Would you say the following is true of yourself or many within your team?
- Do you find yourself no longer interested in work?
- Are you struggling to find satisfaction in normal and routine tasks that you once loved?
- Do you constantly think about working in another department/unit or DREAM about an organizational or career change?
Does this sound familiar?
If so, these are key symptoms of BURNOUT!
For many of us as healthcare leaders, you are likely asking yourself how to best support your team(s) while attempting to manage your own emotions and process the many struggles of day to day operations. The expectations placed on you is EXTREME!
Perhaps you are wondering if your job is still “worth it” and have been contemplating working as a Starbucks Barista as a side gig or permanent job. (I mean, who hasn’t?!?)
Let’s have some real-talk!
The truth is…
Many employees in your teams are considering leaving your department, facility, organization (or even profession) and NO ONE IS STOPPING THEM.
Wait a minute…you may be thinking “if they want to leave, then ok let them leave. I want team members here who WANT to be here.” I hear you and agree that we need to be managing up and correcting behavior that isn’t conducive to a positive work environment.
We also need to be offering reasons for team members to WANT TO STAY! What does this look like?
- Retention bonuses
- Competitive wages
- Flexible work schedules
- Supportive environments/leadership
- Solid benefits
- Emotional/mental health support
- And so much more than can be said in this list…
New and experienced employees are now facing challenges like NO ONE has experienced because of this pandemic.
The Ohio State University published a study indicating physicians/providers and nurses reported:
- Depressive symptoms: 29.5%
- Anxiety: 37.5%
- Stress: 78.5%
- Burnout: 65.5%
- Physical health issues: 74%
- Mental health issues: 80%
And…80% of nurses reported the pandemic affecting their mental health!
How Can I Help YOU and Help YOUR TEAM?
Strategic Consulting Services
We will partner with you to develop an actionable roadmap to help your team become more resilient through the power of human connection.
The well-being of your team is a critical component for your organizational success! Organizations that fail to provide strong well-being options are sure to fail. We will discuss programs that can be implemented at multiple levels of your organizations providing support for ALL employees (not only your clinical employees).
Timeframe and cost will depend on your specific organizational needs.
Cost: starting at $1250
PEER SUPPORT TEAM TRAINING
This is where so much comes together and is modeled after a program our CEO helped create within a Fortune 100, 14-hospital, 30,000+ associate healthcare organization. The success of this program truly comes down to the engagement of the associates selected. The same model has been used to provide support to over 1000 individuals in less than 10 months!
This is a 4-hour training conducted virtually or in-person (at your preferred location, within the United States only) by training select frontline team members (i.e. nurses, facilities specialists, housekeeping, nutrition, etc.) to provide emotional support to peers using current, trauma-informed, evidence-based techniques.
What is the benefit of training peers? Many organizations offer some psychological support to employees through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) (outsourced or organization owned) and faith-based chaplains (volunteer or paid).
- Peers are PRESENT (EAP clinicians are significantly understaffed and overwhelmed.)
- Peers are already defusing with peers (Chaplains are often only available for patients and family members. Think who is responsible to tend to families in the event of patient decline/death.)
- Well Peers GIVE BACK (Giving them the tools to support each other, fosters a supportive and productive environment, promotes mental wellness, supports employee retention, and decreases turnover.)
We are VERY supportive of EAP/Chaplains/other wellness options. We still recommend ADDING trained peers to provide trauma-informed, psychological first aid to those experiencing traumatic events.
The benefit of using trained peers is significant! According to Johns Hopkins University, there is a monetary benefit savings of $23,000 per nurse who instituted a peer support call. If you have 100 nurses, then this would result in an organizational cost savings of $2.3million!
Cost: $900/student (plus travel expenses if in-person)
MENTAL WELLNESS Presentation
We have several 1 hour presentations to share with your team highlighting common challenges, barriers and opportunities to pursue MENTAL WELLNESS. This will be a 1 HOUR presentation (virtual or in-person) to help your team understand how to navigate their mental well-being and discover some excellent self-care resiliency activities that can be implemented by all in attendance. Those in attendance will also learn some basic mindful breathing techniques that they can apply in their professional and personal lives.
Cost: $750 (plus travel expenses if in-person)