The New Year is fast approaching and while resolutions are quite common, preparing for them is not… or is often forgotten. As 2018 comes to a close, this is the perfect time to look back and reflect on the past year.
As FocusOne Solutions celebrates a milestone birthday in our managed service program, I am reminiscent of our humble beginnings and proud of all that our team has accomplished in such a short time. Although incorporated in 2004, operations actually began in fall 2003, with only three employees.
We’re in the final stretch of 2018, Q4. Budget meetings are happening and strategies are being fine tuned as healthcare facilities look toward what’s known and what’s unknown in the year ahead. For many hospitals, it’s time to review relationships, contracts, and make decisions.
In today’s healthcare staffing market, tuition reimbursement, huge sign-on bonuses, and relocation packages are nothing new. Recruiting and retaining experienced healthcare professionals has become a greater challenge as the market tightens, supply outweighs demand, and recruitment efforts create competition for permanent staff.
Understanding reportable events for nurses can be challenging as each state can determine what violates the Nurse Practice Act. The most common reasons why nurses have their license suspended or revoked is for taking medicine or supplies, patient abuse or neglect, or breach of privacy.
When the right traveler is placed on the right unit, a true connection is made. The manager wants the traveler to stay forever and vice versa. But after a 13-week contract and three extensions, the traveler tells the facility they cannot extend again. Why?
Many travel nurses understand that when they begin an assignment, being placed on the list of “next up to float” is generally a standard expectation. The key to high quality patient care by a nurse who has floated to a specific area is ensuring that he or she has experience providing that level of care.
For facilities that need help on one of their units, they need that help ASAP! It’s a frequent phrase that we hear from our hiring managers when they are making an offer.
The bottom line is usually top of mind for most leaders in most industries. What drives and protects the bottom line? Happy, productive, and loyal employees.
For most of us, our job description is more of an outline - a set of expectations if you wish. It provides a rough overview of basic functions that you are responsible for. But for FocusOne Solutions, it’s so much more than that. A detailed job description helps our Operations Consultant screen candidates for your