September 1, 2008

Recruiting still tough for surgery centers

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

The staffing news for OR nurse leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) is good. The number of open positions is down for RNs and unchanged for surgical technologists (STs) compared to 2007, with the turnover rate lower for both. Still, recruitment difficulties remain. Those are some highlights from the 18th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey for 2008. The survey was mailed in April to 1,000 OR Manager subscribers and an…

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