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Strategies for retaining, recruiting mature experienced nurses

Editor's Note No single key retention strategy solves the issue of keeping older nurses in the workplace but, rather, a multifaceted approach is necessary, this study finds. An exploratory study was conducted at a 730-bed teaching hospital in northeast Ohio using four focus groups of staff nurses−three groups consisted of…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 25, 2017
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Peer feedback helps promote professionalism in the OR

Behaviors that undermine a culture of safety and respect have long been a concern among healthcare workers and professionals. Such conduct can adversely affect teamwork, clinical outcomes, and trust. In recent years, unprofessional conduct has come under increased scrutiny by the Joint Commission, American Medical Association, AORN, and other professional…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
August 22, 2017
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BLS: Hospital employment up 0.15% in May

Editor's Note Hospital employment rose 0.15% in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,104,400 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on June 2. This is 7,400 more employees than in April and 95,500 more than a year ago. The nation’s unemployment rate fell by 0.1% in May to 4.3%.…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2017
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Women increasingly working into their 60s, 70s

Editor's Note New studies of census, earnings, and retirement data show that women’s career paths are more closely mirroring men’s, including an increasing tendency to work full-time into their 60 and 70s, the February 11 New York Times reports. About 30% of women aged 65 to 69 are working, which…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 16, 2017
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Survey: OR staff low in volume, experience, engagement—Part 2

Part 1 of this series on staffing challenges, published in October OR Manager, explored the challenge of increased demand. In Part 2, we turn to lack of experience, again including examples of how OR leaders are responding.   Recruiting for experience In all, 70% of respondents to the 2016 OR…

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By: OR Manager
October 17, 2016
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New Manager Bootcamp: Making the Transition into Management by Mastering Human Resources

The first step into management is a doozy…not only do you have increased responsibility reporting to a committee, but you are also now responsible for the group and individual successes of a team, many of whom were your peers not too long ago. You must first learn to distinguish yourself…

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New Joint Commission resource center on workplace violence

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on October 4 launched an online resource center to prevent workplace violence in healthcare settings. “Workplace Violence Prevention Resources” includes policies, procedures, guidelines, research, case studies, white papers, toolkits, and other material focused on workplace violence prevention and preparedness. The Joint Commission developed the resource…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 5, 2016
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Survey: OR staff low in volume, experience, engagement—Part 1

OR managers might yearn for a past when a well-staffed team of experienced RNs and surgical technologists were committed heart and soul to their jobs, but it’s clear that idyllic time is gone, if indeed, it ever really existed. Most managers now face a triple threat in staffing trends, any…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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How to attract Gen Zers to the workforce

Editor's Note Generation Z is beginning to enter the workforce, and recruiting is not the same as for millennials, the August 14 Fortune.com reports. Like the millennials, many Gen Zers want to do work that has a positive impact on the world, but they are more concerned about job security…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2016
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Creativity holds keys to competency assessment

How can leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) ensure they have a competent staff? First, they must hire staff with the right skill sets, and then they should implement meaningful methods for ongoing assessment. Here are some strategies for meeting these goals.   Begin with the hiring process “When you…

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By: OR Manager
August 8, 2016
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BLS: Demand for RNs remains high

Editor's Note The healthcare sector is on track to produce nearly 440,000 jobs for RNs by 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. The healthcare sector added 46,000 jobs overall in May, including more than 24,000 ambulatory care positions and more than 5,000 positions in nursing facilities. According to…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 6, 2016
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Reducing Costs: Building Effective Resources to Support Savings - On Demand

Date: Thursday, June 4Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ESTCEs: 1 Contact Hour *Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time Reducing Costs: Building Effective Resources to Support Savings Engaging physicians and staff in change is part of the art of being an operating room manager. Two important…

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