I will be graduating from an HIT program and will be taking the RHIT exam. Where I currently live I am not seeing many jobs in the field. Does anyone know what cities have more employment opportunities?
I would suggest that you check AHIMA’s website for job opportunities. You can select the option to list all jobs, or be specific for your area. Also you can search Monster.com and another option is LinkedIn, which is a great network connection to try. If you are interested in any particular area, search their state association website for any current job openings in the field. The jobs are out there, keep searching!!!
Certified HIM professionals have from now until the end of 2013 to earn CEUs in preparation for ICD-10. Do you have advice for completing CEUs?
First I would suggest you check you state and or local HIM association. Many are offering sessions for ICD-10 preparation. You can also check out AHIMA’s website. There are many options for attaining your CEUs. I am doing E-learning courses from AHIMA on the subject of ICD-10 to complete my CEUs.
A recent Advance article discusses how to facilitate a stressful conversation with grace and tact, whether it pertains to a boss, coworker, colleague, patient, or group of individuals. Have you found yourself in difficult situation at work before?
This article was excellent with many ideas that can be implemented to assist with difficult conversations in the workplace. Being a Director for HIM for many years, now turned educator, I have had many difficult conversations. It does not get any easier. The two points that stood out to me, was being prepared for the conversation by practicing with a trusted peer at work, (usually someone in Human Resources can be a great resource).
The second point was to not make it a personal attack on the person. Always come from the point of “the impact to the work”. Showing an interest and genuine concern on how you can assist a person or persons to improve the quality of the work that is required. I have had employees get upset quickly, and you have to diffuse this quickly. Taking a brief break or perhaps rescheduling may have to take place, but I try to calmly speak, reassurance with the situation, so the discussion can continue at that point.
No matter what the difficulty is that has to be discussed, being respectful, patient and supportive will show that you are interested in the person and are concerned with the issue.