10-2 Journal: Learning and Career Growth Paper
I've learned valuable information this semester that will help me in the future and with my current healthcare position. I've learned how to successfully design and organize a program that can significantly improve working conditions at a healthcare institution for staff members, management, and, most importantly, the patients we serve. Currently, I work in sourcing, procurement, and third-party vendor contracts, and budgets were not my strong point. But while I worked on this project, I learned more about them and how crucial it is to have one. Since I work in clinical research, should I decide to move into another position at the company I work for, these skills will help me significantly. I will be able to develop budgets for a clinical trial.
Making a good program involves doing a lot of research and planning a budget. I gained knowledge on how to correctly create and plan to implement a budget via this course and how to investigate what was required to make my program effective precisely. When I began my project, I had no idea how substantial the money needed to be for it to succeed. I used my manager as a mentor, who guided me in the budget submission process and onboarding of a new clinical trial. This gave me valuable insight into how to organize this program and carry it out effectively; however, I know that I still need some work and practice on implementation.
As I previously stated, this course has been beneficial to me because I intend to someday be in a position to improve my organization, preferably in the operations of the research department. I have been in research for over five years as a study manager. The new role I am currently in has shown me that, with just a small modification, it could be done much more successfully for our patients and us as employees. We have a new program that allows us to suggest new standards and how we would implement them. I aim to suggest what I see on the back end that the study managers lack and could use to make their job easier. I hope this will have a trickle effect and help make work life easier for all staff in general.