Telehealth would no longer be considered as an emerging category of solutions in the healthcare industry. However, with a global pandemic disrupting our personal and professional lives, the industry is increasing its attention to telehealth for providing continuous care. Almost overnight, telehealth became a requirement in the new standard for care.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for RN’s is growing 12% faster than average. There might be plenty of nursing opportunities available, but it’s crucial to ensure you’re maintaining — or striving toward — one that matches your career goals.
The demand for nurses could be unevenly distributed across geographic locations; the most desired positions may be limited or face fierce competition.
Recent world events have required practicing social distancing to decrease the spread of the coronavirus. This has resulted in many people being unexpectedly thrust into working remotely, and an increased need for healthcare staffing. Healthcare workers are usually on the front lines, but often healthcare management and administrative staff may work remotely. This can result in a combination of remote, and on site, employees.
Most nurses are familiar with long work days, having to deal with stressful patient situations, short-staffing, and rotating shifts. Many may even assume that it’s part of the job. Some may feel as if their work contributions are measured by how busy they are, or as if admitting to exhaustion or feeling overwhelmed is a sign of weakness,
You might think you’re done dealing with bullies once you graduate high school and enter the workforce. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Bullying can be a significant issue in the nursing workforce. Although nurses provide care to others, they are often the recipient of uncaring behavior from their peers, physicians, management or patients.
Workplace violence isn’t part of a nurses job, yet, the frequency of occurrence has been increasing to the point that in 2018 the Joint Commission identified the risks of workplace violence to health care workers as a Sentinel Event. The incidents of violence may be even more than realized since much of the time acts of workplace violence go unreported.
Whether it’s new technology impacting how nurses provide patient care, fluctuating methods of payment, or medications, changes in healthcare are inevitable. While many can become comfortable after working in a position for a few years and settle into how a routine for how tasks are always done, that’s not usually possible in nursing. Patient care techniques learned in nursing school, or healthcare technology used a few years ago, may no longer be relevant.
For value-based care to provide truly holistic, coordinated care to patients, it must incorporate behavioral health treatment. This can result in improving the quality of health care for your employees, especially those with chronic medical conditions. Despite the benefits of integrating behavioral health treatment into value-based care, physical and behavioral medicine too often remain siloed in our health care systems — even under value-based care arrangements.
Travel nursing can be a great way to explore the world, work in different nursing environments, gain career experience, and make a great living. Although, if you consider yourself an introverted personality type, the thought of traveling, adjusting to ongoing changes in your work environment, and meeting new coworkers, may seem a little daunting.
In an increasingly automated world, machines and smart technology are replacing many jobs. But there is at least one field that is likely to prevail: nursing. Automation cannot replace the interpersonal skills and hands-on care necessary to be a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
The large, aging baby boomer population has resulted in an increased demand for healthcare providers, including CNAs.
Many nurses fall into a leadership role with little to no training or preparation. Some may even begin this new role with the misconception that if it’s in a specialty or unit they’re familiar with, then leading the nursing team would be no different than the work they currently do. Believing that leadership skills come naturally can result in challenges when a new nurse leader is faced with budgeting, marketing—or dealing with staffing issues.
Most of us are creatures of habit. We crave a daily work routine that allows us to become comfortable. If we work at one job for a while, or on the same floor, then we know what to expect. Sometimes to the point that we might almost feel as if we’re just going through the motions.
Predictability is good, right? Who likes change?
Well, it turns out—I do.
Many of us look forward to finishing the workday to go home to unwind with family and friends—but what about if you’re aren’t heading home at the end of the day?
Most of us are creatures of habit, so when you’re away from your family and friends, and regular routine, you may feel a little out of sorts. If you’re working on a travel assignment, this may lead to feeling lonely when traveling.
Statistically, it’s likely that you have employees living with chronic conditions. In fact, 6 in 10 Americans has one.
When your employees have heightened care needs, they don’t care about the number of tests the lab technician ran — they just want to feel confident that they’re going to feel better.
Value-based care reflects this by paying providers for the quality — not quantity — of the services they offer.
Job opportunities in the healthcare field are growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs in healthcare are anticipated to increase by 18 percent between 2016 and 2026. With these projections, healthcare is a viable career choice for the future. And some healthcare occupations anticipate a higher-than-average growth, such as medical assistants, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and registered nurses (RNs).