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2021 State of Healthcare Report: Staffing

2021 healthcare staffing

It’s beyond a doubt that 2020 has been one of the most difficult and challenging years we’ve ever seen. From quarantine to social distancing, to an increasingly remote workforce, and healthcare organizations pushed to the brink – we have all experienced the effects of the global pandemic in one way or another.

At the same time, we’ve also seen extraordinary medical professionals and their leadership perform superhuman acts of bravery and courage in stepping up to combat the virus and to protect the patients they serve. With a vaccine now on the rollout, we look forward to a future of strengthened leadership in healthcare organizations as we heal, globally.

As we embark on a new year of new possibilities and opportunities, the team at Mission Search is proud to launch a new content series: The 2021 State of Healthcare Report. Our first installment focuses on one key area – what healthcare leadership should consider regarding staffing in a post-COVID world.

Increased Need for Ready-To-Travel Healthcare Workers

Is your workforce plan ready for 2021? As the demand for healthcare professionals remains intensely high, the value of locum tenens professionals becomes an invaluable resource. This model allows hospitals or healthcare centers to shift their workforce resources more easily around the country.

At a time where meeting patient expectations and delivering quality care, locum tenens and ready-to-travel professionals can make a big difference in your toolkit in 2021.

Increased Demand for Work Flexibility

Not only should healthcare organizations plan for vacations and other requested days off, but offering flexibility will give your employees a respite in addition to giving your organization an edge over others who are more strict about scheduling.

Consider giving employees an opportunity to coordinate their own shifts based on their unique needs. With burnout being a threat to nearly every facet of the healthcare industry, making employees feel like they have the opportunity to take time for themselves will be critical in helping organizations succeed and remain dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.

Have a Plan for Shortages

While employee and leadership shortages are always to be expected and considered, having a solid plan to respond to these changing situations is vitally important. 

Consider partnering with a recruiting firm that can help you with these challenges. At Mission Search, we have a vast network of medical professionals as well as seasoned interim leadership and permanent executives who are poised for their next challenge.

At Mission Search, we’ve partnered with the leading healthcare organizations and cancer centers in the country for more than 20 years. We understand your challenges, especially in today’s global dynamic state. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today by filling out our form or calling us directly at (888) 300-1504.

Please check back for our January installment of our 2021 State of Healthcare Report, focusing on the patient experience.

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