The workforce of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other advanced practice nurses (APRN) and non-physician providers is expected to increase significantly over the next several years.
Furthermore, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will provide $200 million in funding to five U.S. hospitals to help assist in training costs for APRN students.
Much of this growth is attributed to health reform, population growth, and population aging.
How have these factors impacted your plans for the hiring and recruitment of non-physician providers? In your short- and long-range staffing plans, do you foresee any increase in the volume of non-physician providers needed to meet demand at your facility?
If so, our consultants may be able to help. While the bulk of our searches are for physicians of all specialties, we also conduct a number of searches for NPs, PAs, and CRNAs. We expect the volume of our non-physician provider searches to grow along with that of the hospitals we serve.
We look forward to assisting you with your growing, evolving staffing needs as you build up your team of providers in various roles, in light of this increased demand.
Health reform is a new frontier for all of us working in the healthcare industry in any capacity. The only way we will all survive and thrive is to expect the unexpected, be prepared for change, and remain willing to “go with the flow,” adapting to new trends formed by this unprecedented, historic time for our nation and for the healthcare industry.