Health industry expected to generate millions of jobs by 2020 | Providers increasingly seek NPs, PAs, firm says | Poll: Most NPs are satisfied with their jobs
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April 16, 2013
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Health industry expected to generate millions of jobs by 2020
Nearly 3 million health care jobs are expected to be generated in the decade that ends in 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated. Family physicians were expected to be the most in demand, followed by internists, hospitalists and psychiatrists. U.S. News & World Report (3/19)
Industry and Employment Trends
Providers increasingly seek NPs, PAs, firm says
Research from temporary staffing firm Staff Care revealed health care provider requests for nurse practitioners and physician assistants grew from less than 2% of requests in 2010 to greater than 10% last year. The trend reflects shortages in physicians as well as NPs and PAs, said Staff Care official Bonnie Owens. Healthcare Finance News (3/27)
Poll: Most NPs are satisfied with their jobs
Data from a Jackson Healthcare survey revealed that 74% of nurse practitioners and physician assistants like their positions. The top drivers of job satisfaction were work environment and fellow staff; the ability to make a difference and working with patients; and compensation. (3/28)
Health care industry sees drop in employment growth
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the health care industry generated 6,900 fewer jobs in March than February, but the number of jobs added by the industry -- 23,400 -- was similar to the 12-month average. According to the report, hospitals added 7,900 employees in March, down from 10,700 the previous month, while ambulatory services added 15,300, up from 11,400. Modern Physician (free registration) (4/5)
Other News
Nurses Everyday
Fatigue contributes to provider errors, survey suggests
Data from the Nurse Staffing Strategy survey revealed 27% of providers reported committing fatigue-related errors, and nearly 65% said they almost committed errors because of fatigue. Sixty-nine percent said they felt concerned about performing well during work hours due to exhaustion. (3/20)
Some states consider broadening nurses' scopes of practice
At least 11 state legislatures are considering widening nurses' scopes of practice, allowing those with at least a master's degree to prescribe drugs, order and interpret diagnostic tests and provide care without the supervision of a doctor. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (3/23), The Washington Post (3/24)
Continuing Education
Mo. colleges partner to offer nursing bachelor's program
St. Charles Community College and Central Methodist University are collaborating to offer a bachelor's degree in nursing. The degree program is for RNs, who will earn a bachelor's from CMU by taking classes at St. Charles' St. Louis-area campus. Columbia Daily Tribune (Mo.) (4/6)
Leadership and Management
Neb. RN converts medical jargon into common-sense explanations
Registered nurse Jana Uryasz, a patient education specialist at The Nebraska Medical Center, uses Health Literacy Advisor software to help her gauge how much help patients need to understand their diagnoses and treatments. She replaces medical jargon with simple, clear words. To help patients understand their disease processes, Uryasz said, sometimes nurses have to "consider this like 'Dick and Jane' would." The Washington Post (4/8)
List of 25 leading women in health care includes nurses
Modern Healthcare named several nurses to its list of 25 women who make a difference in health care. On the list are ANA President Karen Daley and acting CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner. Also on the list are Health Care Service Corp. President and CEO Patricia Hemingway Hall, University of Chicago Medical Center President Sharon O'Keefe and Health Resources and Services Administration leader Mary Wakefield. Modern Healthcare (free registration) (4/6)
Who's Hiring?
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Nurse Practitioner House Calls, Cleveland (F/T, P/T & Per Diem)UnitedHealth GroupCleveland, OH
Home Health RN SupervisorUnitedHealth GroupLas Vegas, NV
PHYSICAL THERAPIST-TEAM LDKettering Health NetworkOhio, United States
Family Nurse PractitionerAlexian Brothers Health SystemArlington Heights, IL
Home Care CHHABarnabas Health Hospice and Home HealthToms River, NJ
Athletic TrainerSt. James Healthcare - SCL Health System Denver, CO
Graduate Nurse - 2013 July/August Programs - All LocationsFlorida Hospital CareersOrlando, FL
Epic Application Coordinator-Pharmacy JobHenry Ford Health SystemDetroit, MI
Senior Manager of IT Applications-Enterprise Business IntelligenceContinuum Health PartnersManhattan, NY
Supervisor Envirommental Service - Full-timeHealthONEDenver, CO
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