Attracting and retaining qualified nurses has reached a critical breaking point in healthcare facilities across the country. As administrators see monetary and scheduling incentives fall short in meeting staffing goals, it may be time to invest in a system that improves the overall experience, not just for patients, but also for providers and staff.
In a recent survey, McKinsey asked a representative sample of large, private-sector hospitals from all regions of the United States about their current workforce challenges.
Nurses are increasingly encountering verbal and
physical abuse from frustrated COVID patients that is
driving them from their jobs.
have reduced operating room and clinic capacity, while ER diversion and length of patient stay have both increased
have had to reduce inpatient capacity
of respondents reported having to change care model as a result of staff retention issues
97% of respondents reported deploying a tactic over the last three months to keep their nursing numbers up. Unfortunately, these top tactics don’t address a core contributor to nurse retention issues: improving the work environment. Among the failing recruitment and retention strategies are:
Don’t underestimate the power the right IPS can have in improving the job experience for your nurses. Throwing money at a problem only goes so far. And it really doesn’t solve the underlying issues. The pCare IPS is designed to make the job itself more enjoyable. This big-picture thinking solves problems, rather than just treating symptoms.
By streamlining healthcare processes, pCare helps hospitals operate more efficiently. When nurses feel like their time is valued and they are engaged in fulfilling work, they are less motivated to leave their roles. With end-to-end integration, tasks are routed directly to support staff allowing nurses to practice at the top of their license, creating a productive healthcare facility.
Job satisfaction comes when nurses know they are having an impact and their core matters. By fostering collaboration and communication, the pCare IPS helps improve patient self-efficacy in their ability to manage care post-discharge. Nurses report “the (IPS education) view rates… makes the team much more confident in the quality of care they are able to provide.”
The pCare IPS includes capabilities that empower patients to manage nonclinical tasks such as ordering a meal, changing the room temperature or lighting, and placing a service request for cleaning. This not only provides patients a sense of control in an unfamiliar place but also boosts job satisfaction in nurses by allowing them to focus more fully on clinical care.