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Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers

Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers - rev edition

Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780071437271

ISBN10: 0071437274

Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers by I. Donald Snook and Leo Paul D
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: National Textbook Co.
International: No
Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers by I. Donald Snook and Leo Paul D

ISBN13: 9780071437271

ISBN10: 0071437274

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 05
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. A Diverse and Growing Field

Change abounds in health care
Health manpower
Health education and training
The government's role
Continuing education

2. The Medical Care System

Outreach component
Outpatient component
Inpatient component
Extended component
Community-at-large component

3. Physicians/Doctors and Assistants

Dental assistant
Dental hygienist
Medical assistant
Operating room technician
Osteopathic physician
Physician assistant (PA)

4. Nursing

Home health aide-homemaker
Nurse anesthetist
Licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)
Nurse practitioner (N.P.)
Registered nurse (R.N.)
Nursing aide/psychiatric aide and orderly

5. Therapists on the Medical Team

AIDS counselor
Art therapist
Audiologist and speech therapist
Dance therapist
Horticultural therapist
Hospice worker
Hospital chaplain
Music therapist
Occupational therapist
Occupational therapy assistant
Ophthalmic technician/assistant
Ophthalmic technologist
Physical therapist
Physical therapy aide
Physical therapy assistant
Prosthetist and orthotist
Radiation therapy technologist
Recreational therapist
Respiratory therapist
Respiratory therapy technician
Social worker
Substance abuse counselor
Vocational rehabilitation counselor

6. Specialists in Related Sciences and Technologies

Biomedical engineer
Biomedical equipment technician
Clinical perfusionist
Dental laboratory technician
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Dialysis technician
Electrocardiograph (EKG) technician
Electroencephalographic (EEG) technologist/technician
Emergency medical technician (E.M.T.)/paramedic
Medical laboratory technologist/technician
Medical physicist
Nuclear medicine technologist/technician
Optometric technician
Radiologic (x-ray) technician

7. Management and Administration Workers

Administrative roles
Health administration as a profession
Management and administration in hospitals
Chief executive officer (CEO)/administrator
Chief operations officer (COO)/administrative officer
Chief financial officer (CFO)
Chief nursing officer (CNO)
Chief medical officer (CMO)/medical director
Long-term care/nursing home administrator
Hospital controller
Director, patient accounts
Director of admissions
Director of managed care
Director of human resources
Purchasing director/materials manager
Food service administrator
Executive housekeeper
Director of volunteer services
Care/case manager
Risk manager
Quality assurance director
Director of planning
Director of public relations
Director of marketing
Director of development

8. Hospital and Health Care Services and Operations

Central service technician
Dietary manager
Dietetic technician
Hospital engineer
Hospital food service worker (dietary aide)
Hospital housekeeping worker
Hospital laundry worker
Hospital maintenance worker
Medical illustrator
Medical records technician
Registered record administrator

9. Getting Started in the Health and Medical Professions

Preparing your resume
The cover letter
Successful interviewing
Follow-up and accepting the job
Appendix A Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix B Facilities, Services, and Programs Where Health Care Workers Are Employed
Glossary of Selected Health and Medical Terms

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