Raising the Bar: MSP as a Quality Assurance Tool

When it comes to ensuring your contingent nursing staff meets all regulatory and compliance standards, it pays to be proactive. Fortunately, Medical Solutions Plus has you covered. When you partner with our MSP, you can remain efficient and confident knowing that our Quality Assurance Team is reviewing your nursing candidates’ credentials for you. So, you’ll …

Study Reveals Hidden Costs of Perm Nurses

A recent study from KPMG determined that using Travel Nurses can be a cost-effective strategy for hospitals nationwide. According to the KPMG’s 2017 U.S. Hospital Nursing Labor Costs Study, “when all costs are considered, traveling nurses appear to cost less than permanent nurses.” The survey found that the cost for a permanent nurse is roughly …

Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare: 4 Things to Know

As a result of Trump’s executive order last week, Obamacare could be left hanging in the balance. Here’s what we know so far about the order itself and any of its likely consequences: Trump’s executive order targets small businesses and individual insurance plans: Trump’s order is two-fold. Firstly, it allows small business owners to ban …

Celebrate Travel Nurses Day 2017!

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that hospital employers who regularly recognize their staff’s hard work have desirable workplace cultures. And, with Travel Nurses Day just around the corner, recognizing your Travel Nurses on staff got a lot easier. Travel Nurses Day is Friday, October 13th. This annual holiday, created by Medical Solutions in 2013, celebrates …

Phone Interviewer Tips for Nurse Leaders

As the war for clinical talent in the healthcare industry intensifies, hospital leaders need to interview their candidates quickly to attract the best and brightest. If you don’t have a managed service provider to interview candidates for you, Medical Solutions’ Clinical Nurse Manager Natalie O., BSN, RN offers the following tips for phone interview success: …

5 Ways Travel Nurse Staffing Can Benefit Your Facility

As the future of healthcare reform remains murky and the epidemic nursing shortage continues, hospitals managers need to rethink their staffing practices. Asking your staff to work longer shifts isn’t a long-term solution, and finding new perm staff might not be an option. It’s time to consider using travel nurse staffing as a part of your …

4 Successful Strategies to Improve Nurse Staff Engagement

A recent Kronos Incorporated survey found that 98 percent of hospital nurses said that their work is physically and mentally demanding. Of the 257 nurses surveyed, 41 percent have considered leaving their jobs in the past year due to burnout. Although not surprising to most healthcare providers, these statistics are further proof that hospital leaders …