Long Hours, Workload Causing RNs to Burn OutRead the rest of this entry »
Staffing shortages in the nursing profession are causing nurses to work longer hours and contend with heavier workloads, leading to burnout and high levels of stress.
A CareerBuilder survey of workers across the nation found that 7 in 10 nurses report feeling burned out; 50% said they feel tired all the time.
"Nurses, the backbone of U.S. health care, often handle life or death situations, so this high level ...
Doctors Name the Hospitals Where They Would GoRead the rest of this entry »
If you had a serious illness or needed a difficult surgery, where would you go to be treated?
Medscape, a leading information and news site for healthcare professionals, posed that question to doctors across the U.S. What some 8,500 physicians said was strikingly similar for each of the specific nine conditions and procedures listed.
Many of the hospitals are familiar names: The Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns ...
Swiss Scientists 'Print' A Human HeartRead the rest of this entry »
In a remarkable use of 3D printing, a team of Swiss scientists built a functioning human heart out of silicone.
In an article published last week in the Journal Artificial Organs, the team described the process and the results, concluding, "The preliminary results of this study show a promising potential of the soft pumps in heart replacements."
The 3D heart was pneumatically powered, and tested with mock circulation under ...
Geofencing Is Becoming a Hot Recruiting ToolRead the rest of this entry »
Geofencing for ad targeting is nothing new. Even if you didn't realize it, you've been delivered ads on your mobile device that are based on your location. Advertisers as diverse as Dr. Pepper, Whole Foods and the non-profit OxFam have used the targeting method, which sends ads to devices only in specific geographic locations.
Now, employers are embracing the location-based advertising for recruiting.
Last winter, Johns Hopkins All ...
Entry-Level Training for Healthcare CareersRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, several dozen organizations came together to launch a unique healthcare initiative to create entry-level opportunities for high school graduates to learn the skills most in demand by healthcare employers so they can advance into the middle-class.
Called the Health Careers Pathways initiative, it is not so much a specific program, as it is a collaboration of health care systems, community colleges, and hospitals with three goals:
- Working ...
Here's How Big Healthcare IsAfter the retail industry, healthcare employs more workers than any other sector of the economy. The government counted 15.84 million retail workers in May versus 15.7 million in healthcare. But unlike retail, the healthcare workforce is growing rapidly. In one year, healthcare added 329,000 new workers; retail added a mere 36,000.Read the rest of this entry »
It isn't just that healthcare is creating more jobs than any other sector. It ...
Ambulatory Healthcare Seeing Fastest GrowthHealthcare has been a powerful jobs creator, growing employment right through the Great Recession when other sectors of the economy were laying off workers.Read the rest of this entry »
In the 9 years since the recession began, healthcare added 2.5 million jobs. Meanwhile, it took the rest of the economy until November 2014 to regain the 8.6 million jobs lost between 2007 and 2010.
In an article on Health Affairs Blog, three researchers ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
National Nurses Week Recognizes the Year of the Healthy NurseThis is the Year of the Healthy Nurse and Saturday began National Nurses Week, which makes it all the more important to recognize these professional caregivers who work under demanding conditions attending to the sickest among us, with so many dealing with life and death on a regular basis.Read the rest of this entry »
This tradition of a trained cadre of professionals caring for the sick and injured dates its beginning to Florence Nightingale, whose ...
The Highest Paying Life Sciences Job You Never Heard OfWhat's the highest paying job in biotech you've probably never heard of?Read the rest of this entry »
OK. That's sort of a trick kind of question, since you can't really answer it if you've never heard of it. So we'll tell you what BioSpace said the job is: Medical Science Liaison.
The site, which describes itself as a "digital hub for news and careers" in life sciences, said the ...