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S6E02 – Considerations For Managing a Changed Workforce

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S6E02 – Considerations For Managing a Changed Workforce

In today's episode, we hear of challenges our health workers face. Our special guest is Iman Abuzeid, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers
May 29, 2020
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S6E02 – Considerations For Managing a Changed Workforce

Heroes are characters, fiction or real, who stand bravely in the face of danger, filled with courage, determination, and strength to overcome a challenging situation. Before COVID-19, when we think of heroes, we probably think of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Batman, and Superman as heroes. 

The arrival of COVID-19 shifted our perspective. Today, health care workers on the front lines fighting the pandemic are being called heroes. As they serve in the thick of the battle, risking their lives to cure and restore to health those who have contacted the virus, we witness their compassion and tenacity. But it’s not the end of the story. As these modern-day heroes continue to fight the ravaging effects of the pandemic each passing day, we hear more and more of their call for support. 

In today’s episode, we hear of challenges our health workers face. Our special guest is Iman Abuzeid, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers. Iman discusses how COVID-19 is affecting the workload, work opportunities, and well-being of health workers. With her unique perspective on the hiring of healthcare workers and Shawna Butler’s insights on the support and well-being of nurses, this episode is one for the books. 

Tune in for an amazing podcast with Iman and Shawna.

Key Takeaways:

  • Due to the shortage of nurses in the U.S. healthcare system, there is a huge need to fast track the process of hiring nurses. 
  • It takes over 90 days to fill a permanent position in the US.
  • Burnout due to understaffing increases turnover 
  • There’s a direct impact between the stress level, staffing levels, and the quality of care patients receive
  • We need to honor the humanity of the healthcare workers

Today’s Guest

Iman Abuzeid, M.D. is Co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace that speeds up hiring healthcare professionals with the right hospitals. 

She’s a former medical doctor, a McKinsey alumnus, and led product management at AliveCor, a Khosla-backed health tech startup. She also fit in getting a Wharton MBA somewhere in-between. 

Iman’s immediate family has three surgeons, and as a doctor herself, she understands the importance of choosing the right stepping stones in a clinical career. It’s what drives her belief in Incredible Health and its potential to reliably help clinicians find the right fit.

Resources:

https://www.incrediblehealth.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/imanabuzeid/

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