This infographic illustrates the difference that working with an MSP can make in clear terms and diagrams. Take a closer look by clicking on the accompanying image.
While traditional contingent staffing can be effective, using too many agencies can put a strain on human resources, hiring managers, and supply chain leaders. Partnering with the right MSP can help fill jobs faster while reducing administrative burden.
Market Demand: Oct. 3, 2022
Medical Solutions Market Demand_10.03.2022.pdf
Upcoming Member Webinar:
Labor Union Activity and Contingency Planning for Strikes
Date & Time: Oct. 5, 2022 | 1:00-1:30 pm EST
With the current labor shortage and many healthcare union contracts expiring, there has been an increase in union activity, especially in 2022. Join Medical Solutions as we explore the current state of healthcare labor union activity, including recent strike activity, union agreements, and key issues on the table. We also will discuss contingency planning for a strike and related financial considerations.
During the presentation, you will:
- Understand why healthcare workers are striking and the key issues being raised.
- Explore the economic aspect of recent healthcare labor union agreements.
- Learn what you can do to prepare for a potential labor action at your hospital.
It's an important conversation you don't want to miss!
Vice President of Business Development
Brian has been with Medical Solutions since 2003 and has more than 27 years of leadership experience within the healthcare staffing industry. For the past 20 years Brian has built partnerships with hospital clients nationwide to assist them with developing and implementing contingency planning solutions.
Content conveyed at, or in conjunction with, this event does not constitute the opinion or views of IHA.
How to Create an RFP to Find the Right Workforce Solutions Partner
New Whitepaper – Beyond Burnout: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare
What happens when a significant percentage of the caregiving population is suffering? Who cares for the caregiver? Those questions drive the latest
whitepaper from Medical Solutions.
Nurses and other clinicians who endured the pandemic were left with the consequences of trauma – anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Without support to address mental health issues, they may struggle to care for patients, leave the profession, or worse, harm themselves.
Our new whitepaper, Beyond Burnout: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare, explores this tough topic and its implications on staffing and patient care. Using current research, the paper:
Examines the extent of the mental health crisis among healthcare staff.
Explores the impact it can have on staffing levels and how a worsening labor shortage could impact patient care.
Provides guidance on how leaders can support the mental health of their staff to create a more emotionally healthy and resilient workforce.
Your health system, hospital, or post-acute facility has decided to get outside help with staffing, but where do you start? The labor market remains tight, and the industry is full of companies that vary significantly in scale and capability. Many systems and facilities are turning to the request-for-proposal (RFP) process to improve clarity on what they want and better understand which partner best fits their needs.
An RFP is an open request for bids and proposals, meant to foster healthy competition, but the responses are only as good as the questions you ask. If you’re not familiar with what questions to include for a comprehensive request for healthcare workforce solutions, read on for guidance and tips for creating a successful RFP.
10 Tips for a Smoother Labor Dispute
As we all know, labor disputes can be very “sticky situations” and generally should be avoided if possible. However, sometimes negotiations break down, and they become unavoidable.
Medical Solutions’ array of total workforce solutions for hospitals and facilities helps you manage through these “sticky situations.” Over the years, we’ve learned how to avoid unnecessary complications and help keep your facility’s operations running smoothly throughout the job action. Not sure where to start?
Here are our top 10 tips for a successful hospital labor dispute.
The Matchwell Acquisition expands Medical Solutions’ current portfolio of service offerings into the per diem and local.
Read the press release
Self-Care for Healthcare Leaders and HR Professionals: More Efficient Hiring and Onboarding
The pandemic has taken its toll on everyone. Leaders and HR professionals involved in healthcare hiring have endured a stress-induced headache for more than a year, as a tight labor market turned into an urgent and persistent shortage.
So, what’s the prescription for this headache? Start with some serious self-care. But it can’t just be pain relievers, rest, or a spa day. The right self-care starts with finding a partner to lighten the hiring load and reduce stress. Consider the benefits of a total workforce solution. Read more.
If you’re curious about how Medical Solutions can help you expedite hiring and relieve HR stress and pressure, then you owe it to yourself to start a conversation with our team of experts. It’s the right self-care for hiring leaders.
Post-Acute Leaders: What Keeps You Up at Night?
The COVID-19 pandemic created shockwaves in every part of the healthcare industry. Post-acute facilities, and in particular skilled nursing facilities (SNF), absorbed a massive impact, as they have both an especially vulnerable patient population in residential facilities and a critical labor shortage.
It will impact the industry for years to come, and as the pandemic wanes and transitions into an endemic, significant challenges remain. What fears are keeping post-acute facility leaders awake at night? Staffing, leadership roles, audits and disorganization top the list. While each is difficult, solutions can be found and created.
If your post-acute facility faces any or all of these challenges and needs a strategic staffing partner with industry-leading expertise, reach out to Medical Solutions to start a conversation. Having a proven and trusted partner in the industry may allow you to get a better night’s sleep.
Market Mindfulness Means We Focus on You
Being someone’s partner means you should be a priority. For some companies, that’s not the case. They expend energy in pursuit of new clients rather than solving the problems their clients face.
At Medical Solutions, we practice market mindfulness to keep the focus on your healthcare staffing needs. Learn how in this
or read more
Our total workforce solution combines a human-first approach with data analytics to help you tackle both urgent and strategic challenges.
Ready to be a priority? Connect with our team to learn more about how Medical Solutions can address your staffing needs.
Converting Traveling Clinicians to Permanent Staff
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the last two years, many full-time staff nurses and clinicians made the change to traveling assignments, often working with agencies to find the right hospital and situation. Beyond their professional and personal interest in urgently helping patients, there were significant incentives to travel. Today, that supply/demand curve has changed. More nurses are seeking full-time staff positions. For hospitals and health systems, one solution could be to convert their existing travelers into permanent staff positions.
Curious to learn more about how the right partner can help you with both your short-term and long-term strategic hiring plans? Reach out to our team of experts and start a conversation about your healthcare staffing needs.
Talent Priorities in a Post-Pandemic Workforce
It’s a difficult truth to hear. At any given time, a percentage of your workforce will decide to leave, contributing to the growing 25.9% rate of national hospital turnover. Contingent and permanent clinicians are making career-defining choices all the time. As we settle in the aftershock of the pandemic, their shifting priorities are redefining what roles could look like in a post-pandemic workforce. As the healthcare workforce continues to evolve, how are you keeping up with your talent?
If your facility is considering the use of travel nurses and clinicians to meet evolving workforce trends, reach out to
to start a conversation about how we can support your specific staffing needs.
Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
Age-diversity among clinical workforce settings is at historic levels. Why? Because up to five generations are working simultaneously. Gen X (born 1965-1980) and Millennials (born 1981-1996) make up the largest percentage of the active nurse force, while many Boomers (1946-1964), and some Traditionalists (1928-1945), have reasons to work years beyond the typical retirement age. At the same time, Gen Z is already starting to make a noticeable presence in clinical units today.
Each generation brings different skill sets, priorities, and communication styles that affect teamwork and the delivery of quality patient care. Because of this, clinical leadership plays a crucial role in harnessing the best of each generational skill set to create strong, diverse teams and build adaptable unit cultures that can flourish in our current climate of rapid change.