#ANursesVoice Twitter Chat – Taking Action to Amplify the Voice of Nursing

#ANursesVoice Twitter Chat – Taking Action to Amplify the Voice of Nursing

On Wednesday, January 12, our Chief Clinical Officer, Rebecca Love, convened a Twitter Chat, #ANursesVoice, to amplify the voice of nursing. The voice of nursing is still very much missing in all that is going on in healthcare, and, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Rebecca reached out to nurses around the globe who have been working to amplify the voice of nursing on major issues facing the profession. The hope was that if a large group of nurses came together, the voice of nurses would be elevated to speak about their knowledge, expertise, and experiences shaping healthcare today. Everyone needs to hear #ANursesVoice. 

Nurses make a meaningful and positive impact for their patients each and every day. They are natural change drivers, innovators, scientists, and leaders, and when given a chance to voice their opinions, they can help save the failing healthcare system. However, nurses are exhausted. They are beyond burnt out and are no longer willing to accept things as they are. Without a seat at the table, the changes that are necessary to support and sustain nursing and to redesign healthcare won’t be made. 

Nurses from all around the world joined in on the Twitter Chat with the goal of driving attention to critical issues facing nurses, and healthcare in general. There were several common themes that came up during the discussion, including the severity of nurse burnout driven by staffing models, short staffing, low resources, and punitive policies that could be addressed by directly asking nurses how they could address these challenges. Nurses brought up brilliant and simple solutions that spoke to creating a sustainable culture and workforce. 

Also front and center was nursing education and a discussion of new models that could redesign and empower nursing students, new graduates, and retiring nurses. They also discussed programs that would upskill and strengthen nursing as a career, not just a job.  Another major theme that came up was the importance of mental healthcare, specifically resiliency support for nurses. This was top of mind, with many nurses speaking to how culture drives so much of mental healthcare. 

Check out some highlights from the chat below. 

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing much more about the main takeaways from #ANursesVoice. We want to hold ourselves accountable for the change that needs to result from this chat. Stay tuned for more #ANursesVoice content!

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Carrying Forward Care: The IntelyCare Holiday Emergency Assistance Relief Trust (IntelyHEART)

Carrying Forward Care: The IntelyCare Holiday Emergency Assistance Relief Trust (IntelyHEART)

We know that even though the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and relaxation, for many that is not the case. It can be a struggle to pay bills, continue to support relatives, and to make ends meet at the end of the year. For nursing professionals especially, COVID-19 has made everything more difficult.  

As 2021 came to a close, we wanted to do something that would make an impact on the lives of IntelyPros who were struggling. We established IntelyHEART – the IntelyCare Holiday Emergency Assistance Relief Trust. The purpose of the fund was to help nurses who were facing hardship over the holiday season by lessening their financial burdens.  

Five relief categories were established for the fund – Medical Expenses; Personal Catastrophe; Basic Needs; Death of an Immediate Family Member; and Housing Insecurity. We fully expected that most of the IntelyHEART funds would be requested for some of the more emergent categories, such as Medical Expenses and Housing Insecurity. We were stunned to see that the vast majority of requests that came in were to help cover Basic Needs. 70% of the $500,000 fund went to alleviate financial burdens related to obtaining food, clothing, and other essentials.

intelycare holiday emergency assistance relief trust

We feel fortunate to have been able to provide this kind of support to our IntelyPros in a time when they really needed it, but we are disheartened that so many hardworking nurses are in the position of needing financial assistance to cover their basic needs.

Through our conversations with applicants, we learned that nurses in today’s climate are not afforded the access and opportunity they need to thrive and survive without stress in their lives. The ability to pick and choose their shifts through an app like IntelyCare takes an enormous amount of stress off their shoulders, but there is still more to be done to improve the lives of nurses and we are committed to working as hard as we can to be a part of that.

“Thank you very much for being there for us, and for showing us that you care. We can’t thank you enough for being our inspiration and knowing that you really care about us.” – CNA, Indiana, PA

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Introducing Credential Passport: The Easy Way to Manage and Share Your Nursing Documentation

Introducing Credential Passport: The Easy Way to Manage and Share Your Nursing Documentation

Tracking down your nursing credentials and ensuring they are up to date is an incredibly overwhelming and time-consuming process that can delay your ability to work and earn. With IntelyCare’s Credential Passport, organizing and managing your credentials will no longer be a source of stress in your life. Every document and credential you provide during the IntelyCare onboarding process will be available whenever you need it, in one secure file. Plus, with our Credentialing team staying on top of expirations and license renewals for you, you won’t have to worry about a thing.

STAY ORGANIZED

Rather than scrambling to find your credentials every time you need them, the IntelyCare Credential Passport organizes all your documents for you, making them easily available whenever you need them.

When you applied to become an IntelyPro, you provided the following credentials and documentation:

  • Work license
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Physical exam
  • CPR certification
  • COVID-19 vaccination documentation
  • I-9 verification, and
  • State-specific documents

The beauty of the Credential Passport is two-fold – we keep track of all these documents for you, in one place, and we proactively let you know ahead of time when one of your documents is due to expire. This way you can focus on your two main goals as an IntelyPro – taking care of your patients and making more time for yourself.

STAY UP TO DATE

We take on the responsibility of making sure that you are up to date on your credentials so that you never have to stop working. We have a dedicated team of credentialing specialists whose sole responsibility is to stay on top of IntelyPros’ documentation, and to provide reminders and guidance when a license is about to expire.

Our team also specializes in state-specific credentials, so you can rest assured that you are going to be taken care of no matter which state(s) you are practicing in. Furthermore, our specialists ensure that documents are compliant with changing state and federal regulations. If there is a change in what is needed from you in order to practice, you will find out from us long before it could become an issue for you!

STAY SECURE

Perhaps the best feature of IntelyCare’s Credential Passport is the security that comes with it. We value you and your safety above anything else. That is why we have taken every step possible to make sure that your documents are secure and that they can only be shared by you. IntelyCare is well known in the healthcare space for employing the most thorough credentialing and security processes in the industry.

HOW TO ACCESS

Your Credential Passport is easy to access within the IntelyCare app. Simply log in to your account on the mobile app and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to “My Documents”
  2. Click on “Email My Cred Passport”
  3. Check your email, where you will find a secure PDF with all your documents organized in one file!

That’s it!

With the IntelyCare Credential Passport you will spend less time applying, zero time worrying, and more time earning.

Have questions about how the Credential Passport works?

Reach out to us at any time – careteam@intelycare.com

 

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