ISBN-10:
1449645860
ISBN-13:
9781449645861
Pub. Date:
08/16/2012
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care In The Streets (Volume 1) / Edition 7

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care In The Streets (Volume 1) / Edition 7

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Nancy L. Caroline, Bob Elling, Mike Smith

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Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care In The Streets (Volume 1) / Edition 7

Section1 Preparatory
Chapter1 EMS Systems
Chapter2 Workforce Safety and Wellness
Chapter3 Public Health
Chapter4 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Chapter5 Communications
Chapter6 Documentation
Section2 The Human Body and Human Systems
Chapter7 Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter8 Pathophysiology
Chapter9 Life Span Development
Section3 Pharmacology
Chapter10 Principles of Pharmacology
Chapter11 Medication Administration
Chapter12 Medication Formulary
Section4 Patient Assessment
Chapter13 Patient Assessment
Chapter14 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making
Section5 Airway Management
Chapter15 Airway Management and Ventilation
Section6 Medical
Chapter16 Respiratory Emergencies
Chapter17 Cardiovascular Emergencies
Chapter18 Neurologic Emergencies
Chapter19 Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Chapter20 Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Chapter21 Genitourinary and Renal Emergencies
Chapter22 Gynecologic Emergencies
Chapter23 Endocrine Emergencies
Chapter24 Hematologic Emergencies
Chapter25 Immunologic Emergencies
Chapter26 Infectious Diseases
Chapter27 Toxicology
Chapter28 Psychiatric Emergencies
Section7 Trauma
Chapter29 Trauma Systems and Mechanism of Injury
Chapter30 Bleeding
Chapter31 Soft-Tissue Trauma
Chapter32 Burns
Chapter33 Face and Neck Trauma
Chapter34 Head and Spine Trauma
Chapter35 Chest Trauma
Chapter36 Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma
Chapter37 Orthopaedic Trauma
Chapter38 Environmental Trauma
Section8 Shock and Resuscitation
Chapter39 Responding to the Field Code
Chapter40 Management and Resuscitation of the Critical Patient
Section9 Special Patient Populations
Chapter41 Obstetrics
Chapter42 Neonatal Care
Chapter43 Pediatric Emergencies
Chapter44 Geriatric Emergencies
Chapter45 Patients With Special Challenges
Section10 Operations
Chapter46 Transport Operations
Chapter47 Incident Management and Multiple-Casualty Incidents
Chapter48 Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue
Chapter49 Hazardous Materials
Chapter50 Terrorism
Chapter51 Disaster Response
Chapter52 Crime Scene Awareness

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ISBN-13: 9781449645861
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 2200
Sales rank: 1,010,667
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 3.50(d)

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CHAPTER 1

Employee Selection: How Do I Find, Attract, and Select the Best?

Hiring is a basic need for any employer that has at least one employee who is not a partner or family member.This is where the employment relationship begins. Policies and procedures for employee selection will set the tone for the interactions that follow throughout an individual’s time with the organization.

Hiring someone is easy.Hiring the best candidate isn’t always as simple a and it will require planning and a logical process.Whether you have one job opening or one hundred, the process and procedures you use for employee selection will be directly reflected in the results you achieve.

FINDING YOUR CANDIDATES

“Isn’t it as easy as posting the job on the Web?”

Web-based job postings are an important part of an effective recruitment strategy, but not the first step.Technology and the exponential rise in the use of online social networking have dramatically expanded the sources and methods for identifying candidates, but jumping right in without planning and preparation can bog down the process.

Some Preliminary Steps

Before identifying the best recruiting sources, you must clearly identify the parameters of the job.While a complete job description is helpful a it may not be available and does not always include all the information you need. Answering the following questions will help you define the job parameters. If you are the hiring manager, you will probably have the answers to these questions already or you know where to get them.

If you are not the hiring manager, then the hiring manager is a good starting point.

• What is the job title and who does the job report to? In your company, a particular job title or level may have certain benefits or perks attached to it. Does your company allow flexibility or creativity with job titles? One candidate may only accept a job with a “director”

title, while another may be satisfied with a lesser title if you add the word “senior.” Employers often add words like “senior” or “junior”

with the intention of upgrading an individual or adding an entrylevel spot in a department. Use care in creating these new titles.

While the title of “senior sales associate” will add status, a title such as “junior sales associate” can be a detriment.Think of the customers or other employees who will interact with this person. Does dealing with a “junior” inspire confidence? Creative titles are terrific as long as they are appropriate for your culture both internally and externally.“

Brand Champion” might have a nice ring, but may not translate into an understandable role in every business-to-business situation.

Speak to the person to whom the job reports to determine this individual’s needs and expectations. In a larger department, the position may report to a level below the hiring manager. In this situation a you should speak with both persons.

• When does the position have to be filled, and how much does it pay?

A manager may demand a quick hire. Before you rush to offer the job to the first available candidate, remember that the cost of hiring the wrong person is potentially higher than leaving the position vacant.

The wrong person can make expensive mistakes or cause dissatisfac-tion and turnover among other employees. Set realistic hiring timelines that also take into account the availability of necessary resources such as space, equipment, training, and supervision.

If you are filling an existing position, find out what the pay range has been in the past. If it is a new position, ensure that the pay rate is appropriate. If your company paid sign-on bonuses, relocation expenses, or other incentives or special benefits in the past a determine if they are available for this position and, if so, how much money is available. Extra perks are far less common when candidates are plentiful but may be necessary in industries or environments where skills shortages exist.

• Who needs to meet or interview this person, and who will make the job offer? Identify everyone who needs to be part of the hiring decision and determine their general availability to conduct interviews.Also a think about people who will be helpful in attracting candidates.

These people may include employees from a promising candidate’s hometown or alma mater, as well as those with exceptional personalities who might be effective salespeople for the organization.

It is often helpful to obtain many different perspectives on an applicant, from both prospective superiors and peers. Consider having an employee who is at the same job level as the open position either conduct an interview, give a tour of the facility, or take a coffee break with candidates. Not only is employee involvement in the selection process good for morale, it will provide valuable feedback—

and a peer can help to “sell” the company.

The job offer should be made by the person with the authority to make decisions and respond to demands.This can be the hiring manager, a senior manager or executive, a member of the HR

staff, or a search firm, if one is used.

Worth Repeating: Tour Guide Obtains References

For a mid-management position in a service industry, a strong performer

met the candidate as part of a tour. The manager identified all

they had in common, including people they both knew and had

worked for. These names became the first references to be called.
• What are the skills/education needed for this position? What is the work experience required for this position? Create a list of the core skills, edu-cation, and experience needed to get the job done.You can add additional skills and experience that would be helpful and designate these elements as optional for successful performance of the job.

• Was someone promoted or fired? Where did the last person come from?

If the vacancy was created by a promotion, gather information about the position from the person who last held the job. Check with the hiring manager to ensure that the job content is not changing. If the vacancy was created because someone was fired, find out if the termina-tion was due to poor job performance or a lack of specific knowledge or skills.

If the last person in the job had been hired within the past year a check for a file of resumes of other candidates who applied for the position. Find out whether the person came from a search firm,

Internet posting, networking, or other source, then make it a priority to return to this source if it had previously generated strong candidates.

Maintaining applicant flow logs in a spreadsheet or database will facilitate the process, particularly when resumes are filed electronic-ally. A sample format can be found in the Tools and Templates section of this book.

Better Forgotten: Great Post, Wrong E-Mail Address

A start-up in a major city placed a job posting on a site focused on the

town and industry. The posting included an e-mail address to send

resumes and responses to. The e-mail address was incorrect and

responses went into cyberspace. Candidates were lost and frustrated.

Double-check any information included in an employment posting.

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