Showing posts with label hospital. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hospital. Show all posts
11/14/2022

Zero Candidates Interviewing for ER Positions Where Nurse Called 911 (Video)

In the above video, we look at the disturbing story of one hospital having zero candidates interviewing for ER positions. What could be causing this problem? 


The current job market is tight, and many qualified candidates are vying for a limited number of jobs. This is especially true in the medical field, where the demand for skilled professionals is high. 


One possible cause is the nurse who called 911. The emergency room was overwhelmed with patients and was short-staffed. After calling, they sent over the Fire Department, who provided help via the EMTs. 


Another possible reason for the lack of interest in ER positions is the pay. Many hospitals are struggling to keep up with the rising healthcare costs, and they cannot offer competitive salaries. As a result, many potential candidates may be discouraged from applying for these positions. 


Whatever the cause, it is clear that this problem needs to be addressed urgently. The consequences of not having enough ER nurses are potentially dire, and action must be taken to ensure that hospitals have the staff they need.




10/10/2022

How to Evacuate a Hospital (Video)




As a unit secretary, you play an important role in maintaining communication and order during a hospital stay. 


In the event of an emergency, such as a hurricane or fire, your ability to stay calm and follow directions is essential to ensuring a smooth evacuation. Here are some things to keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation. 

2/14/2022

Tips for Dressing Appropriately as a ​Unit Secretary (Video)




Dressing appropriately as a unit secretary is important for several reasons. For one, it's the first impression that you make on your new coworkers when they see what type of clothing and accessories are allowed in their work environment; also you don't want to be that person walking by wearing inappropriate attire. People do talk.  





Dress codes vary from hospital to hospital. Some offices require business-like clothing, while others may have more casual dress codes; however, it's important to always be professional and presentable at work!


The following are some helpful information about different types of outfits most medical facilities recommend:


A uniform. At the hospital, we are required to wear black or khaki pants and a white shirt/blouse.

Business Casual. Blends traditional business wear with a more relaxed style still professional and appropriate enough for an office environment. You may have to wear a nice pair of slacks (any color) with a shirt/blouse (any color). On the ICU's other sister floor the unit secretary wears business casual. 

Scrubs. Nurses wear scrubs and sometimes the unit secretary will wear them too. I've mainly seen the CNA/HUC wear scrubs because they will work the desk and assist patients.



These are the most common dress code requirements that you will see while working in a hospital. Remember that you are the first impression for not only the hospital but also your unit. 

12/13/2021

How Hospitals Can Keep Their Employees During the Great Resignation (Video)

The average hospital loses a percentage of its employees every year. That's a lot of money and time spent training new people! 


According to Addam Marcotte with FMG Leading, hospitals can keep their employees during the Great Resignation by not just offering them a retention bonus or pay increase, but by becoming a great place to work and giving their employees a way to hone their skills, develop their career, and grow in leadership. 


8/23/2021

Nursing Home Employees Must Take The Vaccine. Will Hospital Employees Be Next? (Video)


President Joe Biden has mandated that nursing homes require their employees to be vaccinated or risk losing their Medicare funding.

We'll discuss if this mandate will be coming soon to a hospital near you.
6/15/2021

Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Hospital Dismissed (Video)


The lawsuit filed by 117 employees against their hospital was dismissed by a federal judge on Saturday, June 12, 2021. 

Jennifer Bridges, a nurse at Houston Methodist who is leading the lawsuit, has vowed to fight on and will take the case to the U.S. Supreme court if they have to.

Hospitals in Indiana, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania have recently announced a mandatory vaccination requirement for their employees, and they are getting pushback as well. 

Texas is an at-will state, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason - or no reason at all. And so are Indiana and Pennsylvania.

6/14/2021

Houston Hospital Suspends 178 Employees for Refusing the Vaccine (Video)


This is a follow-up to a blog post in May regarding some hospital employees suing their hospital requiring all employees to get the Covid 19 vaccine. 

Fast forward to today, and those employees plus others who refused the vaccine have been suspended. 

In this video, I'll share my thoughts on this Houston hospital suspending 178 employees with no pay for 2 weeks. 

5/31/2021

Which Contactless Medical Technologies Will Disappear and Which Ones Will Remain?




I was reading an article about what contactless medical technologies some hospital CIOs think will stick around after the pandemic and which ones will disappear. 

Hospitals' COVID-19 infection control efforts include a bevy of contactless technologies to reduce virus transmission. Below are four hospitals CIOs' thoughts about which tools will remain in use once the pandemic is declared over and which ones will be phased out. 

Read more on Becker's Hospital Review.

3/04/2021

Abandoned Patients in the Hospital (Video)



 

2/18/2021

Hospital in Texas Facing Water and Heating Woes as the Winter Storm Rages (Video)

 


Whenever a hurricane was approaching Florida, I would volunteer to work during the hurricane because the hospital is the "safest place to be." When you really stop and think about it, a hospital is basically its own city. 


But when the state that you live in is catching hell and then the hospital starts to catch hell, well then...


My heart goes out to everyone suffering and I want to thank all of the Unit Secretaries all of the county who are doing their part to help in a time like this. 

2/03/2021

Will Hospital Patient Visits Return to Normal in 2021?


This article asks a good question. Will the patient census return to normal in 2021. Those working in a hospital know that the usual suspects are also known as "frequent fliers" will never let a pandemic stop them from visiting the hospital. But what about everyone else?

Tell me what you think will happen this year? Click the link below and tell me what you think. Leave your comments below.


https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/will-hospital-patient-visits-return-to-normal-in-2021