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Successful recruitment and retention of engaged employees—Part 1

As part of the 25th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey, nearly one-fourth of respondents from ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) reported an increase in the turnover rate for RNs in the past 12 months, and many said they have at least one open position. In the comments section of the survey,…

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By: OR Manager
August 17, 2015
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Business manager role evolving with challenging times

The percentage of healthcare facilities with a business manager has remained roughly the same over the past several years, and most tend to work in teaching hospitals, according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. However, business managers’ education and experience seem to vary widely, as do their areas…

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By: OR Manager
October 15, 2014
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Little change seen in salaries despite greater case volume, responsibility

OR directors and managers in hospitals continue to see stable salary patterns, even though volume is increasing in many areas of the US and leaders have more responsibilities, according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. One-third of respondents said surgical volume has increased in the past year, compared…

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By: OR Manager
September 22, 2014
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Affordable Care Act prompts OR leaders to push the efficiency envelope

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, OR leaders are looking ahead and finding the view murky. “I think every organization is struggling because our crystal ball is not very clear as to what is coming,” says Donna Doyle, MS, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, administrative director for surgery and…

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By: OR Manager
September 22, 2014
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ASC survey respondents see more pluses than minuses in compensation

Surgical volume is up in nearly half (44%) of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. To put this in perspective, consider that in 2009 only 19% of respondents said volume had increased and as recently as last year, only 25% reported an increase.…

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By: OR Manager
September 22, 2014
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OR staffing holds steady while ground shifts in healthcare delivery

In the face of a changing healthcare landscape, staffing levels are stable, according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say staff turnover and the number of open RN and surgical technologist (ST) positions have stayed the same in the past year. When those positions…

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By: OR Manager
August 15, 2014
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Patient safety, satisfaction rise to top of priority list

OR leaders have always been committed to patient safety, but an increased focus on quality has them redoubling their efforts. With the recent initiatives linking patient satisfaction to reimbursement, it’s not surprising that OR leaders are emphasizing patient safety and satisfaction, as reflected in comments from the 24th annual OR…

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By: OR Manager
August 15, 2014
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Recruitment challenges offset by relatively stable staff at ASCs

Staffing in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) is remarkably stable, although surgical volume is increasing in many centers and recruiting is becoming more difficult, according to the 24th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than 70% of respondents said both the percentage and number of open RN and surgical technologist (ST)…

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By: OR Manager
August 15, 2014
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Potential process improvements captured through web-based survey

How to identify the most common problems that occur in the OR and then find ways to prevent them is a trick most OR leaders would love to learn. A solution that shows some promise is a web-based debriefing questionnaire, judging by the experience of a multidisciplinary safety team at…

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By: OR Manager
February 1, 2014
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OR business managers steadily gaining clout, financial rewards

Business managers have seen a rise in salaries and number of direct reports over the past 5 years, but their overall role remains consistent, according to the 23rd annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. More than a third (34%) of respondents have a business manager on their team. The average annual…

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By: OR Manager
November 1, 2013
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