A Band-Aid for Healthcare Staffing Crisis

The nation’s healthcare staffing crisis is getting a shot in the arm from more than 60 associations that have joined a new job network, the National Healthcare Career Network. The goal is to enable healthcare recruiters to reach more qualified candidates in less time.

“By definition, the very best healthcare candidates are affiliated with healthcare associations,” says Sharon Allen from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.

“Participating with our colleagues in the National Healthcare Career Network gives visibility to association job boards — heightening their awareness as valuable recruiting resources,” she says.

Once inside the network, healthcare recruiters gain access to candidates from the following professional member organizations:

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  1. International Society PharmacoEpidemiology
  2. American Hospital Association
  3. Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators
  4. Society for Mucosal Immunology
  5. American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  6. American Mental Health Counselors Association
  7. Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration
  8. Florida Medical Directors Association
  9. Florida Health Care Social Workers Association
  10. Infusion Nurses Society
  11. American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
  12. American Public Health Association
  13. Association for Community Health Improvement
  14. Urgent Care Association of America
  15. Florida Orthopaedic Society
  16. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  17. Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
  18. Michigan Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
  19. Medical Device Manufacturers Association
  20. American Academy of Pediatrics
  21. American Association of Diabetes Educators
  22. American Association of Dental Office Managers
  23. National Medical Association
  24. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  25. Association of American Medical Colleges
  26. National Association of Managed Care Physicians
  27. National Association of Healthcare Transport Management
  28. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
  29. National Kidney Foundation
  30. American Dental Hygienist’s Association
  31. Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  32. National Association of Health Services Executives
  33. American Health Quality Association
  34. Academy of Correctional Health Professionals
  35. Society of Correctional Physicians
  36. National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies
  37. American Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
  38. American Association of Managed Care Nurses
  39. Pennsylvania Medical Society
  40. American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services
  41. Society for Research in Child Development
  42. South Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  43. Washington State Orthopaedic Association
  44. American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
  45. Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  46. Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  47. Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Tennessee
  48. South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  49. Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  50. Texas Psychological Association
  51. American Society of Anesthesiologists
  52. Ohio Orthopaedic Society
  53. North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  54. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
  55. Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  56. American Correctional Health Services Association
  57. RX Times Pharmacy Magazine
  58. West Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  59. Society of Hospital Medicine
  60. Association of Air Medical Services
  61. American Association of Orthopaedic Executives
  62. American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  63. American Occupational Therapy Association
  64. Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
  65. Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  66. Connecticut Orthopedic Society

The Infusion Nurses Society, a healthcare association for nurses who specialize in intravenous therapy, says it has received five times the average number of job advertisements in two weeks, increasing its members’ exposure to recruiters. And the Association for Community Health Improvement reports that its participation in the network has increased their job opportunities by the hundreds.

According to a recent Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare field has added 365,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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