There is much more to being a professional than simply acquiring the best training and skills. Becoming an expert in your field is only one part of earning the respect of clients and colleagues. A large part of achieving recognition as a professional has to do with the way that you present yourself to others. It is a mind-set that becomes easier to apply as you progress further and becomes an inspiration for others to follow.
There are Five Important Keys to Being a True Professional: • Character • Attitude • Excellence • Competency • Conduct
These five keys cover 30 important concepts, such as being responsible and accountable, developing respect, doing what is right and learning how to project a professional image.
What is expected from a Professional? • Self-Respect • Accept Personal Responsibility • Respect for others • Respect the experience
• Respect for others and their rights
• Know your boundaries/ limits
• Stay out of others affairs
• NO GOSSIP
Why are boundaries important?
• Communicate clearly
• All personnel information should be kept strictly confidential
• Do not discuss co-workers with others especially about health or health care.
• Do not feed into the office gossip
Why is professionalism important?
Professionalism encompasses a worker's behaviour, appearance, and workplace ethics. Employees who have high standards of professionalism