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Title: Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker Author: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Last modified by: Box User Created Date: 9/2/2009 2:23:22 PM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Career interests P2,5,6

Career interests P2,5,6
  • Optometrist
  • Optometry
  • Paramedic x2
  • Pharmacist x3
  • Psychiatric Medicine x3
  • Psychologist x2
  • Physical Therapy x8
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Sports Training x2
  • Fitness
  • Physician
  • Doctor
  • Surgeon x2
  • Plastic Surgeon x2
  • ER Physician
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon (Brain) x3
  • Administrative jobs
  • Medicare
  • Chiropractic x3
  • Dental
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dietician x2
  • Electrocardiograph Technician
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Hematologist
  • Holistic Health
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Medical Assistant
  • Meditation
  • Microbiologist
  • Military Career
  • Mortuary Sciences
  • Nurse

Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker
  • Unit 3

Personal and Professional Characteristics
  • Certain personal attitudes, values, and rules of
    appearance apply to all health care professions.
  • It is an appearance that inspires confidence and
    a positive self-image.

Personal and Professional Characteristics
  • Research shows that within twenty seconds to 4
    minutes people form an impression about a person
    based on their appearance.

5 Factors That Contribute to Good Health
  • Health care professionals promote health and
    disease prevention. A health care worker should
    present a healthy appearance.
  • Diet
  • Rest
  • Exercise
  • Good Posture
  • Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and drugs

Personal Appearance
  • In health care it is importance to have a clean,
    neat and professional appearance.
  • Know what is rules are established at your place
    of employment.
  • Who are
  • these guys?

Professional Appearance
  • Uniforms
  • Clothing
  • Name Badge
  • Shoes
  • Personal hygiene
  • Nails
  • Hair
  • Jewelry
  • Make up

Personal Characteristics
  • Many personal/professional characteristics and
    attitudes are required in health occupations.
  • Make every effort to develop the following
    characteristics and incorporate them into your

Personal Characteristics
  • Empathy being able to understand another
    persons feelings, situation, and motives

Personal Characteristics
  • Honesty truthfulness and integrity are
    important in any career

Personal Characteristics
  • Dependability employers and patients rely on
    you, so you must accept responsibility by being
    prompt to work and doing your job accurately and

Personal Characteristics
  • Willingness to learn You must be willing to
    adapt to change. Change often requires learning
    new techniques or procedures.

Personal Characteristics
  • Patience tolerant and understanding
  • Acceptance of Criticism criticism can be
    constructive and allow you to improve your work

Personal Characteristics
  • Enthusiasm enjoy your work and display a
    positive attitude
  • Self-motivated ability to begin and follow
    through on a task. Set goals and work to attain

Personal Characteristics
  • Tact the ability to do and say the kindest and
    most fitting thing in a difficult situation.
  • Competence you are qualified and capable to
    perform a task.

Personal Characteristics
  • Responsibility willing to be held accountable
    for your actions.
  • Discretion use good judgment in what you say or
    do. Confidentiality is important.
  • Team Player learn to work well with others.
    Working together can accomplish a goal much
    faster than individually.

Bell 9/19
  • WHO AM I?
  • Everyday this person scored himself on 13
    different virtues (A virtue is a positive trait
    or quality, moral excellence) including
    sincerity, justice, moderation, silence,
    humility, tranquility, etc. He stated
  • though I never arrived at the perfection I had
    been so ambitious to obtaining, but fell far
    short of it, yet as I was, by the endeavor, a
    better and happier man than I otherwise should
    have been had I not attempted it.
  • Virtues

  • Teamwork consists of many professionals, with
    different levels of educations, ideas,
    backgrounds, and interests, working together for
    the benefit of the patient.
  • Teamwork improves communication and continuity of
  • A leader is an important part of every team.
  • Good interpersonal relationships are essential.
  • The Golden Rule (treat others as you would want
    to be treated) should be the main rule of team
  • Teamwork
  • Teamwork2

The Golden Rules of Teamwork
  • 1.  Help each other to be RIGHT - not wrong.
  • 2.  Look for ways to make New ideas work - not
    for reasons why they will not work.
  • 3.  If in doubt  - Check it Out.  Don't make
    negative assumptions about one another.
  • 4.  Help each other Win and take pride in each
    other's successes. 
  • US, WE, OUR, TOGETHER,  not they, them, their,
    those guys.
  • 5. Speak Positively about each other, help those
    who make mistakes learn.
  • 6. Maintain a positive attitude.  Work to improve
    the situation no matter what that situation is.
  • 7.  Act with initiative and courage as if
    everyone depends on you.
  • 8.  Do everything with Enthusiasm for nothing is
    as contagious as success.
  • 9. Whenever you can remember to Give things away
    rather than take them away  Give Respect,
    Recognition, Power, Support, Compassion, Help.
  • 10.  Never give up.

Professional Leadership
  • Leadership
  • The skill or ability to encourage people to work
    together and do their best to achieve common
  • A leader is defined as an individual who leads or
    guides others, or who is in charge to command
  • In a group, every member who makes a contribution
    to an idea can be considered a leader.
  • Leadership in a group passes from person to
    person as each individual contributes to the
    groups goal.

Professional Leadership
  • Leaders are frequently classified as one of three
    types based on how they perform their leadership
  • Democratic leader encourages the participation
    of all individuals in decisions. Listens to
    others opinions.
  • Laissez-faire leader informal type of leader,
    will have minimal rules, group functions with
    little or no direction.
  • Autocratic often called a dictator, maintains
    total rule, makes all decisions.

Bell work 09/21
  • Recall the leadership styles we discussed
  • Are you a leader? What type are you?

Show your leadership and teamwork
  • Simon Says
  • Everyone must do whatever Simon says, as long as
    Simon prefaces his or her request with the
    phrase, "Simon says ..." So "Simon says, stand on
    one foot" must be complied with, but "Jump up and
    down" should not. Anyone who compiles at the
    wrong time is out. Last one in the game wins --
    and, if you're willing to risk it, becomes the
    next Simon.
  • Red Light, Green Light
  • You're in the middle, with your back to a lineup
    of panting kids. At "Green Light!" they'll
    creep/walk/run toward you -- until you spin and
    holler "Red Light." Anyone who doesn't instantly
    freeze is sent back to Start. First to touch you
    switches places.

  • Working in health care can be very stressful.
    Sometimes you will deal with life and death
  • How do you handle stress?

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  • Stress is the bodys reaction to any stimulus
    that requires a person to adjust to a changing
  • Change always initiates stress.
  • The stimuli (an event) to change, alter behavior,
    or adapt to a situation are stressors.

  • Stressors can be caused by internal or external
  • Internal stress heart attack, cancer
  • External stress new job, marriage, divorce,
  • No matter what the cause, a stressor will cause
    the body to go into alarm or warning mode..the
    fight or flight response.
  • The sympathetic nervous system prepares the
    body for action by releasing the hormone
    adrenaline into the blood stream.

  • Not all stress is harmful.
  • A small amount of stress is essential to an
    individuals well-being because it makes the
    person more alert and raises the energy level.
  • Stress can cause positive feelings such as
    excitement, anticipation, self-confidence, and a
    sense of achievement.

Stress How can you handle it?
  • Stop immediately stop what you are doing to
    break out of the stress response.
  • Breathe take a slow deep breath to relieve the
    physical tension.
  • Reflect think about the problem and the cause of
    the stress.
  • Choose determine how you want to deal with the