How AI is Transforming Healthcare Recruitment
The healthcare industry is the fastest-growing job market in the nation. Recruiting outstanding talent can be extremely competitive which means that the staffing crisis in the medical industry will remain unchanged for quite some time. Not only do we face a shortage of healthcare physicians and nurses, but with baby boomers aging and increased technological advancements, the demand for all healthcare professionals is growing faster than ever. Physician’s assistants, pharmacy techs, physic...
Mar 10, 2020 READ MORE >>
How to Protect Your Millennial HCPs from Depression
Depression and ‘deaths of despair’ are rising at a faster rate for millennials than for any other age group. Many millennials suffer from loneliness, financial struggles, and employee burnout. Your healthcare organization may see an increase in absenteeism and employee turnover if proactive measures are not put in place. Millennials are the first generation to grow up with the technological advances that completely shifted how we live, work and play. Social media use gave way to inc...
Feb 29, 2020 READ MORE >>
The Pharmacist's Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Opioid abuse is a complex issue that needs to be tackled across multiple disciplines, including prescribers, patients and their pharmacists. According to the California State Board of Pharmacy , pharmacists are actually “the last line of defense in preventing controlled substances from getting into the wrong hands.” How Pharmacists Can Collaborate with Healthcare Providers In a report from Morning Consult, 67% of patients stated that they had not talked with their provider about ...
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Connecting with Patients on Social Media
Today’s patient is more likely to go online for answers to their healthcare questions than ever before. Physicians can choose to make this move as well, by meeting their patients where they are – on social media. However, as with all innovative movements, there are both pros and cons to using social media to connect with your patients. The Pros Branding and Marketing According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, about 40% of people say social media affects their decision when it comes to cho...
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Becoming a Traveling RN: Is It For You?
The concept of a ‘traveling nurse’ was developed in response to the nation’s nursing shortage. RNs are assigned in locations that are currently understaffed, usually for four to thirteen weeks at a time. While the term traditionally refers to registered nurses, it can also apply to a variety of other health care professionals. Visiting Nurse Service is the most popular example of the traveling nurse model in action. A job as a traveling nurse looks exciting. But what does the ...
Jan 30, 2020 READ MORE >>
Why Every OR Needs an OR Assistant
Typically, a surgical team consists of the surgeon, the surgeon’s assistant, a perioperative nurse, also known as an operating room or a surgical nurse, a radiographer, an anesthesiologist, and a surgical technician, also known as an operating room assistant. The Job Duties of an OR Assistant Overlap the Job Duties of an OR Nurse An OR assistant’s primary duty is maintaining a sterile environment during operations, and this often includes prepping the patient and the surgical team. ...
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The Importance of Self Care for HCPs
It is a little known fact that many healthcare providers find it difficult to make time to care for their own health and wellbeing. As a healthcare provider, caring for your own health doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Techniques for self-care are easy to implement. However, prioritizing the time for self-care, especially during a busy 12-hour shift, is what can make caring for one’s own health and well being nearly impossible. Nonetheless, it is important that healthc...
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Differences Between A Physician and a Physician Assistant
Physicians and physician assistants are both in high demand. The healthcare industry overall is projected to grow much faster than any other industry – at 14%, from 2018 to 2028. This job growth is due to an increased demand for healthcare services by the growing and aging population, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . The rise of Urgent Care Clinics is also responsible for the increased demand for less expensive medical practitioners Though the two are very similar caree...
Dec 30, 2019 READ MORE >>
What Nurses Look for in a Job Offer
The healthcare landscape is ever-changing. By 2026, the RN workforce is expected to increase by 15%, but the U.S. will still experience a shortage of nurses, as the Baby Boomers age and retire. To cover this shortage and account for the continuously growing healthcare industry, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for an additional 203,700 RN’s every year. Recruiting and training additional nurses is a challenge within itself. However, another problem looms: retaining curre...
Dec 20, 2019 READ MORE >>
Essential Relocation Checklist For Physicians
Congratulations! You have a new job, but now you need to move to a different city/state. Relocation can be stressful, so preparation is the key. It involves many moving parts (no pun intended) happening simultaneously. Establish a timeline, then make a checklist of these 5 areas to keep in mind for a smooth move. 1. Make sure that you are certified to practice medicine in the state you are moving to. You can apply for a medical license online through the State Medical Board. The timeline for re...
Dec 5, 2019 READ MORE >>