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2 What are Talent Networks? New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) launched industry specific Talent Networks in June, The Talent Networks represent six key industries that help drive the New Jersey economy and have the ability to grow and create additional job opportunities

3 Health Care Talent Network Industry presence in all NJ counties Workforce expansion anticipated 10-25% over the next 10 years Over the next 7 years 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in Health Care

4 Health Care Talent Network The health care cluster contributed approximately $34.8 billion to the Gross Domestic Product in 2012, roughly 7 percent of all output From 1990 through 2013, the health care sector has added 186,300 new jobs, while all other private sector employment has had a net increase of only 74,800 jobs Health care employers paid more than $23.3 billion in total wages in 2013, or about 12.2 percent of all wages paid.

5 Health Care Talent Network Health care is the only industry that has added jobs in the state every year from 1990 through 2013 while increasing its share of jobholding from 7.5 percent in 1990 to 11.6 percent in The outlook for health care employment is bright. From 2012 through 2022, it is projected that nearly 89,100 jobs will be added, an annual increase of 1.8 percent

6 The health care industry has been the key driver of private sector employment at both the state and national level

7 The health care industry has been the driving force of employment in NJ over the last two decades

8 The top 20 occupations found in healthcare make up almost 70% of all employment in the industry

9 The landscape of health care delivery is changing

10 There are more than 200 hospitals and nearly 20,000 ambulatory care facilities in New Jersey

11 In 2012, nearly 75% of all health care employment in New Jersey is found in these top five industries

12 Top 10 Occupations Needed in The Current Market Registered Nurses Home Health Aides Medical Assistants Nursing Aides Social & Human Service Assistant Pharmacists Emergency Medical Technicians Pharmacy Technicians Dental Assistants Licensed Practical Nurse

13 Registered Nurses (RNs) RNs are professionals licensed by the state in which they work. RNs function as active members of the health care team. RNs provide and manage care for individuals who are ill and their families. RNs works with patients of all ages promoting physical, mental and social well-being. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The three major educational paths to registered nursing are: Associate degree in nursing (ADN), about 2-3 years length Bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), 4 years Diploma (offered in hospitals), 2 to 3 years

14 What does the Registered Nurses do? (RNs) Registered nurses typically do the following: Record patients' medical histories and symptoms Give patients medicines and treatments Set up plans for patients care or contribute to existing plans Observe patients and record the observations Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals Operate and monitor medical equipment Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results Teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries Explain what to do at home after treatment

15 Where do nurses work? The possibilities are endless!! Hospitals Clinics/Offices Nursing Homes Hospice Schools Military Industries Wellness Centers Public Health Offices Home Health Care Agencies

16 The geographies of highest demand for nursing & residential care facilities

17 Home Health Aides The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts rapid employment growth of about 48.5 percent between 2012 and 2022, which translates into more than 424,200 new home health aide positions created over the next decade. Home health aides help people who are: Disabled Chronically ill Cognitively impaired Older adults who may need assistance There are no formal education requirements but most aides have a HS diploma. HHAs working in certified home health or hospice agencies must get formal training & pass a standardized test

18 What does a home health aide do? Home Health Aides Help clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing Organize a client s schedule and plan appointments Arrange transportation to doctors offices or for other kinds of outings Shop for groceries and prepare meals Provide companionship Where do home health aids work? Home health care services Residential mental retardation facilities Community care facilities for the elderly Nursing care facilities Private households Vocational rehabilitation services

19 Medical Assistant According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics - Medical Assistant employment is expected to grow by 31% from 2010 to Medical assistants mostly in the health practitioners offices such as: General physicians Podiatrists Chiropractors Other health practitioners Education: High School Diploma with Training Certifications are available through training school

20 Clinical duties include: What does a Medical Assistant do? Preparing patients for examinations Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens Instructing patients about medication and special diets Explaining treatment options for patients Assisting the physician during the exam Performing basic laboratory tests Administrative duties include: Using computer applications Coding and filing insurance forms Updating and filing patient medical records Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services Scheduling appointments Answering telephones

21 Nursing Assistant Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of nursing assistants to grow about 21 percent, or increase by 312,200 positions. Where do Nursing assistant s work? Physicians offices Hospice Hospitals Nursing homes Other healthcare settings Education: Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work)

22 What does a Nursing Assistant, do? Nursing assistants provide assistance with such tasks as: Dressing Bathing and skin care Feeding Mouth and hair care Making beds Toileting assistance and catheter care Bowel and bladder care Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) Helping patients walk Assisting with range-of-motion exercises Helping wheelchair-bound patients using safe patient handling devices Turning and positioning bedridden patients regularly Reporting all changes to the nurse Post-mortem care

23 Social & Human Service Assistant Employment of Social and Human Service Assistants is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Where do they work? Community and vocational rehabilitation services Nursing and residential care facilities State government, excluding education and hospitals Local government, excluding education and hospitals Education: High School Diploma with minimum of training Bachelor's or Master s degree (Optional)

24 What does Social & Human Service Assistant do? Work under the direction of social workers, psychologists, or others who have more education or experience Help determine what type of help their clients need Work with clients and other professionals, such as social workers, to develop a treatment plan Help clients get help with daily activities, such as eating and bathing Coordinate services provided to clients by their or other organizations Research services available to their clients in their communities Determine clients eligibility for services such as food stamps and Medicaid Help clients complete paperwork to apply for assistance programs Monitor clients to ensure services are provided appropriately

25 Pharmacist Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Where do they work? Pharmacies and drug stores Hospitals Grocery and General Merchandise Stores Education: Pharmacy programs grant Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, which require at least six years of post-secondary study and passing a state board of pharmacy licensure exam.

26 What does a Pharmacist do? Fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients Check whether the prescription will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has Instruct patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects they may experience from taking the medicine Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations Complete insurance forms and work with insurance companies to ensure that patients get the medicines they need Oversee the work of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training (interns) Keep records and do other administrative tasks Teach other healthcare practitioners about proper medication therapies for patients

27 Pharmacy Technician Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022 Where do they work? Pharmacies and drug stores Hospitals; state, local, and private General merchandise stores Grocery stores Ambulatory health care services Educations: On-the-job training Or post secondary education Certification through the state

28 What does a Pharmacy Technician do? Take the information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions Package and label prescriptions Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system Answer phone calls from customers Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

29 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022 Where do they work? Ambulance Services Government Hospitals Education: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics must complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed.

30 What does an EMT do? Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound Assess a patient s condition and determine a course of treatment Follow guidelines learned in training or received from physicians who oversee their work Use backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance during transport Help transfer patients to the emergency department of a healthcare facility and report their observations and treatment to the staff Create a patient care report, documenting the medical care given to the patient Replace used supplies and check or clean equipment after use

31 Dental Assistants Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to Where do the work? Dentist Office Education: High school students interested in a career as a dental assistant should take courses in anatomy, chemistry and biology. Associate degree Certification

32 What does a Dental Assistant do? Work with patients to make them comfortable in the dental chair and to prepare them for treatments and procedures Sterilize dental instruments Prepare the work area for patient treatment by setting out instruments and materials Help dentists by handing them instruments during procedures Keep patients mouths dry by using suction hoses or other equipment Instruct patients in proper dental hygiene Process x rays and do lab tasks under the direction of a dentist Keep records of dental treatments Schedule patient appointments

33 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to Where do LPNs work? Hospitals Nursing care facilities Offices of physicians Home health care services Education: complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete

34 What does an LPN do? Monitor patients health for example, by checking their blood pressure Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns Report patients status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors Keep records on patients health

35 Career Pathway example for Registered Nurse Licensed, Practical / Vocational Nurse Registered Nurse College level prerequisites in Math, English, Biology & Psychology Pre-LPN B (Bridge 2) Pre-LPN A (Bridge 1) Certified Medical Assistant Phlebotomist Electrocardiography Medical Terminology Medical Biller / Coder CNA / GED ESL in Health Care Context Vocational ESL in CNA context

36 TN Websites Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network Financial Services Talent Network Life Sciences Talent Network Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Talent Network Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism

37 Resources Healthcare Talent Network Website Resume Bank List of One Stop Career Centers lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/ Healthcare Occupations

38 Contact Information Dr. Padma Arvind, Ph.D, MBA Director of Health Care Talent Network Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relation (W): (E) Website:

39 Contact Information Amanda Whelan Program Coordinator Health Care Talent Network Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey (W): (848) (E) : Website:

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