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  • 1. G row Y our O wn Illinois Hospitals Educating Students, Alleviating Workforce Shortages
  • 2. Shortage of skilled health care personnel in US at critical levels
    • Unprecedented in depth and duration
    • Expected to worsen as Baby Boomers retire and workforce continues to age
    • Efforts have been undertaken to combat shortage, but are inadequate
  • 3. Critical Shortage Nationwide
    • Hospitals reported 160,000 Registered Nurse (RN) vacancies in December 2006 1
    • RN shortage projections for 2020 range from 400,000 to 1 million+ vacancies 2
    • More than 5 million new health care workers will be needed by 2010 3
    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 Shortage
    • 22 occupations in Illinois hospitals had vacancy rates over 7% in 2004 1
    • Total number of professional caregivers is expected to decrease 4.2% between 2000 and 2020 2
    • By 2020, Illinois will face a shortage of 21,000 nurses 2
    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 Hospitals with High Vacancy Rates Source: “2004 Workforce Study,” Illinois Hospital Association. 11.2% Licensed Social Worker 11.3% Radiographer/Radiologic Technologist 11.6% Radiation Therapy Technologist 12.7% Radiology or Related Procedures Technician 14.0% Nurse Midwife 14.2% Speech Language Pathologist 14.3% Physical Therapist 17.5% Transporter 20.0% Respiratory Therapy Technician 20.1% Clinical Nurse Specialist 20.6% Physical Therapy Aide Vacancy Rate Position 7.3% Nursing Assistant 7.5% Central Supply Worker 7.7% Medical Records Technician - MRT/ART 7.9% LPN 8.0% Registered Staff Nurse 8.1% Social Services Providers 8.1% Pharmacy Technician 9.4% Occupational Therapist 9.5% Nurse Practitioner 9.8% Occupational Therapy Assistant 9.8% Food Service Workers Vacancy Rate Position
  • 6. When the Baby Boomers retire, who will take care of them?
    • More than 41,000 qualified nursing applicants were denied admission to U.S. nursing schools (undergraduate and graduate) programs in 2005 1
    • Illinois’ academic institutions turned away more than 1,100 qualified baccalaureate applicants in 2006 2 and 1,900 students in 2005 3
    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 care professionals will increase sharply as 78 million “Baby Boomers” retire 1
    • 55% of nurses across the nation will retire between 2011 and 2020 2
    • Average age of U.S. RNs in 2004 was 46.8 years. 4 RNs younger than 30 account for less than 10% of nurses. 3
    Aging Population, 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 Workforce...
  • 8. The Good News?
    • Unemployment rates for skilled health care employees are at historically low levels
  • 9. National Employment Projections
    • Registered Nurses
      • New jobs will increase by 703,000 from 2004 - 2014
      • Total job openings from 2004-2014: 1,203,000
    • Nursing Aides, orderlies, & attendants
      • New jobs will increase by 325,000 from 2004 - 2014
      • Total job openings from 2004-2014: 516,000
    “ Occupational Employment Projections to 2014,” Bureau of Labor Statistics. Monthly Labor Review , Nov 2005
  • 10. What Can We Do? Springfield, we have a workforce problem.
  • 11.
    • One Solution
    • Already In the Works:
    Educate Students and G row Y our O wn skilled health care professionals.
  • 12. Regional Health Occupations Program
    • Hospitals partner with area schools to teach seniors in high school a Health Occupations Course
    • Students observe hospital staff, learn patient care skills, and earn school credit
    • At end of academic year, eligible students take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam…
  • 13. … and most Health Occupation program graduates become Certified Nursing Assistants
  • 14. What Exactly is this Health Occupations Program?
    • A health science technology class designed for high school seniors
    • A class taught by an experienced nurse that meets in a hospital 2 hours a day, 5 days a week
    • Curriculum includes study of health care careers, basic anatomy and physiology, and hands on clinical experience with real patients.
    “ Regional Health Occupations Program,” Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System
  • 15.
    • Students carry auto and liability insurance and provide their own transportation and uniforms
    • Students must sign and abide by a confidentiality agreement with hospital to participate in program
    • Students observe health care professionals at work and receive training in basic nursing aid skills
    Additional Details
  • 16. Program Benefits
    • Course graduates are fast-tracked into post-secondary education opportunities:
      • Students receive academic credit for course
      • Some colleges reserve highly desired places in academic programs for Health Occupations course graduates
    • Health Occupations graduates become skilled health care professionals, benefiting their local communities and economies
    • Program serves as key bridge to industry and academia
  • 17.
    • Students gain real-life experience and determine (before costly post- secondary education) if they want to pursue careers in health care.
    • Hospitals make invaluable contact with their future workforce; many Health Occupations grads return to the hospitals in which they began.
    Most Importantly…
  • 18. One Illinois Hospital Builds on Program Success by Offering Students Scholarships
    • Hospital pays 100% of tuition and books at local community college for approved programs in health care
    • Student agrees to work full-time for the hospital for 2 years following completion of program or repay hospital all expenses
  • 19. Program Results: 2000 - 2007
    • Of 117 scholarship applicants at one mid-sized Illinois hospital:
        • 14 withdrew from program
        • 18 found other employment
        • 25 are in the educational pipeline
        • 29 have fulfilled their obligation to the hospital
        • 60 are employed by the hospital
    Keitel, Kal, “Healthcare Workforce: Growing & Developing Caregivers & Leaders for the Future.” 10 September 2007.
  • 20. To This Mid-Sized Hospital, This Program Has Delivered…
    • 34 Staff Nurses , with 15 more in the educational pipeline
    • 17 Radiology Technicians , with 3 more in the educational pipeline
    • 4 Surgical Technicians , with 3 more in the educational pipeline
    • 2 Nuclear Medicine employees
    • 2 Ultrasound Technicians , with 1 more in the educational pipeline
    Keitel, Kal, “Healthcare Workforce: Growing & Developing Caregivers & Leaders for the Future.” 10 September 2007.
  • 21. Now it’s time to G row YOUR O wn ! For more information on this program and other workforce issues, please visit the Illinois Hospital Association online: www.IHAtoday.org/Issues/Workforce