Monthly Archives: February 2012

Best Healthcare Jobs of 2012 – where to find training programs for them!

This week, the US New & World report came out with the list of “Best Healthcare Jobs of 2012″ – “Department of Labor projects that the number of healthcare support jobs (like medical assistant or clinical laboratory technician) should increase more rapidly than any other major occupational group up to the year 2020″ this confirms what we have all thought – healthcare jobs are on the rise.
It’s great to know that healthcare jobs are in on the rise, but for those not currently trained, how do you find a school? We’ve put together a link to education training programs for each of these “Hot Jobs” – answering the question, “How do I get into healthcare?”

#1-Registered Nurse 2,438 program listings

#2-Pharmacist 233 Programs

#3-Medical Assistant 644 Programs

#4-Physical Therapist585 listed Programs

#5-Occupational Therapist 217 Listed Programs

#6-Clinical Laboratory Technician 166 Listed Programs

#7-Paramedic 290 Listed Programs

#8-Massage Therapist 135 Programs

Find Healthcare Careers – over 9,000 healthcare education listings

A new milestone has been reached at Find Healthcare Careers, and one we are really proud of – our Healthcare Education Database has reached over 9,000 entries. From clinical and nursing programs in Deleware to dental assisting in Alaska we strive to be the largest interactive database of school listings in the US, with real accredited programs throughout the US. We’re ever growing – see a program we are missing email us to let us know!

VEVRAA compliance and the push to hire Veterans in healthcare

Are you a government subcontractor subject to federal nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements?

You might be surprised at the answer.

Do you provide healthcare services to active duty and retired military service members and their families?

If your health care provider network has a contract with TRICARE, the U.S. Department of Defense’s worldwide healthcare program for active duty and retired military service members and their families, then you could meet the definition of a government subcontractor and be subject to the affirmative action obligations.

Are you required to list your job openings with your state employment system?
Has your legal team determined if you have any liability?

Nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements by the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), which amended the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), became effective on September 7, 2007. The job listing requirements require contractors list job openings with the appropriate state employment service delivery system (ie. “Employment Services,” “State Workforce Agency,” “Employment Security Commission,” “Job Service,” “Career Center,” “Workforce Center,” “One-Stop,” “Job Center,” or “Workforce Development Center”).

Nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements by the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) are being investigated by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”).

The cases that are most often referenced are:

OFCCP vs. UPMC Braddock, ARB Case No. 08-048 (May 29, 2009) Three hospitals with HMO contracts with the UPMC Health Plan, providing medical products and services to US government employees, were found to be federal subcontractors.

OFCCP vs. Florida Hospital of Orlando, DOL OALJ Case No. 2009-OFC-00002 (Oct. 18, 2010) This hospital participated in Humana Military Health Services (“HMHS”) provider network, under its contract with the TRICARE military health program, and was found to be a federal subcontractor.

How do you become compliant?

It’s pretty simple. Just post all of your job openings on your state employment office website. It’s certainly easier than defending your position to the Department of Labor. can help.

We recently helped a large hospital system with two ATS systems become compliant, automating an upload to their state WorkSource website.

Call us if you’d like to know more: 888.710.0153

Free to Breathe® Los Angeles Yogathon – March 25th

Actress Stephanie Gatschet is the force behind Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Yogathon, and their second annual event is March 25th.

We hope you will join us for the 2nd Annual Free to Breathe Los Angeles Yogathon! This event provides an opportunity for lung cancer advocates, survivors and the community to come together to raise awareness and support in the movement to defeat lung cancer. All proceeds will benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s research, education and awareness programs.

Participants will perform 108 Sun Salutations in celebration of life and in support of those whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer.

Women’s Club of Hollywood*
1749 N. LaBrea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Information and Registeration

Hawaii Hospital Trains New Nursing Graduates

In the first part of our “Real Nurses” series, we look at the The Nursing Development Program at Hilo Medical Center with 23 new nursing graduates in a preceptored program to get them from graduation aisle to hospital floor quickly–and they’re doing it “with a little aloha twist.”

I talked with Jennifier Maninga, the director of this new program, now in its second year. She, along with a team at Hilo, did the research to create this evidence-based program. Nurses who have graduated and passed the NCLEX are hired as RN II’s and overseen in an intensive training and mentoring process.

In talking to her, Maninga made it clear that the program isn’t just about basic nursing skills, stating, “You will not impress us with your skills” and later, “What you need to impress me with is your heart.” She says the hospital can train nurses in skills, but they can’t instill creativity, responsible decision making, stress-management, responsibility, critical thinking, and people skills. The Nursing Development Program is about building a new, healthy culture within the nursing core and, ultimately, within the hospital.

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