“I am a healthcare professional”, my thoughts are never taken off this career dream. I dream dreams about it and wake up each time feeling it is only a question of time, hard work and commitment before my dreams come through. I think of healthcare because my experiences growing up permanently placed it in my thought; the empathy and compassion I possess unsettles me; and the burden that one carries knowing friends and loves ones who suffer due to lack of adequate healthcare delivery are a frequent reminder of how important changes can be achieved through education. Promoting healthcare for people in rural communities was my first desire, in many ways it also reflects my second and third career choices which are nursing and communication; between these two, several themes have emerged in my life that I believe make me well suited for a career in health information technology.
I was born and raised in a rural community in Enugu state, in South Eastern Nigeria and I have come to appreciate the power of changing my world by taking the most positive approach and that is: “whatever I do, learning must precede”. So, I choose not to paint a picture of pain because I hardly expect the tale of pain and suffering due to poor healthcare in many communities around the world to make the headline news in this time of medical breakthroughs. Rather, I choose to find a place for me in a world where many determined young ladies from my humble background have learned to equip
When getting involved in health care, it is important to educate oneself about the industry, the role on has in health care, as well as personal traits in health that such as trust, ethics, and honesty to just name a few. When reading Professionalism in Health Care by Sherry Makely, the chapters help better educate an individual on the above stances. Many students get asked what they want to do with their major as well as when they plan to graduate. But we never really understand what makes health care different than others. In health care, there is always room for career advancement. With career advancement, the individual can gain transferable skills and multi-skilled opportunities and functions. This makes the health care industry different than others because industries such as educational
In order to reach one’s goal, the goal should be well defined, firm and the individual must be completely committed to attaining it. Pursuing a career as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner has always been my driving goal throughout all my education and training since the age of seventeen. Over the past three years working within a Surgical Inpatient unit as a Registered Nurse, I have become aware of the lack of community resources and access to health care available in rural areas. This has inspired me apply to the University of Western Ontario’s Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program for the fall of 2014. After completing my Bachelor of Science of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario, I am certain that no other
Nursing is a noble profession that will help me expand my horizon by letting me focus outside of myself and my self-interest. By focusing outside of myself, I will get to be an advocate for people’s health and a humanitarian who will have a chance to see the other aspect of medical
In today’s healthcare system, nursing is a challenging field as a result of rapid technological advances and changes in healthcare policies. As a dedicated nursing professional, with a great passion for learning, I strive to stay on top of these changes. I am determined to increase my knowledge to be an instrumental part of providing quality healthcare. The demands of nursing are high; however the rewards are even higher. Nursing requires both a supreme understanding of the science of health, and a caring bedside manner befitting only those who seek a position of such a personal involvement in the well-being of a patient. Academically, I will put forth all of
My career commitment as a nurse has grown tremendously over the past three years; through my daily experiences as a Medical Assistant. I have devoted my time as a full time student and employee of the health care profession. Both of these occupations have helped shape me into the person I want to be for as long as time allows. Daily I witness these community role models that posses abilities such as problem solving skills, promotion and protection of an individual’s advocacy all tied in with compassion to meet the health care needs of an individual.
Time flows like a river and you find yourself not thinking the way you used to as a child. As I grew older, my dreams and goals changed as well as my mindset on how to achieve those aspirations. Mercyhurst University’s Public Health Program is the main step toward helping me achieve my career goal of becoming a Registered Health Information Technician. I’d like to define success as many achievements and accomplishments, as well as the coming of knowledge for that which was unknown to one’s self. Therefore, there should never be an ending to a success story. It was when I graduated as a medical assistant that sparked the realization to what field I was most interested in.
During the first three years I will work as a nurse practitioner in an urgent care/occupational health care setting serving individuals living in low socioeconomic areas. Providing urgent care treatment in an underserved community is important to me, as these communities are in dire need of healthcare providers who speak their language and understand their culture. I hope to make a difference in these communities by encouraging prevention. In order to be worthy of serving this population, I will need to partner with a practice that will take me under their wing and help me reach my highest professional development potential.
During my numerous trips to Nigeria to visit my extended family, I saw firsthand how international health disparities can affect communities. It is often challenging to make the highest standard of care available to all groups and individuals here, and I became increasingly motivated to devote myself to the mission of reducing health disparities in African countries. People in my family, regardless of societal class, suffered from various illnesses including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and polio because of poor access to quality healthcare services. My goal is to return to underserved communities in the United States and Nigeria after being armed with the training from the University of Michigan School of Information that will allow me make
My talents and experiences have prepared me to support the Metropolitan State University School of Nursing mission and prepared me for graduate education. I currently work in healthcare as a certified pharmacy technician and work with diverse and underserved population daily. Unfortunately, I can see how communication barriers, access to health care, physical barriers, and monetary barriers can prevent individuals from living up to their full health potential. I have had patients call our pharmacy to tell us they are unable to pick up their medications due to a lack of transportation access and an inability to pay for their medications. I have also had patients who are unable to take their medications regularly also due finances and an inability to read or understand the directions of their medications.
Currently, I work as a patient access representative, at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Even though, I work at Memorial, I work for Conifer Health Solutions, a revenue cycle company. There are many of hospitals that contract out their revenue cycle departments to companies like Conifer Health Solution, which are known to be efficient in the revenue cycle. “The revenue cycle is all administrative and clinical functions that contribute to the capture, management, and collection of patient service revenue. In other words, it is a term that includes the entire life of a patient account from creation to payment.”(n.d) In addition, Conifer health Solution, hire a patient access team to work at the hospital. Furthermore, the goal for the patient access team is to identify the patient, and create a hospital account. Also, the team has to gather consent for medical treatment, collect payments, and add third party payers. The most important is to identify the patient as soon as the come into the hospital, so the healthcare professional can know who their treating. In the emergency department, a patient access representative has to identify the patient, and enter them in the electronic record system, if the patient has been to there before, we would have to find their account. This is very important to the medical team, because that account may have notes about their past health issues. That information can help them decide on diagnosis, and preform useful
The second guideline outlines the need for nurses with higher degrees and competencies. This pursuit of higher education must be seamless. The third suggestion stresses the need to be equal partners in designing the future of healthcare. Nurses must be part of the solution to health care reform. Fourthly, there is a need for accurate numbers of health care workers available. With this data accurate projections can be made. These facts must be provided on a state level as well as regional (Institute of Medicine, 2010). For the nursing workforce, the IOM Future of Nursing report is of great importance.
My mission is to become a professional who would manage, lead, and improve a dynamic healthcare system. Understandably, marketing and public relations in healthcare require financing and regulations to make positive impacts in the lives of clients and co-workers. My interest in taking a healthcare career was founded on three factors: leadership, quality improvement, and healthy aging. My career mission is founded on emerging as a skilled servant leader by not doing the job for myself, but to fulfill the organization’s mission. I would prefer serving my clients without an ego and I will include both paperwork helping patients, staff members and official meetings. Overall, I am passionate about a client-directed philosophy that puts the health needs of patients above the convenience of my organization. The current situation demands that healthcare practitioners build healthcare models in the needs of clients served rather than the customs of staff.
After graduation I aim to work in the health industry as there are different options of occupations. The health industry is associated with insurers, providers and the community. Providers to the public have occupations such as clinical psychologists, nurses, doctors, dietitian, physiologist and other professions. This essay will go through the industry, professional skills that are required and personal skills.
Ever since I was in eighth grade, I have wanted to be a pediatric dermatologist- a doctor who works with skin diseases in children. When I was younger, I really had no idea what career I would be interested in. Every time an adult would ask, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I would either say I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast or a singer or both, despite the fact that these were not, and still are not, the most realistic career opportunities for me. When I was in eighth grade, I figured out what career I wanted to have when I was older. It was then when I started getting these weird bumps on the skin of my hands and feet. These bumps were not life-threatening, just uncomfortable and annoying, but I wanted the bumps to be cured. I went to a pediatric dermatologist hoping that she could diagnose these bumps and cure them. Instead of a cure or even a definitive diagnosis, I had to get two different biopsies that both came back inconclusive and also had to try different ointments and creams that would only get rid of the bumps for a little while- if at all. This process of constant experimentation and uncertainty lasted for a whole year and was very frustrating. Finally, my dermatologist finally told me that it was possibly Granuloma annulare, which is an autoimmune disease, but that diagnosis was not definitive. She said, “You know that saying that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck? Well, if it looks like Granuloma annulare, then