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Fast Facts for World Anesthesia Day

Today, we’re recognizing World Anesthesia Day, a celebration of one of the most integral breakthroughs of medical history: the first successful use of ether anesthesia. We’d like to honor anesthesiologists for their significant contribution to medicine and the specialty for its incredible advancements. Today, we’ve compiled some fast facts to highlight a few of the most significant milestones on this timeline.

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3 Ways to Promote a Culture of Trust and Respect

Healthcare encompasses more than just the skills of each physician. At its core, your facility is taking care of other people; this philosophy starts from the top of your organization and trickles down. Fostering a positive culture among your staff is integral to improving patient care. In today’s post, we address three key characteristics needed to create a positive culture.

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National PA Week 2019

In honor of National PA Week (October 6 – 12), we are pleased to highlight a number of meaningful statistics provided in an annual report from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

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9 Ways to Calm Your Critter During a Move

If you’re a physician headed to a new permanent placement, don’t fret, you can take your furry friend along for the journey! Although animals are resilient and often adjust well to moves, they might face some trouble in the beginning. To ease their transition, it’s a good idea to follow these nine tips for your pet’s successful integration into a new home.

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Relocate to Rockford, Illinois

Nicknamed the Forest City, Rockford is known for a vast array of venues offering cultural and historical significance. Medical professionals take note, in addition to the welcoming energy, delicious cuisine, and opportunities to explore, Rockford, Illinois, has a current position available through Optimum Permanent Placement.

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Reading Beyond the CV: 5 Qualities to Consider

For healthcare leaders, the emphasis on hard skills is natural, especially when you’re hiring a permanent provider to join your existing team. An effective integration also depends on “soft skills,” emotional intelligence, social interactions, and overall attitude. In today’s post, we explore some of the top soft skills that help physicians blend with the rest of your team and keep your patients happy.

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When Patients Instigate Testing

People are often told not to Google their symptoms; the internet can be a scary place. However, patients can buy a quick kit online to discover varying degrees of genetic information—some accurate, some not. Although direct-to-consumer genetic tests increase patient engagement, they do have medical limitations. Physicians and other medical providers have the responsibility to listen, help interpret results, and educate their patients.

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3 Qualities Your Medical Practice Team Should Have

As a medical practice manager, you work with a diverse set of professionals, from permanent physicians and other clinicians on staff to locum tenens providers and clerical personnel. Some of your team may have recently entered the workforce while others could be looking to retire within the next few years. Blending each skill set and distinct personality is important. Each professional probably has a preferred workflow and method for communication.

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Find Opportunity in Findlay, Ohio

Featuring a vibrant atmosphere and top-notch, collegial medical staff, this stunning town is the perfect place to search for permanent assignments. Optimum Permanent Placement happens to have a current opportunity in Findlay. So, we’ve compiled a list of best restaurants and attractions for you to explore when you visit the area! Read on to check them out.

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Four Rs: Your Resource for Effective Change Management

According to Tim Durkin, a leadership and change management consultant and owner of Seneca Leadership Programs, there are four steps to effectively managing change in any organization. Durkin conveniently names each step with words beginning with the letter “r.” To adopt a new culture or initiative, everyone must get on board. For hospital executives to effectively lead change with their staff behind them, they should consider the following items.