Healthcare Industry Trends Category

19
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: AMA ; American Association of Colleges of Nursing ; American Medical Association ; corporate nurse careers ; DNP ; doctorate of nursing practice ; Doctorate Physical Therapy ; DPT ; healthcare staffing firm ; Journal of Clinical Nursing ; MDs ; New York Times ; nurses are called doctors ; Physical Therapist ; physical therapists achieve a doctorate ; registered nurses ; Richard Hader ; When the Nurse Wants to Be Called Doctor ;

As more nurses and physical therapists achieve a doctorate, median salaries climb to $90,000 a year In a recent New York Times article entitled: “When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor’ " author Gardiner Harris emphasizes the modern day struggle that exists over the growing number of registered nurses achieving a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) degree and introducing themselves in a clinical setting as 'Doctor.' In the article, Dr. Roland Goertz, Chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said nurses who do this can confuse patients. It’s a misuse of the term, he said. President of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Dr. Kathleen Potempa, doesn’t see it that way. She told Harris the nursing doctorate is about staying current and advancing in the practice, not competing with MDs. “Professionals who achieve that academic level of education are entitled to be called doctor,” said Deborah Bacurin RN, Clinical Coordinator for American Traveler, a leading healthcare staffing firm. “With advancements in healthcare education and a system growing in complexity, we will see this issue either dissolve or be resolved.  Nurses are all about delivering safe and effective patient care.” Richard Hader, PhD and Chief Nursing Officer [+]

07
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; PT Education ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: 2011 CPTA ; allied health jobs ; California Physical Therapist Association ; california physical therapist jobs ; california physical therapy ; california pt jobs ; CPTA ; new physical therapy grads ; pt jobs ; recent pt grads ; Travel Therapy Jobs ; traveling physical therapist ;

California Physical Therapy Association Conference Report: The inside scoop on our iPad 2 raffle winner, the 'Barefoot Debate', Recent PT School Grads and the Tax Advantage Plan Located just 20 miles south of Los Angeles, nestled along one of the west coast’s most picturesque waterfronts, Long Beach is a pretty sweet place to catch up on the latest news in the physical therapy field. CPTA ConferenceConventions like the CPTA are a great resource for practitioners seeking to connect with other PT’s and learn more about the latest developments in the industry. And conferences are also a great opportunity to expand your employment horizons and think about a PT career in a new way. As part of American Traveler’s program to reach out to allied health professionals, Dennis Grandic, PT, Clinical Resource Manager and Account Manager for Allied Health -- and Kimberly Mayhue, Account Manager -- two of American Traveler’s key contacts for allied health job seekers -- attended the recent California Physical Therapy Association convention in Long Beach. The 2011 CPTA featured noteworthy physical therapy experts like John Meyer PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS and Irene Davis PT, PhD who, respectively, led classes in Intraarticular Hip Pathology and [+]

16
Jun

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Press Releases ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: healthcare cost savings ; hospital hiring trends ; nurse staffing costs ;

nurse staffing studyAmerican Traveler Staffing Professionals confirms results of a recently published nurse staffing study on how hospital labor costs can be curbed by staffing with travel nurses. Productivity costs and time-to-fill rates associated with hiring full time RN's are making the quality and immediate access of travel nurses attractive to hospitals. Facilities surveyed by professional services firm KPMG reported an average 12 percent increase in nurse staffing costs in 2010, with the trend expected to continue. Many healthcare employers are planning to increase the use of supplemental labor as a means of filling critical RN jobs with travel nurses, boosting nurse quality and reducing nurse staffing costs. Hospitals report the rapid hire rates of travel nurses can trim overall labor costs and save organizations time. The hiring trend for travel nurse jobs remains positive, with more growth expected. [+]

13
Apr

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel nurse job benefits ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: economic recovery ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Jobs ; healthcare reform ; healthcare staffing ; Nurse job pay ; staffing agencies ; therapist jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; travel nursing jobs ; Travel Therapy Jobs ;

Employers continue to leverage temporary staff to meet increased business demands. One of the nation’s largest online job boards announced last month that 29 percent of employers responding to a recent employment survey said they hired temporary workers in the first quarter of 2011. Twenty six percent planned to do so in the second quarter, according to a March 31, press release. Though the survey doesn’t specifically address healthcare staffing, survey results come from a broad spectrum of more than 2,800 hiring managers and 5,600 workers. Mary Kay Hull"A good indication that travel nursing jobs and travel therapy jobs are picking up," said Mary Kay Hull, from American Traveler, a leading supplier of travel nurses and therapists to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient rehab, ambulatory surgery and home health providers. Trending was most positive for companies with 500 or more employees and least promising for companies with 50 employees or less. Hiring was hottest in the West and coolest in the South. Nurse job pay, as indicated by survey findings, is expected to change little in 2011. Fewer than half of employers planned to issue pay raises. Of those, only 15 percent anticipated increases beyond cost of living. "Here’s where travel nursing [+]

06
Apr

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurse Certifications ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: ACLS Certification ; ACLS courses ; Advanced Cardiac Life Support training ; Med Surg jobs ; Med Surg nurses ; Medical Surgical Jobs ; Nurse Career ; travel nursing jobs ;

Advanced Cardiac Life Support training saves lives in emergency situations – an undisputed fact. It’s why most healthcare providers insist on critical care nurses being ACLS Certified. This, of course, in addition to healthcare reform measures pressuring providers to improve patient safety and reduce mortality rates to maximize Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Clinical Resource Manager for American Traveler, Deborah Bacurin, said there’s an uptick at her agency for Med Surg jobs certified in ACLS. Though not all hospitals require Med/Surg nurses to be ACLS Certified, more hospitals are asking for it. “The more certifications a travel nurse has, the easier it is to place them,” Bacurin said. “It shows they’re interested in furthering their education and advancing their nurse career.” The American Heart Association has found that patients in cardiac arrest have a 6.4 percent better chance of survival with ACLS than with conventional CPR. Hospitals and healthcare employers are finding that Med Surg nurses and allied health professionals certified in ACLS, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) add value to healthcare staff and foster an environment of patient safety and care excellence. In addition to FREE deluxe housing and FREE health insurance, Travel nursing jobs at American Traveler [+]

29
Mar

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Licenses ; Nursing Career ;
Tags: Colorado jobs ; Colorado Surgical Technician Jobs ; Healthcare employers ; Licenses ; surg tech jobs in Colorado ; Surg-tech license ; surgical assistants ; surgical technicians ; Surgical Technologist jobs ; surgical technologists ;

If you want to practice in the state of Colorado - You need to and act on this important information prior to April 1st Colorado is now one of about six U.S. states requiring the registration and licensing of surgical technologists and surgical assistants. The new law, effective April 1, 2011, will help ensure hospitals and surgery centers do not inadvertently hire surgical technologists with a criminal background or with a history of jeopardizing patient safety. Additionally, the legislation will allow employers to share information with other potential healthcare employers concerning impaired work function, drug diversion, patient abuse and violent crimes. surgical technologist The legislation is significant, said State Representatives Debbie Benefield and Sara Gagliardi, drafters of the new law. "Our bill will require surgical technicians to be registered with the state before working with patients. Employers must verify with the state that a prospective employee's [surgical technologists and technicians, surg assistants] registration is in good standing before he/she can start working in an operating room. Additionally, if a surgical technologist or assistant is fired or disciplined, the employer must report this information to the state within two weeks," lawmakers told DenverPost.com when drafting their bill. If you have [+]

22
Mar

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: ER ; Healthcare employers ; healthcare staffing ; patient care ; patient safety ; registered nurses ; Video interpretation services ; video interpreters ;

Without the ability to effectively communicate with under-served minorities, healthy patient outcomes are in peril, say experts at the Pennsylvania Patient Authority. Their agency reported about 232 incidents over a six year period at Keystone State healthcare facilities involving accidents and near accidents that might have been prevented with video interpreters. Risk-related incidents included patient falls from not understanding care instructions, unwanted circumcisions and surgeon/patient disconnects. In some cases, language barriers made it difficult to obtain patient consent, delaying treatment and jeopardizing outcomes. registered nuse with video interpreter at hospitalVideo interpretation services rely on a portable two-way video monitor system easily transported to the ER, bedside or visitor waiting area.  At a cost of about $0.80 to $1.00 a minute, the caregiver or registered nurse simply selects a language and the system conferences in an interpreter live via satellite almost immediately. For healthcare employers serving large urban communities, video interpretation systems are a godsend.  They alleviate high costs associated with on-site interpreters and enable better patient care through improved communication with Limited English Proficient, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients. For career nurses on the front lines, a video interpreter means they no longer have to wait for a live [+]

23
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Florida ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Healthcare Jobs ; Home Health ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Physical Therapist ; Travel Nurse Job Locations ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: Arizona Nursing Jobs ; florida nursing jobs ; healthcare job rise ; Healthcare Jobs ; home health jobs ; nursing jobs ; permanent jobs ; Therapy Jobs ; USA hospitals ;

With 2011 in full swing, healthcare professionals and recent hires across the board are enjoying the fruits of the previous year’s trend toward job growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a December increase of approximately 35,700 jobs within the healthcare sector—that’s a lot of allied health and nursing jobs! The majority of these recently staffed healthcare jobs are in the ambulatory care setting, with rosy labor statistics forecasted for therapy jobs through the year 2016! Fourth Quarter Gains in the Healthcare Sector “Zero in” on Best Regions for Nursing Jobs healthcare jobs rising Job growth statistics for November of 2010 also cited big numbers for nursing jobs in hospitals and in ambulatory care; in fact, Bureau of Labor Stats for healthcare professionals at large, show that their employment figures remained high throughout the entire fall season of 2010. The HWS Labor Market Pulse Index (LMPI) has determined where job demand is highest for healthcare workers. It includes Florida nursing jobs, near the Tampa Bay area, and Arizona nursing jobs near Phoenix, both regions ranked very high in the 4th quarter for job gains. Online Job Postings for Nursing and Therapy Jobs Are a Huge [+]

08
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Health Causes ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; How To tips ; Nurse Career ; Nursing Career ; Oncology Nurse ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Videos ;
Tags: breast cancer ; cancer patients ; chemotherapy ; cold cap ; cold cap video ; Hair Loss during Chemotherapy ; Med Surg jobs ; Nursing Career ; oncology jobs ; Penguin Cold Cap ; Prevent Hair Loss during Chemotherapy ; Rupunzel Project ;

Prevent Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatments Get the Facts on the Penguin Cold Cap R.N.s in oncology and med/surg jobs figure prominently into the care and treatment of breast cancer survivors; keeping patients’ morale high during chemotherapy is an absolute must—and that’s why compassionate professionals in registered nurse and travel nurse jobs should prioritize keeping up with the latest in alopecia solutions, recognized worldwide. The Penguin Cold Cap is such a solution, and grabbed the interest of the healthcare community at large, recently, when its related non-profit, The Rupunzel Project, which subsidizes the cost of cold caps for women with breast cancer, was featured on Good Morning America. The reason Cold Caps are increasing in popularity; It’s good news for your patients! Cold caps have been around for decades, but are only recently achieving success and popularity. First introduced in 1994, with FDA support pending until more studies are run on the risk of developing scalp metastasis, Penguin cold caps recently calculated a miniscule 1.1% risk. These studies were on women with cancer in the early stages, and further showed an 80 to 90% success rate among patients whose treatments allowed them to use the caps correctly.

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01
Feb

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; How To tips ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: ECRI Institute ; healthcare employer hazards ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare information technology ; healthcare recruitment ; Nursing Alarm Fatigue ; Over sedation ; programs to minimize dangers ; radiation from CT scans ; Radiation overdose ; spital staffing ; Surgical fires ; travel nursing jobs ;

Top 10 healthcare employer hazards to correct in 2011 Some things in the hospital staffing blogosphere just cannot be overlooked. "Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards for 2011" published by Media HealthLeaders is one. This list is enough to make any healthcare employer evaluate and revaluate again patient safety standards, practitioner safeguards and equipment reliability and training. healthcare employerMedical research group, ECRI Institute compiled the list, say authors, to encourage healthcare employers to take preventive measures and to "formulate programs to minimize dangers." Additionally, say hospital headhunters, extra attention to hospital staffing and healthcare recruitment tactics could result in higher quality candidates, increased patient safety and a reduction in clinical errors. Standards used for the list include recall information, medical device problem reporting and investigation of  "device-related" incidents. The following includes excerpts from the list.* 1. Radiation overdose Forty healthcare employer incidents of software errors, manufacturing-required software modifications or dose calculation errors for radiotherapy systems, linear accelerators and radiation treatment planning systems occurred between July 2009 and July 2010, reports ECRI. 2. Nursing alarm fatigue Nursing alarm fatigue can happen when the number of alarms begins to overwhelm healthcare staff, causing them to modify alarm settings to reduce the number of alarms [+]