DISPELLING THE MYTHS OF THE DARK SIDE
It seems that many healthcare professionals view the private sector as the Dark Side of Medicine where the patients are all divas and the procedures are all about Botox. This is, however, just a myth
There are many myths surrounding the potential for career development, opportunities for progression and quality of learning and development in the independent healthcare sector.
Read on to find some facts which may surprise you……
Fact 1 – Education opportunities are well developed within the independent sector and the vast majority of organizations provide education and training for their staff Development opportunities are widespread ranging from the ability to take a degree, to learning about marketing and the business environment. Many organizations work in partnership with Higher Education institutions.
Fact 2 – With the wide scope of services offered in this industry, health practitioners won’t have a problem to find a place to start a career in the independent health sector. In fact, thanks to closer collaboration and joint ventures between the NHS and the private health industry, the opportunities are expanding by the day.
Fact 3 – Besides offering health professionals numerous opportunities to develop and prosper, this fast-growing sector is already establishing a prominent place in the UK’s health industry. The NHS has acknowledged this and more collaboration opportunities between the two sectors are utilized. The independent health sector involves a wide variety of establishments and services. In England alone the industry comprises approximately 42 500 health organizations that include acute, maternity and mental health hospitals and hospices. Services such as in vitro fertilization, dialysis, endoscopy, laser, intense pulsed light source and termination of pregnancies are offered.
Fact 4 – Another benefit is the fact that many of the employers offer medical health insurance as part of their employment contract, these benefits also includes immediate family cover after a certain length of employment.
Fact 5 – The Independent Sector employs highly skilled and experienced staff. It provides career opportunities for nurses and healthcare professionals to progress within their profession and to move between sectors. By working in the independent sector, you’ll be demonstrating that you have the necessary breadth and depth of experience and partnership working skills, to support a collaborative approachbetween the NHS and independent providers to treating patients.
With the wide scope of services offered in this industry, health practitioners won’t have a problem to find a place to start a career in the independent health sector. In fact, thanks to closer collaboration and joint ventures between the NHS and the private health industry, the opportunities are expanding by the day.
To help you find that perfect occupation, MMA Healthcare Recruitment has teamed up with several leading independent healthcare organizations. For more career information on the independent health sector contact Melinda Moolman, industry expert on 0118 9879240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org