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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163517
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Job Retention Among Home Healthcare Nurses
Author(s):
Ellenbecker, Carol; Samia, Linda
Author Details:
Carol Ellenbecker, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: Carol.ellenbecker@umb.edu; Linda Samia, RN
Abstract:
Purpose: Nurses' job satisfaction affects the quality of patient care as well as the likelihood that a nurse will stay at the present job. A predicted severe nursing shortage and an increasing demand for home health services has made the retention of experienced, qualified nursing staff a priority. Many studies have examined job satisfaction, and intent to stay among nurses in hospital settings. However, little is known about the variables that affect job satisfaction and intent to stay in home healthcare. The purpose of this study is to measure job satisfaction of home healthcare nurses and to identify the variables of the job and individual nurse characteristics that affect intent to stay. Methods: A random sample proportional to size of 150 New England homecare agencies was selected from the Medicare provider file. Data was collected from home healthcare nurses at agency staff meetings with the Home Healthcare Nurse Job Satisfaction Scale (HHNJS). The theoretical model being tested proposed that the intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics of job satisfaction along with individual nurse characteristics are directly and indirectly related to intention to stay in home healthcare nursing practice. Results: 2,200 home healthcare nurses completed the survey, resulting in a 65% response rate. Most nurses responding provided direct patient care and had over 10 years experience in home healthcare. These nurses were most satisfied with their relationship with patients and less satisfied with salary and benefits. The greatest variability among agencies in job satisfaction is the level of satisfaction with organizational characteristics. Conclusions and Implications: A number of factors are related to home healthcare nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay at their job. Identifying the variables that affect the level of job satisfaction and intention to stay at the job provides management, educators and policy makers the information necessary to improve working conditions, education and regulatory requirements. Monitoring and tracking changes in job satisfaction allows intervention before nurses decide to leave their jobs. Knowledge of variables that contribute to job retention in home care provides information necessary to maintain nursing staff and assure access to quality home healthcare services.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Sponsors:
This study is supported by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality RO1 Grant
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleJob Retention Among Home Healthcare Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllenbecker, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamia, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Ellenbecker, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: Carol.ellenbecker@umb.edu; Linda Samia, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163517-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Nurses' job satisfaction affects the quality of patient care as well as the likelihood that a nurse will stay at the present job. A predicted severe nursing shortage and an increasing demand for home health services has made the retention of experienced, qualified nursing staff a priority. Many studies have examined job satisfaction, and intent to stay among nurses in hospital settings. However, little is known about the variables that affect job satisfaction and intent to stay in home healthcare. The purpose of this study is to measure job satisfaction of home healthcare nurses and to identify the variables of the job and individual nurse characteristics that affect intent to stay. Methods: A random sample proportional to size of 150 New England homecare agencies was selected from the Medicare provider file. Data was collected from home healthcare nurses at agency staff meetings with the Home Healthcare Nurse Job Satisfaction Scale (HHNJS). The theoretical model being tested proposed that the intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics of job satisfaction along with individual nurse characteristics are directly and indirectly related to intention to stay in home healthcare nursing practice. Results: 2,200 home healthcare nurses completed the survey, resulting in a 65% response rate. Most nurses responding provided direct patient care and had over 10 years experience in home healthcare. These nurses were most satisfied with their relationship with patients and less satisfied with salary and benefits. The greatest variability among agencies in job satisfaction is the level of satisfaction with organizational characteristics. Conclusions and Implications: A number of factors are related to home healthcare nurses' job satisfaction and intent to stay at their job. Identifying the variables that affect the level of job satisfaction and intention to stay at the job provides management, educators and policy makers the information necessary to improve working conditions, education and regulatory requirements. Monitoring and tracking changes in job satisfaction allows intervention before nurses decide to leave their jobs. Knowledge of variables that contribute to job retention in home care provides information necessary to maintain nursing staff and assure access to quality home healthcare services.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:08:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:08:56Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study is supported by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality RO1 Granten_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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