August 23, 2019

Survey finds staffing gap has widened at ASCs since 2018

Staffing remains a significant challenge for many leaders of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to the 2019 annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly a third (32%) of respondents reported more open RN positions, significantly higher than the 26% in 2018; over the past 5 years, only 2016 had a higher percentage (34%). RN turnover increased for 26% of respondents, up slightly from 22% last year. More than a quarter (26%) said they had more open ST positions, comparable to last year’s 24%. The only good news was that ST turnover increased for only 17% of respondents, down slightly from 20% in 2018.

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