Healthcare Staffing Satisfaction Survey Results

In October last year we conducted a survey on the healthcare staffing industry. Our goals were to learn how we can improve hospital’s experiences with staffing companies and how we could better help hospitals meet their staffing needs. We asked two simple questions: How would you rate your experience working with healthcare staffing companies / Medical Solutions? …

How hospitals can make the most of travel nurses

One of the easiest ways to make the most of travel nurses and to have them fit your culture better is to simply make them less “travel” and more like “semi-perm”, Which means having them work at your hospital longer than the typical 13 week assignment. The question is how do you do that. There are two areas …

Travel nurses and hospital culture – Make sure they fit

One continual challenge of using travel nurses to meet staffing needs in your hospital is the culture fit of the nurse into your unit. This is understandable considering how short of a time they are in your hospital and how little information you have about them before they get there and vice-versa. Compare this to what you …

How to avoid being oversold on a travel nurse

One common complaint that hospitals tend to have with travel nursing companies is the “salesman” approach. What does that mean? It is what occurs when a travel nursing recruiter or client manager over-promises on a nurse’s fit for the position and the nurse does not live up to the expectations. Unfortunately, once this happens with one …

What skills or competencies do healthcare staffing companies require for travel RNs?

The reputation of healthcare staffing companies with their clients hospitals is dependent on a lot of factors, but none is more important than the quality of nurses and allied health professionals they provide. Which is why most of them will go through great lengths to ensure that the travel nursing candidates they submit are not …

How nurse managers can improve a hospital's use of travel nurses

You are used to giving feedback to your full-time nurse staff, but how often are you giving your travel nurses or travel nursing companies feedback? If you already do, that is great, but if not, it may be something you should look at instituting at your hospital. There are benefits for all three if you do. Benefit …