A new outpatient surgery center was set to open and was struggling to find enough nurses for its ORs and surgical schedules.
Becker Health partnered with the ASC to solve its critical staffing challenges. The first step? Thinking beyond typical hiring profiles.
“Opening the opportunity to specialty nurses beyond OR nurses meant that we immediately had a larger talent pool to work with,” said Renee Becker, Pharm.D., EVP of Staffing and Recruitment for Becker Health, a division of MedHQ. “We targeted acute care specialty nurses from units such as the emergency room, intensive care unit and medical-surgical. RN’s from these units have demonstrated parallel experiences and characteristics such as IV insertion, wound management, strong clinical acumen, working in a very fast paced environment, multitasking and similar nurse to patient ratios. Our nurses were also looking for a change in the environment from the acutely ill to primarily healthy patients.”
Becker and her team also enticed the nurse candidates with the opportunity of gaining valuable OR training while enjoying the benefits of an ASC environment:
- No nights
- No weekends
- No holidays
- No call/call-back
With this strategy, Becker Health was able to quickly recruit a full team of highly capable nurses who embraced the training and were able to get the center to both quality and capacity goals quickly.
If you are looking for innovative, scalable recruitment solutions, schedule a time to connect with Renee Becker.