Tag: Employment

A look back: 10 years of staffing data show scope of challenges for OR leaders

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Takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated staffing problems, and although some parameters have improved, challenges remain. Surgical volume took a sharp drop during the pandemic but is now rebounding. Over the years, the gap in difficulty between recruiting RNs and recruiting STs has narrowed. Last month, OR Manager looked back on…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
February 27, 2024
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Nursing workforce expected to fully rebound from pandemic low

Editor's Note Although RN employment dropped significantly during the past few years, updated workforce forecasts with numbers similar to those projected prior to the pandemic indicate that the decline was likely temporary. Jama Health Forum published the data February 16. For the study, researchers pulled data on registered nurses aged…

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By: Brita Belli
February 20, 2024
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Study: Cognitive impairment prevalent in patients suffering from long COVID

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Editor's Note A study published by JAMA Network on February 14 reveals cognitive symptoms to be common among individuals suffering from post-COVID-19 condition, also known as long COVID. Conducted by Abhishek Jaywant, PhD, and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, the research focused on the prevalence of…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 16, 2024
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State-by-state numbers break down nationwide anesthesiologist shortage

Editor's Note Amid a nationwide shortage of anesthesiologists straining many healthcare systems, new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation offers a state-by-state comparison of the number of anesthesiologists per physician. As of January 2024, the data reveal that Indiana leads states with the most anesthesiologists per physician at 13.12% (1,211…

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By: Brita Belli
February 16, 2024
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‘Grumpy staying’ added to ‘quiet quitting,' ‘loud quitting’

Editor's Note A new term, “grumpy staying,” has been added to the terms being used to describe members of today’s workforce. Grumpy staying refers to the behavior of workers who choose to remain in their jobs while exhibiting irritable and discontented attitudes, Teambuilding.com reports. Causes of grumpy staying include: Job…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 11, 2023
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Survey: Paid time off, flexible schedule most important to young adults

Editor's Note In a new survey conducted by Georgetown University, in partnership with Bank of America, adults cite paid time off (65%) and a flexible work schedule (58%) as the top benefits they look for when choosing an employer. Almost three quarters (73%) also want benefits that can travel with…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 16, 2023
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Cambridge Health Alliance lays off five nurse educators

Editor's Note The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) held a press conference on June 5 to oppose Cambridge Health Alliance’s plans to lay off five nurse educators at two hospitals, the June 6 Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control reports. Last month, Cambridge Health Alliance notified employees of plans to lay…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2023
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Healthcare employment up in May

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in May to a seasonally adjusted 16,812,200 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on June 2. That’s up 52,400 since April. Hospital employment also was up by 19,600 jobs. The overall unemployment rate rose in May to 3.7%, for…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2023
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Healthcare employment up in April

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in April to a seasonally adjusted 16,752,600 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 5. That’s up 39,600 since March. Hospital employment also was up by 6,600 jobs. The overall unemployment rate for April was 3.4%, for a…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 8, 2023
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Healthcare employment up in February

Editor's Note Overall healthcare employment in the US was up in February to a seasonally adjusted 16,688,300 workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 10. That’s up 44,200 since January. Hospital employment also was up by 19,400 jobs. The overall unemployment rate for March was 3.6%, for a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2023
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