Job Readiness for Health Professionals - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323430265, 9780323431682

Job Readiness for Health Professionals

2nd Edition

Soft Skills Strategies for Success

Author: Elsevier Inc
eBook ISBN: 9780323431682
Paperback ISBN: 9780323430265
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 3rd November 2015
Page Count: 416

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Get an edge in the job market and develop the soft skills — the personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces needed to work successfully with anyone, anywhere. Job Readiness for Health Professionals, Soft Skills Strategies for Success, 2nd Edition provides a unique tool for soft skill programming to help graduates succeed on the job as effective, engaged, and high-functioning employees. This handy resource uses an 8th grade reading level and a consistent, easy-to-follow modular format to guide you through the essential entry-level soft skills like how to dress, speak, and collaborate in the healthcare setting. With two new chapters, new Video Case vignettes, and 48 soft skills and behavioral competencies, it gives you the tools you need to join the healthcare workforce.

Key Features

  • Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill.
  • Worktext format with journaling activities and multiple self-reflection activities offers valuable review exercises.
  • Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field.
  • What If? boxes feature short scenarios that encourage you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace.
  • Case studies throughout use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills.
  • Down a Dark Road vignettes depict what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered.
  • Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill.
  • Cross Currents with Other Skills ties together and cross-references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them.

Table of Contents

  1. Who Are You?
    Adopting a Positive Mental Attitude
    Managing your Time and Organizing your Life
    Achieving Honesty and Integrity
    Aiming to be Adaptable and Flexible
    Striving for Tolerance
    Being Dependable
    2. NEW! Being a Student
    Taking Notes
    Improving Test Scores
    Preparing For Externship
    3. NEW! Finding Your First Job
    Your Career in the Health Professions
    Beginning the Job Search
    Writing Your Resume
    The Art of Interviewing
    4. Ready for Work
    Modeling Business Etiquette
    Dressing for Success
    Displaying Good Grooming, Personal Hygiene, and Cleanliness
    5. Gaining Energy and Reducing Stress
    Gaining Energy, Persistence, and Perseverance
    Vowing to be Drug-Free and Unimpaired
    Managing Stress
    6. Being Easy to Deal With
    Building Trust
    Showing Empathy, Sensitivity, and Caring
    7. Dealing with Others
    Managing and Resolving Conflict
    Dealing with Difficult People
    Valuing Multicultural Competence
    8. Speaking and Writing Professionally
    Speaking Professionally in your Workplace
    Writing, Grammar, and Spelling
    Professional Phone Technique
    9. Interacting Successfully
    Listening Actively
    Communicating with Special Groups of Clients
    Reading and Speaking Body Language
    10. Planning for Career Success
    Setting Goals and Planning Actions
    Following Rules and Regulations
    Maintaining Confidentiality and Discretion
    Keeping Records
    Managing Your Money
    11. Enhancing Your Promotability
    Thinking Critically
    Talking to your Manager or Supervisor
    Taking Accountability
    Contributing as a Member of the Team
    Committing to your Profession
    12. Building Personal Emotional Strengths
    Building Self-Esteem
    Controlling Anxiety
    Practicing Patience
    Strengthening Resilience
    13. Managing Your Emotions
    Separating your Work and Personal Problems
    Managing Anger and Strong Emotions
    Exuding Optimism, Enthusiasm, and Positivity
    14. Go Forth and Prosper
    Expect Acceptance


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