As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, our nurses, respiratory therapists, and the entire healthcare system are on the front lines fighting to keep everyone safe. We have a shortage of nurses and respiratory therapists, which is causing a burden on our healthcare system throughout the country. And with 401,000+ positive cases of the Coronavirus in the U.S. alone, our healthcare system is in desperate need of healthcare professionals. Now more than ever, hospitals are in dire need of more healthcare professionals.
The growing need for healthcare workers
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, as of 2019, there will be more than 3.9 million registered nurses nationwide and an estimated 200,000 new nursing positions created each year until 2026. This creates a HUGE burden on our healthcare system as we will continue to have a nursing shortage as more and more Baby Boomers near the age of retirement.
For respiratory therapists, the United States has seen a 21% average growth rate that will continue over until 2028. In other words, the need for ancillary services is skyrocketing; Healthcare organizations are struggling to source the professionals they need. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this staffing shortage as hundreds of positive cases are surfacing every day.
Healthcare professionals are out there
Even as the need for healthcare workers grows, so does the pool of candidates available. Every day, new healthcare workers graduate from accredited programs throughout the country. As they do so, they are ready to fill our hospitals’ most critical positions and aid our healthcare system. According to Time Magazine, there’s been an influx of healthcare workers leaving retirement to help during this pandemic.
We’re here to help
At Johnson Search Group, we expend significant efforts to find top talent to fill these healthcare staffing shortages. We have a strong pipeline of healthcare professionals to help fill our clients’ most critical needs. We want to solve your staffing dilemmas so you can continue to offer quality patient care during these unprecedented times. If you would like to discuss a partnership, please reach out to me. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you. Stay healthy and safe.