Saratoga Springs, NY – Stat Staff Professionals, Inc. has expanded its healthcare staffing to include interim nurse leaders. The new division, which started mid-November, aims to bring nurses with years of leadership experience and expert knowledge to hospitals in critical need.
“Traveling around the country and talking with members of the healthcare field, I kept hearing of a need for nurses in leadership positions,” Stat Staff Professionals CEO and Owner David Theobald MS, RN, CSP said when asked about his decision to add the division. “It’s projected that one million RNs will retire by 2030 on top of the shortages we’re already facing. As a company, we are committed to helping to alleviate the shortages in the healthcare and healthcare education fields, and we can’t do that if we don’t address all the challenges that we can.”
Theobald and the team at Stat Staff Professionals worked with veteran nurse leader and interim CNO, Marie Martin, BSN, MS, RN, to ensure the new division will meet the expectations of nurse leaders as well as the hospitals.
“The interim nurse leader serves as a management consultant, bringing a valuable sense of order, and unity to healthcare organizations in changing times,” Martin said, explaining the importance and what it means to be a nurse leader. “They add immediate, measurable value through years of experience and the many roles they have served. They are prepared to focus on and implement the values and mission of the organization.”
Theobald aims to address this new challenge with the same caring philosophy that he brings to the rest of the organization.
“Early on, we adopted Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, which emphasizes caring in the healthcare field, and Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert, which encourages nurses to make education a lifelong practice,” Theobald said. “Our focus is finding nurses who embody these philosophies so we can bring high quality, expert leaders to at-need hospitals.”
Stat Staff Professionals, Inc.’s Nurse Leadership Division will place qualified nurses at hospitals across the country.