Caring Gene® Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know

Caring Gene® Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know

Our FAQs include everything you need to know about jobs and training in the care industry. Search for opportunities and begin your career in healthcare.

What is the Caring Gene®?

A healthcare recruitment brand designed to enhance and facilitate awareness of, and interest in, careers in the care sector; based on the premise that people working in the care field have an innate desire to work in an environment where taking care of others is a priority.

I’m a health care provider. How can I participate in the Caring Gene®? Or How can I showcase open job and training opportunities?

Email us at IHAWIO@Iroquois.org to find out how to participate.

Will the Caring Gene® really help me find jobs?

Use advanced filtering to search for open opportunities in your area.

 

Do I need experience in healthcare?

Getting hired for certain positions in care does not require a background in healthcare.

Am I required to have ongoing education?

Many care organizations provide continuing education necessary for various roles. Some organizations have internal departments that are dedicated solely to continuing education and supporting their employees in this area.

Are there opportunities for growth?

There are great opportunities for growth in care. Regardless of position or department, all roles have the opportunity to grow with continued training and education.

I have a family and other outside responsibility. Is there flexibility for work/life balance?

A career in care allows for an extremely flexible schedule and shifts that best accommodates your family’s needs.

With COVID-19, will I be safe working in the care field?

In the COVID-19 environment, healthcare organizations are one of the safest places to be. Both State and Federal guidance require organizations (home care, urgent care centers, assisted living, hospitals, nursing homes) to undertake specific activities to maintain the safety of clients, residents, workers and family.

I don’t want to be hands on with patients or residents. Are there other positions available?

Available positions in healthcare span a variety of specialties and interests outside of direct patient care.  These include food service, administration, maintenance, and housekeeping; however, all care workers are there to support the care of others.

Isn’t it true that working in healthcare can be physically demanding and you often have to deal with difficult people?

There are physical requirements such as the ability to lift 50 pounds or more. While care professionals may deal with a difficult patient every now and again, the majority of their time is spent forming meaningful, rewarding relationships.