The U.S. health care workforce comprises both clinical and nonclinical professionals

The U.S. health care workforce comprises both clinical and nonclinical professionals

The U.S. health care workforce comprises both clinical and nonclinical professionals 150 150 Peter

Develop a PowerPoint presentation of 12-15 slides, complete with speaking notes, discussing the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals.

Introduction

The U.S. health care workforce comprises both clinical and nonclinical professionals. The field is very diverse, with professionals coming from all over the world. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and pharmacists are only a few of the many types of clinical professionals. On the nonclinical side, administrators, financial analysts, information analysts, billing specialists, and collection specialists are just a few types of nonclinical professionals. All of these individuals come from different backgrounds and must work together to ensure the best patient experience and highest quality care possible.

To ensure high quality care, health care professionals must be aware of, and comply with, laws designed to protect patients. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a very far-reaching law that has directly impacted not only health care professionals, but also patients (Niles, 2021). Most organizations have annual training requirements to ensure all employees are aware of the regulations as they relate to their specific job functions. Ethical issues such as treatment of the terminally ill, genetic testing, cloning, organ donation, and euthanasia are additional topics that further challenge health care professionals. As a health care administrator, you must understand the laws and ethical standards to which you are held.

Predicting the future of our complex health care system is very difficult. As leaders in our field, it is our responsibility to stay on top of current issues and laws and to be visionaries for our organizations. Subscribing to e-mail bulletins and alerts from the various governmental agencies is one way to stay abreast of changing regulations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS.gov, and Healthcare.gov are excellent resources that all administrators should check on a regular basis. Government, technology, and the changing financial landscape will all continue to impact and change the health care industry (Niles, 2021), and as health care administrators, we must be prepared to quickly respond.

Reference

Niles, N. J. (2021). Basics of the U.S. health care system (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Demonstration of Proficiency

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:

· Competency 3: Analyze roles and responsibilities of health care professionals.

. Explain the need for health care management professionals.

. Describe three clinical job roles that did not exist 50 years ago.

. Compare and contrast the roles of nurse practitioner and physician assistant.

. Describe the role of the attending physician in terms of his or her responsibility to manage the care of the patient.

. Explain how health care administrators interact with direct care professionals.

· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others.

. Produce a presentation that conveys understanding of the topic, its context, and its relevance.

. Use academic writing conventions such as APA formatting and citation style, or others as required.

. Produce writing that includes minimal grammar, usage, and mechanical errors, including spelling.

Instructions

After a recent promotion to chief operating officer (COO) at your hospital, you have been asked to give a presentation to new students of health care administration at the local community college. Your presentation will discuss the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals. Using the resources provided plus at least two other peer-reviewed articles based on your own research, develop a PowerPoint presentation of 12–15 slides, complete with speaking notes. Address the following:

· Describe the need for health care management professionals.

· Describe three clinical job roles that did not exist 50 years ago.

· Discuss the differences and similarities between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant.

· Describe the role of the attending physician in terms of his or her responsibility to manage the care of the patient.

· Explain how health care administrators interact with direct care professionals.

You might want to (but do not have to) organize your presentation using the following outline:

· Slide 1: Title of the Presentation.

· Slide 2: Brief explanation of the purpose of the presentation.

· Slides 3–6: What Is a Health Care Professional and Why Do We Need Them?

. Describe the need for health care management professionals.

. Describe three clinical job roles that did not exist 50 years ago.

· Slides 6–8: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

. Describe each role.

. Discuss the differences and similarities between a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant.

· Slides 9–10: Attending Physicians and Management of Care.

. Describe the role of the attending physician in terms of his/her responsibility to manage the care of the patient.

· Slides 11–12: Administrators and Clinicians.

. Describe the two roles.

. Explain how health care administrators interact with direct care professionals.

· Slide 13–14: Conclusions.

Presentation Requirements

Your presentation should consist of:

· A minimum of 12–15 bulleted slides.

· Speaker notes that fully explain each slide.

· A minimum of two peer-reviewed references.

· Appropriate APA citations and peer-reviewed references on each slide, as necessary.

General Guidelines for PowerPoint

· Keep the design simple. Font: Arial or Verdana, size 24-point, minimum.

· Keep the slides concise: 5–7 bullet points per slide and 5–7 words per bullet. Use speaker notes to explicate the bullets.