Healthcare workers are the backbone of the healthcare system. They provide essential care to patients, often under immense pressure. Yet, despite their vital role, healthcare workers face a number of challenges.
The healthcare sector is experiencing an acute shortage of staff. This is particularly true of nurses and doctors, who are in high demand but in short supply.
Pre-COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated a shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030.
In addition to these shortages, the WHO also indicates that jurisdictions face difficulties in the education, employment, deployment, retention, and performance of their healthcare workforces.
COVID-19 has only exacerbated these challenges, claiming the lives of and infecting healthcare workers, impacting their well-being and demanding rapid change in how they work.
The results of KPMG’s 2021 Healthcare CEO Future Pulse found that 68 percent of executives said their organizations were fundamentally revising their workforce approaches due to the pandemic.
This survey also revealed that the most concerning workforce issues keeping healthcare CEOs up at night were the ability to meet demand, the impact of new operating models upon staff, the support of workforce wellness, and the recruitment of new talent.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are feeling pressure to fill these vacancies, but it’s not always easy to find qualified candidates. That’s where locum tenens comes in.
Locum tenens will provide much-needed relief to overburdened staff and help the system run more smoothly.
If you’re looking for help easing the pressure of physician shortages, VISTA has you covered. Our on-site and virtual staffing solutions are designed to provide you with the coverage you need on a short-term or long-term basis. With over 32 years of experience in the medical staffing industry, we have the knowledge and resources to help you keep your patients healthy and happy. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you mitigate physician shortages at your organization.