Building a Dynamic, Flexible Nursing Workforce: The Jefferson S.E.A.L. RN Team

Published:November 08, 2022DOI:
      The challenges of nurse staffing are created by many forces. In order to promote and maintain a stable nursing workforce, organizations must be dynamic and progressive in their intention by establishing teams that are flexible in their assignments. This flexibility is beneficial for patients, the nurse, and the organization—patients receive care from permanent staff, nurses are empowered with more work options, and leaders are able to align staffing resources where they are needed most. The Jefferson Health S.E.A.L. RN Team helps address these challenges by caring for patients across many of our 18 hospitals. Their impact has advanced the health system’s mission to improve lives by being bold and thinking differently.
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      Andrew Thum, MSN, ML, RN, NE-BC, is the Director of Nursing Workforce Operations for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at [email protected]; Theresa Fortner, BSN, RN, is an Executive Nurse Consultant for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Daniel Hudson, MSN, RN, CENP, is the Vice President of Nursing Administration and Operations for Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.