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Top Health Specialist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a health specialist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of health specialist resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.2% of health specialist resumes contained procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a health specialist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Health Specialist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Procedures

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Procedures are the established ways to perform a certain task. It is like an action plan for a team to perform their duties. It's like a map that can save one from being confused or roaming about while attempting to achieve a goal. When an organization uses procedures, it promotes positive practices and sets a good precedent

Here's how Procedures is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Develop procedures and policies related to health education and services projects, especially breast cancer awareness education, screening and counseling.
  • Developed, analyzed, and implemented procedures pertaining to the investigation and reporting requirements of work-related incidents.
  • Monitored and evaluated use of restraints procedures to ensure accuracy timely documentation for appropriate and minimal use.
  • Participated in the updating and implementation of administrative policies, procedures and management controls.
  • Reviewed Duke Fleet Radiation Protection procedures for technical content and applicability to Harris Plant.
  • Developed and implemented safety plans, policies and procedures, handling multiple regulatory responsibilities.
  • Reviewed and updated required documentation for case management in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Implemented disability call center and developed call center procedures for customer service representatives.
  • Develop and ensure proper implementation of guidelines for safety policies and procedures.
  • Developed calibration and operation procedures for the FastScan whole body counter.
  • Assist with designing and implementing unit management procedures and unit milieu.
  • Carried out patient education and office procedures in downtown gynecology/infertility practice.
  • Developed 'Out-of-Service' procedures, training and safety equipment demonstration.
  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality according to laws and procedures in place
  • Established and published inter-office systems and procedures as required.
  • Insured all Safety and Environmental Guidance/ Procedures were followed.
  • Developed and implemented operational and medical policies and procedures.
  • Performed skin analysis to determine efficacy of laser procedures.
  • Assist Hygienist with procedures and equipment operation.
  • Conducted internal audits of documentation and procedures.

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2. Health Care

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Healthcare means an organized service provided to people when they are diagnosed with a medical illness or suffer an injury. Basic health care would ensure to improve the health of the patient. Health care is provided by designated and certified specialists who can be doctors, registered nurses, therapists, etc. The healthcare of the people is the responsibility of the state as they set up hospitals and clinics for the public and arrange certified professionals in them for the health care of the people.

Here's how Health Care is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Provide information regarding medical services including education about birth control, pregnancy, preventative health care, medications and treatments.
  • Assisted Health Care Professionals in understanding consequences of noncompliance and intolerant therapies being prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychological problems.
  • Market respiratory products to primary care and specialty physicians and other health care professionals.
  • Administered the redesigns of all marketing material through two branding transitions and updated materials to reflect the changes in health care.
  • Served on weekly Special Needs Evaluation Resource Team with other specialty health care providers to develop plan for special needs children.
  • Monitor state and federal legislation while working with California Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Counseled parents and assisted with arrangements of services, and linkage to ongoing health care for specific health problems.
  • Provide education about birth control, pregnancy options, preventative health care, infections, medications and treatments.
  • Educated and assisted members with enrolling in medical insurance plans and other health care benefits.
  • Handled outside sales for traditional home health care with an emphasis on patients with Medicare.
  • Collaborate with families to develop care plans, goals, and individualized health care plans.
  • Provided health care as a nurse for soldiers at Fort Sam Houston Hospital.
  • Facilitated and helped manage health care services for a caseload of 600+ children.
  • Advised each current member and prospects of new health care reform information.
  • Plan, coordinate, and assist with implementing health care system programs.
  • Mediated disputes between consumers, insurance carriers, and health care providers.
  • Assume responsibility for assigned families' primary health care at center level.
  • Prepared health care policy briefs and presentation materials to VA Committees.
  • Experienced in accreditation of hospitals and primary health care health facilities.

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3. Health Education

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Health education refers to education concerning healthcare.

Here's how Health Education is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Supervised evaluation and revision of High Risk Dietitians' iron deficiency counseling health education materials.
  • Provided health education counseling to individuals, groups and campus organizations.
  • Conduct Health education with members via telephonic outreach and community events.
  • Standardized district-wide curriculum for health education.
  • Developed community health education programs.
  • Provided individual counseling and health education on birth control methods, STI prevention and treatment, HIV testing, and pregnancy options
  • Provide supportive counseling and health education to donors with health issues related to HIV, hepatitis and other blood borne diseases.
  • Planned, implemented and evaluated wellness programs and health education services for all personnel at Hurley Medical Center.
  • Mobilize communities for recruitment in health education and promotion activities, workshops, sessions, and seminars.
  • Assisted school with health programs to educate healthy lives for children through health education.
  • Implemented health education workshops and distribution of health information to parents and staff.
  • Assist in the provision of health education to parents, staff and children.
  • Coordinated weekly and monthly health education sessions for men living with HIV.
  • Provided teachers with tools to help implement Health Education in the classroom.
  • Participated in the planning and implementation of health education briefings and training.
  • Designed and led health education workshops on breast cancer prevention.
  • Conducted health education classes for families and head start staff.
  • Provide oral health education to students, families and staff
  • Create and facilitate health education and prevention workshops.
  • Provide health education to clients about communicable diseases.

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4. Communication

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Communication is the ability to express one's ideas and thoughts to other people using expressions, words, or actions. Communication is to receive or send any kind of information. People need to be able to communicate and convey their message to the customers to run a successful business.

Here's how Communication is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Served as liaison between undergraduate/graduate students and faculty and staff in effort to facilitate communication between schools for event planning.
  • Continue to provide customer updates and communication to client, and maintain accountability for patient referral/order until completion.
  • Promote lasting and rewarding relationships with our internal and external clients through communication, cooperation, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills including consistent use of proper grammar and spelling.
  • Address symptom and medication management, communication skills, anger management, and emotion regulation.
  • Maintained and updated marketing and communication materials, including newsletters and bulletin boards.
  • Aided troubled teens in overcoming difficult situations through one-on-one communication and problem solving.
  • Maintained communication with direct supervisor and participated in monthly supervision meetings.
  • Facilitated communication regarding research to multiple services and staff.
  • Create electronic forms to provide easy friendly communication and accuracy
  • Job Qualifications: Effective communication skills.
  • Promote safety communication within the agency.
  • Developed strong communication and consulting skills.
  • Maintained communication with the client's primary therapist and notifies therapist of any client emergencies via telephone and email.
  • Coordinated employee communication materials (annual enrollment materials, employee handbook, company newsletters, & publications).
  • Provide ongoing communication to referral sources regarding the status of referrals and start of care dates.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Federal Hazard Communication Standard as mandated by OSHA.
  • Maintained vehicles and medical and communication equipment, and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • Maintained communication with providers and clients via phone, email and direct contact.
  • Maintained online communication with field associates regarding AAFES Health and Safety issues.

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5. Public Health

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Here's how Public Health is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Identify public health recommendations and interventions including best practices.
  • Manage programming, supervise, and evaluate George Washington University undergraduate and graduate Public Health and Exercises Science students' internships.
  • Coordinated events in collaboration with Public Health, Head Start, Strengthening Families and Local Educational Agencies.
  • Build collaborative partnership with other agencies, community health services, and public health department.
  • Represent highly-visible public health programs at symposiums, meetings and working groups.
  • Contributed and edited content for VHA's Public Health Preparedness Manual.
  • Served as atechnical reviewer on PEPFAR Public Health Evaluation reviews and CDC Global AIDS Program reviews.
  • Identify, analyze, research and interpret public health policies impacting healthcare of communities in Larimer County, and nationally.

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6. Patient Care

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Patient care entails the diagnosis, recovery, and control of sickness as well as the maintenance of physical and emotional well-being through the use of healthcare providers' services. Patient care is described as services provided to patients by health practitioners or non-professionals under guidance.

Here's how Patient Care is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Enhanced relationships with referral sources to realize increased partnership opportunities and quality patient care utilizing current market research data.
  • Delivered clinical patient care services including acupuncture, and auricular acupuncture.
  • Function in a variety of hospital and skilled nursing settings to oversee the daily delivery of patient care on the unit.
  • Direct patient care including triage, patient education, and completing admission process to the Health Center (detoxification unit).
  • Developed and implemented Patient Care Services orientation for new colleagues and participated as a guest speaker for house wide General Orientation.
  • Face to face Patient care at front end and telephone area; handling prescriptions, appointments, and more.
  • Assess and diagnostic impression of client's mental health status, coordinate inpatient care and outpatient referrals as needed.
  • Gather, evaluate, and assess data received from the team development meetings and patient care measures.
  • Managed office, including supervision of Patient Care Coordinator with a focus on team success.
  • Provided medical treatment to battle and non-battle casualties; assisted with outpatient care and treatment.
  • Conduct patient registration for emergency room, in-patient and out-patient care.
  • Develop patient care plans aimed at improving their quality of care
  • Direct patient care working close with RN's and Doctors.
  • Research effects of implementing ProMES on healthcare teams and their team coordination, patient care, and employment satisfaction.
  • Registered Nurse Triage patient phone calls and direct patient care as appropriate.
  • Provided direct patient care in a group home environment Distributed medications Accompanied residents to doctors' appointments and social outings

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7. Data Collection

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Data collection means to analyze and collect all the necessary information. It helps in carrying out research and in storing important and necessary information. The most important goal of data collection is to gather the information that is rich and accurate for statistical analysis.

Here's how Data Collection is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Assisted in data collection and study implementation assessing the effects of compensated work therapy among homeless, substance dependent veterans.
  • Project implementation Data analysis Recruiting & field based data collection General support and project development
  • Administered clinical assessments to a diverse Veteran population and completes other data collection activities.
  • Lead multidisciplinary research team in coordination of accurate and timely data collection/submission.
  • Performed data collection - Reviewed Surveys- Traveled throughout DeKalb County.
  • Developed automated, interactive data collection and analysis software.
  • Interacted with patients, performs data collection and analyses, and inputs and manipulates data in multiple patient databases.
  • Lead continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes to improve data collections and instant report generation for resettlement program.
  • Created Access database to simplify the process of data collection required to be maintained by all Health Specialist.
  • Develop and manage systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection.
  • Collected data using GIS data collection technology from various New York State parks.
  • Improved data collection tools for national and international surveys on ECD.
  • Oversee the data collection and data entry process.
  • Repair software malfunctions with data collection devices.
  • Report all data into program prescribed database and other data collection sources, as required, in a timely manner.
  • Developed data collection forms; devised system for database management; and prepared project quarterly and annual reports.
  • Conduct data collection, data entry, data extraction, and survey programming in REDcap.

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8. Veterans

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Here's how Veterans is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Provide and coordinate a wide range of rehabilitation counseling and case management services to disabled veterans and other eligible individuals.
  • Provided crisis intervention to Veterans who were acutely suicidal during clinical follow-up interviews and made appropriate referrals.
  • Connected homeless Veterans with shelters and resources available in their desired location for residency.
  • Project Manager for large scale epidemiological studies related to veterans and suicide prevention.
  • Identified veterans at risk for suicidal/homicidal and mental health crisis.
  • Evaluated Veterans for suitability to research participation.
  • Help link Veterans to resources throughout the VA.*Develop safety plans as well as help to identify various coping mechanisms.
  • Project Coordinator for pilot study designed to predict outcomes using spinal cord stimulation for veterans with low back pain.
  • Research Assistant for the Examining Contraceptive Use & Unmet Need among Women Veterans (ECUUN) national study.
  • Supervised budgets for the House Veterans Affairs Committee highlighting the amount of non-research funds Resource Centers generate yearly.
  • Hosted resource tables and recruited participants at Veterans hospital, clinic, convention, and resource fairs.
  • Provided phone counseling to veterans who were current smokers and had enrolled into the research study.
  • Collaborate with Suicide Prevention Coordinators to refer veterans to mental health services within the VA system.
  • Assessed the safety and welfare of Veterans in danger of harming themselves or others.
  • Recruited and maintained the highest client load of the five participating Veterans' Hospitals.
  • Network with key players both within and outside e the Veterans Health Administration.
  • Referred veterans to appropriate services (mental health, chemical dependency etc.)
  • Initiated intervention if veterans' risk was identified as high risk.
  • Group leader for Dual Diagnosis/Long-term Sobriety veterans group.
  • Project Manager for Rural Veterans Health Project.

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What type of skills will young graduates need when they enter the workforce in the coming years?

Dr. Stefanie Corbett

Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration and Human Resource Management, Limestone University

Health care administration graduates will need a combination of hard and soft skills when entering the workforce. Students need to be skilled in accounting, finance, policy, technology, leadership, communication, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. Although it may take years of on-the-job experience to develop mastery of these skills, students should take advantage of internship, residency, and extracurricular opportunities to establish proficiency before graduation.Show more

9. Technical Assistance

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Technical assistance is the non-financial assistance provided by local or international specialists. The purpose of technical assistance is to maximize the project's implementation and quality of the final product. Technical assistance consists of sharing information, the transmission of working knowledge, and other transfer of technical data which would aid the administration, management team and help build the project. The technical assistance focuses on particular needs identified by the beneficiary country and is delivered in the form of missions.

Here's how Technical Assistance is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Research, develop and customize curricula, presentations, educational messages and informational materials for technical assistance.
  • Provided training/technical assistance, daily administration of child services, nutrition and family/staff education.
  • Provide technical assistance to providers and stakeholders about system changes and billing for preventive services through online training modules.
  • Provided remote and on-site technical assistance, training, and resources to facilitate the conduct of VA-compliant research.
  • Provided technical assistance to develop emergency response plans for Syria, Horn of Africa and Sahel crisis.
  • Plan, develop, and implement safety and health programs; provide technical assistance on compliance.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to Head Start grantees on all areas of health services.
  • Conduct technical assistance with other agencies providing HIV prevention services to Latinos in Chicago.
  • Provide technical assistance to resettlement team for using ETO software and IRIS database.
  • Provision of technical assistance, coaching, and training for staff members Statewide.
  • Provide trainings and technical assistance to Head Start staff to meet the identified health needs of children and their families.
  • Provide trainings, technical assistance and resource support for School Health Coordinators and Wellness Team members.
  • Provided technical assistance to families regarding health insurance opportunities and benefits.

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10. Customer Service

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Customer service is the process of offering assistance to all the current and potential customers -- answering questions, fixing problems, and providing excellent service. The main goal of customer service is to build a strong relationship with the customers so that they keep coming back for more business.

Here's how Customer Service is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Established and maintained professional relationships and provided excellent customer service which resulted in repeat business, profit and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to preserve patient relationships and met and exceeded retention goals.
  • Managed and executed Influenza clinics in a friendly customer service based environment.
  • Provided customer service and support for initiation and continuation of coverage.
  • Provide exemplary customer service while meeting clinic productivity.
  • Handled Claims in the CaliforniaCare Department, including customer service calls regarding policy benefits, claims issues, and grievances.
  • Handled all customer services acting as a liaison between our home health/house calls departments and the patient or facility.
  • Provided front office customer service as needed such as data entry, patient registration, and call handling.
  • Provide excellent customer Service, Schedule client appointments, and help keep residential homes and offices clean.
  • Provided attentive and courteous customer service on daily basis (same duty applies to Health Technician).
  • Provided customer service including responding to queries, providing assistance to patients and status updates.
  • Build and maintain strong business relationships with referral sources by providing excellent customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service, which result in repeat business and profit.
  • Interact with Medicaid providers to ensure customer service and delivery of services.
  • Back Office: Coordinate staff and schedule to assure good customer service.
  • Provided customer service for patients, physicians/physician offices and OSU technicians.
  • Provided excellent customer service in response to billing and insurance inquiries.
  • Provided customer service and support services for clients.
  • Provide great customer service to each caller daily
  • Provide customer service support to client base.

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11. Emergency

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An emergency is a situation or condition that poses a great risk to the health, wealth, or property of someone. An emergency can be affecting the health of a person, like a heart attack, or it may even be a natural disaster, e.g. an earthquake. Emergencies can take place at home or at workplaces and they need immediate intervention to prevent the danger.

Here's how Emergency is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Collaborated with existing emergency response team members to start monthly emergency response scenario training that consequentially decreasing complicated injuries.
  • Performed daily operational functions including opening/closing facility, responding to emergency situations, and supporting administration.
  • Developed and maintained major parts of Sound Transit Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
  • Administered and coordinated first aid services as certified Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Provided resources to veteran callers for peer support and emergency shelter assistance
  • Responded to after hour emergency incidents of regulated facilities.
  • Provided Emergency medical treatment to injured/ill employees.
  • Administered emergency medical treatment to casualties.
  • Coordinate and secure emergency services.
  • Determine is a patient can be treated on site or needs to be seen at a clinic or emergency room.
  • Provided a safe environment for children in the classroom through up to date first aid, safety and emergency policies.
  • Responded to chemical spills and false alarm calls, and conducted semi-annual fire drills to critique an emergency evaluation plan.
  • Supported the Case Management function in the Emergency Department by collaborating with the patient to discuss options for treatment.
  • Provided emergency medical treatment, limited primary care and health protection and evacuation from point of injury or illness.
  • Provide emergency services to crisis calls and persons in the community that walk-in to the office for help.
  • Perform monthly safety inspections and direct monthly Emergency Response Drills and also conduct Plant-wide evacuation drills.
  • Participate and assist Central Link, Tacoma Link, and Sounder emergency drills and exercises.
  • Direct actions for out of area factories on what to do in a medical emergency.
  • Provided quality care to employees while assisting with transportation of employees in emergency situations.
  • Developed a Corporate Integrated Emergency Response Plan by merging three onshore Production Emergency Plans.

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12. RN

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RN means a registered nurse -- a person who has fulfilled the criteria set by the government or a regulatory body to obtain a nursing license. A registered nurse requires graduating from a nursing program and/or completing a bachelor's degree. The rules and regulations set to become a registered nurse vary across the country.

Here's how RN is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Coordinate with the Employee Health RN Manager for evaluating the type and risk of a possible blood born pathogen exposure.
  • Collaborate with a team of professionals including MD's, RN's, and Psychologist etc.
  • Assisted RN's and Nurse Practitioners and shared in all office duties.
  • Treated campers unaccompanied by RN from 5pm-9am Organized inventory checklists and administered prescribed medications that campers brought.
  • Help member in in touch with their RN by transferring calls.
  • Assist security staff in conducting restraints as a last resort order by a RN or Doctor Accomplishments Help keep patients safe.

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13. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Executed all administrative duties, prepared medical records, verified insurance coverage, deposited daily bank receipts.
  • Reviewed clinical reports and notated in patient study/case files and electronic medical records.
  • Maintained an efficient and highly organized Medical Records Department.
  • Documented interviews in patient medical records.
  • Retrieve medical records for distribution.
  • Retrieved and copied medical records, logged dictation, processed payments for services and updated medical information systems.
  • Communicate with doctor's offices/medical records for our student's records and any concerns they might have.
  • Pull data from medical records and update records with research status and relevant documents.
  • Abstract or scan medical records into the electronic health record as needed.
  • Handled electronic medical records and helped with the switchboard phone operation.
  • Utilized SSIS system for data entry and Electronic Medical Records.
  • Create and maintain various medical records with 100% accuracy.
  • Obtain any needed insurance referrals and patient medical records.
  • Maintained medical records on 1200 employees.
  • Implemented unique identifier system for Iraqi military and Iraqi police medical records enabling trackingand file management for over 2.5K medical records.
  • Obtain member data and medical record from provider sites via hardcopy or EMR Review medical records for completeness.

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14. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Provided crisis intervention and behavior modification for consumers according to individual treatment plans.
  • Job duties include supervision of the boys, recreational activities, crisis intervention, and serving as a positive role model
  • Utilize Crisis Intervention and other appropriate therapy models to provide assistance to client's individual crisis needs.
  • Develop and implementation of a crisis intervention plan with the family.
  • Provide crisis intervention and counseling within an office based setting.
  • Develop and coordinate treatment plans and crisis intervention services.
  • Developed risk assessment, crisis intervention skills.
  • Ensured training and orientation for new staff provide crisis intervention services to patient who may be a danger to themselves or others
  • Assist with care coordination Refer and link families to community resources Family/Consumer support and health promotion services Provide crisis intervention as needed

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15. Osha

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Osha stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is a large regulatory agency based in the USA. This agency was created in 1971 and its basic aim is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women. Osha had the authority of doing surprise visits to inspect and examine the working conditions in workplaces. They have been successful in reducing injury rates and improving worker conditions.

Here's how Osha is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Recorded employee safety through incident/accident reports and posted OSHA required information in public areas.
  • Generated and inputted reports into OSHA computerized data system.
  • Developed alternative interpretations to OSHA regulations.
  • Facilitated Fit-tests for oil field workers on proper usage, fitment, care of gas/face masks per OSHA standards.
  • Worked with engineering to provide a safe and compliant work place with knowledge of Nuclear regulatory and OSHA regulations.
  • Offer a full range of respiratory fit testing to keep companies in compliant with OSHA and MSHA regulations.
  • Reviewed contractor safety and accident prevention plans to ensure compliance with OSHA and Corps of Engineer safety regulations.
  • Assist ~213 sites with questions regarding reporting, OSHA, DOT and other State and Federal regulations.
  • Assist businesses in developing OSHA mandated written programs and policies that are specific to their needs.
  • Provided management with technical guidance on US Postal Service and Federal OSHA safety policies and regulations.
  • Serve as the program manager that ensures installation compliance with OSHA confined space standards.
  • Assure compliance with OSHA, Department of Defense, Army, and State regulations.
  • Consulted with businesses (primarily construction) with regards to Federal OSHA compliance mandates.
  • Prepared, posted and maintained OSHA 300 logs - Maintains Hearing Conservation programs.
  • Provided OSHA, First Aid, CPR and other training sessions for staff.
  • Interpreted DOT and OSHA regulations and guidelines for dealers and business partners.
  • Adhere to OSHA, DHEC, State and Federal standard safety precautions.
  • Monitor all facilities OSHA logs to assure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA and ADA regulations, enforce company policies.
  • Conducted OSHA and NFPA inspections for over 100 facilities and laboratories.

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16. High Risk

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An activity that involves being exposed to a high level of danger is called a high-risk activity. An individual may be exposed to a high-risk situation in terms of their health or wealth. organizations/ individuals try to manage risk by predicting risk situations and proposing systems and plans to manage them, either by self or through a specialist.

Here's how High Risk is used in Health Specialist jobs:
  • Coordinated with the risk management department to review and improve high risk losses.
  • Identify high risk, high utilizing patients that require complex care coordination.
  • Coordinate with rescue services and care providers for high risk situations.
  • Partnered with Elizabeth Wende, the largest radiology center in Rochester, to integrate a program to find high risk patients.
  • Experienced in providing after test counseling for those high risk individuals who tested positive for HIV infection.
  • Provide Care Management to high risk members with complex medical and behavioral health issues.

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President, CoARC - Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) realizes that due to the increased risk of potential exposure to COVID patients, several clinical sites were (and still are) preventing students from working directly with COVID-19 patients and also in the ER or prohibiting students from attending their clinical site entirely - this has adversely affected the student's ability to complete their clinical in a timely fashion and, in some cases, delayed graduation. CoARC recognized that its programs needed to employ different approaches and strategies that may be influenced by individual, institutional policies and procedures, local, state, and federal regulations. CoARC reminded its programs of their responsibility to demonstrate that their blend of in-person, simulation and telehealth clinical experiences adequately prepare students for entry into practice.Show more

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Online Courses For Health Specialists

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a health specialist is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since health specialists benefit from having skills like procedures, health care, and health education, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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Health for All Through Primary Health Care
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This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions. Two of the most inspiring, least understood, and most often derided terms in global health discourse are "Health for All" and "Primary Health Care." In this course, we will explore these terms in the context of...

Data Analytics and Visualization in Health Care
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Big data is transforming the health care industry relative to improving quality of care and reducing costs--key objectives for most organizations. Employers are desperately searching for professionals who have the ability to extract, analyze, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and more to tell a compelling and actionable story using health care data analytics. The course begins with a study of key components of the U.S. health care system as...

Applying Health Coaching in Patient Care
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For health practitioners, having knowledge of treatment protocols is not enough. They must be able to inspire behavior change in their patients. In order for the treatment to be effective patients must be empowered to implement therapeutic approaches in their lives. In this course, you will learn about health coaching, which is an effective method for helping patients change their behaviors. Health coaching uses a blend of evidence-based strategies, interventions and communication to actively...

Palliative Care Always
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Palliative Care Always is a specialization for health care practitioners, patients and caregivers. We've designed this specialization to demonstrate how palliative medicine integrates with patient care, and to help you develop primary palliative care skills. Over the next five courses, you will develop skills in symptom management, goals of care and effective communication to improve the quality of life for patients and families suffering with serious illness. Our hope is that you feel increasin...

The Business of Health Care
coursera

This Specialization was designed to help you keep pace with the rapidly changing world of health and health care. Through partnership with Wharton and Penn Medicine, you'll learn from experts in business acumen, health care management, and health care policy to develop the skills you'll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field* By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, al...

Health Care Innovation
coursera

In this course, you'll learn the foundational economic theories behind health care innovation and how to optimize your own health care practice or organization. Designed to help you gain a practical understanding of the theoretical frameworks of behavioral economics and operations management in the health care setting, this course will help you apply these frameworks to assess health care practices and apply innovation while managing risk. You'll also explore the best practices for evaluating on...

Patient Safety
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Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians' mistakes, but from systemic problems - communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the...

Value-Based Care: Population Health
coursera

COURSE 2 of 7. This course is designed to introduce you to the concept of population health and related key terms. Refine your understanding of population health and what influences health care costs. Gain an overview of population health management, beginning with a high-level review of four critical areas: addressing behavioral and social determinants of health, the prevalence of chronic disease, attributes of an aging population, and key barriers of access to health care. Use the Population H...

Certificate in End of Life Care
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(19 contact hours) The Certificate in End-of-Life Care will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals and individuals who work with or care for those experiencing a terminal illness...

Health Care Delivery in Healthcare Organizations
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Have you ever needed health care and thought that there must be better ways to get or deliver health care? For example, have you found yourself thinking that there should be a way to get a diagnostic test or treatment at home? Or do you work in a healthcare organization and find yourself thinking that there must be better ways to deliver health care? If you have, this course is for you. Course content includes an overview of health care delivery including healthcare consumerism, the patient's pe...

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coursera

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coursera

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coursera

A strong argument can be made that the health care field is one of the most information-intensive sectors in the U.S. economy and avoidance of the rapid advances in information technology is no longer an option. Consequently, the study of health care information technology and systems has become central to health care delivery effectiveness. This course covers the modern application of information technology that is critical to supporting the vision and operational knowledge of the health care l...

20 Most Common Skill For A Health Specialist

Procedures9.2%
Health Care8.8%
Health Education7.2%
Communication7%
Public Health7%
Patient Care6.1%
Data Collection5.6%
Veterans4.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Health Specialist

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Procedures
Procedures
9.2%
9.2%
2
2
Health Care
Health Care
8.8%
8.8%
3
3
Health Education
Health Education
7.2%
7.2%
4
4
Communication
Communication
7%
7%
5
5
Public Health
Public Health
7%
7%
6
6
Patient Care
Patient Care
6.1%
6.1%
7
7
Data Collection
Data Collection
5.6%
5.6%
8
8
Veterans
Veterans
4.8%
4.8%
9
9
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
4.3%
4.3%
10
10
Customer Service
Customer Service
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Emergency
Emergency
3.1%
3.1%
12
12
RN
RN
3.1%
3.1%
13
13
Medical Records
Medical Records
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
Osha
Osha
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
High Risk
High Risk
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
CPR
CPR
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Health Information
Health Information
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Community Resources
Community Resources
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Community Health
Community Health
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Health Programs
Health Programs
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Occupational Safety
Occupational Safety
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
EMR
EMR
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Health Records
Health Records
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Federal Regulations
Federal Regulations
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Independent Living
Independent Living
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Community Partners
Community Partners
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
FDA
FDA
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Regular Basis
Regular Basis
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Assess Patients
Assess Patients
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
IRB
IRB
0.2%
0.2%
44
44
CDC
CDC
0.2%
0.2%
45
45
Mental Health
Mental Health
0.2%
0.2%
46
46
PPE
PPE
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
Hippa
Hippa
0.2%
0.2%
48
48
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs
0.1%
0.1%

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