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Professional Development

by Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, FAAN

There are many certifying bodies for wound care specialists. Which one or more you chose to pursue will depend on your licensure and level of education, as well as your practice setting and the focus of your wound care practice. Even though many positions do not require certification for employment, certification can offer an advantage when vying for a position and can demonstrate your commitment to high-quality patient care. Not all certifications are created equal. Even the term "certification" can mean many different things. Unlike professional licensure, which is regulated by each state's boards of medicine, nursing, etc., certification is a term often used with less rigor than you might expect.

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truth

by Carrie Maldonado
Any time we are in an unpleasant-feeling situation, we have two choices in how to respond: there is rationalization and there is truth.

Rationalization is a process of telling yourself a story about something to make yourself feel better about that situation. The purpose of rationalization is to keep yourself from taking the scary step towards change. Truth, on the other hand, leads to freedom, hope and change. How so, you ask?

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health care professional resume

by Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish

Are you considering a geographical move that requires you to search for work? Do you think you're ready for that internal promotion in your facility? Or, have you been thinking about 'what's out there' in terms of new opportunities in the health care field? If you answer 'yes' to any of these things questions, you will definitely need a new or updated resume to move forward.

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health care careers

by the WoundSource Career Center Editors

Whether you're seeking a new position in your current facility or switching industries entirely, making a career shift in the opportunity-rich field of health care can seem daunting. You've decided what the career path of your dreams is, but it's so different from what you do now, how will you find a new job in this area? It's all about positioning yourself.

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Wound Specialist Nurses

by Heather Koitzsch, contributing writer from KERH Group, LLC

Two wound care professionals, two different paths, same career satisfaction...The dynamic world of wound care has provided both Sally Matson and Kathy Richardson the opportunities to integrate their accumulated health care skills with a common thread at the Orlando Health care system. The patients, staff camaraderie, and new wound care technology are some of the elements that have enlightened them to this challenging yet exciting career.

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waiting for phone call on cell phone

By Melanie Szlucha, contributing writer from Redinc, LLC

To the uninitiated, phone interviews might seem a little odd. You may be thinking, "What kind of impression can I possibly make just by talking to the HR Director or hiring manager over the phone? Don't they need to SEE me in order to conduct an interview?"

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job application portfolio

By Melanie Szlucha, contributing writer from Redinc, LLC

I look at resumes all the time, either from wound care professionals like you looking for help, or from the classes I teach. I also have over 15 years of experience in hiring people to work for me in various positions throughout my career. And there is one question that an employer asks about a job candidate that has held true then, and now.

As an employer, all I care about is this: What's on your resume that I need?

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job interview questions

By Melanie Szlucha, contributing writer from Redinc, LLC

If you're getting close to landing a job in the wound care field, but not sealing the deal in your interviews, you can learn a lot by figuring out what the facility you have applied to really wants.

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Job Interview

by Heather Koitzsch, RD

A change in your health care career may be driven by a number factors, such as a need for greater pay, new learning or advancement opportunities, or perhaps a change in location or area of care. The search for your next position can take many directions, but there is one step in the process that will occur no matter what direction your job search takes you: the interview.

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Employment Search

by Heather Koitzsch, RD

Are you considering a change in your current career path? You're not alone – according to a report by the Conference Board, the New York-based nonprofit research group, less than 50% of US workers are satisfied with their jobs.

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