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    • 1. GGrowrow YYourour OOwnwn Illinois Hospitals Educating Students,Illinois Hospitals Educating Students, Alleviating Workforce ShortagesAlleviating Workforce Shortages
    • 2. Shortage of skilled health careShortage of skilled health care personnel in US at critical levelspersonnel in US at critical levels  Unprecedented in depth and durationUnprecedented in depth and duration  Expected to worsen as Baby BoomersExpected to worsen as Baby Boomers retire and workforce continues to ageretire and workforce continues to age  Efforts have been undertaken to combatEfforts have been undertaken to combat shortage, but are inadequateshortage, but are inadequate
    • 3. Critical Shortage NationwideCritical Shortage Nationwide  Hospitals reported 160,000Hospitals reported 160,000 Registered Nurse (RN) vacanciesRegistered Nurse (RN) vacancies in December 2006in December 2006 11  RN shortage projections for 2020RN shortage projections for 2020 range from 400,000 to 1 million+range from 400,000 to 1 million+ vacanciesvacancies 22  More than 5 million new healthMore than 5 million new health care workers will be needed bycare workers will be needed by 20102010 33 1 “Workforce Challenges,” American Hospital Association. 2 “What Works: Healing the healthcare staffing shortage.” PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 2007. 3 ”National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses,” Division of Nursing. February 2007.
    • 4. Illinois’ Workforce ShortageIllinois’ Workforce Shortage  22 occupations in Illinois hospitals had22 occupations in Illinois hospitals had vacancy rates over 7% in 2004vacancy rates over 7% in 2004 11  Total number of professional caregiversTotal number of professional caregivers is expected to decrease 4.2% betweenis expected to decrease 4.2% between 2000 and 20202000 and 2020 22 By 2020, Illinois will face aBy 2020, Illinois will face a shortage of 21,000 nursesshortage of 21,000 nurses 22 1 “2004 Workforce Survey,” Illinois Hospital Association. 3 ”State public health director talks about great opportunities…” State of Illinois Press Release, 25 May 2006.
    • 5. 22 Positions in Illinois Hospitals22 Positions in Illinois Hospitals with High Vacancy Rateswith High Vacancy Rates PositionPosition VacancVacanc yy RateRate Physical Therapy AidePhysical Therapy Aide 20.6%20.6% Clinical Nurse SpecialistClinical Nurse Specialist 20.1%20.1% Respiratory Therapy TechnicianRespiratory Therapy Technician 20.0%20.0% TransporterTransporter 17.5%17.5% Physical TherapistPhysical Therapist 14.3%14.3% Speech Language PathologistSpeech Language Pathologist 14.2%14.2% Nurse MidwifeNurse Midwife 14.0%14.0% Radiology or RelatedRadiology or Related Procedures TechnicianProcedures Technician 12.7%12.7% Radiation Therapy TechnologistRadiation Therapy Technologist 11.6%11.6% Radiographer/RadiologicRadiographer/Radiologic TechnologistTechnologist 11.3%11.3% Licensed Social WorkerLicensed Social Worker 11.2%11.2% PositionPosition VacancVacanc yy RateRate Food Service WorkersFood Service Workers 9.8%9.8% Occupational Therapy AssistantOccupational Therapy Assistant 9.8%9.8% Nurse PractitionerNurse Practitioner 9.5%9.5% Occupational TherapistOccupational Therapist 9.4%9.4% Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Technician 8.1%8.1% Social Services ProvidersSocial Services Providers 8.1%8.1% Registered Staff NurseRegistered Staff Nurse 8.0%8.0% LPNLPN 7.9%7.9% Medical Records Technician -Medical Records Technician - MRT/ARTMRT/ART 7.7%7.7% Central Supply WorkerCentral Supply Worker 7.5%7.5% Nursing AssistantNursing Assistant 7.3%7.3% Source: “2004 Workforce Study,” Illinois Hospital Association.
    • 6. When the Baby Boomers retire,When the Baby Boomers retire, who will take care of them?who will take care of them?  More than 41,000 qualified nursingMore than 41,000 qualified nursing applicants were denied admission toapplicants were denied admission to U.S. nursing schools (undergraduateU.S. nursing schools (undergraduate and graduate) programs in 2005and graduate) programs in 2005 11  Illinois’ academic institutions turnedIllinois’ academic institutions turned away more than 1,100 qualifiedaway more than 1,100 qualified baccalaureate applicants in 2006baccalaureate applicants in 200622 andand 1,900 students in 20051,900 students in 200533 1 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2005 data). As in “What Works: Healing the healthcare staffing shortage.” PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 2007. 2 ”Durbin’s Troops to Nurse Teachers Program.” Press Release, 15 June 2006. 3 “State public health director talks about great opportunities…” Press Release, 25 May 2006.
    • 7.  Demand for skilled health careDemand for skilled health care professionals will increase sharply asprofessionals will increase sharply as 78 million “Baby Boomers” retire78 million “Baby Boomers” retire11  55% of nurses across the nation will55% of nurses across the nation will retire between 2011 and 2020retire between 2011 and 202022  Average age of U.S. RNs in 2004 wasAverage age of U.S. RNs in 2004 was 46.8 years.46.8 years.44 RNs younger than 30RNs younger than 30 account for less than 10% of nurses.account for less than 10% of nurses.33 1 “Workforce Challenges,” American Hospital Association. 2 ”National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses,” Division of Nursing. February 2007. 3 “ Strategies to Reverse the New Nursing Shortage,” American Association of Colleges of Nursing. January 2001. 4 Based on finding from the Nursing Management Aging Workforce Survey released in July 2006 by the Bernard Hodes Group. Aging Population,Aging Population, Aging Workforce...Aging Workforce...
    • 8. The Good News?The Good News? Unemployment rates for skilledUnemployment rates for skilled health care employees are athealth care employees are at historically low levelshistorically low levels
    • 9. National Employment ProjectionsNational Employment Projections Registered NursesRegistered Nurses  New jobs will increase by 703,000 from 2004 - 2014New jobs will increase by 703,000 from 2004 - 2014  Total job openings from 2004-2014:Total job openings from 2004-2014: 1,203,0001,203,000 Nursing Aides, orderlies, & attendantsNursing Aides, orderlies, & attendants  New jobs will increase by 325,000 from 2004 - 2014New jobs will increase by 325,000 from 2004 - 2014  Total job openings from 2004-2014:Total job openings from 2004-2014: 516,000516,000 “Occupational Employment Projections to 2014,” Bureau of Labor Statistics. Monthly Labor Review, Nov 2005
    • 10. What Can We Do?What Can We Do? Springfield, we have a workforce problem.
    • 11. One SolutionOne Solution Already In the Works:Already In the Works: Educate Students andEducate Students and GGrowrow YYourour OOwnwn skilled health careskilled health care professionals.professionals.
    • 12. Regional Health OccupationsRegional Health Occupations ProgramProgram  Hospitals partner with area schools toHospitals partner with area schools to teach seniors in high school a Healthteach seniors in high school a Health Occupations CourseOccupations Course  Students observe hospital staff, learnStudents observe hospital staff, learn patient care skills, and earn schoolpatient care skills, and earn school creditcredit  At end of academic year, eligibleAt end of academic year, eligible students take the Certified Nursingstudents take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam…Assistant exam…
    • 13. …… and most Healthand most Health Occupation programOccupation program graduates becomegraduates become Certified NursingCertified Nursing AssistantsAssistants
    • 14. What Exactly is this HealthWhat Exactly is this Health Occupations Program?Occupations Program?  A health science technology classA health science technology class designed for high school seniorsdesigned for high school seniors  A class taught by an experiencedA class taught by an experienced nurse that meets in a hospital 2 hoursnurse that meets in a hospital 2 hours a day, 5 days a weeka day, 5 days a week  Curriculum includes study of healthCurriculum includes study of health care careers, basic anatomy andcare careers, basic anatomy and physiology, and hands on clinicalphysiology, and hands on clinical experience with real patients.experience with real patients. “Regional Health Occupations Program,” Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System
    • 15.  Students carry auto and liability insuranceStudents carry auto and liability insurance and provide their own transportation andand provide their own transportation and uniformsuniforms  Students must sign and abide by aStudents must sign and abide by a confidentiality agreement with hospital toconfidentiality agreement with hospital to participate in programparticipate in program  Students observe health care professionalsStudents observe health care professionals at work and receive training in basicat work and receive training in basic nursing aid skillsnursing aid skills Additional DetailsAdditional Details
    • 16. Program BenefitsProgram Benefits  Course graduates are fast-tracked intoCourse graduates are fast-tracked into post-secondary education opportunities:post-secondary education opportunities:  Students receive academic credit for courseStudents receive academic credit for course  Some colleges reserve highly desired places inSome colleges reserve highly desired places in academic programs for Health Occupations courseacademic programs for Health Occupations course graduatesgraduates  Health Occupations graduates becomeHealth Occupations graduates become skilled health care professionals,skilled health care professionals, benefiting their local communities andbenefiting their local communities and economieseconomies  Program serves as key bridge to industryProgram serves as key bridge to industry and academiaand academia
    • 17. StudentsStudents gain real-life experience andgain real-life experience and determine (before costly post-determine (before costly post- secondary education) if they want tosecondary education) if they want to pursue careers in health care.pursue careers in health care. HospitalsHospitals make invaluable contactmake invaluable contact with their future workforce; manywith their future workforce; many Health Occupations grads return toHealth Occupations grads return to the hospitals in which they began.the hospitals in which they began. Most Importantly…Most Importantly…
    • 18. One Illinois Hospital Builds onOne Illinois Hospital Builds on Program Success by OfferingProgram Success by Offering Students ScholarshipsStudents Scholarships  Hospital pays 100% of tuition and booksHospital pays 100% of tuition and books at local community college for approvedat local community college for approved programs in health careprograms in health care  Student agrees to work full-time for theStudent agrees to work full-time for the hospital for 2 years followinghospital for 2 years following completion of program or repay hospitalcompletion of program or repay hospital all expensesall expenses
    • 19. Program Results: 2000 - 2007Program Results: 2000 - 2007 Keitel, Kal, “Healthcare Workforce: Growing & Developing Caregivers & Leaders for the Future.” 10 September 2007. Of 117 scholarship applicants at oneOf 117 scholarship applicants at one mid-sized Illinois hospital:mid-sized Illinois hospital: 1414 withdrew from programwithdrew from program 1818 found other employmentfound other employment 2525 are in the educational pipelineare in the educational pipeline 2929 have fulfilled their obligation tohave fulfilled their obligation to the hospitalthe hospital 6060 are employed by the hospitalare employed by the hospital
    • 20. To This Mid-Sized Hospital,To This Mid-Sized Hospital, This Program Has Delivered…This Program Has Delivered…  34 Staff Nurses34 Staff Nurses, with 15 more in, with 15 more in the educational pipelinethe educational pipeline  17 Radiology Technicians17 Radiology Technicians, with 3, with 3 more in the educational pipelinemore in the educational pipeline  4 Surgical Technicians4 Surgical Technicians, with 3, with 3 more in the educational pipelinemore in the educational pipeline  2 Nuclear Medicine2 Nuclear Medicine employeesemployees  2 Ultrasound Technicians2 Ultrasound Technicians, with 1, with 1 more in the educational pipelinemore in the educational pipeline Keitel, Kal, “Healthcare Workforce: Growing & Developing Caregivers & Leaders for the Future.” 10 September 2007.
    • 21. Now it’s time toNow it’s time to GGrowrow YOURYOUR OOwnwn!! For more information on this program andFor more information on this program and other workforce issues, please visit theother workforce issues, please visit the Illinois Hospital Association online:Illinois Hospital Association online: www.IHAtoday.org/Issues/Workforcewww.IHAtoday.org/Issues/Workforce

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