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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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Proposed rule grants full practice authority to APRNs working at VA hospitals

Editor's Note The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on May 25 published a proposed rule that would amend its medical regulations to permit full practice authority without the clinical oversight of physicians to all of its advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRN categories include certified nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 27, 2016
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Best and worst states for nurses in 2016

Editor's Note Washington tops the five best states for nurses based on opportunity, competition, and work environment, according to an annual survey by WalletHub. Illinois is second, followed by Texas, Oregon, and Iowa. The worst spot for nurses was the District of Columbia, just below Louisiana, Hawaii, Alabama, and South…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 10, 2016
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Hospital employment up 0.45% in April

Editor's Note Hospital employment rose 0.45% in April to a seasonally adjusted total of 5,065,400, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on May 6. That is 22,900 more jobs than last month and 194,400 more than last year at the same time. Overall employment was unchanged at 5% in April.

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By: Judy Mathias
May 9, 2016
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Post-OR career path may lead to business opportunity--Part 2

Deciding to become an entrepreneur is an exciting first step in launching a new career, but ensuring the success of that career requires several other steps. Part 1 of this series on entrepreneurship (OR Manager, March 2016, pp 1, 11-13) explored several self-assessment strategies for making the decision to take…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 17, 2016
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RNs at Kaiser’s LA Medical Center on 7-day strike

Editor's Note RNs at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center began a 7-day strike on March 15, PR Newswire reports. The focus of the strike is on: improving staffing to protect patient care achieving economic gains to retain experienced RNs and increase recruitment of new RNs. The walkout affects 1,200…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 16, 2016
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Healthcare adds 37,000 jobs in January

Editor's Note The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported February 5 that healthcare businesses added about 37,000 jobs in January, nearly a fourth of the overall 151,000 jobs added. The highest gains came from hospitals, which added 23,700 jobs, followed by ambulatory centers, which added 10,700 jobs. Healthcare has added 470,000…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 9, 2016
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ACS launches new career center for surgeons

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons on September 2 announced the launch of its Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all specialties and career stages with employers offering career opportunities. Surgery Career Connection is powered by YourMembership. Among the benefits of the career center:…

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By: OR Manager
September 3, 2015
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Staffing at most ASCs stays stable despite recruitment challenges

Although ambulatory surgery center (ASC) staff show a slightly greater inclination to change jobs than they did in 2014, staffing remains relatively stable in a market with continued recruitment challenges and slower volume increases, according to the 25th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Nearly one-fourth (24%) of respondents reported an…

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By: OR Manager
August 17, 2015
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