Healthcare Industry Trends Category

12
Aug

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Ongoing Education ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: AACN ; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) ; DNP degree ; doctor of nursing ; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) ; nursing career path ; nursing jobs ; physical therapists ; registered nurses ;

Nursing schools encourage advanced-practice nurses to earn DNP degree by 2015 A Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP) is proof of mastery in advanced competencies, adding prestige, as well as higher earning potential to a nursing career. While registered nurses trained at the masters-level provide excellent care, significant technological advances, healthcare reform, and need for bigger and better service recovery call for a doctorate—a consensus reached by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in late 2004. The trend mirrors what physical therapists and others in certain allied healthcare jobs have been doing for some time—taking their continued competency to the max—until it results in a doctorate. Pharmacists and psychologists made the move long ago; while their title is pronounced “doctor”, most patients understand they are not physicians. DNPs do not complete a dissertation and the focus of their training is not as researched-focused; instead their training focuses on evaluation and use of research rather than conduct of research. Many DNPs are faculty members at teaching hospitals; whether they teach, work in leadership roles, or practice as specialists, DNPs are grabbing the attention of employers and job seekers alike, which paves [+]

06
Aug

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ;
Tags: Best Childrens Hospital Rankings ; Best Hospitals ; Children’s Hospitals in the United States ; nicu nurse ; Pediatric Nursing ; Pediatric specialties ; Peds nurses ; PICU jobs ; Registered Nurse ;

Are you a Peds Nurse or registered nurse in the NICU, looking to make the honor roll? Registered nurses interested in landing the best travel pediatric nursing jobs in the country—at  teaching hospitals, magnet nurse facilities and large medical centers with cutting edge PICU jobs that treat critically ill newborns—are well advised to pay attention to this Years Honor Roll for Best Children’s Hospitals. Leading travel nurse staffing agencies put Peds nurses and NICU nurses on the map for award winning pediatric care. What about you, personally? Will your next travel nurse job be at a top ranking facility for children with life-threatening or rare conditions beyond the capabilities of most hospitals? Read on for a clearer picture of which medical centers rank the highest in nurse-patient ratios, access to specialists and top notch quality of care in every pediatric specialty. Pediatric Nursing:  Get high ratings for nurse –patient ratio’s The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll distinguished the best 62 medical facilities (ranked high in at least one specialty) out of more than 5,000 hospitals reviewed— the Best Children's Hospitals rankings are facilities that treat children with cancer, cystic fibrosis, defective hearts and [+]

14
Jul

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Case Management Jobs ; nurse manager jobs ; nurse shortage ; RN jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

The recession has created a tough environment for Americans and the businesses, institutions and non-profits that make our world go round. The healthcare industry is no exception, yet nursing case management jobs help hospitals financially, as well as promote patient advocacy and customer satisfaction that lead to saving billions of dollars, in what might have been missed billing charges or unnecessary treatments. 'Anything’ and ‘everything’ are meaningful words for Case Mangers in travel nurse jobs; though, they are expected to wear many hats, most CMs welcome the challenge of residing at the nerve center of today’s health care delivery system. Nursing Case Management jobs exist not just in hospitals, but in rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, or any medical facility in which the managerial talents and strong personal ethics of RNs and/or social workers are required. RNs in case management jobs  are frequently assistants in placing patients in extended care, hospice and other specific treatment programs. Travel nurse jobs that attract talented case mangers expect these professionals to rise to the occasion—of thoroughly reviewing all medical documentation and testing, lucky enough to cross their path. When the i’s are all dotted and the t’s crossed, [+]

16
Jun

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Ongoing Education ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: 4 year nurse degree ; New Jersey nursing jobs ; New York nurse jobs ; nurse licensing ; nurse shortage ; nursing bachelor degree ; registered nurses ; RN degree ; technical vs. professional nurse ;

Read about technical vs. professional nurse training and why it matters Its been said there’s more than one way to skin a cat. The same might be true of seeking licensure as a registered nurse; those on track to a permanent or travel nursing career can achieve success in several different ways—the interesting part of that statement being, no matter your chosen path to licensure, the examination at the end of your nurse training is exactly the same. The options for students interested in nursing jobs break down into these avenues: you can get a four-year nursing degree, or bachelor of science (in nursing) and be deemed a “professional nurse”; you can get an associate's degree, which takes two to three years—or you can go to a diploma school for about three years. It so happens that community colleges produce more than half of the country's new nurses; not surprising considering it’s the fastest and least expensive way to become an RN; should you go this route, you are deemed a “technical nurse” and may not get the same preferential treatment in hiring as professional and graduate nurses. The encouraging news for those new to [+]

09
Jun

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Gadgets ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Ongoing Education ; Operating Room (OR) ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: Intuitive Surgical Company ; medical robotics ; Medical Surg nurses ; nursing jobs ; OR nurse jobs ; OR nursing jobs ; The da Vinci Surgical System ;

OR Nurse Jobs get more cutting-edge with the da Vinci© Surgical System Surgery used to present two options for doctors and their patients: a large open incision or laparoscopy; in the case of the later, surgery was limited to a handful of simple procedures, but now there’s an alternative that can be used in a wide variety of complex surgeries—and the fun part? It looks a little like a video game in an arcade. What are we talking about? The da Vinci© Surgical System, a hot topic in the medical community, and one that encourages Med/surg nurses to advance their education on medical robotics; just like their colleagues in OR nursing jobs, are encouraged to learn everything they can to better assist post-op patients. If you fall under the OR nurse jobs or Med/Surg category, consider the da Vinci a buzz-word in your continuing education as a nursing caregiver. Chances are you’ll concur with studies on the positive clinical outcomes (like reduced pain) of this high tech surgery and understand why more and more hospitals are welcoming da Vinci in. Created by the Intuitive Surgical company and named after Leonardo da Vinci for its precision in anatomy and 3-D images reminiscent of his drawings, [+]

02
Jun

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: ER Nurse ; Gadgets ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Videos ;
Tags: ER nurse job ; ER Nurse Manager ; ER nursing jobs ; Nurse Staffing Agency ; nurse virtual reality training ; Second Life ; Second Life virtual training video ; travel nurse company ; virtual reality training ;

Right now the term “avatar” conjures up an image of James Cameron’s major motion picture. We’re asking you to shift gears and picture an avatar of another type—an ER nurse in crisp blue hospital scrubs, beating a path to triage where inclement weather and flu outbreak are creating a real pressure cooker—one that demands quick, prudent decision making on the part of ER nurses and doctors alike. For healthcare professionals working in ER nursing jobs this could be an ordinary day—or it could be a virtual training session that takes place on a computer. With a new millennium now well underway, hospitals are taking advantage of high tech software called “Second Life”, an online community computer program where participants create their own avatars and manipulate them using headsets, the keyboard and computer mouse. Training sessions mean you work inside virtual clinics and participate in their training drills. The possibilities are endless and the cost, surprisingly low. In fact, the software garnered the interest of Stanford and the University of Michigan, where medical training and education in the virtual world drove two very well-attended workshops. Why is the medical community so excited? Because costs in training hospital staff used to cost tens of [+]

12
May

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Florida ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Job RSS Feeds ; Physical Therapist ;
Tags: AfterCollege.com ; Metro Areas for Physical Therapists ; physical therapist salaries ; Physical Therapist salary ; physical therapy job in Arizona ; physical therapy jobs ; PT jobs in Florida ; salary for physical therapy jobs ; therapist career ; therapist job locations ; therapist jobs ; therapist jobs in Texas ; Typical salary for physical therapy jobs ;

Physical therapists probably already realize they've chosen a health-care profession that happens to be highly in demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for PTs is "expected to grow by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations." With that in mind, the folks at AfterCollege.com have put together a list of the Top 25 Metro Areas for Physical Therapists.  It contains great info about each area, from employment rates to expected salaries to average rents. Though the article is aimed at new grads trying to identify where to go for their first job, it’s highly useful for everyone looking for the best physical therapy jobs! These 25 metro areas are some of the most desirable locales in the country. And, guess what: American Traveler has PT jobs ready and waiting in several of these markets!  Check them out on our physical therapy jobs page; or, better yet, subscribe to our  Physical Therapist Jobs RSS feed and be updated regularly on all the hottest new therapist job offerings. Here are some destinations for physical therapists to consider: The great state of Texas Dallas/Fort Worth (No. 1 on the list): Typical salary for physical therapy jobs [+]

14
Apr

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Gadgets ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nursing Career ; Ongoing Education ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ; Travelling Nurses ;
Tags: Apple iPad ; e-books ; electronic textbook ; gadget for students ; gadgets for nursing students ; gadgets for travel nurses ; nursing students ; student nurses ; travel nurse career ; travel nurses ;

Nursing students who are tired of hauling around heavy -- and expensive --  medical textbooks will be glad to learn that electronic textbooks are taking a big step closer to reality. Software developer ScrollMotion has signed a deal with major textbook publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Random House, Wiley and Kaplan, to adapt their books for the soon-to-be-released Apple iPad. But don’t get too excited just yet. The e-textbook has a ways to go before it becomes widely available to students in nursing programs and elsewhere. Of course, publishers love the idea of creating electronic versions of their medical textbooks -- because of the savings in printing, production and storage costs, as well as the ability to update the books virtually.  And e-books have features that are particularly useful for the student, such as instant access to specific references; and brighter, more realistic graphics. Yet, electronic health textbooks have been slower coming to market than other educational materials such as medical journals, manuals and study guides. This is in part due to e-books’ limited technical capabilities and interactivity, which has held down demand among nursing students and others.  That is about to change. As McGraw-Hill executive Rik [+]

23
Mar

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Job RSS Feeds ; Press Releases ;
Tags: American Traveler news ; healthcare jobs on Twitter ; healthcare jobs RSS ; nursing jobs ; nursing page on Facebook ; physical therapy jobs ; travel nurse web site ; travel nursing jobs ;

American Traveler continues its dedication to making its web site the most comprehensive and user-friendly resource possible for clients in the health care industry. New features were added to the Hot Jobs page including hourly updates on the latest health care jobs  and a Healthcare Jobs RSS feed for instant access to all the best nursing jobs and physical therapy jobs. American Traveler also reached out into the social media networks with an active presence and interaction in  Facebook and Twitter communities, which are both growing daily with new healthcare job seekers fans and followers. More details about these enhanced features are available in the latest American Traveler press release.  Read entire American Traveler Healthcare Job Search Press Release.

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17
Mar

This post was written by Travel Nursing Career Blogger

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: advanced credentials ; nurse practitioners ; nursing career help ; nursing licenses ; nursing shortage ; Registered Nurse ; registered nurses ; RN jobs ; travel nurse expert advice ;

There’s a lot of talk about the growing shortage of doctors and registered nurses, which is likely to be exacerbated by any health-care-reform package that adds millions of patients to insurance rolls. According to a recent story in the New York Times, “the American Academy of Family Physicians projects a shortfall of 40,000 physician generalists -- family practitioners, pediatricians, general internists and geriatricians -- by 2020, even without significant changes to the current health care system.” This shortfall, experts predict, will increase the importance of the nurse practitioner -- because nurse practitioners will be needed to do even more of the tasks now performed by physicians. The nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has received specialized education (usually, a master’s degree) in a selected field.  These positions offer the chance for work in health education, counseling and customized care.  Nurse practitioners’ duties vary by state depending on regulation; but generally, they include diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering tests, prescribing drugs and making referrals to specialists. Nurse practitioners typically work in primary care, whereas physician assistants generally work for specialists.  But either way, these specialized areas of the nursing profession are going to be [+]