ERIC Number: EJ802714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Allied Health Care Employees' Workplace Skills and Competencies: Are They Prepared?
McClain, Clifford R.; McClain, Mildred A.
Career and Technical Education Research, v32 n2 p99-113 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which allied health care providers considered the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS, 1991) and competencies as those that are necessary for entry level employment in the allied health care industry. The extent that allied health care supervisors and managers perceived their entry level employees as sufficiently possessing SCANS skills and competencies was also determined. Existing differences between the two data sets were then examined. This study suggested that the workplace basic skills and competencies identified in the SCANS report were perceived to be valid and necessary for the allied health care industry. Furthermore, the study indicated that "skill gaps" exist between perceived allied health care industry requirements and perceived entry level skills and competencies of entry level employees. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Employees, Allied Health Personnel, Competence, Entry Workers, Job Skills, Administrator Attitudes, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada