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Head of Anesthesiology
Responsible for the efficient operation of anesthesia services. Manages a staff of anesthesia technicians and nurses. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 7 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Head of Nursing
Plans and directs all nursing personnel. Develops and implements nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives. Reviews nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards. Ensures that all patients receive the highest quality care. Requires a master's degree in area of specialty and at least 15 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. Typically reports to top management.

Lactation Consultant
Responsible for identifying and correcting lactation problems. May plan and lead breastfeeding classes for expecting mothers. Advises physicians and healthcare providers on lactation problems experienced by patients. Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse with 2-4 years of clinical experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor and/or manager.

Licensed Practical Nurse
Administers nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care. Ensures the health, comfort and safety of patients. Requires a high school diploma, and is certified as a licensed practical nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Home Care
Administers nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care. Ensures the health, comfort and safety of patients in a home care environment. Requires a high school diploma, and is certified as a licensed practical nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Long-Term Care
Administers nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse in a long-term care environment. Participates in the delivery and evaluation of patient care. Ensures the health, comfort, and safety of patients according to facility guidelines. Requires a high school diploma and certification as a licensed practical nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor.

Medical Director
Plans and directs all aspects of an organization's medical policies and programs. Responsible for strategic clinical relationships with physicians; oversees the development of the clinical content in marketing materials; ensures all clinical programs are in compliance; writes research publications appropriate to support clinical service offerings. Requires a degree in medicine with at least 15 years of experience. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to top management.

Medical Records Director
Directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for a medical records department in support of hospital strategic objectives and program planning. Ensures that all health information management practices meet JCAHO and state standards. Oversees budgeting, quality improvement, hiring, evaluation and supervision, etc. Requires a bachelor's degree and have RHIA/RHIT certification with at least 7 years of experience in the field. Generally manages a group of exempt and nonexempt employees. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to an executive.

Medical Social Worker (BSW)
Interviews, coordinates, and plans programs to meet the social and emotional needs of patients and patients' families in a hospital setting. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle. Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager.
 
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