RAISING THE ANTE: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY CANDIDATES IN A COMPETITIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165114
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RAISING THE ANTE: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY CANDIDATES IN A COMPETITIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT
Author(s):
Rutkowski, Denise
Author Details:
Denise Rutkowski, RN MS OCN, CRC, Nurse Recruiter/Retention Coordinator, Staff Development, RoswellPark Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: denise.rutkowski@roswellpark.org
Abstract:
Previous research has demonstrated the challenges and difficulties in recruiting and retaining highly desirable employees. Recruitment statistics define critical factors that influence a nurseÆs decision to accept a job offer. This presentation will define key factors that have been identified as influencing a decision to accept employment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) over other healthcare facilities. Programs and initiatives that have encouraged longevity will be identified and discussed. The following factors have been shown to favorably effect a nurse's decision to accept an employment offer at RPCI: Staffing ratios; Educational opportunities and professional development; Shared governance and autonomy; Longevity of current staff; and Career ladders. Staffing ratios have emerged as a critical value to interviewees. In this time of nursing shortages, RPCI is still able to provide good nurse to patient ratios, without supplementing staff with travel nurses. This helps to ensure staffing consistency which is attractive to recruits. New staff desire coworkers with experience and a predictable work environment. Career ladders are attractive to novice and seasoned employees. Providing opportunity and the tools for the "bedside" nurse in the format of a career ladder allows staff to develop and be rewarded while maintaining direct patient care. Our statistics have illustrated that several factors, including a sense of autonomy, combined with job security and favorable staffing ratios have allowed RPCI to attract the "Best and the Brightest" nursing candidates when faced with significant competition from other healthcare facilities. By creating a professional environment, RPCI recruits and retains nurses passionate and committed to Oncology Nursing. This results in a stable and growing work environment. Most importantly, it fosters good patient outcomes and positive patient satisfaction scores.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRAISING THE ANTE: ATTRACTING AND RETAINING HIGH QUALITY CANDIDATES IN A COMPETITIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRutkowski, Deniseen_US
dc.author.detailsDenise Rutkowski, RN MS OCN, CRC, Nurse Recruiter/Retention Coordinator, Staff Development, RoswellPark Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: denise.rutkowski@roswellpark.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165114-
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has demonstrated the challenges and difficulties in recruiting and retaining highly desirable employees. Recruitment statistics define critical factors that influence a nurseÆs decision to accept a job offer. This presentation will define key factors that have been identified as influencing a decision to accept employment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) over other healthcare facilities. Programs and initiatives that have encouraged longevity will be identified and discussed. The following factors have been shown to favorably effect a nurse's decision to accept an employment offer at RPCI: Staffing ratios; Educational opportunities and professional development; Shared governance and autonomy; Longevity of current staff; and Career ladders. Staffing ratios have emerged as a critical value to interviewees. In this time of nursing shortages, RPCI is still able to provide good nurse to patient ratios, without supplementing staff with travel nurses. This helps to ensure staffing consistency which is attractive to recruits. New staff desire coworkers with experience and a predictable work environment. Career ladders are attractive to novice and seasoned employees. Providing opportunity and the tools for the "bedside" nurse in the format of a career ladder allows staff to develop and be rewarded while maintaining direct patient care. Our statistics have illustrated that several factors, including a sense of autonomy, combined with job security and favorable staffing ratios have allowed RPCI to attract the "Best and the Brightest" nursing candidates when faced with significant competition from other healthcare facilities. By creating a professional environment, RPCI recruits and retains nurses passionate and committed to Oncology Nursing. This results in a stable and growing work environment. Most importantly, it fosters good patient outcomes and positive patient satisfaction scores.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:46Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_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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