The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Staffing
COVID-19 has left no industry untouched — the healthcare landscape, in particular, has been completely transformed. Many clinics and hospitals are struggling to keep up with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients.
And although these are bad news to bear, we at Allied Health Services, take this as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of healthcare staffing during times like these.
Let’s take a look at how COVID-19 is impacting the healthcare staffing industry.
- Shifting Personnel.
Many hospitals and other institutions have experienced massive cancellations of non-critical procedures and surgeries, as the staff has been reallocated to help ICUs overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. Front line doctors and Registered Nurses are particularly in high demand.
- Exacerbating Pre-Existing Staff Shortage.
Before the onset of COVID-19, there was already an existing shortage of healthcare providers in the United States. And now, the growth in the nursing and CNA job sector is increasing more than twice as fast as other job sectors as needs have become direr during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Filling Your Staffing Needs.
Our Nurse Staffing Agency in Houston, Texas is available 24/7 to help healthcare facilities complete staffing requirements. We will make sure to equip your team with skilled and exceptional professionals to ensure the health of your patients.