In healthcare human resources and nursing leaders commit to improving workforce engagement and creating positive professional practice environments through leadership synergy, the ability to navigate the complex challenges inherent in today’s healthcare environment is enhanced. Individual and organizational goals are achieved through collaborative coordination that ultimately improves the quality of care for patients, families and the communities we serve.
High-quality employees are the key to delivering quality patient care, so it’s imperative that healthcare recruiting teams stay on top of open positions and strive to attract the best possible candidates. However, the task can be daunting when faced with hundreds of requisitions. This was the case for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Offering competitive compensation is essential in today’s healthcare environment. After all, nearly every healthcare organization faces stiff competition when recruiting staff. The challenge is even more pressing in rural areas where experienced talent is harder to come by. This was the case for Uniontown Hospital in Pennsylvania, a community hospital featuring very individualized positions. Without
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Employee turnover is a costly reality in any industry and retaining top talent in healthcare is particularly challenging and oftentimes problematic. Employee turnover not only has a significant impact on patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes; it also comes at a high price. It is estimated that every percentage point increase in nurse turnover costs an average
After multiple delays and months upon months of uncertainty, the healthcare industry is (finally) making the move to ICD-10 tomorrow, October 1. With the government mandated-deadline looming, hospital administrators and employees are without a doubt feeling all the feels, — relief, anxiety, anticipation, because ready or not, ICD-10 is only a day away. So while you’re
Providing quality healthcare to patients depends on engaged employees. Communicating to employees how much their work is valued is an important but often overlooked way to maintain high levels of workforce satisfaction. Interacting with patients is very rewarding; however, the intense nature of the work can be very stressful. In addition, as insurance reimbursement assumes
In healthcare, employees who feel engaged with their work are more likely to provide quality care. Many healthcare organizations are finding that positive coaching is an effective way to increase employee engagement and increase quality care. Rather than relying on one annual performance review, more and more organizations are moving to a model where managers
Editorial Note: This is a contributed guest post written by HealthcareSource customer Darla Burton, Director of Physician and Associate Recruitment at Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Everybody grows up with visions of superheroes in their heads. I am sure as children we have all dressed up as one or two in “our time.” We have had
Healthcare recruiting can be challenging across the board, but it’s especially difficult when seeking applicants for atypical or entry-level positions in departments with high turnover. Beyond the necessity for large pools of candidates, there’s often not enough time to conduct thorough phone screenings, especially with precious time wasted on “non-viable” applicants. When new hires are