Career Development for Health Professionals  - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323311267, 9780323311335

Career Development for Health Professionals

4th Edition

Success in School & on the Job

Author: Lee Haroun
Paperback ISBN: 9780323311267
eBook ISBN: 9780323311335
eBook ISBN: 9780323311298
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 6th October 2015
Page Count: 366

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Master the skills you need to succeed in the classroom and as a health care professional! Filled with tips and strategies, Career Development for Health Professionals, 4th Edition provides the skills required to achieve four important goals: 1) complete your educational program, 2) think like a health care professional, 3) find the right jobs, and 4) attain long-term career success. This edition includes a new chapter on professionalism and online activities challenging you to apply what you’ve learned. Written by respected educator Lee Haroun, this practical resource helps you maximize your potential and grow into a competent, caring, well-rounded member of the health care team.

Key Features

  • Self-paced format with interactive exercises, stop-and-think review, and end-of-chapter quizzes allows you to work through the text independently.
  • Conversational, easy-to-read style helps you understand concepts and skills by delivering information in small, easily absorbed chunks.
  • Chapter objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter preview the material to be learned while reading the chapter.
  • UPDATED on-the-job strategies and Success Tips focus on professional certification exams, the use of social media, general job requirements, online classroom learning, employment laws, and necessary skills and National Health Care Skill Standards.
  • Prescriptions for Success and Resume Building Blocks emphasize the importance of a resume and how it is a ‘work in progress’ from the first day of a student’s education.Prescription for Success exercises let you apply what you’ve learned to on-the-job situations.
  • Useful Spanish Phrases appendix provides a quick reference for translations that will prove valuable in today’s workplace.
  • Student resources on the Evolve companion website include activities providing a chance to use critical thinking skills and apply content to health care jobs.

Table of Contents

  1. Your Career Starts Now
    2. Your Resume Starts Now
    3. Developing Your Personal Skills
    4. Strategies for Adult Students
    5. Strategies for English-as-a-Second Language Students
    6. Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
    7. Developing Your Paper Skills I: Intake of Information
    8. Developing Your Paper Skills II: Output of Information
    9. Developing Your Practical Skills
    10. Developing Your People Skills
    11. Becoming a Professional  NEW!
    12. Beginning the Job Search
    13. Finalizing Your Employment Presentation Materials
    14. The Interview
    15. After the Interview
    16. Success on the Job
    17. Navigating Your Career
    Appendix A: Professional Organizations for Health Care Occupations
    Appendix B: Useful Spanish Phrases


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About the Author

Lee Haroun

Affiliations and Expertise

Former director of Maric College and Regional director of Education for Quest Education Corporation