May 17, 2020

How to Attract and Retain Your Hospital Accounting Staff

Hospital Operations
Management
Management
Hospital Operations
Admin
3 min
Health care accountants are responsible for maintaining the financial records of health care organizations such as hospitals and health insurance companies.
The medical industry has an unusually high rate of turnover in the field of accounting.

If your hospital is losing staffers in the accounting departmen...

The medical industry has an unusually high rate of turnover in the field of accounting.

If your hospital is losing staffers in the accounting department on a regular basis, there are some tactics you can use to turn things around.

Here are just few ways to ensure your hospital's accountants are happy, long-term employees:

1. Ensure Long-Term Accountants

There are a number of reasons an employee might want to leave his or her position.

Whether there's better pay elsewhere or there's no room to grow, medical accounting turnover is at an all-time high. With that said, it's important to create a working environment that's conducive to long-term employment.

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Long-term employees are beneficial to the medical field because it reduces training procedures and work overload for other accountants in the department.

Once an accountant learns the numbers particular to your hospital, they work more efficiently. Losing employees on a regular basis decreases this accounting efficiency.

Likewise, the recruiting process costs your hospital money, especially when accountants decide to leave shortly after their training period.

It's always more cost-effective to keep an employee rather than hire a new one. Fortunately, keeping your trusted accountants is easier than you might think.

2. Hire the Best Fit the First Time Around

As the following article looks at, when it comes to addressing the effect of high turnover rates on medical accounting, the most effective way to keep employees is by hiring the right fit the first time around. This means your hospital might have to put more effort into the recruiting process.

During the interview, you'll want to make sure candidates are qualified as well as settled down in their life outside of work. Relocation is one of the main causes of turnover, so make sure this isn't a factor in the future.

Likewise, you'll want to check the candidate's references to make sure they got along with past managers and co-workers.

3. Stay Up to Speed with Pay Scales

Qualified medical accountants expect appropriate compensation for their work.

If your hospital doesn't offer competitive pay, your staffers will likely look for work elsewhere. Because of this, it's crucial to ensure your hospital doesn't neglect wage increases and changing pay scales.

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Rewarding accountants with raises and regularly reviewing their salary and benefits will keep them satisfied and in a long-term mindset.

Keeping track of national salary averages and what other hospitals are paying their accountants will keep you up to speed on salaries and help your hospital retain accountants.

4. Cater to Personal Requests When Possible

When employees don't have work flexibility, it makes them feel trapped, which increases turnover.

By simply catering to your accountants' personal needs, you'll make them happier with their career and thus less likely to leave their position.

You shouldn't jump through hoops to please your accounting staff, but if there is wiggle room, just be willing to compromise. This might mean letting your accountants take longer lunch breaks or work from home on occasion.

If you're struggling with constant turnovers in your hospital's accounting department, try a few of the tips above.

About the author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including health care and job hunting.

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Jun 21, 2021

Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know

Robotics
smarthospitals
Cancer
Neurology
2 min
The brand new Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre has opened in Dubai. We take a look at what this smart hospital offers. 

We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital. 

What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah.   It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots. 

Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005,  Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day. 

Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital. 

Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.  

Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our  next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.

"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”

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