Originally Posted by jiveturkey
I'm a corporate recruiter in healthcare and we consistently have a shit pile of high-end RN openings across the nation with approximately 30% of those jobs being open for more than 90 days.
It's been like this for the 4 years that I've been here though. There's just a lack of nurses that have the skills to move up.
I'm sure I know the reason for those opening.
I worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 9 years. Mostly ICU and a level 1 trauma ER. By the time you get to that level where you can deal with those high end life and death issues, the clock has been ticking. You have to care to do the job, but you have to leave work at work. After a while you start to bring work home with you. At that point you are through in that part of the health care field. You just want to go work at some Dr. Office 9-5 M-F.
Those high end RN's take some time to get there and then they burn out. Not a long life span at the top end. A lot of turnover.