How Global Healthcare Professionals can help fill the growing nursing gap
The decades-long nursing shortage crisis in the United States — expected to reach 1.13 million by 2024 and grow exponentially from there— represents such a conundrum due to an aging population and a tsunami of healthcare worker retirements. Solving the US nursing shortage requires a variety of solutions. Foreign recruitment is one of them. This widening talent gap and the need for multiple approaches to the crisis is precisely why Health Carousel International and the PassportUSA program exists: We complement other staffing solutions to alleviate the pressures hospitals and healthcare organizations feel as they struggle to meet increased patient needs.
An estimated 200,000 nursing positions are projected to go unfilled at hospitals across the country this year. All told, one-in-eight nursing positions will go unstaffed. Analysts believe about one-third of the country's nurses – more than one million altogether – will retire within the next decade as the post-World War II Baby Boom generation ages into their sunset years. At the same time, demand for care by an aging population is skyrocketing. Seventy-five percent of Americans over 65 are living with multiple chronic conditions.
- Analysis in The Hill, March 2020
By recruiting global healthcare professionals, Health Carousel International achieves several goals simultaneously:
We help short-staffed healthcare organizations provide better quality care to their patients
Ease the burden on veteran nurses and allied health professionals who are at risk of burnout due to overwork
Lessen the cost of paying stretched-thin nurses overtime wages to fill staffing deficiencies
Make international healthcare workers' American dreams come true
We protect source countries experiencing their own shortages. Rather than recruiting from those countries, we invest in growing the global population of qualified healthcare professionals
Our strong partnership begins by building connections between your organization and our account management, clinical, and finance teams.
Consistent profile templates and video interviews make applicant reviews easy. Selection confirmation documentation for selected candidates is also completed at this stage.
Opting into our Advance Team service can fill critical staffing needs while you await arrival of your PassportUSA healthcare professionals.
Our Quality Improvement Nursing Team prepares each candidate for U.S. practice through customized, organization-specific training.
Confirming the start dates at your healthcare facility will typically happen 4 to 6 weeks before U.S. arrival.
Our travel and housing team greet each healthcare professional to the USA. A 90- day review follows and orientation period. Annual reviews occur thereafter.
Ongoing support for all parties are core responsibilities of our clinical, account, and employee supervisor teams.
We regularly review the performance of our service and healthcare professionals and plan for future needs, which are key to lasting relationships with our clients.
Discussing end-of-assignment plans with PassportUSA healthcare professionals should happen as candidates enter the final year of their contracts.
We offer assistance in converting PassportUSA healthcare professionals to direct employment, which is the goal of most clients.
It's a win-win. Don't delay another moment! Contact us today to learn how we can alleviate your staffing shortages, improve overall employee retention, provide better quality care, and bolster your bottom line.