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  1. 1. Partnerships to Growing a Healthcare Workforce Patricia M. Noga, RN, MBA, CNAA Sr. Director, Clinical Affairs
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  4. 4. Allied Health Professions in Greatest Demand <ul><li>Radiation Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Medical Sonographers </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Radiological Technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Laboratory Technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacists </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear Medicine Technologists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(The Boston Foundation, 2006) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Allied Health Professions with Highest Vacancy Rates at MA Hospitals <ul><li>Physical Therapist 9.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant 9.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapy Asst. 8.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist 7.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Record Coder 6.5% </li></ul><ul><li>LPN 6.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Ultrasound Tech 6.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist Assistant 6.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Registered Nurse 6.0% </li></ul><ul><li>(MHA, February 2006) </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s the Single Most Important Reason for a Career Choice? 50% (Ives Erickson et al. 2005) 43% Good salary/money 56% 47% Having a stable, secure job 67% 50% A sense of feeling what you do is important 71% 57% Sense of making a difference/benefiting people’s lives Students Interested in Nursing All Students Motivators
  7. 7. School-Hospital Partnerships
  8. 8. Health Careers Academy <ul><li>College preparatory high school  for Boston students exploring careers in the health professions and related fields </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with 3 hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Health Engagement Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links classroom with the real world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works with teachers to integrate concepts into the classroom </li></ul></ul>
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  10. 10. Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation <ul><li>Partnership of area nursing leaders to address nursing shortages in 25-town service area, including 4 hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse Power multifaceted campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Educational booklets to 300 sites, shopping mall kiosks, scholarship applications </li></ul><ul><li>Health profession career days, internships, Nurse Power lunches, Nurse Power Club after school program </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Worcester Technical High School <ul><li>Allied Health & Human Services program </li></ul><ul><li>Long standing partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital for externships, on the job training, licensure/certification, employment </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor in high school oversees partnership program with St. Vincent’s </li></ul><ul><li>School based health care center clinicians role model, integrate concepts into classroom </li></ul>
  13. 13. Baystate Health/Springfield Public Schools Educational Partnership (BSEP) <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>1. build relationships with motivated and </li></ul><ul><li>capable students </li></ul><ul><li>2. guide these students' experiences and </li></ul><ul><li>academic paths towards careers in the </li></ul><ul><li>medical field </li></ul><ul><li>Large focus on academic foundation and employability skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. Baystate Health/Springfield Public Schools Educational Partnership (BSEP) <ul><li>Training programs: CNA, lab assistant, phlebotomist, health information tech </li></ul><ul><li>Success with initial large group programming, then job shadowing and internships for those interested in a profession </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital driven program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We went out to the schools” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How can hospitals work better with schools?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are complex, have own agenda </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Trends in School-Hospital Partnerships <ul><li>More organized partnerships forming </li></ul><ul><li>College prep programs trying to include vocational prep and vocational prep trying to include college prep </li></ul><ul><li>More focus on trying to figure out how to better prepare students for chosen career pathway </li></ul>
  16. 16. Trends in School-Hospital Partnerships <ul><li>Career Academy – national network emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals supporting employees in ascending chosen career pathway, i.e. “pipeline programs” </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: how to facilitate & support student employee to work & to attend school </li></ul>
  17. 17. How to Partner with a Hospital <ul><li>Designate “point person” or liaison at your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher with interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher with health background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance Counselor </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How to Partner with a Hospital <ul><li>“Point person” or liaison at your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk the language of health care professional & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>language of educator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Function as gatekeeper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Match students with a hospital experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal to have health background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource to teachers for integrating health careers and topics into the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified as the resource by students </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How to Partner with a Hospital <ul><li>3. “Point person” or liaison at your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact hospital Human Resource Department for identified resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workforce Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Department </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Departments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. How to Partner with a Hospital <ul><li>4. Point person/liaison at your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop relationship with hospital contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to collaborate on developing a program that will benefit both school and hospital communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn each others culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet on regular basis to sustain the relationship and work toward goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network with other schools and hospitals to benchmark, share approaches, enhance your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage expanding partnerships </li></ul></ul>
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  22. 22. Building partnerships to grow our healthcare workforce…. ….Where do you go from here?