Saturday, July 6, 2019

Basics of Being an Employee in a Healthcare System: Focus on Performance Management, a Wisdom-Share Series with Sondra Abanto, MBA

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Wisdom-Share Interview Series with Sondra Abanto, MBA

updated February 2020
This interview series is coming to you from the corner of Courage and Commitment.  After 5 years of military PCS moves, our (Sondra and Megan's) worlds are overlapping again.  So, let's take advantage of it!

This is a relaxed interview series where Megan interviews Sondra about the basics of what to expect when you are an employee in a medium to large organization, with emphasis on health care organizations and asides about working as an integrative health care clinician within the system.  We talk about what to expect in an ideal situation from parameters to resources.

This is a series of interviews we (Megan and Sondra) recorded in winter and spring 2019 where Sondra covers the following topics related to performance management:

  1. employee orientation process basics (onboarding) (video published 2.5.2020)
  2. performance plans (video published 2.12.2020)
  3. cultivating mentor relationships and career path mapping (video published 2.20.2020)
  4. team communication
This series is intended for the acupuncturist or related integrative health care professional working (or interested in working) in hospital-based practice in the U.S., whether the civilian sector or the federal sector of employment.  However, we go over basics that apply to any health care professional employee in the system. This is also a good introduction to this type of work to a professional healthcare student.

Sondra Abanto, MBA, program analyst, has significant experience in both civilian and federal sectors on program and performance management (metrics) who has also trained as an MSA (acupuncture) student.

As of summer 2019, the sessions have finished recording and will be going to the video editor. If you are interested in this interview series, sign up on the landing page email list and you'll be notified when the recordings and related materials are published. Go here to sign up.

As of February 5th, 2020, the playlist for these videos is here. They will each be uploaded and published to this list after they have finished their video edits.

Access all the content from this series, as it becomes available, including the download-able pdf(s) at the online course.

Sponsorship (updated February 2020)
We are still looking for sponsors for this series, if you or your organization is interested in sponsorship, you can sponsor an episode today. If you are interested in sponsoring the entire series as a silver, gold, or platinum sponsor, contact via the website contact page very soon as we would like to start publishing these episodes in early 2020.

Sponsorship helps with the following: out of pocket costs for video editing and hosting and making these sessions publicly available.

You can also provide feedback on the series and what you would like to see more of at the website contact page.

Sponsors of This Interview Series
is sponsored by 
Sandro Graca, Lic. TCM, FABORM

Thank you, Sandro!

Episodes 2-6 are still available for sponsorship, for those of you interested! Go here to learn more or sponsor directly.

Access all the content from this series, as it becomes available, including the download-able pdf(s) at the online course.

Interested in a Different HH Project Interview or Webinar Series?
As of December 2019, there are other interview series that need sponsorship to get off the ground in 2020, including Issues in Hospital PracticeHow Do You Change Healthcare Policy? The WA Workers' Comp Process Story, and the Paths to Practice/Pioneer Perspectives series. Learn more about them and how you can help get them off the ground at our website. Thank you.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Megan Kingsley Gale, MSAOM

Founder and Facilitator of The Hospital Practice Handbook Project for Acupuncturists and their Hospital Sponsors

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