Monday, December 17, 2007

Connect with Healthcare Professionals, Search Jobs, Get Information

There has been a lot of talk recently about the shortage of nurses and how it's expected to continually grow. Here's some statistical information for you:

Last year hospitals needed 118,000 nurses to fill vacant spots. US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects by 2014, hospitals will need 1.2 million new and replacement nurses. PLUS by that time 703,000 new positions will be created (and need to be filled).

There are less faculty to teach nursing students and less students who want to study nursing. Those who are currently RNs seem to be experience job burnout because of the shortage. They're dissatisfied with the diminishing amount of time they can spend with their patients and the quality care that their facilities are providing.

1 out of 3 hospital nurses under the age of 30 plan to leave their current job in the next year.

These are some surprising statistics, though with any job if you have a lack of people the work you'd like to provide can't be done. We're really excited about our new redesign and relaunch of It's still in beta but so far we have job postings, forums for healthcare professionals to discuss different topics, profiles to display your information and network and connect with other people in the medical field, and videos.

This is a great opportunity for both medical professionals and healthcare facilities to connect. It's not just for nurses. Whether you're a Physician, Allied Health Professional, Medial Assistant or any other healthcare related profession, I envision this will be a great place for medical students to get real life insight to what working at various hospitals and facilities is like. It's also a great way to get your foot in the door and meet people who are already where you want to work. And for hospitals and healthcare facilities, you can find great talent to fill your vacant positions and have a unique opportunity to really let your company shine to possible recruits.

If you're looking for work in healthcare in North Carolina or South Carolina, I'd love to connect with you. Sign up and build a profile and then request to connect with me. I'd love to get your input on the features that we're offering.

Hospitals feel free to contact me (rosemary[dot]reilman[at]employmentguide[dot]com) and I can get you more information about using

-Rosie Reilman

AACN: Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet; US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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