Do you have the staff and expertise you need?Talent Engagement + Expertise can = Acute Physical Rehab Success!

Delivering life-changing care, outcomes and financial results are dependent upon having expertise, experience, and staff.

An acute physical rehab program is dependent on staffing many healthcare professionals across various specialties. This service line has not been sheltered from the workplace shortages that many hospitals are experiencing.

Take for instance physical therapists. Approximately 22,000 physical therapists left the workforce in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The expected change in employment for physical therapy is anticipated to grow 17% between 2021 and 2031, making it one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare. Burnout, pandemic and post-pandemic stress, and industry growth, are the top reasons for the physical therapist shortage according to The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA).

In February, Becker’s Hospital Review posted an article titled, “The ‘hard truth’ about staffing shortages: They aren’t going away” followed a few days later by an article titled, “The No. 1 problem keeping hospital CEOs up at night”.  

“I think we can all take an educated guess that the number one problem keeping most hospital CEOs up at night is staffing,” said Joy Figarsky, Signet President, and COO.

The hospitals Signet partners with for management services have the added value of Signet helping to recruit desirable and needed staff for their programs. We assist with recruiting nurses and physical, occupational and speech therapists in addition to the director of acute rehab, clinical liaison, and PPS coordinator positions.

Signet attracts staff who pride themselves on creating the best journey to recovery for patients and their families. We retain them by offering continuous guidance and support from our dedicated experts. If you want to discuss how Signet can enhance the performance of your ARU and help recruit key staff, please contact us.