If you work with patients, chances are you have faced one or more of these major issues in healthcare employment.
Regardless of the industry, employees work best when they can practice at their peak performance. And, while every workplace has common challenges – interpersonal conflict, communication problems, office politics, technology gaps, poor management, etc. – working in healthcare has its own set of obstacles. Among the major issues in healthcare employment, working long shifts, suffering from lack of sleep, being short-staffed, and having insufficient time to spend with patients are some of the most common complaints.
In fact, according to Forbes, more than 1,000 allied health professionals reported the same reoccurring issues unique to the healthcare industry that compromise their job satisfaction. Some of these issues include:
- No Advancement Opportunities
- Staff Shortages
- Lack of Mentoring
- Poor Organizational Culture
- Lack of Training or Professional Development
- Not Enough Time with Patients
- Changing Payment Trends (CMS, insurance, etc.)
- Low Salary
- Work Overload (Under-resourced)
- High Turnover Rate
- Lack of Technological Resources / Outdated Systems
- School Loan Debt
- Bad Work Hours
- Compliance with Government Requirements
So, what about you? Are you a healthcare worker? Have you faced major challenges at your current or prior place of employment? If so, we want your input! In the ballot below, tell us which one of the 15 issues makes working in the healthcare difficult.
The votes are in! Thus far, the voting results show:
- 1st place: Work Overload
- 2nd place: No Advancement Opportunities
- 3rd place: Burnout
If you haven’t voted yet, please do so!