Professional Development 2022

Professional Development Week is September 12-16, 2022.

Based on team member feedback from the 2021 engagement survey, “Growth and Development” was selected as one of four focus areas for organization-wide recovery planning. An advisory group of frontline team members and best-practice leaders were assembled to conduct root-case problem solving and develop meaningful recommendations to positively impact the team member and patient experience. One of the first deliverables stemming from their work is a week dedicated to highlighting ‘hot jobs’ in healthcare, a focus on resources that support professional development, and some good old-fashioned fun – The Augusta Health Way.

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Monday, 9/12 – A Focus on Nursing & Clinical Support (CMA, LPN, PCT, Surg Tech) Careers

Departmental Activities & EventsSponsored Learning and Development Opportunities
Stop by to learn about career pathways, receive professional development resources, or just to get a glimpse into the daily lives of your colleagues:
 
Nursing Professional Practice
– Resource table: 11:00-1:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm in ACC 3  
Augusta Medical Group Community Practices
– Resource table: 11:00-1:00pm in the Mannix Conference Room
Check out this insightful TikTok video depicting a day in the life of an office practice Nurse (coming soon).
 
‘Behind the Doors’ of the Operating Room
Register in advance for a 30-minute tour 2:00-4:00pm
 
Participate in the Home Health’s contest for a chance to win a $100 gas card or get lucky in the random drawing to win a free car wash: here.
 
 
– Myers Briggs Workshop (Richard Covington)
 
– Outlook Tips to Increase Productivity and Confidence (Trisha Fillion)
 
– Augusta Health Nursing Scholars Program 
 
 
Catalog of self-paced learning modules available in HealthStream. Specific course recommendations are highlighted daily.

Tuesday, 9/13 – A Focus on Therapy Services & Respiratory Care Careers

Departmental Activities & EventsSponsored Learning and Development Opportunities
Learn more about your colleagues in Professional Services by participating in the interactive opportunities outlined below:
 
Therapy Services
– Resource table: 8:00-10:00am & 5:00-7:00pm in ACC 3
– Shadowing opportunities coordinated in-person at the event
– Enter for a chance to win a gift basket
 
Respiratory Care
– Interactive intubation activity: 11:00-1:00pm in the Blue Ridge Café
Register in advance for a 1-hour shadowing opportunity (4 total–am & pm)
– Test your knowledge of Respiratory Care by taking a short quiz). The first randomly drawn submission with all the correct answers will receive a Littman Cardiology IV stethoscope
 

Career Growth: How to Market Yourself (Jody Goellner, Director, Talent Acquisition)
 
 
Catalog of self-paced learning modules available in HealthStream. Specific course recommendations are highlighted daily.

Wednesday, 9/14 – A Focus on Radiology Careers

Departmental Activities & EventsLearning and Development Opportunities
Did you know, the new 3T magnet in the Outpatient Pavilion will have a magnetic field that is 60,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field? Stop by to engage with the team and receive more information about the exciting modalities within Radiology. 
 
Radiology
– Resource table and interactive PPE activity: 8:00-10:00am (Mannix Conference Room) & 5:00-7:00pm (3W)
– Shadowing opportunities coordinated in-person at the event
– Test your knowledge of Radiology by taking a short quiz. The first randomly drawn submission with all the correct answers will receive a Littman Cardiology IV stethoscope

Radiation Oncology
Register in advance for a 1-hour tour
 
Vendors and Educational Providers onsite: 11:00-2:00pm in ACC 3
– American Sentinel College
– Augusta Health Credit Union
– Blue Ridge Community College
– Mary Baldwin University – Nursing and Physician Assistant
– Post University
– Valley Career & Technical Center
 
 
 -Taking Back Your Time (Sherri Carter)
 
– Building & Fostering an Inclusive Culture (Lori Showalter)
 
 
Catalog of self-paced learning modules available in HealthStream. Specific course recommendations are highlighted daily.

Thursday, 9/15 – A Focus on Fitness & Patient Access Careers

Departmental Activities & EventsLearning and Development Opportunities
Fitness and Patient Access are two groups that know how to create a lasting impression. Flex your planking prowess, sign-up for a departmental tour, or stop by to learn about careers opportunities in these areas on the frontlines of serving our community.  
 
Fitness
– Resource table:  8:00-10:00am & 5:00-7:00pm in ACC 3
– Stop by to compete in a plank-off contest to win a personal training package valued at $150
– Increase your knowledge of basic stretches that you can do at any time, in any environment to improve your physical and mental health.
Desk Stretches and Office Stretches
 
Patient Access
– Department tours scheduled in advance
Register in advance for a 30-minute tour
– Stop by the resource table or enter to win one of four random drawings for $50 cash prize
 
 
– Service Recovery is the job of: A) Patient Experience, B) Patient Advocate, C) ME, D) All the Above (Shelley Payne and Harold Sanders)
 
– Introduction to Problem Solving Techniques for Team Members (Megan Howell)

 
 Catalog of self-paced learning modules available in HealthStream. Specific course recommendations are highlighted daily.

Friday, 9/16 – A Focus on Laboratory Services & Pharmacy Careers

Departmental Activities & EventsLearning and Development Opportunities
Their work is oftentimes hidden but vitally important to our daily operations. Take a moment to learn more about these two instrumental teams and the peace of mind they provide to our patients and the community.  
 
Pharmacy
– Resource table and interactive counting activity: 8:00-10:00am & 3:00-5:00pm at the Outpatient Pharmacy
– Outpatient shadowing opportunities coordinated in-person at the event

– Roundtable discussion facilitated by the inpatient Pharmacy leadership team. Conference Room C, 9-11 am. Sign up here.

Topics:
Inpatient Pharmacy Technicians: How their role differs from outpatient responsibilities. 340B explanations, and Buyer Role and Responsibilities.
 
Laboratory
– Register in advance for an interactive tour to learn about:
Clinical Lab Scientist Careers- 10:00-2:00
Support Services Careers– Phlebotomy, Outreach Services, and Specimen Processing – 10:00-2:00
A day-in-the-life of a Laboratory team member – 2:00-3:00
 
– DISC Communication Styles (Cindy Young)

– Giving & Receiving Feedback (Richard Covington)

Catalog of self-paced learning modules available in HealthStream. Specific course recommendations are highlighted daily.