At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, we help nurses get noticed and find jobs matching their qualifications at hospitals across the country. We simplify the hiring process at the industry’s leading healthcare facilities and establish careers that last a lifetime.
The June 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that 213,000 jobs were created last month, while the jobless rate rose to 4.0% largely because about 600,000 people entered the labor force. Economists polled by MarketWatch believe this indicates that the labor market is very healthy. Healthcare continued to be an economic driver of job creation, adding 25,200 new jobs in June, reaching a total of 309,000 over the course of the year.
According to the recent Nurse Insights Study by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, 55% of registered nurses are content to stay with their current employer, but 23% plan to leave and 22% are undecided. That’s a 45% risk of nurse turnover, which can not only disrupt patient care but also carries a high financial price — to the tune of $78 million in potential replacement and training costs.
At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions (HWS), we are driven by our desire to connect amazing people with career opportunities that fulfill their passion. Not only does this mean finding career opportunities for nurses and other healthcare professionals, but also for people interested in corporate career opportunities.
One of our most rewarding career paths at HWS is in the area of travel recruitment. Our travel recruiters are responsible for setting up nurses with travel assignments in cities across the country. As HWS is a fully-owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare, our travel recruiters have unparalleled access to travel assignments at HCA facilities that nurses won't find anywhere else. Each travel assignment is about 13 weeks in length, so travel recruiters must help each nurse find a new assignment about four times per year, typically before the nurse's current assignment ends.
"Travel recruiting allows you the opportunity to change lives," says Joi Crockett, Director of Travel for HWS. "You are assisting in placing high demand healthcare professionals in understaffed hospitals to care for critically ill patients."
The U.S. workforce added 223,000 new jobs in May, nearly 17% higher than the 12 month average of 191,000. Healthcare was one of the largest contributors to this growth with an increase that was in line with the industry's monthly average. During this same time, the national unemployment rate fell from 3.9% to 3.8% while the healthcare unemployment rate remained unchanged.
Our parent company, HCA Healthcare, recently shared a plan to invest $300 million in nursing benefits over the next three years. In addition, HCA is putting $10.5 billion dollars toward facility expansion and upgrades.
We are proud to present Raluca Khrino with the DAISY Award! Raluca exhibited extraordinary care and expertise in helping a patient at Plantation General Hospital.
April 2018 saw job gains in healthcare, manufacturing, mining, and professional and business services. Healthcare job growth continued to increase steadily, adding 24,400 jobs in April and more than 305,000 jobs in the last 12 months. The national unemployment rate changed for the first time in six months, falling from 4.1% to 3.9%. Healthcare unemployment saw a similar decrease from 2.6% in March to 2.3% in April.
Coliseum Health System is comprised of Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital, two medical/surgical campuses with 413 beds designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. Both of these HCA facilities include a 24-hour emergency room with areas shortest wait times, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and diagnostic services.
Each month, our Recruitment team recognizes a team member who exemplifies outstanding service while maintaining a positive attitude. Congratulations to Recruitment's Employees of the Month for January, February, and March 2018!