The World Health Organization ended the COVID-19 public health emergency in May 2023, but the healthcare industry is still trying to recover. Labor shortages continue to impact hospitals and physicians, leading to increased burnout among all levels of staff.
According to a study, more than half of healthcare workers surveyed said they are experiencing burnout, with nurses and other staff members reporting higher levels of stress. At Vision Integrated Partners (VIP), we strive to fully support our employees and ensure they have what they need to thrive and be well and successful in their positions.
Let’s take a look at how VIP is confronting burnout in the healthcare industry within our medical practices and ambulatory surgery centers.
How VIP Is Preventing Burnout in Healthcare
Our staff members are important to us and essential to providing quality healthcare for every patient, so we make sure they have what they need for their well-being.
Our employees are our most valuable assets, so we provide a suite of benefits to make sure they’re happy and healthy, including:
Health Insurance: Our full-time employees have a choice of four different medical plans, so they can choose what’s best for them and their families.
Dental Insurance: Full-time employees receive dental coverage that covers all services, from cleanings to dentures.
Vision Insurance: We know some great ophthalmologists and optometrists, and we offer vision benefits to full-time employees.
Long-Term Disability: This coverage partially replaces an employee’s income throughout the disability period. We cover 100 percent of the premium for full-time employees.
FSA and HSA: We offer a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) for employees to save funds for healthcare costs.
Basic Life and AD&D: We pay for accidental death and dismemberment and basic life coverage for our full-time employees.
Employee assistance: This resource is available 24/7 and enables employees to confidentially talk with professionals about financial concerns, mental health, childcare concerns, and more.
401(k): All employees may contribute to a 401(k) plan after they’ve been with VIP for at least six months. We match contributions up to 3 percent, and our contributions are immediately vested.
As much as we love to see our employees’ smiling faces every day, we also want them to take the time they need to rest and recuperate. When one of our work locations closes for a holiday, full-time employees receive holiday pay—no matter when an employee’s start date was.
We also offer a generous paid time off (PTO) plan for full-time employees. Full-time employees start accruing PTO hours on their first day and can accrue up to three weeks of PTO in their first year.
Support from the Team
We strive to support our employees and create an open, honest, and transparent environment. VIP has an open-door policy in which we value open lines of communication. In this policy, our business unit leaders support employees on a day-to-day basis and ensure they have what they need to be successful in their roles.
We also promote wellness among our team members by providing access to a perks program that provides discounts on services such as dining, retail, hotel stays, car rentals, theme park visits, health services, and more!
Hiring the Right People and Building Our Culture
One of the benefits of VIP is our family-like atmosphere. We respect and value everyone on our team, no matter what role, department, or location they’re in.
To build this supportive, family-oriented culture, we spend a lot of time finding the right people to add to our team and use our core values and passion for helping others to guide us.
Education and Career Development
Career development is very important to us. Making sure our team members have what they need to grow and succeed in their roles is one of our core values. We don’t want our team members to feel stagnant in their roles, so we take time to listen and support our employees however they need us to in order to grow.
But we don’t just support those who are advancing in their careers. We support all of our employees. For example, many of our team members are subject matter experts in their fields, and we’re committed to nurturing their career goals and development as well.
Ready to Join a Team Committed to Preventing Burnout in Healthcare?
Interested in joining a team that supports your growth and well-being? Take a look at our careers page to see our open positions and apply today! We’re always actively hiring for numerous roles across all of our practices and surgery centers!