Are healthcare staffing companies a haven for bad nurses?

A controversial article within the healthcare staffing industry by the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, appeared in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Dec. 6th. The article, Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses, discusses the quality, or lack thereof, of nurses working through staffing firms. It appears to be just one of many articles dealing with problems that the state of …

Demystifying healthcare staffing: When should my hospital or facility consider temporary staffing?

Using temporary healthcare staffing is a great strategy anytime your hospital, skilled nursing facility or other healthcare facility is faced with a need that is either difficult to fill or is just short-term in nature, like a maternity leave for instance. In situations like this you can turn to healthcare staffing companies that provide temporary or travel nurses, travel therapists or techs. You can also look to Per Diem staffing agencies if the needs are very short-term.