Learn About the Gigs of SkillGigs Healthcare Marketplace
The healthcare industry is a promising one with endless opportunities. You can be a nurse, be in home health, or even work in a lab. The choice is yours. At SkillGigs, we take great pride in being part of many healthcare professionals’ careers, regardless of the path they choose. SkillGigs healthcare is divided by modalities or treatment types, to make it easier for you to understand what roles/specialities fall in what focus area.
We hope you find this information valuable if you are contemplating any of these roles. SkillGigs understands the healthcare industry, the expectations for roles, and what is in high demand now to help you land a job fast.
SkillGigs has many roles available in the registered nurse career, ready for you to match with. Starting with the four high-in-demand specialties:
- Med Surg (Medical Surgical) – provides direct care to patients with various illnesses and ailments. They also may attend to acutely ill patients, manage the disease, and/or prepare for or recover from surgery.
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit) – specializes in providing care to critically ill patients in intensive care units in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Duties include evaluating the patient’s condition, administering treatment, and providing support through recovery.
- ER (Emergency Room) – provides critical care to patients in the emergency room, from assessment of symptoms/injuries to cleaning wounds, drawing blood, and assisting doctors and other medical personnel to facilitate a quick and thorough investigation of the patient.
- OR (Operating Room Nurse) – provides support to the physician performing surgery on a patient by handing surgical instruments and overseeing care during the procedure to ensure the operating room remains sterile and safe for medical staff and patients.
Other critical specialties under the nursing focus area that SkillGigs has opportunities for are:
- Behavioral Health
In home health, medical professionals are responsible for helping their patients with day-to-day tasks, including bathing and administering medications in their own homes.
- Home Health RN (Registered Nurse) – this is the nurse in charge of ensuring patients are comfortable, following doctor’s orders, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with medications and movement.
- Hospice LPN – in charge of providing care, support, and comfort to patients facing a difficult time at the end of their lives. A plan is developed to ensure needs are met, checkups are carried out, and family members understand each step.
Other roles in home health include:
- Home Health LPN
- Hospice RN
- Home Health Case Manager
- Home Health Clinical Manager
- Home Infusion RN
A Cath lab or catheterization laboratory is an exam room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to see heart arteries and chambers and ultimately treat any abnormalities found.
- Cath Lab RN – assists cardiologist during the catheterization process, from preparation before and after the procedure to ensure the patient is in good health for surgery and after.
- Cath Lab Tech – assists patients with implanted cardiac devices and provides a diagnostic evaluation of patients’ cardiac rhythm.
Other roles include:
- Cath Lab Director
- Cath Lab Manager
- EP RN
- EP Tech
- Interventional Radiology
The laboratory plays a vital role in patient care, diagnosing diseases from screening test procedures such as blood samples to urine samples.
- Medical Technologist – responsible for testing blood or bodily fluids from sweat to tissue samples to assist doctors in making informed decisions about treatment plans
- Pathologist Assistant – provides therapeutic techniques for rehabilitating patients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing, and cognitive disorders.
Other laboratory roles include:
- Lab Assistant
- Lab Director/Manager
- Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Treating patients suffering from heart and lung conditions that affect breathing and blood circulation are the cases you will work on daily.
- RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) – assists in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with pulmonary disorders. Collecting and analyzing sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases to ensure there are no impaired functions
- CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) – this is the entry level before becoming an RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist) if you desire.
Other roles include:
- Polysomnographic Technician/Technologist
- EKG – Electrocardiogram
- Respiratory Care Practitioner
- Anesthesia Technician
A long-term care medical professional is responsible for caring for patients who require extended medical care.
- CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) – involved in patient care from changing dressings, assisting with feeding and bathing of patients, taking vital signs, and much more to ensure patients are following treatment plans
- LPN (Licensed Practical Nurses) – provide routine care, observe patients’ health, assist doctors and registered nurses, and communicate instructions to patients regarding medication, home-based care, and preventative lifestyle changes
- Medical Assistant – complete administrative and clinical tasks in offices, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities, working with physicians and other medical professionals, to complete tasks such as filing insurance forms or providing clinical care when patients need it.
Other roles include:
- Clinic LPN
- COVID Screener LPN
- COVID Screener Medical Assistant
- Director of Nursing
- LTC RN
- Medication Aide
- Vaccine Administration LPN
Working in radiology, you are exposed to medical equipment that takes quality images within the bodies of humans.
CT (Computed Tomography) Tech – this medical professional provides high-quality diagnostic CT images by preparing and administering various contrast mixtures using a CT scanner to diagnose medical conditions
Other roles include:
- Mammography Tech
- Diagnostic Radiology RN
SkillGigs supports allied health roles. The roles are composed of several grouping types but fall under “allied” to highlight critical non-doctor or non-nurse roles. Allied health professionals aim to prevent, diagnose and treat various conditions and illnesses and often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide the best patient outcomes.
Radiology under allied health are:
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Tech
- Nuclear Medicine Tech
- Rad Tech
- Radiation Therapist
- Ultrasound Gen/ Echo/Vascular
Therapy under allied health are:
- Physical Therapist (PT)
- Occupational Therapist (OT)
- Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
- Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)
- Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Laboratory under allied health are:
- Medical Technician
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