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Career Opportunities in Clinical Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 12, 2017

Clinical research skills and knowledge are a great tool for those in entry-level medical jobs hoping to advance their career or simply gain more extensive knowledge into healthcare. If you're a nurse, phlebotomist, pharmacy technician, dental assistant/ hygienist, physicians assistant, nurse practitioner, or in a similar profession, clinical research can broaden your horizons and open new avenues of employement such as:

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, clinical research

Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 01, 2016

Patient access specialists are key members of the care team at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient centers. They provide outstanding patient service while helping to manage the important financial aspects of patient care.

We talked to Lisa Morrison, Director of Patient Access at Kaiser Permanente and instructor at PCC Institute for Health Professionals, about what characteristics make for a successful career as a patient access specialist. Lisa is passionate about helping students interested in the career achieve their goal of becoming a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access

Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Sterile Processing Technician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 26, 2016

Sterile processing technicians help keep patients safe from infection in hospitals, surgery centers, and doctors’ offices across the country. These healthcare professionals take care of operating rooms, surgical instruments and other tools to ensure they stay clean and infection-free. Though the job is crucial to patient safety, it comes with unique challenges.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Sterile Processing Technician

Life of a Sterile Processing Technician: From the Beginning - the What and Why

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 24, 2016

Sterile processing technicians perform a vital, lifesaving role within hospitals, surgical centers, and doctor’s offices. By ensuring a sterile environment and tools, sterile processing technicians prevent the spread of infections and keep patients safe.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Sterile Processing Technician

Happy National Pharmacy Technician Day

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 20, 2016

October is American Pharmacists Month and what better way to celebrate than to recognize your favorite pharmacy technicians on October 18. Now is the time to spotlight the people who make valuable contributions to the practice of pharmacy day in and day out.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

Life of a Patient Access Specialist: From the Beginning - the What and Why

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 30, 2016

Patient access specialists are a vital part of the care team at almost every hospital, healthcare center and doctor’s office in the country. As the first person who patients meet, patient access specialists can immediately put patients at ease and help them have a smooth, safe healthcare experience.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 2: Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Medical Coder

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 07, 2016

Medical coding is a field you may not have looked into, but it’s one of the best fields in today’s job market for keeping your skillset relevant. If you’re detail oriented, and enjoy the variety of working both with teams and independently, then being a medical coder could be the right job for you. But why become a medical coder?

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, medical coding

Life of a Medical Coder, Part 1: The What and Why for Getting into the Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 02, 2016

You might not realize it, but medical coders are some of the most ever-present workers at any healthcare facility (especially hospitals). Medical coders wear a variety of hats, from reading through a patient’s medical records from their most recent appointment, to admitting and discharging individuals.and applying coding rules and government regulations to complete the case .

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, medical coding

Exploring the Training and Certification Needs to Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 10, 2016

Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in dispensing medications to patients and customers. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians help fill orders, work with customers and manage payments from insurance companies. They help protect patient safety by providing quality service and understanding medication safety.

Pharmacy technicians work at hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, grocery stores and more. As a pharmacy technician, you can be part of the growing healthcare field and play an important role in improving people’s health without having to go to school for four years. A pharmacy technician is an entry-level health care job, so you don’t have to have any previous experience in healthcare to complete training and certification.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Pharmacy Technician

5 Characteristics of a Successful Sterile Processing Technician: Is It Right for You?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on August 04, 2016

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Sterile Processing Technician

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