Talent Tuesday: The Healthcare Workforce

Taking a break from who is hiring and who was hired, we rounded up some reading on the state of the healthcare workforce. Like many things in our lives for the past two years the pandemic has taken a toll on it. The healthcare workforce might be on the top of the list of disruption. With 18% of healthcare workers having left their jobs and another 12% being laid off, what are the solutions for healthcare as a whole? You can’t open a paper, magazine, or watch news and not hear about the crisis that has evolved. Here are some insights and reports.

We start with two recent episodes from the Value-Based Care Insights podcast.

Host Daniel Marino with his guest John Malone. Large vacancy rates – difficult to fill, high turnover rates, burnout with staff – physicians and non-physicians, and competitive nature with recruiting have been workforce trends in health care. Listen to John Malone share the causes and solutions to help the workforce win resolve.

Host Daniel Marino and Bill Bodnar discuss several challenges health care organizations are facing as they transition out of COVID. Bodnar shares his insights on new challenges, including workforce dynamics, non- traditional health care models, and the pursuit of value.

HIMSS – March 14-18 in Orlando

Session Category: Workforce
HIMSS22 education sessions are led by world-renowned healthcare and innovation thought leaders and explore top-of-mind issues and challenges. Best of all, they are available for continuing education credits. Check out the workforce session, there are 18 of them.

IntelyCare Research Group: Nurses Are Beyond Burnout
IntelyCare Research Group released new data revealing that a majority of nurses (56%) are sacrificing their mental health for their jobs, and more than two-in-five (41%) nurses are considering leaving the profession – and despite access to it, fewer than 10% of nurses access mental health support services provided by their employers.

GHR Healthcare Partners with the PA Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has named GHR Healthcare, the parent organization of General Healthcare Resources, as the exclusive healthcare staffing partner for their newly announced COVID Staffing Strike Force. The program is designed to provide clinical staff care teams to assist in hospitals and long-term care facilities across PA struggling to keep up with high patient volume and overburdened staff due to COVID-19.

Essential health services face continued disruption during COVID-19 pandemic
Two years into the pandemic, health systems are still facing significant challenges in providing essential health services. Ongoing disruptions have been reported in over 90% of countries surveyed in the third round of WHO’s Global pulse survey on continuity of essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staffing Resource Center
Twitter: @MGMA

With physician burnout on the rise and engagement on the decline, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do to combat the staffing shortage impacting the healthcare industry. Check out their list of best resources to help you restore your staffing levels and make it through the twilight of this pandemic. You can do this, and we’re here to help.

2022 Healthcare Workforce Rescue Package
All In WellBeing First for Healthcare
Twitter: @AllIn4WellBeing

Two years into a global pandemic, healthcare team members are in crisis. Leaders are bombarded with competing messages about how to support them and address workforce shortages. A group of experts in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine identified the top five actions leaders should take to support team members now. These evidence-based actions can be initiated within 3 months and build a foundation for a long-term system well-being strategy.