Filling critical healthcare quality positions in a timely manner is essential to maintaining patient care and operations in short-term acute care hospitals. Nightingale Talent, the leader in Healthcare Quality search, conducted an analysis of time to fill metrics for Manager of Quality, Director of Quality, and VP of Quality positions. The study monitored and studied 720 healthcare quality open positions across 294 short-term acute care hospitals for six months.
- On average, Manager of Quality positions remained open for 60.7 days, Director of Quality positions remained open for 66.5 days, and VP of Quality positions closed in 62.7 days.
- The time to fill metrics are based on the time from when the open position is posted to the point of acceptance and do not include the amount of time it takes for someone to actually start in the role.
- During the six-month period, there were 468 Manager level jobs, 395 Director level jobs, and 82 VP or AVP of Quality jobs posted in short-term acute care hospitals.
- The numbers are affected by a portion of these jobs being filled internally, as there are numerous backgrounds that would qualify for healthcare quality openings.
The report reveals that filling Manager and Director of Quality positions in short-term acute care hospitals can take longer than VP positions, which can lead to increased costs associated with vacancy and potentially negative impacts on patient care. Understanding the time to fill metrics for healthcare quality positions can help healthcare institutions develop effective recruitment and retention strategies to improve their recruitment processes.
The data highlights the challenges healthcare institutions face when filling critical healthcare quality positions. It is essential to understand the time it takes to successfully fill positions and employ effective recruitment strategies to ensure timely hiring of qualified candidates. By doing so, healthcare institutions can minimize the negative impacts of vacancy and maintain high-quality patient care.
The data analyzed in this report was collected by Nightingale Talent over a six-month period from November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2023. The study monitored and studied 720 healthcare quality open positions across 294 short-term acute care hospitals in the United States. The analysis focused on the time to fill metrics for Manager of Quality, Director of Quality, and VP of Quality positions.
About Nightingale Talent:
Nightingale Talent is the leader in Healthcare Quality search, providing recruitment solutions to healthcare institutions seeking to fill critical positions in a timely manner. With a team of experienced recruiters and a commitment to providing exceptional service, Nightingale Talent helps healthcare institutions find and hire the best candidates for their open positions.