Mergers and Partnerships Affecting Dialysis RN Jobs


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Sep 10, 2012
Competition and soaring prices are finally catching up to the healthcare industry much the same way they did with the rest of corporate America years ago. Smaller, regional hospitals and healthcare clinics, discovering it’s harder to stay in business, are turning to partnerships with larger institutions or downright mergers in order to prevent closing. These new partnerships and mergers are good for some parts of the healthcare industry, like dialysis, that may not be available at a smaller institution. New York State for example, several of the smaller hospitals in the state’s southern tier are beginning to look at the possibility of partnering with larger upstate facilities. These smaller hospitals don’t offer services like dialysis because there are not enough patients in the area to make it profitable. As such, dialysis RN jobs in those regions are more or less nonexistent. But if these smaller hospitals are able to enter into partnership deals with larger facilities they might be able to offer dialysis services in their local areas. Partnerships Could Mean More Jobs It’s not as though there is a shortage of dialysis RN jobs out there right now. But the reality of the situation means that RNs who can’t find work where they live sometimes must travel 25 to 50 miles in order to find employment in a larger facility. Many will simply move to the larger city be where the jobs are, but many don’t want to leave behind family, friends, and the local community. Local hospital partners with larger facilities may provide dialysis services in-house or on a visiting basis. Either way, that would open up new dialysis RN jobs that allow some nurses to find work while staying in their local area. Patients would benefit from not having to travel such large distances several times per week just for the dialysis. At least in this one area it seems like mergers and partnerships are good idea. Shortages Will Remain The downside to all this is the fact that even with the successful partnership or merger, a shortage of dialysis RNs will remain for some time. It would be great news for a smaller community if their hospital offers dialysis as the result of a partnership with larger hospital. But what if the local hospital was unable to fill the positions right away? It goes without saying that the healthcare industry needs to engage in an aggressive marketing and recruiting campaign in order to get more people into nursing – and more into the dialysis specialty. Regardless of how all of this plays out there will still be plenty of dialysis RN jobs available for years to come. Some experts even estimate the need will become greater once the new healthcare law becomes fully implemented in 2014. If you are considering a career in nursing you may want to think about becoming a dialysis RN. This is a rewarding career with plenty to offer in terms of pay, benefits, and the joy of helping others. Search for Dialysis RN Jobs and Dialysis Technician Job Opening at Foundation Medical Staffing. Foundation Medical Staffing specializes in Dialysis Employment for Dialysis Nurses, Hemodialysis Nurses, Dieticians, Managers and Patient Care Technicians. Share Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share on Orkut share via Reddit Share on identica Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser