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Clinic creates more healthcare jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The opening of a new eye center has created more healthcare jobs in Vegas.

The Shepherd Eye Center opened at 9100 W. Post Road on August 4, 2014.

The clinic opens its fourth location to better serve the growing community.

The practice has new ophthalmologists Dr. Brian D. Alder and Dr. Raymond B. Theodosis. Both doctors will begin serving patients at the new clinic on August 4.

Ophthalmologists at Shepherd Eye Center provide services for the entire family, including pediatric ophthalmology, laser vision correction, general ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cosmetic lid surgery, cataract surgery and corneal care.

Alder is a fellowship-trained corneal, external disease and refractive eye surgeon. He received his medical degree from Duke University.

Theodosis specializes in the treatment of eyelid disease, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal disease. He has been involved with multiple studies on intraocular lenses and tear duct obstructions in children. Theodosis earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

Shepherd Eye Center ophthalmologists treat eye conditions, eye diseases, and perform advanced surgical procedures including cataract surgery and laser vision correction.

With the addition of Alder and Theodosis, the Shepherd Eye Center team includes 13 ophthalmologists with a combined 235 years of experience.

Company recruits for executive jobs in Vegas

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The Nevada Medicaid Health Care Guidance Program (HCGP) recently said it has filled a number of executive jobs in Vegas.

The integrated physical and behavioral care management program has hired Cheri Glockner, Executive Director; Erin Snell, Behavioral Health Program Director; and Dr. Amy J. Khan and Dr. Ryan M. Ley, Medical Directors.

The company serves thousands of eligible Nevada Fee-for-Service Medicaid enrollees.

The overall administration lead for the behavioral health component of the Health Care Guidance Program is Erin Snell, Behavioral Health Program Director. Ms. Snell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Nevada and Texas and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Christian University.

Serving as the Medical Director for the Health Care Guidance Program, Dr. Amy J. Khan facilitates provider engagement activities and oversees clinical services delivered by care management staff. Dr. Khan, board-certified in Internal Medicine, was formerly Chief Medical Officer at Saint Mary’s Health Plans. She earned an M.D. from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University.

Joining Dr. Khan is Dr. Ryan M. Ley, who serves the Health Care Guidance Program as a part-time Medical Director for behavioral health. Dr. Ley, board-certified in Psychiatry, also serves as Chief of Staff of West Hills Hospital in Reno. He is an assistant professor with the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree, and sees children and adolescents with Nueva Vista Family Services in San Diego. He has an MBA from Arizona State University and a Master’s of Science in Clinical Trials from Drexel College of Medicine. Drs. Khan and Ley hold medical licenses in Nevada and California.

Tech jobs in Vegas being phased out?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Technology may be replacing some people manning tech jobs in Vegas, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.

one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent.

The vast majority (68 percent) of companies who have replaced workers with automation said their adoption of new technology resulted in new positions being added in their firms.

Thirty-five percent of companies that deskilled workers said they ended up creating more jobs in their firms than they had prior to the automation.

Since 2002, 257 occupations experienced a decline in employment, roughly one third of all U.S. jobs. At the same time, 483 occupations (61 percent) grew 1 percent or more. The hourly earnings for the growing occupations were nearly $2 higher than the declining occupations.

While some of the losses and gains can be attributed to economic cycles and globalization, arguably automation has also had a significant influence on employment shifts. Consider these examples:

The Internet

The ubiquitous use of the Internet negatively impacted employment in a variety of areas. Travel Agents lost more than 38,000 jobs from 2002 to 2014 as a slew of automated travel web sites were established. This represents a 34 percent decline in a field paying $16.17 per hour.

At the same time, the number of Software Developers and Web Developers in the U.S. increased by 195,000 from 2002 to 2014, paying $43 per hour.

Automation of Data

The automation of data collection and reporting also claimed its fair share of casualties. Data Entry Keyers lost more than 43,000 jobs from 2002 to 2014, a 16 percent decline in a field paying $14 per hour.

At the same time, the widespread adoption of using big data to make smarter business decisions and develop better products and services created a big demand for people who know how to interpret data and make it meaningful for organizations. Market Research Analysts added more than 99,000 jobs from 2002 to 2014, a 28 percent increase in a field paying $29.18 per hour.

“Technological advancements have not only increased productivity, but historically have led to an expansion of employment,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “While automation may eliminate some jobs, it also creates other jobs that are higher paying and lifts the standard of living for the economy as a whole. One of the greatest challenges the U.S. faces today is sufficiently preparing the workforce for the influx of more knowledge-based jobs that will likely result from progress in robotics and other STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and math).”