With the influx of COVID-19 patients, many hospitals require additional staff, but it can be difficult for hospitals to meet those staffing needs in a timely manner. This is what healthcare staffing agencies do, and they can do it during this time of crisis so hospitals can focus their efforts on dealing with the novel coronavirus.
It’s Easy to Ramp Up with Temporary Workers
Although this global pandemic is affecting people throughout the United States, the virus peaked in New York City first. That means the rest of the country can learn from the city’s experiences. For example, the city’s Elmhurst hospital was flooded with patients weeks before the peak. The hospital didn’t wait for the peak; they added staff prior to it so they would be as prepared as possible. Temporary workers can help you ramp up, so you’re more prepared for your community’s peak.
Temporary workers can make a difference in many ways, including reducing the chances of burnout for your staff. When healthcare workers burn out, it can result in increased mistakes, decreased productivity, and increased absenteeism. Our workers are ready to hit the ground running; this makes it easier to ramp up and be prepared for the peak of COVID-19 in your area.
Our Workers Are Qualified
When you contract with us for temporary workers, you’ll find that they need less training because they already possess the skills you need. We ensure that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in the role, and we check their backgrounds. This means they’ll be ready to step in where you need them.
How do we know that? Because it’s what we do. We have expertise related to job knowledge and employment trends; in addition, our industry expertise allows us to ensure that the individual we’re recommending is the right fit for the role. When you hire a temporary worker, it’s essential that the individual is qualified to do the best possible job.
Our Workers Are Used to Working in Different Facilities
Temporary workers are accustomed to working in a wide variety of facilities; they’re flexible, adaptable, and professional. It’s second nature to them in this type of work. These traits are especially important now. They can step into your hospital, ready to go, but they can also outside of its walls, if necessary. Many hospitals are setting up shelters or tents outside of hospitals so healthcare workers can evaluate patients before they even enter the hospital.
In addition, many communities are establishing satellite hospitals. This may be especially important in communities that have a limited number of hospital beds or communities where the population is particularly high risk. In some cases, the idea is to have somewhere to treat patients who need medical help once the nearby hospitals are inundated with coronavirus patients.
We’re Here to Help
At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. If you need temporary or permanent workers, now or in the future, we’re here to help. Call us at 310.436.3650; let’s get started.