Healthcare Workforce Transitioning : Competency Conversations through World Café book cover
1st Edition

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning
Competency Conversations through World Café

ISBN 9781032093512
Published June 30, 2021 by Productivity Press
196 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Healthcare Workforce Transitioning shares with educators and healthcare professionals alike the awareness, integration, and partnership that results from a successful process of framing a Healthcare Management Program around core competencies. To transition toward a successful healthcare career requires proficiencies in communication, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare environment, and business skills. Competencies provide context to curriculum construction and build awareness of the role this standard plays in a career-ready workforce. Integrating professional development and service learning into co-curricular activities further strengthens outcomes. Partnering with healthcare professionals through ongoing World Café conversations, contributes a touchstone about expectations and accountabilities to be successful in a career.

This book draws on the World Café methodology, guidelines, and vignettes in developing performance assessment, coaching, training, and performance reviews. The author provides lessons learned throughout the text to illustrate the points made in the chapters. It also provides a proven participatory methodology applied to competency exploration, application, and authentication.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Healthcare Competencies: Framework for a Program. Chapter 2. Professional Development Portfolios. Chapter 3. World Café. Chapter 4. Healthcare Communication Competency. Chapter 5. Healthcare Leadership Competency. Chapter 6. Healthcare Professionalism Competency. Chapter 7. Healthcare Environment Competency. Chapter 8. Business Skills Competency. Chapter 9. Healthcare Workforce Transitioning.

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Anne L. Drabczyk, PhD, is Program Director and faculty for the bachelorette Healthcare Management Program at Indian River State College on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Dr. Drabczyk has over 40 years of healthcare leadership experience, and earned a doctorate degree in Public Health from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She holds both a master's degree in Health Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education and Psychology from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She is certified in the Appreciative Inquiry Positive Business and Social Change protocol from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

In former positions, Dr. Drabczyk was the National Program Director for the Advanced Practice Center for Public Health Preparedness at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC. She was Principal Investigator for The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice, where she liaised with the state of Ohio Department of Health to develop and execute strategic preparedness initiatives. Dr. Drabczyk has been a consultant for several clients in the public health enterprise, and Interim CEO, directing reorganization of a national healthcare association. With over 22 years as an adjunct faculty and consultant for the Emergency Training Center/National Fire Academy, Dr. Drabczyk specialized in course development and teaching in community risk reduction, resiliency, and leadership.

Dr. Drabczyk lives in Stuart Florida with her husband Toby.