Even before the first signs of COVID-19 were on the horizon, healthcare organizations faced growing challenges staffing key clinical roles within their workforce. The events of this year have only widened the talent gap that has left healthcare leaders looking for effective and financially prudent ways to secure critical coverage during a time when patient census can surge rapidly at any given moment.
The COVID-19 crisis has created a stratified impact on the healthcare workforce, with RN and Allied staffing support in high demand. Meanwhile, others are finding demand for their jobs is dropping due to lower patient census levels and the cancellation of elective procedures.
As a result, hospitals are having to readjust their staffing approach and model to meet a variety of situations unique to their location and level of COVID-19 spread. This fall, a question on the minds of healthcare administrators everywhere is: what’s the state of the healthcare talent market after seven months of COVID and the threat of a "twindemic" event?
To help answer that question, Cross Country Healthcare has developed the Fall Talent Supply: Market Trends report, including market data on healthcare employment and trends based on the healthcare providers many facilities are prioritizing this fall.