by scott | Aug 10, 2022 | Blog, Job Seekers
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calls certifications “A fast track to careers.” It’s true that certifications can be an alternative way to earn the credentials you need to start a career. In healthcare, these certifications can also boost your existing experiences and credentials to fast-track you to a better job.
If you’re looking for ways to boost your resume while working in the healthcare field, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we will break down additional certifications you can earn to help you level up your career. If you’re looking for your next role in healthcare, get in touch with the AG Globe Services team today!
Top Resume Boosting Certifications in Healthcare
Healthcare certifications matter to employers. They show that you have the skills employers can rely upon. For healthcare workers who have been in the field for a time, they also show that you’ve made an effort to keep their skills up-to-date. Most credentialed professionals in healthcare are required by law to update their certifications periodically. If you’re looking to break into the healthcare field or modernize your existing skills, here are some certifications that matter to employers:
- CCS-P, Certified Coding Specialist Physician-Based
Coding, of course, is how physicians get reimbursed for their work. That makes the CCS-P designation particularly important if you’re trying to get a job in a physician’s practice or even an extensive healthcare system. This certification teaches you how to assign codes to particular treatments that doctors and midlevel practitioners perform.
- CPCT, Certified Patient Care Technician
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers this certification, and these credentialed employees will be incredibly sought after in the coming years. CPCTs work closely with patients to provide the necessary care. This could include everything from bathing and feeding to administering doctor-prescribed medications. As the baby boomer population continues to age, having a CPCT under your belt means you will find meaningful work in the future.
- CET, Certified EKG Technician
EKG techs monitor heart rhythms via an electrocardiogram machine. With this certification, you’ll learn how to explain this vital heart monitoring procedure to patients, how to check blood pressure, place the EKG monitor leads on the patient’s body, and more. This is a quick certification that can add real value to your healthcare resume.
- CPT, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Blood testing is the gold standard during diagnostic medical exams. A CPT is responsible for collecting these samples from a patient. CPTs also work in blood donation centers, collecting from donors for people in need. It’s a very important job that can be challenging to learn, so a CPT designation on your resume is highly valuable whether you are a nurse or a patient aide—or just a CPT. This certification teaches you safe and efficient blood collection procedures. As part of the credentialing process, you will practice drawing blood from patients.
While these are a few of the most important certifications that you can earn in healthcare, there are more available in this highly complex and exciting field.
If you’re thinking about a career move, check out our jobs listings and get in touch—AG Globe Services is here to help.
by scott | Jul 27, 2022 | Blog, Client
Almost everyone has been struggling with employee retention, especially during the dreaded Great Resignation! We’ve learned that the secret to achieving your healthcare hiring goals in this market is to retain your top employees while adding new ones; it’s basic math that far too few employers fail to pull off.
Many nurses, who serve as the backbone of your entire clinical team have struggled with burnout during COVID. One-third now say they’ll leave their positions by the end of 2022. These numbers should make any hospital administrator shake in their shoes. But the reality is that these numbers can be turned around.
We can, and must, turn things around. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to improve your nurse retention rates and overall employee morale.
How to Retain Your Nursing Workforce
Did you know the average turnover cost of a single bedside RN is $44,400? Now couple that number with the nursing shortage and you come up with the perfect storm for healthcare hiring today.
Every industry facing a retention problem knows how costly it is. But nowhere more than in healthcare nursing, where the most experienced professionals are often the go-to resource for the “why” behind why things are done in a unit. Not only are training and onboarding costs going up when a nurse leaves your facility, you will lose some of the precious historical knowledge that makes you—you.
In the current hiring environment, we’re facing challenges that include the reality that the grass really is greener for experienced nursing staffers. Sign-on bonuses alone make leaving a job a lucrative proposition for a nurse these days. Your job is to find ways to counteract the attractiveness of these offers. How can you do it?
- Offer a more flexible work schedule. Nurses are not immune to noticing that the rest of the world has gone remote. While this may not be possible in most nursing roles, offering flexibility in scheduling may help offset the allure of an alternative schedule somewhere else. What if you shortened work shifts and offered floor nurses a telemedicine rotation? Maybe there’s an administrative rotation that allows them to step away from a unit setting and work from home?
- Bring in travel nurses or per diems to help reduce mandatory overtime. Or, since some nurses want the OT, perhaps sitting down with each nurse.
- Level up your salaries. Here’s a thought. If your healthcare facility pays a hefty hiring bonus to new nurses, what about offering a retention bonus for the nurses that stick around. When you eliminate the attractiveness of earning more money elsewhere, does it lessen the chances that a recruiter will steal your skilled talent away?
- Meet with your nurses and talk about care development. When was the last time you created a career roadmap for your clinical teams? Probably never, right? Work with your employees at every level to create a goal to improve and advance. You will give them a reason to stay on board.
If you’re still struggling to retain your nurses, maybe it’s time to partner with a quality healthcare staffing first like AG Globe Services today! We help healthcare organizations find the talent they need. Contact us to find out more.
by scott | May 18, 2022 | Blog, Healthcare, Job Seekers
Searching for the right position isn’t always easy! There are hundreds of thousands of open healthcare positions online right now, and it can be difficult to try to figure out what would be best for you and your skills. Consider working with a staffing agency, like AG Globe Services, where our recruiters will work closely with you to help place you in a position perfect for you. How can a staffing agency help you find the right fit?
Benefits of Working with a Recruiting Firm
If you are in healthcare, particularly if you have experience, your email is probably filled with recruiters interested in working with you. It’s a great position for you to be in. The trick is to find the right recruiter that not only understands your profession but takes the time to get to know you and the healthcare client they represent.
Partnering with a firm like AG Globe Services makes sense because of our insider knowledge of the clients we serve. It gives you the edge over every other candidate that applies online. There are no fees for us to represent you; the employer pays for our good work. This allows you access to great jobs that may not even be listed on a job board yet. It also helps you with professional advice on tailoring your resume as well as tips for making your interviews go more smoothly. How can AG Globe Services help you in your healthcare job search?
We Save You Time and Money
Who has time to search through hundreds of job openings, research the healthcare facility, and apply? We know applying to healthcare jobs is a full-time job. Now compare this to working with an AG Globe Services recruiter. Your job is to send us a resume. That’s it. Once we’ve spoken with you and understand exactly what you’re looking for, we do the rest. Our job is to represent candidates to top healthcare employers and get you to the interview process. If you don’t think that healthcare facility is the perfect match, we have plenty of other jobs available and can save you the legwork by sharing them with you. There are zero costs involved with us doing this work on your behalf and we are committed to finding what you’re searching for!
We Provide You with Valuable Career Advice
Your AG Globe Services recruiter can coach you to help you do better in the interview process. We’re trained to spot resume flaws—we’ve seen hundreds of CVs—and help you refine your credentials. Our team can also talk knowledgeably about what it’s like to work in the organization you’re considering. We can help you understand the tricky nuances of culture fit, which is something that isn’t described in most job descriptions. Then, throughout your career, we stay in touch so that, if something changes in your situation, you can call us for advice or even for your next job.
Having an AG Globe Services recruiter in your back pocket is like a secret weapon in your job search! If you’re ready for the next step in your career, check out our jobs and get in touch with our team.