More than 7,000 nurses from Mount Sinai's main campus in East Harlem and Montefiore in the Bronx walked off the job in early January. The three day strike ended with an agreement of a 19% wage increase, benefits that match or exceed those of peer institutions, and more than 170 new nursing positions. (cbsnews.com)
Nurse strikes like these are expected to be on the rise for a variety of reasons. In a survey released by betternurse.org in April of 2022, it was found that:
While we can’t stop these strikes from happening, we can definitely be better prepared for these events. During the Mount Sinai strike, hundreds of traveling nurses were brought in to fill positions, meaning hundreds of licenses needed to be verified and verified quickly. If you find yourself in this position, a manual verification process is going to slow you down and pose threats to patient care.
Validating Traveling Nurses
While it is a standard practice among nursing unions to give management 10 days’ notice before a strike, that’s really not a lot of time for HR and Compliance teams to verify licenses for hundreds of traveling nurses. Manual primary source verification is not only more time-consuming, it’s also more error-prone. While strikes are scary, license verification doesn’t have to be, not with Workforce Validate.
About Workforce Validate
Workforce Validate helps HR teams, compliance teams, and all healthcare administrators automate what can be a very manual process - license and certification verification and exclusion monitoring. Workforce Validate can track licenses, flag odd results that you might miss, and perform exclusion checks against state sanctions, state and federal exclusions, and OIG/SAM.
From initial onboarding to ongoing monitoring, Workforce Validate ensures each member of your staff is clear to be on the floor, so that HR teams can:
With access to over 900 board sanction sites, more than 70 federal and state exclusion lists (including OIG and SAM), and over one million healthcare professionals validated to date, you can be sure Workforce Validate has the information you need for the license verification process to get travel nurses on the floor, fast.
Because the solution offers:
Workforce Validate is easy to install and even easier to use. Visit our website for helpful videos on how to get started. From there, get in touch with us, we’d love to walk you through a demo of the solution. Rest assured we’re here to help you navigate today's and tomorrow’s nursing shortage
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