Georgia HOSA "Caring with Compassion, Learning through Action, Pursuing our Passion-We are HOSA." http://www.georgiahosa.org/
HOSA HOSA is an organization made up of middle school, secondary and post secondary students. The mission of HOSA is to promote career opportunities in health care science along with enhancing the delivery of quality health care to everyone.
HOSA Mission Statement According to http://www.georgiahosa.org/WhatIsHOSA “The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.” http://www.georgiahosa.org/WhatIsHOSA
HOSA provides … leadership development Motivation to succeed Recognition for successes time management fund raising professional ethics gain occupational knowledge gain occupational skills
HOSA recognizes the need for dedicated workers technical skills people-oriented healthcare workers leadership skills people who work well on teams involvement in current health care issues
HOSA ACCESS Association Leadership - able to articulate the goals and vision of HOSA. Community Involvement -volunteer for local and state community service project Career Exploration – includes essay, journal entries, cover letter, resume, and mock interviews Experience – hands on experience with community service hours, journal entries, committee member for local chapter Student Leadership - chair or co-chair for chapter committee and attend a state level conference, plus make a presentation on the values of HOSA Success -ACCESS portfolio, submit an article to the E- Magazine
Who is the Service Project Partner? At this time the Georgia selected service project partner for HOSA is American Red Cross. Every two years Georgia HOSA selects a new service project partner. Local HOSA chapters plan service projects throughout the year to help support the state selected service project partner.
Who is the National HOSA Service Project Partner? At this time the National service project partner is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Voting Delegates at the National Leadership Conference in 2010 selected Diabetes Research Foundation. A new service project partner will be selected every two years at the Leadership Conference.
HOSA's Competitive Events Program According to http://www.georgiahosa.org/CompetitiveEvents health careers education can be seen at its best with “rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future health care professionals. HOSAs competitive events are divided into six (6) different categories which are Health Science Events, Health Professions Events, Emergency Preparedness Events, Leadership Events, Teamwork Events, and Recognition Events” http://www.georgiahosa.org/CompetitiveEvents
Levels of HOSA Competitions Local level State level National level Win one level to advance to the next level.
HOSA Competitions include many different areas such as… Spelling Terminology Math Nursing CPR First Aid Extemporaneous writing Photography Extemporaneous poster Job seeking skills Prepared speaking Interviewing skills Teamwork events Readings Creative Problem solving Chapter recognition Forensic Bowl team Community awareness Preparedness events Health professional events Health science events Leadership events Teamwork events
HOSA competitive events program provides competition enables students to have afeeling of accomplishment helps students gain confidence recognizes students for excellence helps students demonstrate the competencies
There is an acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry today. Professional organizations help healthcare workers keep up to date with the latest technology and trends in the industry.
Benefits of HOSA Participation Team building activities Leadership development activities Learn to set goals Contribute to community service Earn a sense of accomplishment Gain confidence Learn basic health care skills Learn to compete Learn technical skills Keep up to date health care trends
A Leader Influences Leads Develops advanced skills Works are a team member Listens Shows initiative Communicates well Fosters excellence Manages time Helps everyone strive to do their best Sets goals Offers guidance Shows respect to all Accepts all Demonstrates good work ethics
Are you a leader? Which committee would you like to be on? Which committee would you like to chair? Which office would you like to hold? Which competition would you like to enter? How many competitions would you like to enter? I ask again, are you a leader?