On episode 313 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith welcomes back Dr. Iman Abuzeid, CEO and founder of Incredible Health, an innovative career marketplace for nurses that has also been powerfully supporting nurses’ mental health and well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Iman Abuzeid is the Co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, a career marketplace whose matching technology is the fastest, most effective way for hospitals to hire qualified permanent nurses. With Incredible Health, hospitals can hire nurses in less than 20 days versus a national average of 90 days. Backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Incredible Health is on a mission to help healthcare professionals live better lives, and find and do their best work. Hundreds of leading hospitals across the country trust Incredible Health, including HCA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Stanford Health Care, Baylor Scott & White and many more. Iman is a MD, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In the course of this episode, Keith and Dr. Abuzeid discuss:

  • Combatting stress and burnout in healthcare workers
  • The indescribable physical and mental hardships faced by nurses during the pandemic, from higher rates of exposure and mortality to increased reports of burnout and degradation of mental health
  • Nurses being among those reporting the highest levels of stress, with 64% of nurses and advanced practice providers reporting symptoms of acute stress anging from nightmares to the inability to stop thinking about the virus
  • How, in order to meet the mental health needs of nurses, Incredible Health recently launched two new products aimed to support the mental health of nurses on its platform: an exclusive social network for nurses and an online daily wellness journal
  • Hiring and retaining nursing talent, especially during the pandemic
  • The high turnover rate in the nursing profession, with almost one in five nurses leaving their jobs in the first year
  • How workplace stress and burnout, pursuing career advancement, reducing commute times, and relocations are among the many reasons nurses change jobs
  • The fact that, in response to the pandemic, Incredible Health launched a pandemic hiring suite that helps each hospital save at least $2M a year and hire nurses in less than 12 days compared to the industry average of 90

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Nurse KeithIn case you didn’t already know, Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, award-winning nurse blogger, writer, podcaster, keynote and motivational speaker, and popular career columnist. With two decades of nursing experience, Keith deeply understands the issues faced by 21st-century nurses. From 2012 until its sunset in 2017, Keith co-hosted RNFMRadio, a groundbreaking nursing podcast. Keith’s message of savvy career management and professional satisfaction reaches tens of thousands of nurses worldwide. Keith can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—as well as at NurseKeith.com.
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