The healthcare industry has been lacking employees for the past years and is in dire need of workers to be able to cope up with the jobs needed to be worked with. There are a variety of jobs available within the industry and are very in demand for employees. Certain facts and factors are needed for you to determine if the job available is good for you.
Below are few examples for these:
- Clientele served by a particular employer- the healthcare industry serves a broad array of different needs for their clients and consumers. If you are seeking a job, you need to determine what type of clientele and patients you are going to serve.
- Focus of healthcare services provided by a particular employer- there are facilities that cater a specific type of healthcare service, you need to determine on which facility you need to apply if you have a certain type of healthcare you want to work in, but if you are more on the general side of healthcare, it is much better to settle in a general hospital for a broader array of services.
- Promotion and advancement with an employer in the healthcare industry- it is one of the general factors we need to look for in an employer. There are certain areas in the healthcare industry in which employment opportunities are not only broad, but advancement options are favorable to the employee.
- Continuing education with an employer- continuing education is a must for most healthcare employees. Some employers shoulder the cost of these education for their employees for them to better themselves and be updated with the new systems in healthcare.
- Healthcare employer’s structure and system- currently, the healthcare industry is a very broad industry that features a broad system, from small clinics to mega medical centers. That is one point you need to look for an employer. An employer with a good structure and system is a plus to look for. Your future will be ensured with having an employer whose system and structure are well organized.
When deciding on working in an organization, find out how they treat patients. Organizations that do not respect their patients are the ones that do not treat their employees well. We need to keep that in mind for healthcare professionals. There are essential things that we also need to look for in an organization. Below are some examples.
- Culture- are the staff treated well in this organization?
- Vision, values, and ethics- make sure to research this very well to determine if the organization will be good for you based on their vision, values, and ethics.
- Employees' voices- an employee’s opinions must always count. Employers need to listen to their employees before implementing major changes in the company.
- Turnover of duties- how the staff are treated when leaving the company and how the company handles turnover to new employees is a must when you look for an employer.
- Flexible working hours- this one is favorable for an employee who has other commitments to help your work-life balance. Look for an organization that offers flexible hours to make your life easier.
- Sick benefits- look for an organization that offers good policy on sick pay/benefits.
- Salary increments- these benefits need to be looked up specially if you are planning to stay in an organization for a long time.
- Time off for dependents and leaves- these are important specially for those who have children or are caring for someone in the family. Find out what the organization can offer you and also their limit.
In our age today, we are very lucky to have the internet for us to search for potential employers. There are reviews given by past and present employees, contractors, patients, and members of the public for certain organizations. Here are some points on what reviews you need to view in order to know how that organization works.
- Staffing levels
- Organization’s culture ethics
- Diversity and inclusion
- Customer service
- Work-life balance
- Continues professional/ personal development.
- Job security
- Concerns, complaints, and compliments
- Performance review for staff
- Working hours and shifts
- Leadership and management
- Progression and opportunity for staff
We may be jobless at times and want to have a job ASAP. But we always need to decide rightly for us to have better job opportunities. We don’t need to rush things. We may be able to find a job rashly, but we won’t be happy, and we also won't stay long in that job. Having a happy life in your job helps you do your duties with ease and helps you do your work without hassle.