TALENT ACQUISITION

ShiftMed and NAHCA Join Forces to Bring One-Stop Solution to Workforce Crisis

ShiftMed | January 21, 2022

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ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in health care with over 60,000 credentialed health care professionals, and the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), the professional association for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), have joined forces to launch the National Institute for CNA Excellence (NICE). NICE is an integrated training platform that includes a learning management system to recruit, train, certify, and retain CNAs. The solution will be immediately available to skilled nursing facilities. 

With CNA workforce shortages at record levels, and the need for long-term care among older adults on the rise, accessibility to quality education and training are national imperatives. As a virtual platform, NICE is designed to address this crisis by providing both CNAs and skilled nursing providers with recruitment, certification, job placement, continuing education, and ongoing career support all in one place. ShiftMed's network of over 1,500 enterprise health care partners will also help solve the workforce shortage by providing the required on-site, hands-on experience required for certification.

Through NICE, CNAs will have access to highly qualified instructors, including post-acute and long-term care physicians, aging services policy leaders, and luminaries on topics that include Alzheimer's disease, person-centered care, infection prevention and control, palliative care, survey and certification, and relevant federal regulations.

For its part, ShiftMed will tap its database of health care professionals to provide a purpose-driven career pathway for uncertified personal care aides through NICE. Once prospective CNAs have completed their online education through NICE, they will download the ShiftMed mobile app and be matched with nearby health care employers.

"NICE takes successful training programs one step further by going beyond the normal requirements to educate the learner on essential skills such as team-building, conflict resolution, person-directed care, and much more, We have collectively spent more than 100,000 hours with CNAs over the past couple of decades, we know CNAs, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring empowerment and quality professional training and education to millions of individuals who are looking to care for others in a meaningful way."

- Lori Porter, NAHCA CEO and creator of NICE.

Initial launch of the partnership will take place in Texas, a state that has been heavily impacted by the Delta and Omicron variants. Senior Living Properties, LLC, a 50-location provider across the state of Texas, has signed on as the initial launch partner of NICE.

"In ShiftMed's Annual State of Nursing Report, we found that nearly half of U.S. CNAs, LPNs, and RNs are at least somewhat likely to leave the profession in the next two years, a finding that is incredibly telling of the shortage's impact on nurses. You also have CNAs working with more than fifteen residents per shift and leaders who are working 24/7 to fill in the gaps, By educating, training and empowering CNAs, we will improve access to care and improve quality of care and quality of life while addressing the shortage. We are thrilled that NICE will share in NAHCA's mission to demonstrate professional pride and advocacy for policies and practices that advance CNAs in their careers."

- Todd Walrath, CEO of ShiftMed


About ShiftMed
ShiftMed is a next-generation workforce management platform that connects hospitals, assisted living providers, and skilled nursing facilities to the highest quantity and quality of licensed nurses (CNAs, LPNs and RNs). As the #1 nursing jobs mobile app on the App Store with over 140,000 downloads in the past year, ShiftMed serves more than 1,500 enterprise health care partners across the country by offering software tools and direct access to labor for shift scheduling. The ShiftMed on-demand platform dramatically streamlines the delivery of care services and enables health care providers access to compliant, credentialed workers to fulfill their staffing needs faster than any other solution. For more information, visit http://www.ShiftMed.com.

About NAHCA
The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) is a professional association of and for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and represents more than 20,000 CNA members across the country. NAHCA elevates the professional standing and performance of health care professionals through recognition, advocacy, education, and empowerment to maximize success and quality care. For more information about NAHCA, please visit their website at www.nahcacna.org.

About SLP Operations LLC
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, SLP Operations LLC provides health care services, including skilled nursing, long-term care, physical and occupational rehabilitation, speech therapy, Alzheimer's care, wound care management, and respite care. With approximately 2,500 team members, SLP Operations operates centers in San Angelo, Borger, Knox City, Carthage, Centerville, Childress, Coleman, New Braunfels, Pampa, Abilene, Brownwood, Electra, Burkburnett, Johnson City, Mineola, Graham, Hamilton, Haskell, Lubbock, Jacksonville, Waco, Kaufman, Lake Jackson, LaPorte, Lindale, Llano, Flatonia, Giddings, Overton, Palestine, Paris, Temple, Snyder, Sweetwater, Gainesville, Levelland, Orange, Texas City, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Spotlight

Much like the true reality behind the lives of Insta-glam influencers, it is an entrepreneur’s livelihood to portray that they have it all figured out, otherwise why buy their autobiography. Don’t be fooled, more often then not, they are facing uncertainty just as much as you are – they are just experts and making it work for them rather than against them.

The truth is that the rate of change is increasing exponentially – so fast in fact that it is predicted that in the next 25 years, we’ll make four times the progress we saw in the 20th century alone. Unless you have a crystal ball, it is impossible to predict whether your business idea will still be relevant in even 5 years’ time or be taken over by robots. As such, to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s fast-moving landscape, you not only need to get used to uncertainty – but ideally find a way to make it benefit your business.

Calculating Risks

Before you take the leap into the unknown, it is important to be as prepared as possible. Entrepreneurs who are just starting out have the luxury of the internet and it is now possible to research your business idea from the comfort of a local Starbucks. Do your research. If you think your next start-up will elevate you to Elon Musk status, review competitors, understand expected revenues by using Companies House, and gain feedback from trusted friends and family. If you are still onto a winner, then canvass strangers who work in the field or own similar businesses through LinkedIn. You’d be surprised how far a cup of coffee or a free lunch will go to pick their brains about the industry you are about to launch into.

Just Do It

Research is critical, but one factor that you cannot predict is your execution and what you bring to the table. No one can prepare you for running your own business therefore if you think you’ve got a great idea, have taken steps to ensure its viability, then stop wasting time and take the leap. Far too often I see great ideas remain just that, great ideas – with would-be entrepreneurs failing to take the leap because of uncertainty only to see their great business idea crop up a couple years later from someone else.

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about spotting great opportunities, it’s also about having the courage to take them.

Learn to Adapt

The world is changing and what once worked a year ago, may no longer work now. Therefore, it’s important to be open-minded in the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur. If market research told you that your product would fly off the shelves but end up collecting dust in your parent’s garage – rather than bury your head in the sand, look at what has gone wrong and remedy it.

The advantage of being an entrepreneur is the flexibility to forge your own destiny. If you fail to adapt your business as it grows with things you couldn’t have foreseen when you wrote your first business plan, then you are not capitalising on the benefit you have over large corporations – being nimble.

So get used to uncertainty, not only do you need it, but it will help you succeed!


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Spotlight

Much like the true reality behind the lives of Insta-glam influencers, it is an entrepreneur’s livelihood to portray that they have it all figured out, otherwise why buy their autobiography. Don’t be fooled, more often then not, they are facing uncertainty just as much as you are – they are just experts and making it work for them rather than against them.

The truth is that the rate of change is increasing exponentially – so fast in fact that it is predicted that in the next 25 years, we’ll make four times the progress we saw in the 20th century alone. Unless you have a crystal ball, it is impossible to predict whether your business idea will still be relevant in even 5 years’ time or be taken over by robots. As such, to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s fast-moving landscape, you not only need to get used to uncertainty – but ideally find a way to make it benefit your business.

Calculating Risks

Before you take the leap into the unknown, it is important to be as prepared as possible. Entrepreneurs who are just starting out have the luxury of the internet and it is now possible to research your business idea from the comfort of a local Starbucks. Do your research. If you think your next start-up will elevate you to Elon Musk status, review competitors, understand expected revenues by using Companies House, and gain feedback from trusted friends and family. If you are still onto a winner, then canvass strangers who work in the field or own similar businesses through LinkedIn. You’d be surprised how far a cup of coffee or a free lunch will go to pick their brains about the industry you are about to launch into.

Just Do It

Research is critical, but one factor that you cannot predict is your execution and what you bring to the table. No one can prepare you for running your own business therefore if you think you’ve got a great idea, have taken steps to ensure its viability, then stop wasting time and take the leap. Far too often I see great ideas remain just that, great ideas – with would-be entrepreneurs failing to take the leap because of uncertainty only to see their great business idea crop up a couple years later from someone else.

Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about spotting great opportunities, it’s also about having the courage to take them.

Learn to Adapt

The world is changing and what once worked a year ago, may no longer work now. Therefore, it’s important to be open-minded in the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur. If market research told you that your product would fly off the shelves but end up collecting dust in your parent’s garage – rather than bury your head in the sand, look at what has gone wrong and remedy it.

The advantage of being an entrepreneur is the flexibility to forge your own destiny. If you fail to adapt your business as it grows with things you couldn’t have foreseen when you wrote your first business plan, then you are not capitalising on the benefit you have over large corporations – being nimble.

So get used to uncertainty, not only do you need it, but it will help you succeed!

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