In the past, many people believed that utilizing temporary workers meant getting unqualified workers. Now, more people are realizing that there are benefits to utilizing these workers. In the past, there was a stigma that temporary medical staffing workers were the lowest of the work force, but that is simply not true. Temporary medical professionals allows your facility to cover absences, gives you a chance to try out a potential employee before having the burden of onboarding them, and in some cases, it allows the facility to have more flexibility in scheduling. The temporary medical professionals benefit because they have more flexibility in the companies they choose to work for as well as the hours that they work.
For you, as an employer, there are several benefits for hiring temporary medical professionals.
When your staff is out for vacation or sickness, you are left short-handed. Those days are over. When you fill those shortages with temporary professionals, your facility continues to run smoothly. This is what you want for your facility. These temporary professionals that you have acquired through a medical staffing agency have already been through a thorough screening process by that agency. This allows you to know that you are getting a qualified professional.
No Final Commitment
By utilizing temporary medical professionals, you are not committing to hiring a person that may not be good for your facility. If the person is not the right fit, you have the option of contacting the agency to get another person to fill that position. Whether it is one try or multiple, you end up with the right person in the position. It is understood that every personality does not work in every environment. Therefore, it is important that you find the right person for your facility’s culture. As the staffing agency starts to understand your culture, the process will run smoother. The staffing agency puts in the hours to do the recruiting, and you benefit from not having to make a commitment to a person that is not right for your facility.
When seasonal illnesses are at their worst, your staffing will get hit. When people call out due to illness, a backlog of work is left undone. During those times, you can utilize temporary medical professionals to provide the additional help that you will need, and in many instances, you may want to have an additional staff person on hand to get you through the backlog that has built up due to people being out. Whether it’s paperwork, patient forms, or any other issue that could cause a person to have to work over-time, the additional staffing will allow your workers to catch up on the things that they need to do during regular hours. At the same time, your patients’ quality of care is not compromised.
If you have not worked with a medical staffing agency, give them a try. It can only benefit you in the long run.
Written By: Medical Staffing 360 Staff