Allegheny Health Network launches unique mobile internal staffing model to improve nurse recruitment and retention
Pittsburgh, August 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing effort to better recruit and retain qualified health professionals amid the severe labor shortages affecting the healthcare industry, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced the launch of a new mobile in-house staffing model that offers flexible services. Work His Life His Solutions for nurses, surgical technologists and other team members.
A new AHN program called “Work Your Way” is seeking qualified internal and external applicants to work in rotating shifts in Telemetry, Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Care and Emergency Medicine at the following AHN hospitals: Allegheny General, West Penn, Forbes, Jefferson, Wexford, Canonsburg, Allegheny Valley, St. Vincent. This position offers premium his pay for commuters over 50 miles, as well as mileage reimbursement, and lodging reimbursement for commuters over 75 miles.
“A severe shortage of nurses nationwide continues to affect all hospitals and healthcare systems. Creating and implementing innovative solutions can help address staffing challenges. At AHN, we do just that,” said the AHN Chief Nurse. Claire Zanger, DNP, RN, FAAN. “Our new mobile in-house staffing program is one of many solutions related to staffing challenges. It is also an opportunity for nurses interested in participating in the AHN nursing community in a way different AHN hospitals.
“Interest in the program has been high and we have already signed on several nurses as members of our staffing team,” says Zangerle. “We believe this model will significantly reduce our reliance on contract agency nurses and provide our employees with unique job options that fit their individual needs and preferences.”
By adopting evidence-based practices and collaborating across clinical disciplines, AHN nurses put patients at the center of their work and are empowered to perform at the highest level in all settings, according to Zangerle. increase.
“AHN’s ‘Work Your Way’ Nurse Lifestyle Program gives nurses the freedom and flexibility they desire. Choose how you want to work and give your mobile in-house staffing team a range of options. A ‘night owl’ program for those who prefer to work on weekends or who prefer night shifts,” Zangerle said.
About Allegheny Health Network:
Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org) is an integrated health care delivery system that provides greater service. Western Pennsylvania region. The network consists of 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, employed physician organizations, home and community-based health services, research institutions, and group purchasing organizations. The network has nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, trauma care, cardiovascular disease, organ transplantation, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes, and autoimmunity. Provide patients with access to a full spectrum of advanced healthcare services, including: such as illness. AHN has approximately 21,000 employees, a medical staff of over 2,600 physicians, and serves as a patient clinical campus. Drexel University medical school and Lake Erie College of osteopathic medicine.
Source: Allegheny Health Network