Challenges of Employee of Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Professionals

Healthcare Administration

Senior Project Summary

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Selected Topic: As an administrator, address the challenges of employee recruitment and retention of health care professionals. Additional subtopics may include trends in the nursing workforce, shortage of primary care physicians, staff turnover, retention, and staffing patterns.


Write a Senior Project Summary paper on the selected topic from Week One. In your paper include the following:

  1. Title Page
    1. Anticipated title (this may change for the completed project)
    2. Your name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name

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    5. Date submitted
  2. Introduction: Provide a description of your selected topic (i.e., health care trend) and a thesis statement. Identify the organization that you have chosen to address, including why the issue of your selected topic is important to the health care administrators in your organization, and to the health care industry in general. This should be about one-third of a page.
  3. Scope of the Senior Project: This section should summarize the content topics and sub-topics related to the health care trend that will be addressed in the Senior Project.
  4. Discussion: This section should be a constructive and analytical overview of what was found in the scholarly and professional literature. Make sure to discuss the pros/cons or strengths/weaknesses of the stakeholder group impacted (e.g., patient, provider, third-party payer, administrator, legislator, etc.) as applicable. In developing this section, it is important to demonstrate your understanding of the topic and the interventions and influences. This should be about one page.
  5. Conclusion:  Provide a summary of the main effects of the contemporary health care trend on costs, quality, and access to services as it impacts various stakeholder groups.
  6. Reference Page

The Senior Project Summary should be two- to- three pages (excluding title and reference pages) in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Building a Data Warehouse

Building a Data Warehouse

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PowerPoint presentation of 8–10 slides (75–100 words of speaker notes per slide)


The hospital has decided to build an oncology unit, and you are asked to view the planning strategy for the site. As with any business, one must assess the overall strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the location and the business processes. Therefore, you will lead the discussion on some of the problems that they might incur. Complete the following:

  • Define which data sources they might consider using.
  • Evaluate the data.
  • Select the data mining techniques that could be used.
  • Interpret and translate the mining results into an actionable business strategy.


Plan, design, build, and populate a successful Data Warehouse (DW).


Helpful websites:

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The Community Action Plan


Portfolio Project Option #1: The Community Action Plan: Written Report and Slide Presentation

Your Portfolio Project for this class is a community action plan designed to alleviate or correct a public-health issue in your community. Your community can be your business, school, neighborhood, town or city of residence or birth, or county.

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For Option 1, your community action plan will be a professional portfolio that includes a written report and a slide presentation.

Below are some useful sites where you can find examples of the elements of an action plan.

You will incorporate into this final plan any classmates’ critiques that you found useful as well as your instructor’s feedback.

  1. The written report should include:
  • The final case study, with four sections (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Cure, and Prevention). Each section should be about a page in length. Your entire paper must be 4-5 pages in length not counting the title or reference pages, which you must include. APA format
  • You must back up your sections using at least two scholarly articles. You may use readings other than the textbook to meet this requirement.
  • The key community members or partners that you plan on contacting, with an explanation why these individuals or organizations make sense as potential partners. This could include your list of potential partners created in the Week 4 Critical Thinking Assignment Option #1, or your interview of one key partner completed in the Week 4 Critical Thinking Assignment Option #2.
  • A special emphasis on either the demographics of the affected population or the economic implications, depending on what Critical Thinking Assignment you completed for Week 5.
  • A realistic timeline for your plan. Discuss the time needed for campaigning, education, funding, building, and implementation. Use ideas created during Week 6 Critical Thinking Assignments, either the option for an annotated bibliography or that for the brainstorming draft feedback.
  1. The slide presentation describes the problem in your community and your action plan.
  • Your presentation must be 8-10 slides in length, not counting the title and reference slides.
  • You may use a Web-based slide presentation software such as Prezi, for example, or you may use PowerPoint. If you use a Web-based tool, include the URL to your presentation in a Word document and upload it with your presentation.
  • The audience for this presentation will be community members or organizations you wish to educate about the public-health issue and your proposed plan. The purpose of this slide presentation is to educate the audience about the issue. Keep in mind that in real life you will have limited time to convince people of the gravity of the situation and to come on board with their support, so you want to be persuasive and get to the key points quickly and effectively.There is  a sample Power Point attached.

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Describe the main elements of an acceptable use policy

“Acceptable Use Policy” Please respond to the following:

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  • Describe the main elements of an acceptable use policy. Determine the factors that organizations need to consider when developing their acceptable use policy.
  • Determine the special considerations that need to be taken into account when developing the acceptable use policy for different types of users (i.e., employees, system administrators, security personnel, contractors, guests, and auditors).

Question 2: 

“Best Practices for User Domain Policies” Please respond to the following:

  • Imagine that your supervisor has asked you to draft a brief statement about best practices for user domain policies that will be presented to the executive board. Create five best practices for user domain policies.
  • Select the best practice that you would emphasize the most during this presentation to the executive board and explain why.

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Develop an incentive plan for each of the following positions

Write a response to ONE of the following questions:

  1. Select your “dream job” and then go to (Links to an external site.) to find geographic pay survey data for this job in 3 locations of your choice. Also compare cost of living data to see where you would actually receive the highest pay.
  2. Develop an incentive plan for each of the following positions: retail salesperson, project manager, and restaurant server. Identify the factors that you considered in developing your plan.
  3. Give examples of individual incentives used by an organization in which you were employed. Then describe why those plans were successful or unsuccessful.

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Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial

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Between 2004 and 2007, the National Institutes of Health conducted a STEP vaccine clinical trial—Phase IIB “test-of-concept” study.

The STEP study is the name of a clinical trial to test an experimental human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine. The STEP study enrolled 3,000 participants at sites in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the United States. The study was designed to test an HIV vaccine, which aimed to stimulate production of immune system T-cells that can kill HIV-infected cells.

Based on its first evaluation of vaccine efficacy, the findings showed there were 24 cases of HIV infection among the 741 volunteers who received at least one dose of the investigational vaccine compared with 21 cases of HIV infection among the 762 volunteers who were vaccinated with the placebo. In volunteers who received at least two vaccinations, there were 19 cases of HIV infection among the 672 volunteers who received the investigational vaccine and 11 instances of HIV infection among the 691 volunteers who received placebo. The study investigators of the vaccine trials have decided to cease immunizations and are contacting study volunteers to inform them of the developments.


National Institutes of Health (2007). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious

Diseases: Immunizations are discontinued in two HIV vaccine trials.

Retrieved from


Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research further on STEP study and STEP vaccine clinical trials and its parameters.

Based on your research, understanding, and above information, answer the following questions:

  • Prior to beginning this study, how would you have described the risks and benefits of the study to participants?
  • What are the ethical issues surrounding this study at the beginning and when the decision was made to terminate the study?

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Considering the effect of worker rights on global and developing economies

Health and Safety in the Workplace (OSHA)

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Determine at least three (3) ways in which United States’ businesses can address the adverse effects of sweatshop labor practices. Provide one (1) specific example of each way that you have just determined to support your response.


Considering the effect of worker rights on global and developing economies, take a position on whether or not the United States government should regulate the global workforce of the United States corporations. Justify your response.

Summarize the pertinent historical political social economic and cultural factors related to your chosen aspect of diversity.

Gender, prepare a Research Paper with the following components:

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  1. Summarize the pertinent historical, political, social, economic and cultural factors related to your chosen aspect of diversity.
  2. Consider and summarize any relevant developmental theory models related to your chosen aspect of diversity.
  3. In regard to your chosen aspect of diversity, identify and evaluate the relevant laws or programs that have either helped or restricted access to care and support.
  4. Evaluate how your chosen aspect of diversity, in combination with two other aspects of diversity, can lead to increased needs or issues. For example, if someone is female, African American, and lesbian, will there be additional challenges? Select any combination of 3 aspects of diversity to discuss.
  5. Describe at least two resources currently available in your area for someone needing special services related to your chosen aspect of diversity.
  6. Explain how your personal characteristics will either complement or conflict with this diversity issue. Consider your own biases and prejudices or those of your family of origin.
  7. Discuss relevant concerns, cautions or insights necessary for you to be a culturally competent human service professional.

Writing the Research Paper

The Research Paper:

  1. Must be eight- to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted

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  3. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  4. Must use at least seven scholarly sources.
  5. Must document all sources in APA style


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