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AHA Report: Strategic Workforce Planning and Development

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Dramatic changes are occurring across healthcare. In response, the AHA engaged hospital leaders and experts to form the 2016 Committee on Performance Improvement to identify key workforce challenges and how to solve for them.

As of a result of this committee’s findings, the AHA published The Imperative for Strategic Workforce Planning and Development: Challenges and Opportunities. “There is a critical need to elevate the discussion around workforce planning and development to ensure that it becomes a standing component of comprehensive strategic planning for hospitals/systems and not just a response to a crisis situation” the report states.

Several workforce challenges were explored including:  recruitment of professionals in rural communities, the inadequate supply of behavioral health professionals, the need for a diverse workforce, the importance of leadership and succession planning and many more. We’ve explored a few below, but encourage you to download the report here.

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Think Healthcare IT Isn’t for Creatives? Think Again

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Most people think that creative types would be happier working in Hollywood than in a hospital. And even if you were to consider hiring one to work for your organization, the last place you’d think to put them is in your IT department.

But as it turns out, creatives can be your IT team’s strongest assets. It’s not hard to find a highly qualified IT professional who also has a creative background; all you have to do is visit HealthCareerCenter.com, and start browsing among leading candidates from all over the country.

In the meantime, here are four good reasons why you should consider hiring a creative person the next time you have an opening in your healthcare IT department.

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The 3 Most In-Demand Healthcare Support Jobs

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You don’t have to be a board-certified surgeon to make a good living in the healthcare field. In fact, some positions offer a lifetime of satisfying, financially rewarding work for little more than a few months of training.

Read on to learn about three jobs that are in particularly high demand right now, and can offer you a shortcut to a happy career in medicine. Then, visit HealthCareerCenter.com to find out how you can land one of these positions with the country’s leading healthcare organizations.

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Patients’ Patriots: Occupational Therapists Fight To Make Their Patients Independent

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Most Baby Boomers want to live independently in their homes for as long as they can.

Car crashes cause 4.4 million injuries every year.

More than a million 6-19 year-olds suffer serious sports injuries annually.

Those are major reasons why the U.S. government predicts a nearly 27% increase in the demand for occupational therapists between now and 2024.

“ As we have more [occupational therapists] coming into the field we have more places where they can go,” says Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, FAOTA president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. “That allows us to meet the needs of [patients] wherever we’re needed and we are working to build that capacity.”

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Report: Healthcare Job Search Insights – Explore the Healthcare Job Seeker Journey

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At HealthCareerCenter.com, we annually survey job candidates in both clinical and non-clinical healthcare professions to better understand the most important insights they have to offer when searching for jobs, when evaluating job offers, and more. After surveying candidates, we analyze and compile the results and present to you healthcare job search trends. We are happy to release this year’s report — the 2017 Healthcare Job Search Insights Report.

 

Whether you’re a job seeker yourself or an HR professional looking for new ways to uncover the field’s best talent, we think you’ll find the information inside extremely valuable. Here are just a few of the more significant questions the report sets out to answer, along with a quick, high-level snapshot of what we found. When you’re finished reading, download the full report to get the complete story.

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