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Become A Health Care Specialist

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Working As A Health Care Specialist

  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Health Care Specialist Do At State of Massachusetts

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* Inspects and surveys health care facilities and services to determine compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
* Evaluates the plans of correction submitted from health care facilities and conducts follow up visits to determine ongoing compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
* Participates in the development of methods of evaluating health care services and related programs, in order to determine the degree of acceptance and utilization of health care, type and breadth of service, characteristics of recipients, extent of involvement of professional workers, operational costs and other related activities.
* Performs patient centered reviews of Medicare and Medicaid recipients to assess the quality and appropriateness of care rendered in such facilities and to assure the compliance of each facility with state and federal utilization control requirements.
* Provides consultation, guidance and training to facilities, health care professionals and other staff involved in patient care, and direction of programs

What Does A Health Care Specialist Do At Monster Tree Service

* Care and treatment of trees and shrubs for insects, diseases, and other health conditions.
* Effectively operate and maintain spray and other equipment to apply low-toxicity fertilizers and/or pesticides.
* Develop diagnostic skills to identify disease and pest infestations common to the area.
* Work as a member of the tree crew preforming ground and utility functions
* Maintain positive customer relations

What Does A Health Care Specialist Do At Bridge Personnel Services

bull; Outbound phone investigation - you will spend the majority of your day investigating and communicating with doctor's offices, new and existing patients and insurance carriers• Validate the demographic and reimbursement information on all patients into a database prior to the initiation of therapy• Adjudicate POS/Retail billings, relate financial obligations to the patient and identify to the organization when a new patient is brought on service• Maintain customer confidence and protection of medical information by complying with HIPAA guidelines and regulations Job Benefits : • Personal reward of managing the process that helps families secure needed drug therapies• Outstanding opportunity to work at an industry leader – professional growth and advancement• Warm and professional culture – team environment• Extensive paid training – you are paid while developing valuable career skills&bull

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How To Become A Health Care Specialist

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Health Care Specialist Career Paths

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Technician Phlebotomist Physician
Associate Medical Director
7 Yearsyrs
Emergency Medical Technician Registered Nurse Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Case Manager Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Case Manager Clinical Manager
Director Of Clinical Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Specialist Registered Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Home Health Aid Career Manager
Health Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Technician Registered Nurse Charge Nurse Occupational Health Nurse
Health Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Staff Nurse Nursing Director
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Emergency Medical Technician Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse/Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Health Careers Instructor Home Health Aid Career Manager
Managed Care Director
8 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Clinical Instructor Assistant Professor
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Patient Care Technician Critical Care Nurse Utilization Review Nurse
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Case Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Phlebotomist Service Technician Service Supervisor
Patient Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Billing Specialist Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse Nurse Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Health Careers Instructor Home Health Care Home Health Nurse
Telephone Triage Nurse
10 Yearsyrs
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Health Care Specialist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Hmong

  • Tagalog

  • Cantonese

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Hindi

  • Somali

  • Aramaic

  • Dari

  • Nepali

  • Filipino

  • Portuguese

  • Ilocano

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Top Health Care Specialist Skills

  1. Emergency Treatment
  2. Military Health Care
  3. Routine Medical Treatment
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  • Provided primary patient care to more than 300 soldiers in my unit including emergency treatment during a deployment to Iraq.
  • ResponsibilitiesDiagnosed and treated injuries or illness on humans.Carried 200 lbs daily.Learned EMT basic skills and 68W military health care skills.
  • Administer emergency and routine medical treatment to casualties.
  • Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals.
  • Keep health records and clinical files up-to-date; scheduling/coordinating appointments, ensuring all forms and related documents are completed.

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