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ERIC Number: ED019063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 28
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HARRISBURG TRI-COUNTY HEALTH MANPOWER SURVEY REPORT. PRELIMINARY.
RATNER, MURIEL
THE HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE COOPERATED WITH TWO HOSPITALS IN A SURVEY OF THE AREA'S NEEDS FOR HEALTH TECHNICIANS. DATA, COLLECTED BY QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEYS OF DOCTORS AND DENTISTS AND BY INTERVIEWS WITH ADMINISTRATORS OF HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INDICATED THAT (1) A 60-PERCENT INCREASE IN HEALTH MNAPOWER WAS NEEDED OVER A 9-YEAR PERIOD, (2) ABILITY TO TRAIN PERSONNEL HAD NOT KEPT UP WITH GROWTH OF SERVICE FACILITIES AND BED CAPACITY, (3) HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TENDED TOWARD THE COLLEGE SETTING FOR POST-SECONDARY TECHNICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION, AND FEW PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGES WERE OFFERING HEALTH TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, (4) LOW SALARIES WERE A DETERRENT TO RECRUITMENT, AS WAS THE LIMITED CAREER MOBILITY IN SUCH FIELDS. QUESTIONS OF APPROPRIATE USE OF AVAILABLE PERSONNEL AROSE DURING THE STUDY. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT EDUCATION OF HEALTH TECHNICIANS COULD BEST BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, WHICH WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO COORDINATE CLINICAL FACILITIES, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, AND RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT OF TRAINEES, (WO)
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Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Harrisburg)