Healthcare can cover so many different avenues. In this article I will be distinguishing some of the different areas of healthcare and giving a brief overview of what that particular area handles.
Firstly there is allied health. This covers medical professions that are not doctors, dentists or nurses. For example, a pharmacist, they are often specialised in some field or another, and will hold a relevant degree within that area. They often work within a multidisciplinary health team, meaning they support those roles more on the frontline of medicine such as doctors or nurses.
Next there is mental health. This is pretty self-explanatory, but also covers a wide range of professions such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, case workers and mental health nurses. Usually professionals in this field will have studied courses at university relevant to mental health. The exception to this are mental health nurses and psychiatrists who would have done a broader based degree within medicine and then specialised at a later date.
Thirdly, there is health science. This often deals more with the research side of healthcare. Such as study, research and experiments. In short though it uses the knowledge of medicine, and newly gained knowledge of medicine to help the other branches of healthcare.
Another area is imaging healthcare. This refers to professionals and machines that help produce images of the interior of the body. The most famous examples being CT scans and X rays. There is an array of professionals within this field, varying from technicians to nurses. These sorts of jobs are nearly always based in hospitals due to the complex technicality of the machines that are being operated.
Last but definitely not least there is nursing. Nurses are the backbone to healthcare, they often have the highest patient interaction, and are what allows the large oiled machine of healthcare to be at the efficient level it needs to be. Nurses often specialise in a whole range of different areas, and there will be nurse professions associated to every aspect of healthcare imaginable.
Sanctuary Health is part of one of the UK’s largest independent recruitment company, Sanctuary Personnel Limited. It covers all of these different areas of healthcare discussed above. It is always extremely easy to send your CV to Sanctuary Health, so if you see a general area, or specific career that you have experience in, and are looking for a new job, finding it through Sanctuary might be worth considering.