Human Resource Department Role in Healthcare

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Human Resource Department Role in HealthCare
Alysha M. Rivera
HCS/341
August 20, 2012
Teletha Leonard

Let’s start by explaining what the human resource department/management role is any organization. The human resource department employees, handles organizational developments, motivates employees, trains existing and new hires, performance management, communication, benefits, wellness and safety. When it comes to the human resource department in the healthcare industry they handle some of the same things. The differences is that the human resource when it comes to healthcare is more complex in health care the HR department role is physician and nurse recruitment, personnel management, training and performance monitoring, counseling, state and federal regulation education, workplace safety and sanitation, claim handling and labor mediation. Human resource management role in the healthcare industry is to improve quality and satisfaction of the patients in their organization those are their primary goal. Also when working for a human resource department in the healthcare industry HR has to deal with many different departments and helping each reach their goals.

In recruiting and selecting an individual for a position in the healthcare industry the human resource management team must select carefully. HR has to make sure to hire the most qualified individual for the position because to hire a person that is under qualified can lead to a big liability issue for the hospital or clinic. The department has to evaluate all resumes that are submitted carefully and choose the highest qualified individual and set up an interview. They must also consider the responsibilities that come with the position and consider the specification that is required. Any wrong hire can lead to a law suit and cost the organization money and their reputation. When it comes to training and development new hires or the original employees HR has to first choose whether to train on the...
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