Healthcare Training Solutions & How To Spot The Best Options
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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of quality healthcare training. The standard of your patient care depends directly on the qualifications of your staff, and it’s not always easy to know what kind of training people have when you first hire them. In a 2018 survey of hospital staffing leaders, 24% of respondents said that their HR departments often have to hire so quickly, it’s not always possible to be confident in applicants’ qualifications.
No one wants to put a staff member on the floor without full confidence in their abilities. Whether you're looking for training programs for existing staff or healthcare staffing solutions that match you with well-qualified candidates, here's what to look for in healthcare training solutions.
1. Hands-On Learning Opportunities
Would you want to have your blood drawn by a phlebotomist who’s never taken a sample from a patient? Experiential learning is central to clinical success, so any quality healthcare training source you consider should offer a hands-on component.
That doesn’t mean you have to discount online programs or their graduates. MedCerts, for example, integrates training simulations and 3D virtual scenarios into each of its online healthcare education offerings. Students also have opportunities to build real-world experience through internships, externships, shadowing and more.
2. Personalized Training Options
Every student is different, so quality healthcare training can’t be one-size-fits-all. Avoid pre-packaged training solutions and look for providers that put students’ and employers’ goals first.
MedCerts offers a wide variety of career training and certification programs, each suited to a different hiring need. Employers can also sign up for our fully customizable Learning Management System, which lets you pick and choose the courses that you need to offer. You can even add your internal materials to the package so that trainees get exactly the education you want them to have.
3. Student Support and Mentorship
MedCerts doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter education, and neither should you. Hands-off learning is much too risky for the healthcare industry, where patients’ lives and well-being depend on your staff’s ability to provide quality care. You want a training provider that will let students ask questions, express confusion, and seek out help — before they’re on the floor with patient care in their hands.
That’s why MedCerts offers one-on-one support for all students. That includes technical support as well as subject matter assistance and help with exam prep. Our Learning Management System even monitors student progress, so if something goes wrong, our one-on-one experts can step in and guide students to success.
4. Partnership Programs
An entry-level employee from a trusted training school is worth their weight in gold. You can save your organization significant amounts of time and money by partnering with a training provider like MedCerts.
MedCerts offers healthcare staffing solutions based on employer needs. Depending on the employer, that might mean:
First Option Employer access to qualified MedCerts graduates
A custom recruiting campaign suited to your vacancies
As a partner, you can source and train staff based on your practice's needs, and that translates to more efficient staffing.
At MedCerts, we know you need to trust your employees’ training provider, whether they train as employees or before they come to you. That’s why we provide hands-on learning and one-on-one support for students, plus customized recruiting and internal training for employers.