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Executive Summary

Staffing shortage in pretty much all healthcare settings are pronounced especially licensed skilled workers such as nurses. The healthcare skilled worker gap is more than just job dissatisfaction and high turnover, the vacuum inevitably will jeopardize quality of care and healthcare of nation, which have unjustifiable impact as whole and life-threatening issues. The aim of this research is to identify the importance of the employees’ job satisfaction and make recommendations as how to increase the job satisfaction in healthcare workplaces. The research speaks to various factors influencing job satisfaction and its implication on the respected industry which is healthcare. Over and above studies and the research literatures, job satisfaction contributes to feeling fulfilled in everyday life.

Healthcare workplaces are physically and mentally demanding and are amongst the highest employee burnout occupations. Dealing with unruly patients, seeing sickness and death, long working hours and odd rotating schedules, physically demanding and biologically hazardous working conditions are just few factors that contribute to implication of healthcare workplaces on job satisfaction (Heinrich 2019). High turnover is the primary symptoms of unhappy employees. It goes without saying that more satisfied employees’ tent to dedicate their commitment to employers’ whose staff satisfaction is their top priority (Chiu et al. 2005).

This research was restricted to a sector specific workplace, healthcare. The study has used the job satisfaction data collected from acute care facilities. The data is collected through paper, mobile and online surveys, face-to-face and phone interviews, online polls and longitudinal studies. The presented collected data in this research was compiled to develop a group then through disassembling the data was reduced and excluded invariant themes of occurrence. Province wide research was conducted in Quebec Canada by the Institute de recherché Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) research team about work environment impact on nurses’ job satisfaction and wellbeing in 2012.

Analyzed data of first sample group has identified the top four influencers on job satisfaction ranking from high to low: 1) staff shortage 2) emotional demand 3) recognition 4) physical unit layout. Further the second survey was conducted with registered nurses as well as registed practical nurses in total of 13,668 to highlight the motivational and environmental indicators that nurses perceive to impact their job satisfaction. The result of this research is very similar to previous studies. Job satisfaction and its influencers in healthcare and specifically nurses have been the research topic of many scholars in past two decades due to noticeable increase workforce challenges and staff shortage.

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