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Unit 4

Professional Qualities of a Health Care Worker (updated)

A degree awarded by a college or university after a prescribed course of study that usually lasts four or more years is a/an ____. bachelor’s degree
A process by which a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation after the person has completed an approved education program and passed a state board test is ____. licensure
In order to renew licenses or maintain certification, individuals must obtain additional hours of education called ____. continuing education units (CEU)
A level of education for health occupations that usually requires at least three to four years of college plus work experience is ____. technologist or therapist
An individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business is a/an ____. entrepreneur
A dental specialty that treats and prevents diseases of the gingiva or gums, bone, and structures supporting the periodontics
A dental specialty that treats diseases of the pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and roots of the teeth is ____. endodontics
A dental specialty that replaces natural teeth with artificial teeth or dentures is ____. prosthodontic
A medical specialist who treats disease of the skin is a/an ____. dermatologist
A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of children is a/an ____. pediatrician
A medical specialist who uses X-rays and radiation to diagnose and treat disease is a/an ____. radiologist
A medical specialist who treats tumors and cancer is a/an ____. oncologist
A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of the eye is a/an ____. ophthalmologist
A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of muscles and bones is a/an ____. orthopedist
A medical specialist who treats disease and disorders of the stomach and intestine is a/an ____. gastroenterologist
An example of a health career in the NHCSS information services cluster is ____. medical illustrator
An example of a health career in the NHCSS therapeutic cluster is ____. dental hygienist
Provide emergency, prehospital care to accident victims Emergency medical technician
Manage the operation of a health care facility Health care administrator
Organize and code patient records, gather statistical data Medical records technician
Dispense medications and provide information on drugs Pharmacist
Use recreational and leisure activities as a form of treatment Recreational therapist
Operate the heart-lung machines Perfusionist
Study human behavior; help individuals deal with the problems of living Psychologist
Operate machine to record electrical activity in the brain Electroencephalographic technologist
Dentist specializing in alignment or straightening of the teeth Orthodontist
Works under supervision of dentist to remove stains and deposits from the teeth Dental hygienist
Study tissues, fluids, and cells of the body to help determine the presence and/or cause of disease Medical laboratory technologist
Order, maintain, and stock all of the equipment and supplies used in a health care facility Central/sterile supply worker
Nurse assistants who provide care for patients in long-term care facilities Geriatric assistant
Assess nutritional needs of individuals and manage food service systems Dietitian
Provide care to individuals with hearing problems Audiologist
Doctor of Medicine MD
Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS
Occupational Therapist OT
Certified Medical Assistant CMA
Veterinarian DVM or VMD
Registered Nurse RN
Nurse Midwife CNM
Nurse Practitioner CRNP
Optometrist OD
Registered Veterinary Technician VTR VTR
Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist CMT
Doctor of Osteopathy DO
Physical Therapist PT
Doctor of Chiropractic DC
EKG or ECG Electrocardiographic Technician
CBET Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician
CST Certified Surgical Technologist
TR Recreational Therapist
EMT-P or EMT-4 Paramedic
What degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of one or more years of a prescribed course of study beyond a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree
When a person has fulfilled requirements of education and performance and meets the standards established by the professional association or government agency that regulates a particular career what is it called? Certification
Workers that are frequently hired by smaller facilities in rural areas.. Multicompetent or multiskilled
It is important for students to obtain information pertinent to an individual state when checking requirements for: health occupations.
Collects blood and prepare it for testing. Phlebotomists
Who uses X-rays, radiation, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance to diagnose and treat disease. Radiologic technologists
Physicians or medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Psychiatrists are
Works under the supervision of a doctor called a pathologist. Medical laboratory technologists
Provide treatment to improve mobility and prevent or limit permanent disability. Physical therapists
Operate the dialysis machine that is used to treat patients with limited or no kidney function. Dialysis technicians
Doctors who prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries in animals. Veterinarians
For most health careers, graduation from an ________program is required before certification, registration, and/or licensure will be granted. accredited
A medical doctor who provides physical medicine and rehabilitation. A physiatrist
Uses massage, bodywork, and therapeutic touch to muscles to provide pain relief, improve lymphatic circulation, and relieve stress. A massage therapist
Many health care ______ must work under the direction or guidance of physicians or dentists. entrepreneurs
What programs can prepare students for immediate employment or for additional education after graduation? (HSE) health science education
Career cluster specialities include biotechnology research and development and health informatics are examples of National Consortium for Health Science Education
Use ultrasound to diagnosis heart conditions Echocardiographers
Use ultrasound to diagnoses disorders of blood vessels Vascular technologists
A medical specialist who treats diseases of elderly individuals is a/an gerontologist
A medical specialist who treats diseases of the female reproductive system is/an gynecologist
An example of a health career in the National Healthcare Standards biotechnology research and development cluster is a/an forensic science technician
Identifies and tracks diseases as they occur in a group of people and develops methods to prevent or control the spread of diseases epidemiologist
provides information to individuals and families on genetic diseases or inherited conditions genetic counselor
The National Healthcare Standards that specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health care careers involved with documentation of patient care are the health informatics services
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