6 Solutions for Attracting and Retaining Competent and Committed Staff

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logoThe following solutions have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. Hospitals selecting a product or service with the AHA Endorsement can be confident it has met the AHA’s highest standards. Wellness and other benefits programs, efforts to improve worker safety, and ensuring employees fit within your organization’s objectives and culture can help support your hospital’s staff recruitment and retention success.

 


Accident Insurance for Volunteers & Student Nurses
Health care organizations need a high-quality and cost-effective option for insuring hospital volunteers and student nurses who are injured while performing authorized hospital activities–whether on or off the hospital’s premises. Organizations are looking for a program that offers flexible benefit levels and premiums that meet the specific needs of their health care organization — without deductibles or co-payments.

The AHA volunteer and student nurse insurance program, developed in collaboration with the American Hospital Association and The Allen J. Flood Companies, Inc., is a cost-effective option for insuring hospital volunteers and student nurses. Learn more about the solution in this brochure.

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Voluntary Permanent Life, Disability, Critical Illness & Accident Insurance
The American Hospital Association Board of Trustees’ 2009 Long-Range Policy Committee report, Workforce 2015: Strategy Trumps Shortage, found that demographic trends, including a decreasing pool of skilled employees, will drive a drastic change in the workforce — signifying that hospitals will need new strategies to attract, engage and retain these workers. This changing health care insurance environment means employers and employees are looking for increased options.

 

Helping hospitals enhance their employee benefits packages are four affordable, voluntary worksite insurance products from Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company. With level premiums, fixed death benefits and guaranteed issue, whole life insurance helps employees safeguard their financial futures. Learn more in these short videos.

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Applicant Screening & Drug Testing Services
Helping ensure safety in the workplace and compliance with federal and state screening regulations are vital concerns for health care organizations. The effective screening of staff and employees, along with contractors and vendors, is essential for any care provider.

Certiphi Screening provides screening services exclusively to health care organizations nationwide. It has extensive knowledge of health care’s unique hiring objectives, challenges and compliance requirements. Certiphi Screening’s services help hospitals and health systems make safer, smarter hiring decisions and protect patients, staff and visitors. Read this white paper to learn about the Joint Commission’s Primary Source Verification Requirements.

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Recruitment Optimization, Assessments and Performance Management
To maintain high-quality care with an already taxed workforce, health care organizations need a way to efficiently recruit, develop, and retain competent and committed talent.

The above solutions from the HealthcareSource talent management suite help organizations build a Patient-Centered Workforce®. They assist hospitals in selecting, developing and retaining highly engaged employees who are focused on improving patient care and satisfaction, fit the organization’s culture, and support its goals. For more information, download HealthcareSource and ASHHRA Present: The 2015 Healthcare Workforce Executive Insights Survey Results.
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Workplace Wellness Solutions
As employers, hospitals are challenged with maximizing employee health plan benefits to encourage staff health and wellness. Many are adopting wellness programs to manage costs, increase productivity and provide a model of health for their employee communities. An outsourced workplace wellness program can help hospitals improve health and the bottom line without overtaxing internal resources or requiring additional tools to gauge success.

The Healthy Triumph outcomes-based wellness program from Interactive Health is proven to lower employer medical costs and improve employee health and productivity. Learn how to use incentives to drive wellness program participation and ongoing engagement in this guide.

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VESTEX® Active Barrier Apparel
Hospitals are putting an added emphasis on workplace safety1 because “Safety isn’t just vital for patients’ health and happiness. It also plays a crucial role in employee satisfaction and retention.”2

VESTEX Active Barrier3 apparel is designed as a replacement for traditional, every-day hospital attire and is designed to help repel splatter and spills of fluids and other material on the fabric. VESTEX can play a vital role in hospitals’ strategic initiatives as it fills a gap between traditional scrubs and personal protective equipment, and in so doing, minimizes the daily risks associated with unanticipated fluid exposure. Adding technology to comfort, VESTEX apparel can help you support improved health care provider satisfaction. Learn more at VESTEX.com and in this VESTEX flyer.

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1 “2016 Environmental Scan,” American Hospital Association, 2015

2 “2016 Healthcare Talent Scan,” HealthCareerCenter.com, 2016

3 Active Barrier apparel also contains an antimicrobial substance shown in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit certain tested bacteria from growing on the fabric under the conditions of the tests. Neither liquid repellency nor antimicrobial tests are intended to assess the active barrier apparel’s ability to meet personal protective equipment requirements. The ability of the fabric to reduce exposure or infections has not been studied.