From cardiology to computers, today's careers in health care span a range of specialties. Numerous options exist for those interested in a career in the health field. New technology, complex patient needs and an evolving health care landscape have led to a wide variety of jobs requiring different skills and experience.
In our second episode of Season 6 of Health Matters with Doylestown Health, we take a closer look at four different health-related careers by speaking with Doylestown Health professionals. Each guest describes the path taken to their current position, what the job entails, and suggestions for those who might be interested in that career.
The episode was filmed on location at Doylestown Hospital by Central Bucks High School South media students.
Our health care expert guests:
Michele Clugston, CVT, RCIS, Director Cath/EP/Vascular Labs
Michele Clugston joined Doylestown Health in 1991 as a CVT, RCIS (Cardiovascular Technologist, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist) when the first Cardiac Cath lab was built, assisting physicians during catheterizations, interventions and EP procedures. In 2004 Michele became the Cath Lab Manager managing all the staff and procedures in the newly expanded Heart Institute cath labs. Then in 2017, Michele became the Director of the Cath/EP and Vascular labs overseeing five labs and 65 associates.
Jennifer Harrar, CRNP, DNP, Doylestown Health Structural Heart Coordinator
Jennifer Harrar joined Doylestown Hospital in 1995 in the transitional care unit as an LPN. She became a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is currently the structural heart coordinator working with Doylestown Hospital's TAVR and Watchman programs.
Michael Carson joined Doylestown Health about five years ago and is a healthcare data analyst for the ISLT (Improving Systems Leadership Team) Department. Prior to his current position, he was a database analyst for the MIS (Management Information Systems) Department.
Hannah Do, MD
Dr. Hannah Do is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. She joined Doylestown Health Gastroenterology more than a year ago. The practice has offices in The Pavilion on the Doylestown Hospital campus.
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About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 239 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.