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Job Competencies and Educational Needs Perceived by New Community Health Practitioners
Hyun Kyung Kim, Young Eun, Kyung Ja June, Ae Young So, Hee Gerl Kim, Mi Ran Eom, Yeon Yi Song, Eun Suk Choi, Ji Yeon Park, Hyoung Suk Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(2):85-96.   Published online June 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.2.85
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PURPOSE
This study was performed to identify job competencies and needs for job education perceived by new community health practitioners.
METHODS
This study used a qualitative research design. Eight new community health practitioners participated in this study. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed using content analysis.
RESULTS
Five job competencies were identified in this study, including primary care, public health management, interpersonal relationship, teaching and counseling, and leadership. The contents of job education that they needed were management of major symptoms and chronic diseases, understanding and prescription of medications, emergency responses and care, management of endemic diseases, planning and management of public health programs, writing official documentsand computer works, and leadership training. The learning methods they preferred were connecting theory and practice, situation- or case-based learning, skill- or practice-based learning, and increased opportunities of clinical practice.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study provided the direction of job education for new community health practitioners. Job education for new community health practitioners needs to consider the job competencies and educational needs identified in this study.

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