4 yr medical school, up to 7 yrs graduate med (residency)-Licensed by states
Health Info Mgmt Registered Health Info Admin-bachelors/masters (registration by AHIMA, Reg. Health Info Tech-Assoc/registration AHIMA Med transcriptionist- certifiedcation or AS-certification certification Coding Specialist-OJTJ/cerification Med. Rec. Clerk-OJTJ/NONE
Environmental Occupations Nutrition/Dietary Srvcs- Dietetic Assist-certified program/NONE Dietetick Tech-AS degree/registration Dietician-bachelor's/Licensure, certification or registration in most states
Biomedical Engineering Biomed. Equip. Tech- AS/certification available from the ICC biomedical Engineer-Bachelor's degree or higher/Licensed for some employment positions
Learning to think like a professional 1) learn to understand 2) Applying what you've learned 3) Basing decisions on facts 4) drawing on facts/creating relationships 5) Locating reliable sources of info 6) Basing decisions on ethical principles 7) Practicing good communication skills
Problem solving Process 1) Identify the problem-what are the issues that are causing the problem. Symptoms are only some of the small factors in the problem
2nd step in the problem solving process Gather information/have accurate and reliable information
opinions beliefs not based on facts
assessment also known as gathering information
3rd step in problem solving create a list of alternatives, solutions; some alternatives will need further research
4th Choose an alternative Critical; there may be missed opportunities
5th Evaluate and revise as needed review the results of the actions taken;opportunities are missed and accomplishments not realized where there is no follow-through.
establishing good work habits 1) care about others, 2) have integrity, 3) be dependable, 4) work well with others,5) be flexible, and 6) be willing to learn
Learning for Mastery learners need to know what they are doing, mistakes can have serious consequences. It means more than memorizing facts but to understand and remember information so it can be applied to new situations.
Returning Adult learners can base life experiences and skills into their jobs, may want to make a list of what needs to be done, advise others about the schedule, schedule time, create personal organization techniques, ask for help when you need it
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