Flashcards in Health Careers Deck (80):
work in admissions department; responsible for obtaining all necessary information when a patient is admitted into a facility.
Animal Health Technicians
Working under the supervision of veterinarians, assist with the handling and care of animals; collect specimens; assist with surgery; perform laboratory tests; and maintain records.
Art, Music, and Dance Therapists
Use the arts to help patients deal with social, physical, or emotional problems.
A degree that generally takes two years of study and is awarded by a community, junior, or business college.
prevent and treat athletic injuries and provide rehabilitative services to athletes
Individual specializing in diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders
Degree awarded by a college or university after a person has completed a 4-year course of study or its equivalent
Biomedical Equipment Technicians
Keep all equipment working, Testing equipment, calibration equipment, Maintenance and Repairs, Provide hospital staff instruction on proper use of equipment
Central/Sterile Supply Workers
involved in ordering, maintaining, sterilizing and supplying all the equipment and supplies used by other departments in a health care facility.
The issuing of a statement of certificate by a professional organization to a person who has met the requirements of education and/or experience and who meets the standards set by the organization
Usually work for dentists in the preparation, examination, and treatment of patients.
A licensed individual who works with a dentist to provide care and treatment for the teeth and gums
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Make and repair a variety of dental prostheses (artificial devices) such as dentures, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances according to the specifications of dentists.
A doctor who specializes in diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums.
operate kidney dialysis machines, which filter the blood of clients whose kidneys are not working properly
works under dietitians; assists with food preparation and service, help patients select menus, clean work areas, and assists other dietary workers.
Working under the supervision of dietitians, plan menus, order foods, standardize and test recipes, assist with food preparation, provide basic dietary instruction, and teach classes on proper nutrition.
Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
treatment centered on manipulation of the spine to maintain function and balance in the body
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
a physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
a doctor who has the same training as an M.D. but also specializes in the care of the muscular skeletal system
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.)
diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot
Awarded by a college or university after completion of two or more years of work beyond a bachelor's or master's degree.
Operate an EKG machine, that determines how your heart is working.
operates machines to record electrical activity in brain
Emergency Medical Technician
provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, injury
the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
Individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business.
get additional education to provide care for the elderly; perform the same duties as a nurse assistant.
Health Care Administrators
Plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health care; operate health care facilities.
Health Occupations Education (HOE)
prepare a student for immediate employment in many health careers or for additional education after graduation.
Home Health Care Assistants
trained to work in the patient's home and may perform additional duties such as meal preparation or cleaning.
Housekeeping Workers/Sanitary Managers
help maintain the cleanliness of health care facility to provide pleasant, sanitary environment.
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
provide basic bedside care and make the patient feel comfortable, They bath, dress and give massages and clean the medical equipment.; Gather info about the patients health and how they are feeling. They can even work at homes and prepare meals and teach the families how to deal with the patient
Process by which a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation
An advanced 2-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor's degree.
Perform routine administrative and clinical tasks, which include answering phones, greeting patients and arranging outpatient lab tests, etc..
Medical Laboratory Assistants
Working under medical technologist, technicians, or pathologists, perform basic laboratory tests; prepare specimens for examination or testing; and perform other laboratory duties such as cleaning and helping to maintain equipment.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
responsible for performing routine testing, operating all equipment, equipment maintenance and recognizing problems, and assisting in problem solving.
Medical Records Administrators
Plan the systems for storing and obtaining information from records; prepare information for legal actions and insurance claims; compile statistics for organizations and government agencies; manage medical medical records departments; and supervise and train other personnel
Medical Records Technicians
health information technicians organize and code patient records; gather statistical or reserach data; and record information
Study tissues, fluids, and cells of the body to help determine the presence and/or cause of disease
work under the supervision of RN's to provide basic care to patients (activities of daily living)
help the mentally ill become productive members of society by teaching them practical skills
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Assists in evaluating patient's daily living skills and capacities under the direction of a Occupational Therapist.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Cut, grind, finish, polish, and mount the lenses used in eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other optical instruments such as telescopes and binoculars.
A medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the eye
An individual who makes or sells lenses, eyeglasses, and other optical supplies
Work under the supervision of ophthalmologists or optometrists. prepare patients for exams, perform receptionists duties, help patients with frame selection, order lenses, and teach proper care and use of contact lenses.
A licensed, non-medical practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vision defects.
specialty dealing with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of hard and soft tissues in the mouth
The branch of medicine/surgery dealing with the treatment of diseases and deformities of the bones, muscles, and joints
a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment
The branch of dentistry dealing with treatment of teeth and oral conditions of children
Extracorporeal circulation technologists, members of open heart surgical teams and operate the heart-lung machines used in coronary bypass surgery.
Deal with treatment and prevention of diseases of the gum
specially trained and licensed professionals who specialize in the preparation and dispensation of drugs
assist the pharmacist with preparation and administration of medications; they also perform receptionist and billing duties
Venipuncture Technician, individual who collects blood and prepares it for tests
Trained and licensed individuals who help people with muscle, nerve, joint, or bone diseases to overcome their disabilities as much as possible.
Physical Therapy Assistants
this person assists in carrying out a prescribed plan for helping people regain their strength and flexibility after an illness or injury
identify patient need, translate that need and address need or refer patient onward -> linkage between need and care, source of info, crucial access point
Working under the supervision of Physicians, take medical histories, perform roution physical examination and basic diagnostic tests.
The branch of dentistry dealing with the construction of artificial appliances for the mouth
Psychiatric/Mental Health Technicians
work under the supervision of psychiatrists or psychologists; help patients and their families follow treatment and rehab plans. They provide understanding and encouragement, assist with physical care, observe and report behavior and help teach patients constructive social behavior.
Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
professionals with doctoral degrees who diagnose and treat emotional and behavioral disorders
Working under the supervision of radiologists. Use X-rays, radiation, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance to diagnose and treat disease.
Uses recreational and leisure activities as forms of treatment to minimize patients symptoms and improve physical, emotional, and mental well being.
Recreational Therapy Technicians
work under supervision of respiratory therapists, and administer treatments; perform basic diagnostic tests; clean and maintain equipment; and note and inform therapists of patients' responses and progress
professionals with training in social welfare, human behavior, and the social environment who work with individuals, families, and groups
diagnose and treat and help to prevent disorders related to speech, swallowing and fluency.; They work with people who cannot speech soundsor cannot produce them clearly and work with people who have trouble swallowing; when working with people who cannot speak at all they try communicatiing with them to make sounds
Work under the supervision of RN's or physicians, prepare patients for sugery; set up instruments, equipment, and sterile supplies in the operating room; and assists during surgery by passing instruments and supplies to the surgeon.
Unit Secretaries/Unit Coordinators
record information on records; schedule procedures or test; answer phones; order supplies; and work with computers
work to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries in animals
Feed, bathe animals and assist veterinarian
Nurses that provide direct patient care and can also work in an administrative capacity as managers in hospitals or other types of healthcare facilities.
Process whereby a regulatory body in a given health care area administers exams and/or maintains a list of qualified personnel
Perform therapeutic procedures involving patient respiration