I have been a clinical team member and manager in radiology for the past twenty-one years. I decided to go back to college to enhance my knowledge in the field of Human Resources as I have developed my strengths in my current role. I want to be open to opportunities that may present themselves in my current role and organization, as well as those that may come about outside of healthcare. Description of Career I have been functioning as a clinical healthcare manager for twelve years I am most interested in working in the field of Human Resources Management in healthcare or Healthcare Recruiting.
Many new graduates may start in positions such as Human Resource Assistants or Human Resource Specialists. These are more entry level position for new graduates and require less experience. Human Resource Assistants are the most entry level position into a department and work alongside a specialist. HR assistants must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills and have capable HRIS knowledge. HR assistants perform filing duties and scan images into the HRIS optical database, audit team member files and respond to inquiries from multiple sources. This job code requires a high school education.
Human Resource Specialist the starting point for many new graduates of HR programs. A specialist functions as the front line customer service specialist for Human Resources, respond to telephone, walk in inquiries from internal and external customers and departments, and resolve issues and problems that require a broad base of HR knowledge. They typically report direct to the HR manager. An HR specialist must exhibit excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple assignments, adapting to changing priorities and situations, and follow through on the completion of assignments by deadlines.
They must establish and maintain positive customer service relationships at all times by utilizing excellent customer services skills and should escalate customer concerns when necessary to the manager. Although many new graduates of human resource related degree programs begin in these roles (with baccalaureate degrees), typically the position requires two years of HR experience (perhaps as an HR assistant) and prior knowledge of principles and practices of human resources.
Most applicants must be familiar with Federal, State, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and human rights guidelines and laws and record retention and release of information laws. For my occupational profile, I shall provide information on a Human Resource Manager. HR managers work in most every company in the world. Dealing with employee relations is imperative to the legalities of any company. Human Resource Managers are an Integral part of the Human Resources team assigned to a site or corporate location.
They must demonstrate strong Generalist knowledge in Human Resources while demonstrating excellent relationship building with Administration, HR functional areas and all levels of management in the administration and implementation of HR practices. In addition, managers are responsible for developing strategic partnerships that are integral to the success of the business and to the support and achievement of goals and objectives. As a manager, one would be expected to synthesize complex and diverse information to determine HR impact of business issues.
Additional skills are needed to support the HR Director and/or administrator in implementation of Workforce Strategy initiatives, demonstrates initiative in decision making and process improvement, counsels and influences Leadership in complex Employee Relations issues, maintains compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, develops applicable HR Staff to increase skill level and encourage growth for future opportunities, and may manage the day-to-day activities and staff of the human resources department.
The educational requirements are a bachelors degree at a minimum, with many organizations preferring a Master’s degree and a PHR certification. State and National Wages* |Location |Pay |2011 | | |Period | | | | |10% |25% | | |2010 |2020 | | |2008 |2018 | | | |All other human resources managers |2,090 |2,310 |+10% |70 | |1Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement. Note: The data for the State Employment Trends and the National Employment Trends are not directly comparable.
The projections period for state data is 2008-2018, while the projections period for national data is 2010-2020. (“Occupational profile human,” 2012) As far as degree requirements, Human Resource managers are required to have baccalaureate degrees as a best practice. Some facilities may even prefer a pre-law major due to the complexities of legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and deadlines (Evans, 2012)
The Society for Human Resource Management offers preparation for several preferred certifications (Education and certification preparation, n. ). Most organizations look for these certifications as evidence of additional training and an expansion of knowledge outside your field of expertise (example, recruiters are also familiar with benefits and compensation). In the state of Florida, there are several schools offering degrees in HR management, however most of them are either associate degrees or Masters degrees. Online options are numerous. Career Plan My career plan is to utilize my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management to further my career in Health Care Administration.
In addition to furthering my educational career and completing my MBA, I have expanded knowledge and education to open opportunities within the organization. Attachments Resume attached
Education and certification preparation. (n. d). Retrieved November 24, 2012, from Society for human resource management: http://www. shrm. org/Education/CertificationPreparation/Pages/default. aspx Evans, G. (2012, November 13). Expectations of human resource managers at orlando health. (M. Warncke, Interviewer)