Nurses and medical professionals go through a great deal of intensive preparation to become qualified in their positions, yet they often struggle to find a job at the end of their training. Medical staffing agencies can help medical professionals find employment in this difficult job market, and can often open doors that will launch a nurse’s career. The following are a few ways in which medical staffing agencies can help nurses find opportunities:
- Matching nurses with the right medical team. For a medical team to be successful, each member has to know and trust the others completely. Any petty disagreements or dislikes can cause a rift that severely damages the effectiveness of the team and can have adverse effects on patient health. Nurses have to be matched with the right team if they are to be successful in their career, and medical staffing agencies make that possible. By getting to know the staff at hospitals, physicians’ offices, and other medical facilities, employment agencies are able to tell which nurse will be most successful in each placement.
- Finding job openings. Another way medical staffing agencies help nurses is by locating open positions and directing nurses to the jobs that most suit their skills and training. Staffing services are kept aware of staffing needs in all of their clients’ facilities, as well as in the facilities of non-clients. A nurse may have trouble finding appropriate job openings on his or her own, especially if they aren’t sure how to look.
Because so many healthcare providers are spending money on patient care, they are unable to concentrate on recruiting or posting openings on job boards. Many rely on staffing agencies to save money and expedite the staffing process, meaning a nurse may never know about a job opening unless she works for a staffing service.
- Access to further training. Many nurses need extra training or certifications to make them as effective as possible, and the costs for these training courses can be expensive. Some staffing services will assist nurses by offering the training courses at a reduced price, or by helping their agents to pay for the additional training. Because staffing agencies want their nurses to be hired in the best positions, they will ensure they are as qualified and highly educated as possible, able to fill a wide variety of nursing needs.
- Travel costs. Some nurses have to travel for interviews or to land an out of town job, and others travel as part of their job description. Traveling nurses and nurses seeking far away employment benefit from the services of an employment agency. Medical staffing agencies can help nurses with travel costs, including hotel costs if necessary.
- Suitable placements. By assessing a nurse’s skills and taking into account his or her training, an employment agency can see where a nurse would be most useful and direct him or her to the most suitable open position. A nurse with an excellent bedside manner and fondness for children would be best suited for pediatric medicine, for example.
To find out more about medical staffing agencies, contact Symphony Placements today.