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Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Findings as reported by facility type

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Vacancies Demand Increase Demand Decrease Onboarding Training New Roles

New Occupations

 

Vacancies

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), has your facility type experienced exceptionally long vacancies for any open position? If yes, for which occupations and what are possible reasons why?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.

 


 

Demand Increase

 

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), did your facility type experience an increase in workforce demand for any occupations? What are possible reasons for this increase in demand?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.

 


 

Demand Decrease

 

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), did your facility type experience a decrease in workforce demand for any occupations? What are possible reasons for this decrease in demand?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.

 


 

Onboarding/Orientation

 

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), have there been changes to onboarding/orientation priorities for new employees for any occupations at your facility? If yes, what kinds of changes?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.

 


 

Training Priorities

 

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), have there been changes in the training priorities for your facility's existing workforce for any occupations? If yes, what occupations and what kinds of changes?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.

 


 

New Roles

 

Sentinels were asked: "Recently (in the past 3-4 months), has your facility type deployed its existing workforce in significantly new roles?"

  1. Select a facility type(s) to begin exploring data. Ctrl/Cmd + Click to show multiple facility types.
  2. Select the data collection period(s) and the number of occupations to show for the selected facility type(s)..
  3. Reasons: Click on an occupation (or Ctrl/Cmd + Click on multiple occupations). Move your cursor over the bars to see respondents' comments.
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New Occupations

 

Changes in healthcare workforce demand can occur in the types of occupations employed and the roles they fill. The following series of questions were used to ask Sentinels to report any new occupation types they had hired in the past 3-4 months and to describe the roles filled by these new hires:

Did your [facility type] employ any new healthcare occupations (that you did not employ previously)? If yes, for which occupation(s)? In what roles are you using them (e.g., introduce social workers as care coordinators)?

The table below presents Sentinels’ responses. The “Facility Type” column indicates the facility that the respondent represents. “New Occupation” lists newly employed occupations, as reported by the respondent. Data analysts placed each of these New Occupations into a general occupational category to allow easier sorting, which is presented in the “New Occupation Category” column. The final column “In what roles…” contains the comments provided by each respondent to describe how each new occupation is employed.

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