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Job shortages plague healthcare facilities on many different levels. In many hospitals, and different specialties, physicians are n short supply. Support staff is needed and becoming more essential as the patient population continues to grow, and it’s no secret that hospitals , nursing homes, and other medical environments are suffering a desperate nursing shortage. And… Read more »

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  Change can be difficult and in a world where technology drives change at warp speed it can be frustrating. However when technology introduces a tool that not only improves efficiency but also increases productivity and boosts your bottom line, that’s a very welcome change indeed. Enter Shiftboard, the mobile timecard and tracking tool that… Read more »

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Nurses are in the business of saving lives. Although it’s not nearly as dramatic most of the time as TV’s fictional medical dramas would have us all believe. However, it is the reality that many patients are dependent upon fast thinking, fast acting, skilled nurses to ensure their health and welfare. Given this fact, short… Read more »

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Nurses aren’t born knowing the ropes. Nor are they introduced to all the day-to-day minutiae and details that come with years of practicing the vocation. Mentoring for new nurses is the single best way to onboard new hires and familiarize new staff members with the ins-and-outs of working in a specific medical facility.  Nurturing through… Read more »

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  In the ever-changing realm of healthcare it isn’t always easy to predict your staffing needs. From day-to-day your patient numbers will change, staff members will come and go and you may find it’s a “two steps forward, one step back” kind of situation. You would like to build your healthcare organization however your lack… Read more »

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Today’s healthcare industry is fast-paced and patient care is involved. It’s not always easy to be preemptive when leadership is needed. And not everyone is cut out to be a strong nurse leader. When you have a staff nurse who shows leadership qualities it’s typically a real boon for your healthcare organization. Leadership is a… Read more »

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All predictions for the flu this season are dire. Even those healthcare workers who proactively took charge of their health by getting a flu shot aren’t fully protected from this seasons raging virus. And, as expected, many of those health agencies “in the know” are sounding the alarm for a rough season ahead. The flu… Read more »

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The effort to build and retain talent in your hospital or medical facility is crucial. Not only for the success of your business but also for the care of those who count on you: your patients. In such a competitive and unpredictable marketplace as healthcare it can be difficult to recruit new talent, let alone… Read more »

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Travel nursing can be an exciting opportunity for nurses to experience new places, meet people from all walks of life, and hone skills otherwise gone stale. Travel nursing can also be financially lucrative and immensely rewarding. Meeting the needs of patients who may have otherwise gone without medical attention, helping local staff cope with budget… Read more »