Are Hospital Jobs the Only Option for Surgical Techs?

Hospitals are important places. Open 365 days a year, 24/7, they provide a place for healthcare services whenever needed. However, if you are an employee at a hospital, you are likely required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. You may also take call and be called into work when there are emergencies or staffing needs. […]

Today’s Internship Can Pave the Way for Tomorrow’s Job

In the classroom, surgical tech students learn about the skills they will need for the job. During an internship, the student learns how to put those skills to work. In other words, the internship is an important bridge from the classroom to assisting in the procedure to be sure everything is sterile, runs smoothly, safely […]

Improve Patient Satisfaction with Engagement and Decency

Satisfaction surveys are everywhere. They may appear on the back of a grocery store receipt. They may come by e-mail after a conversation with a utility company. Patients receive satisfaction surveys, too. When hospitals or healthcare providers receive less-than-stellar satisfaction ratings, they work on figuring out how to increase those ratings. Be a patient When […]

Search for a New Job While Still Employed

Searching for a new job can be challenging. Finding the right jobs to apply for can be tough and tedious. Interviews are stressful. Getting passed over for a dream job is heartbreaking. Searching for a new job while still employed adds a whole new set of challenges to the entire process. Fortunately, there are some […]

Why Everyone Needs to Know About Prescription Drug Safety

Prescription drugs are prescribed by a doctor, so they’re always safe, right? Wrong. Prescription drugs can be abused, too, and the statistics are grim. Each day, 44 people in the United States die from an overdose of prescription painkillers. One out of four teens knows a friend who abuses medicines to get high. Every day, […]

Networking in Healthcare – What You Need to Know

Networking comes easily to some people. They can exchange business cards with ease, make new contacts at any type of event, and build a professional network without a second thought. For other people, networking is not so easy. The good news is that this skill can be learned and perfected over time. Networking 101 For […]