Get Help During COVID-19 With Interim Personnel Services
Posted: 1/6/2021 1:00 PM by
Filed under: healthcare
Among the many damaging effects that COVID-19 has had on the population and the economy, the urgent need for medical staff has been an early and ongoing problem.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted on their website,
“As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, staffing shortages will likely occur due to HCP exposures, illness, or need to care for family members at home. Healthcare facilities must be prepared for potential staffing shortages and have plans and processes in place to mitigate these, including communicating with HCP about actions the facility is taking to address shortages and maintain patient and HCP safety and providing resources to assist HCP with anxiety and stress.”
The spread and impact of COVID-19 has served to compound an already dire shortage and need for medical personnel, especially nurses.
A recent report by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) revealed that,
“According to AACN’s report on 2019-2020 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, U.S. nursing schools turned away 80,407 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2019 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, and clinical preceptors, as well as budget constraints. Almost two-thirds of the nursing schools responding to the survey pointed to a shortage of faculty and/or clinical preceptors as a reason for not accepting all qualified applicants into their programs.”
With record numbers of registered nurses approaching retirement age, insufficient enrollment of new nurses available to “fill the ranks,” and a combination of factors increasing current demand, a crisis of historic proportions may be coming.
Where Are All the Nurses and Doctors?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 11 million additional nurses are needed to avoid a further shortage. Employment opportunities for nurses are projected to grow at a faster rate (15%) than all other occupations from 2016 through 2026.
One of the factors already in play prior to the coronavirus pandemic was the aging population of the U.S. Currently, we have the highest number of Americans over the age of 65 than any other time in history. By 2029, the last of the so-called Baby Boomer generation will have reached retirement age, which will mean a 73 percent increase in Americans who are 65 years of age and older. And we’ve already gone from 41 million in 2011 compared to 71 million in 2019.
Along with the increasing number of nurses who are retiring and the increased number of those leaving the profession due to family concerns or “burnout” from stress and fatigue, the recent increase in demand has created a rise in staffing shortfalls throughout the nation, including areas such as Sonoma County.
When You Need Reliable Medical Staffing Help
Named one of the Largest HealthCare Staffing Firms in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts, Interim HealthCare is actively working to help local clients with their medical staffing needs.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on not only human life here in Sonoma County, as well as elsewhere throughout California and the rest of the world, but also on the capabilities of our medical community. Staffing shortages that were already at an urgent level have been exacerbated by the coronavirus and the sharply increased need for nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel.
Now, more than ever, Interim HealthCare’s medical staffing service is ready to help.
Interim is available if you need a nurse in Sonoma County, whether that’s for a hospital or a physician's office, or is to increase your existing staffing at nursing in a long-term care facility, or medical clinic.
At Interim HealthCare, we provide needed healthcare staff offer medical staffing services ranging from extended, blocked contract positions, to per diem shifts. In addition, all our nurses and healthcare professionals are fully trained and possess a variety of skill sets.
At Interim HealthCare, we are proud to serve our local hospitals, assisted living facilities, and other healthcare services throughout Sonoma County by meeting their short or long term staffing needs.
Interim HealthCare’s medical staffing solutions allows these sites to:
By also offering healthcare providers direct hire and temporary sourcing services, Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa can help reduce the costs and staff time usually required for full-time recruiting and hiring.
- Cover for vacations and holidays
- Fill the gap for last minute call-offs
- Meet staffing needs during census peaks
- Reduce costly overtime and prevent staff burn-out
- Provide clinical staff not normally employed for projects and services
- Meet short term staffing needs or extended leaves of absence
And your employee selection results can be easily improved with our 13-week “Try Before You Hire” program.
We guarantee that all staff associated with Interim HealthCare are properly credentialed and screened and are covered by our professional liability and workers compensation insurance. Interim also assumes all responsibility for employer taxes and benefits.
Your Resource for Medical Staffing and Senior Home Care Services
In addition to meeting medical staffing needs, we are here to help adult children of aging parents or grandparents in Sonoma County provide their loved ones with quality in-home care. At Interim HealthCare, we understand that this can be a stressful time, however, finding a reliable senior home care service in Sonoma County doesn’t have to be.
Our in-home care professionals are fully vetted with background checks and drug screens before they ever step foot in your home. Additionally, Interim HealthCare is fully bonded and insured. If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care services, contact Interim HealthCare today.
At Interim HealthCare, we offer a wide variety of services including medical staffing, in-home personal care and support, respite care, Alzheimer's care and much more.
To learn more about healthcare and homecare services, just fill out the "Contact Us" form to the right and we will contact you soon. Or you can call our Santa Rosa office at (707) 545-4986.