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Employer Quotes

The quotes below are from employers in this industry: Health Care

They are talking about this topic: Current Continuing Education


The quotes below are about this issue:
Current incumbent training topics include new technology, computer skills, electronic medical records, and diversity. Employers have also sent employees for specialist training. Recertification is a large portion of incumbent continuing education as well.

Employer Quote Region
"For us, we do both. We provide the education and all the new equipment. For re-certification they might have to do some on their own, but we do provide a lot also." Central
"With our long-term care facility, we have a huge initiative for diversity training. There are a lot of requirements for all staff at all levels. Management training is coming next month. It's a huge management training trying to teach how to manage a culturally-diverse workforce. And this is something that they put at the forefront. They have all of our resources—and a lot of them are point-and-click—and then we have them instantly in another language. So, we are making that more and more available on a daily basis, I would say." Central
"Most of the re-certification is done by having so many hours over a two-year period. So, it's not a specific class that you have to attend." Central
"For our hospital, I don't think that we have as big of a problem with our current employees because we've already had different trainings in place to get them to the point where we want them to be. It's very easy to get them there because we have that training. We know what we are doing, and we know what we want." Central
"We've taken some staff and sent them back to become clinical nurse specialists. They've got really solid skills. That's kind of an area we taught nurse practitioners, but clinical nurse specialists are something we really want to see more of in the hospital in acute care." Northwest
"We're doing the same thing with our staff, too. Because—again it's a mix—but the younger staff have the technology skills and they help the older staff with that. And then the older staff will say, 'Come here, I'm going to teach you how to help someone who is dying.' So, you know, it is nice as long as you have that kind of mix. Although, sometimes, you don't always get that.

We're offering classes now—for Microsoft and the computer stuff—that's away from the floor. And they get paid to attend. Some classes they're getting paid for as soon as they can facilitate getting used to that. We just went to electronic medical records last July, and let me tell you it was really special. The younger kids just said blip, blip, blip. No problem. Blip, blip, blip. But the older folks, they go, 'Where's the 'on' button? Where's the 'on' button to this computer?' So, we had longer training periods for those people that were a little bit more technologically-challenged. But they're up-to-speed now. We're doing fairly well; we could be doing better."
"But training doesn't stop at an orientation when you're hired, it's ongoing because we do upgrades and changes all the time. And we get new pieces of equipment. For example, we're getting new IV pumps, which we're standardizing across the whole institution, so everybody has to be trained on these new pumps which will take 'x' hours of time for every single person who would come into contact with that. So, that's always an ongoing thing—with the technology part of it." Southeast