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Appendix F. Expected Staffing Needs, Region VIII

Table I-1 Expected Staffing Needs for Alternative Care Sites, Region VIII

(Based on the HRSA benchmark of 500 additional beds necessary per million population)

Personnel Needed
(per million population)
Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Regional Total
Population 1,000,000 4,301,261 902,195 642,200 754,844 2,233,169 493,785 9,327,454
Beds 500 2,150 451 321 377 1,117 247 4,663
Physicians (MD/DO) 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Physician Assistants 25 108 23 16 19 55 13 232
Nurse Practitioners 25 108 23 16 19 55 13 232
Registered Nurses 100 430 90 64 75 223 49 933
Licensed Practical Nurses 200 860 180 128 150 440 99 1,865
Health Technicians (CNA) 200 860 180 128 150 440 99 1,865
Respiratory Therapists 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Medical Assistant/
Phlebotomy
50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Lab 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 249
Unit Secretaries 100 430 90 64 75 220 49 928
Case Managers 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Social Workers 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Housekeepers 100 430 90 64 75 220 49 928
Food 100 430 90 64 75 220 49 928
Chaplain 50 215 45 32 38 110 25 464
Day Care 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volunteers 200 860 180 128 150 440 99 1,857
Engineering/
Maintenance
12 52 11 8 9 26 6 60
Biomed 12 52 11 8 9 26 6 60
Security 100 430 90 64 75 220 49 928
Patient Transporters 100 430 90 64 75 220 49 928
Total Personnel 1,624 6,665 1,462 1,039 1,218 3,573 801 14,777

Source: U.S. Census, 2000

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