An article that speak to the other side of the coin in relationship to How to recruit top IT talent as opposed to How to get your foot in the door for a NI/IT job
Take note of the content related to have experience with and understanding the clinicians' work flow....
As leaders in health IT, we are all too well aware of the challenges involved in attracting and retaining top-grade talent. As we are confronted with ever more complex challenges in our health care landscape, we are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit people who can take leadership roles in moving projects forward and, simultaneously, be able to credibly interact with doctors, nurses, and other clinicians in our provider settings. How can we get in front of this conundrum and proactively bring the best and the brightest to our provider organizations?
Sep 2, '11
The article was eye-opening in that hiring managers want various HIT talents even those willing to learn. I know of colleagues who would like to have students (healthcare or nursing informatics) assist them with projects. The challenge always is finding the students and/or healthcare professionals (who want to learn).
Is there a common place (e.g., web site, discussion forums, professional associations) where healthcare informatics professionals, students, hiring managers, and project managers (or anyone seeking students or professionals willing to learn) can post this kind of information?
The first thing that comes to mind are professional associations, such as ANIA-CARING, HIMSS, AMIA-NIWG, and Alliance for Nursing Informatics (which were mentioned in the “How to Get Started in Nursing Informatics” post and the article). These are places where students and professionals can network and discover opportunities and talents within their state and/or region.
Thank you for posting “How to Get Started in Nursing Informatics” located at the top of this forum! I know this will be of Great Help to many students and professionals!
Last edit by infosysnurs on Sep 2, '11