ERIC Number: ED032414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Hiring Standards for Paramedical Manpower.
Horowitz, Morris, A.; Goldstein, Harold M.
In a representative cross-section of 20 Boston Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area's 120 registered hospitals, 524 individuals in 22 paramedical occupations were interviewed regarding their functions and educational backgrounds. In addition, questionnaires regarding hiring policies were directed to the administrators in these hospitals. Among extensive findings were: (1) There were discripancies between "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" job descriptions and those supplied by interviewees, (2) In only a few cases do hospitals regard as too high the entrance requirements and level of preparation encouraged by accrediting agencies and professional societies, (3) Although most hospitals indicated the basic aspects of their hiring standards have been in effect for many years, most considered these to be valid, and (4) Personnel of widely different backgrounds perform the same or similar tasks. Recommendations include: (1) re-examination by hospitals of their total occupational structures to determine job requirements, (2) establishment of relevant hiring standards, (3) expansion of on-the-job training, (4) establishment by educational institutions of realistic entrance requirements, (5) examination by local government of licensing practice in relation to exclusion of the disadvantaged, and (6) development by hospitals of job promotion ladders. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Dept. of Economics.
Note: A report to the Manpower Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor