Contributed by AMN Healthcare
Our partners at AMN Healthcare are the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. They provide access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through their innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities.
The landscape has drastically changed when it comes to nurse staffing for hospitals, and the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a surge in the use of travel nurses. While contingent labor has been critical in helping organizations manage through the pandemic, helping them supplement core staffing to provide safe, quality care, it has not been without its challenges. With demand at an all-time high, the attrition of many full-time employees, and limited contingent resources, pay rates for travel nurses have increased significantly. To put it simply, demand is exceeding the supply of nurses, and relying solely on travel nursing is not an adequate strategy to address the rising levels of vacancies.
This shortage is contributing to the continued issue of nurse burnout and turnover, and it’s clear that hospitals need to turn to workforce technology solutions and advanced workforce strategies to help optimize their limited talent resources and combat the cycle of limited supply and rising cost of labor.
This article will examine the current nursing landscape, the consequences of relying too heavily on a single source of contingent labor, and how workforce analytics can unlock a more sustainable solution for hospitals.
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. The Company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN total talent solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, credentialing and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry.
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