How Soft Skills Help You Get a Job in the Medical Field

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Do you relate well to others? Are you patient? Empathetic? If so, you possess some very important soft skills. “Soft skills relate to the way employees relate to and interact with other people.” Soft skills, also called people skills, are differentiated from hard skills, which are “teachable abilities or skill sets that are easy to… Read more »

Dealing with Knowledgeable Patients

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For many people, the Internet is a favorite source of information: Weather forecast? Check. Movie theater listings? Check. Breaking news? Check. What’s causing my back pain? Check? Googling symptoms has become very common. “In fact, 86 percent of patients conduct a health-related search before scheduling a doctor’s appointment,” as noted by a Binary Fountain article…. Read more »

Manage Stress with Work-Life Balance

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There are 168 hours in a week. If a person spends 45 hours at work, that leaves 123 hours. Subtracting eight hours per night for sleep leaves 67 hours for everything else. That sounds good, especially because for most people it outweighs the amount of time spent at work. However, there are many demands on… Read more »

Am I Burned Out? What Does It Feel Like?

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Tough day at work? Everyone has days like that, but some days feel worse than typical bad days. And sometimes, it feels like every day falls into that category. When that happens, employees may say they feel burned out. The phenomenon of burnout is not unique to healthcare, but an article from PubMed Health notes… Read more »

Be a Problem Solver, Not a Complainer

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“Hello, what seems to be the problem?” That’s how many visits begin in the doctor’s office, emergency room, or other healthcare setting, but what happens when the patient begins to talk about the problem? Sometimes, the patient’s fear is paralyzing; in other cases, the patient may give a partial list of symptoms or be very… Read more »

5 Tips to Help You Transition into an OR Technician Position

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The career path of an operating room technician (ORT) or certified surgical technologist (CST) depends on where you are in life when you begin it! Perhaps you are on a wait list to get into nursing school, beginning a surgical tech program or working in sterile tech processing with aspirations of more challenging work and… Read more »

5 Interview Tips If You Want To Work In Healthcare

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Healthcare professionals score the jobs they want by showing potential employers that they are competent, reliable and approach the responsibilities in their healthcare careers with preparedness and confidence. When you align talents with an experienced staffing agency, your recruiter helps ensure that you follow these suggestions to the letter. Interview Tip #1: Learn everything you… Read more »

Salary Expectations for Surgical Techs and How to Negotiate For It

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When certified surgical technicians (CST) carefully assess their geography, work experience, education and training, it helps them determine their earning potential! Surgical technologists working through a healthcare staffing agency may rest assured that recruiters are there to help candidates negotiate a fair salary; however, it still pays for CSTs to know what they’re worth. Begin… Read more »

Trying To Move Into a Leadership Role in Your Surgical Team?

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No doubt about it, leadership skills are a vital part of being a certified surgical technologist!  The OR team and surgeon are relying on you to do a lot more than prepare a sterile environment for the patient; CSTs must also excel at delegating, working as a team, anticipating all the right instruments, and identifying… Read more »

How to Prepare For a Travel Assignment in Healthcare

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It’s official! You nabbed that healthcare job and start work next week. Your fantastic interviewing skills and follow through coordinating with your recruiter paid off; now, you can focus on maintaining that stellar first impression and delivering a top notch performance with your new healthcare employer. Here are a few tips from your recruiting team… Read more »