Nurses

By Bernadette Trail, Human Resources Business Partner, Methodist Charlton Medical CenterHealth care is one of the few industries that has added jobs during the recent economic downturn. In spite of these financial times, people still get sick and baby boomers are still getting older. The bottom line is that health care will continue to be a good source of career opportunities. ...

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By Evelina Echols-Sutton, BSN, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Methodist Charlton Medical CenterIt’s hard to believe there was a time when nurses wore starched, white uniforms, stockings, and caps pinned to their heads. They even had to polish their shoes (white, of course) every few days.The uniform is just one symbol of how nursing has changed over the years. Nur ...

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By Melonie Jackson, Director of Human Resources, Methodist Charlton Medical Center If you’re even thinking about a career change, career fairs offer great opportunities to explore your options. Career fairs showcase a hospital’s clinical specialties and staffing needs, while giving you a chance to look more closely at the organization and the people who work there. They enable ...

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By Tony Paterniti, PhD, RN, Director, Department of Education, Methodist Health System Can you walk into an ER waiting area full of anxious people and calm them down? Are you willing to console a patient and his/her family members when a diagnosis isn’t so good? Can you adapt to change easily? Are you comfortable in a fast-paced working environment that requires prioritizing mu ...

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http://youtu.be/RgpBRpnb1Zs Bernnie Kennedy, RN and Director of Cardiology and Nursing Supervision at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, discusses his experience with Methodist Health System health coverage and benefits for their health care employees. ...

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By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System Most nurses enter the profession to fulfill a calling to help others, not to get bogged down by new rules, regulations, and health care reform. The fact is, some of those issues are here to stay, but at Methodist Health System, we’re committed to helping nurses navigate the changes while staying true to their personal mission of cari ...

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By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System The pressure to improve the quality of health care in this country has never been greater. Nurses are at the front line, and they often feel that pressure — striving to balance the needs of the patient with changes in the way care is delivered. At Methodist Health System, we believe nurses are at the heart of our efforts to improve ...

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By Connie Wang, PT, MS Methodist Dallas Medical Center Patients who are educated about joint replacement surgery and motivated to get back on their feet often have the most positive outcomes. Hip or knee joint replacement surgery patients at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton Medical Centers can do just that by participating in the free Methodist Joint Academy. Better ...

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By Nancy Simon, CNO, Methodist Health System Becoming a nurse leader doesn’t just happen. It takes dedication, commitment, and a willingness to learn on the part of the nurse as well as the hospital. Effective leaders use their passion for caring as a foundation upon which they build their future careers. Successful organizations, ones where nurses want to work and build their ...

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By Tammy Pikey, RN, CMSRN Methodist Charlton Medical Center Spending 12 hours — or more — making the rounds at your hospital can really take a toll on your feet. You work hard, but your shoes shouldn’t be hard on your feet. While no one shoe is right for all clinicians, here are smart tips to follow for happier feet. 1. It’s all in the toes. Toes carry your weight and help ma ...

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By Tammy Beaumont, BSN, RN, BC, CBN Methodist Dallas Medical Center You know all the usual healthy habits for proper weight management, but putting your health care education and training into practice is another story. Following a healthy diet and regular exercise program take time and energy. For many of us, long shifts and irregular work hours zap our time and our energ ...

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strong>By Cathy Crawford, RN Methodist Dallas Medical Center Nurses play a vital role in caring for and supporting stroke patients and their families. As patients prepare to return home after having a stroke, it is important to educate them about lifestyle changes they may need to make to reduce their risk for recurrent stroke, as well as help them be as independent as possi ...

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