The Pulse of the Profession
Welcome to the ShiftMed blog where we discuss everything nursing, from professional insights to healthcare holidays to helpful hints for working with us.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and accelerated a problem healthcare leaders have been warning about for years – critical staffing issues in nursing and a shortage of skilled nurses.
Amidst the Great Resignation across the US, the nursing shortage continues to grow and strain healthcare workers and hospital resources. More and more Americans, and especially nurses, are exiting the traditional workforce to gain more control over their schedules and achieve work-life balance through gig economy jobs. Last year alone, the number of independent workers increased 34% – that's over 13 million new gig workers in the US.
In the world of app-based healthcare staffing, ShiftMed is playing for keeps—and it's why we bring our 'A' game to everything we do. Our commitment to innovation is one of many reasons we've become a top nursing jobs app for healthcare professionals and a go-to staffing partner for healthcare facilities nationwide. This post will cover our innovations in the past year alone.
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. From the teenager working a part-time job to the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization, every working American—whether full-time, part-time, hourly, salary, self-employed, or a gig worker—must pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and respective state tax agency.
A career in nursing includes many benefits. Nursing offers challenging, exciting, and varied work that allows you to make a daily difference in people's lives. You'll have many options to practice your craft and grow professionally. Nurses deal with many aspects of patient care and can enjoy a variety in their routine.
If you're a nurse staff manager or nursing manager, you know that safe and effective nurse staffing requires more than proper staff training and the necessary skills. It also relies on thoughtful nurse management, deployment and support, and good leadership at every level.