Newest HealthCare Professions, Growing HealthCare Salaries

14 Sep

By: http://www.SkyBlueCross.org

Few Newest HealthCare Professions with growing salaries may cause international student and healthcare professional great atttention: .
Nursing informatics is a nursing specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice. Informatics nurse specialists are registered nurses trained in graduate-level informatics. Salaries start at $60,000 but can more than double after a few years’ experience.
Most nurse informatics specialists’ work in a hospital or health care setting, but a significant percentage hold lucrative positions with health-related vendors, suppliers and consulting firms.
Examples of jobs in the field of nursing informatics include:
Nurse programmers who write or modify computer programs for use by nurses
Nurse communicators who work with other nurses to identify computer system needs or to assist in the training and implementation of those systems
Informatics nurse managers who manage or administer information systems
Nurse vendor representatives who demonstrates systems to potential customers
Although you will provide little or no direct patient care as nurse informatics specialist, you will still need an active registered nurse (RN) license
Nurse Informatics Specialist Career Outlook
Most nurses are not adequately trained in information technology. As computers become increasingly important, nurse informatics specialists will become even more important in bridging the gap between clinical care skills and technology. The demand for all types of nurses is expected to increase significantly over the next ten years. In general, the more training, certifications and experience a nurse has, the more demand there will be for his or her skill set.

“Most often they are liaisons between clinicians and information and computer science people,” says Stacey Prince of the American Nurses Association. “These jobs are growing because information technology is now becoming a major tool in healthcare settings.”
Anesthesiologist assistants work under the direction of a licensed and qualified anesthesiologist in hospitals. They perform preoperative tasks, support therapy, recovery-room care and intensive-care support. They do well financially: around $90,000 to start and more than double that with 10 years of experience, according to the American Medical Association. A master’s degree in nursing and certification by the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants are required.

Anesthesiology Assistants Career Outlook
Anesthesiology Assistants usually work in hospitals under the direction of a licensed Anesthesiologist and exclusively within the Anesthesia Care Team environment as described by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
The profession maintains a typical work-week with options for on-call, evening or weekend assignments. The Anesthesiology Assistant’s responsibilities include:
Taking a complete health history of the patient
Performing physical exams to identify any issues that may affect the anesthesia care plan
Administering necessary diagnostic and laboratory tests (such as taking blood).
Preparing the patient to be monitored, using noninvasive and invasive methods, as determined by the physician.
Assisting with preparatory procedures, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography and evoked potentials.
Pre-testing and calibrating of anesthesia delivery systems and monitors
Assisting with inducing, sustaining and adjusting anesthesia levels
Ensuring continuity of care through the postoperative recovery period
Assisting with life support, where required including airway management
Accompanying the physician or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CNRA) on patient rounds
Performing functions in the intensive care unit and pain clinic
Taking progress notes, preparing case summaries and transcribing physician orders.
Training and supervising health workers in the calibration, maintenance and operation of patient monitors.
Performing administrative duties, research and clinical instruction
Reference: http://www.allnursingschools.com

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