An aging workforce of doctors and nurses increases the need for innovative healthcare staffing solutions.
October 12, 2014 by Vickie Anenberg
The statistics are clear – the healthcare workforce is maturing. Meanwhile, the healthcare industry continues to add new jobs at an increasingly rapid rate – 76,700 new jobs during June, July and August. With these conditions, it is imperative to use a customized management workforce solution aimed at attracting and retaining in-demand professionals.
Registered nurses (RNs) and MDs headed toward retirement currently dominate the aging healthcare workforce. Consider these statistics – source linked above:
- 55 percent of RNs are older than 50
- 47.7 percent of MDs are older than 50
- A third of RNs older than 50 are set to retire by 2020
- Six out of 10 MDs are likely to retire in the next one to three years
Ambulatory care is one of the largest areas of growth in the healthcare industry causing demand for staff to rise within physician offices, outpatient care centers and home healthcare positions. Cross Country Staffing has a workforce solution to accommodate healthcare facilities of all sizes, creating an efficient and effective staffing plan to combat everything from an aging workforce and unplanned vacancies to a congested internal workforce.
With more than 35 years of clinical staffing experience, Cross Country Staffing has accumulated an extensive database of qualified RNs to fulfill your staffing needs, from short-term help to permanent placement.
Learn more about all of our workforce solutions and how Cross Country Staffing can help satisfy your staffing needs and assist healthcare facilities with their aging workforce by creating a customized solution for your healthcare facility.