When we said goodbye to our students headed back to school, many of us also said hello to hanging up the “Help Wanted” signs for positions our high school students graciously filled over the summer. Despite increased efforts to implement creative ideas to attract the current workforce, the staffing shortage continues in all sectors of our economy. Interestingly, despite these ongoing recruiting challenges, especially in the healthcare sector, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Biden Administration released their new Staffing requirements for Long Term Care last week. Under this proposal, rural nursing homes like ours would have to implement the new staffing standards within up to five years of the final published rule. I believe that these proposed policies were initiated with good intent. It will make our work in healthcare more challenging to meet the requirements. If you are interested in learning more about these new policies, review the following link. Federal Register :: Public Inspection: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting
At JMHS, we continue to create a culture focused on patient, resident, and tenant care, along with creating an exceptional experience for our employees. Let’s continue to keep our care local! If you or anyone is interested in joining our team, please contact Janae Olson, Talent Recruiter, at 320-769-4393 or visit our website at www.jmhsmn.org/careers/.
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA