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Nursing has always been a stressful job. Add to it the major health crisis happening now with COVID-19, and it’s easy to see how stress can become quickly compounded. How do you lead your nursing staff in a crisis like this when your team is being pushed to the limit? Burnout is very real, so… Read more »

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August 23, 2020, is Health Unit Coordinators Day. On this day, we want to honor the HUCs in your practice who help make the teamwork happen. Why is it important for you to show them that they matter to your productivity and success? And if you’re in the market to hire a HUC, what qualities… Read more »

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Anyone with an older parent or a loved one with a serious medical condition understands the value of a medic alert ID. A simple accessory, often taking the form of a bracelet or necklace, can save a life. What is the purpose of a medic alert ID? Who qualifies to wear one? And what are… Read more »

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Burn out is a serious concern for people in the healthcare industry. We bet you can think of at least a dozen times in your career where you’ve thought about running away from it all. And sometimes, breathing exercises and yoga just don’t cut into the stress you’re feeling about your job. You may need… Read more »

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You know you need to complete reference checks on potential employees, but what exactly are you looking for when you make that call or send that email? Reference checks may not be what you expect when you dig into them. What is a successful reference check? What can’t a reference check do for you? And… Read more »

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As much as we want to believe that people are inherently good, there are certainly instances of very bad behavior. This is true even among healthcare employees. Is theft a problem in your facility, office, or department? How do you terminate a healthcare employee for theft? Here are some tips to help you create a… Read more »

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Are you looking for a nurse manager to add to your team? Beyond their qualifications, what qualities do they need to bring to the table? You need to hire for the complete package, not just their skills and abilities. What personality traits are the most common for success as a nurse manager? Here is a… Read more »

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Different from chronic, acute care is the kind of medical intervention for patients with specific treatable illnesses. They may experience this care at a doctor’s office, clinic, emergency room, or ambulatory surgery center. With HIPAA, there is a level of compliance your facility needs to take with employees who provide acute and post-acute care, but… Read more »

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As a hiring manager, do you view employment gaps as an immediate red flag for new candidates? You may be allowing your biases to impact your decisions and missing out on quality candidates. When you make assumptions, there are a lot of factors missing in the story that could let you make a much more… Read more »

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Regardless of your industry, your single job as an HR professional or manager is to ensure that every employee is having a quality experience working with your organization. There are a few ways you can spark curiosity right from the start with new candidates for your open positions. Here are the ways you can promote… Read more »