5 Questions to Ask a Healthcare Staffing Agency

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Looking for a healthcare staffing agency that can provide reliable employees at your facility? A quick search on Google will show you that there are numerous staffing agencies to choose from. So how do you know you’re going with the best option?

We’ve put together a list of the top 5 questions we recommend asking before you decide on a healthcare staffing company. 

1) Do you provide staffing solutions to all healthcare facilities?

If you’re a rehabilitation center, you may not need the same staffing solutions as a physician’s office or a hospital. Depending upon your needs, the healthcare staffing agency you choose to work with should be able to provide employees in your particular niche of healthcare.

As a leading medical staffing agency, we provide professional RNs, LPNs, and other medical personnel to the following facilities:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehab Centers
  • Long Term Care Centers
  • Recovery Treatment Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Radiology Centers
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Occupational Medicine Offices

If you don’t see your facility listed above, just reach out to us to find out if we can provide staffing solutions for your healthcare facility.

2) Do you perform criminal background checks on employees prior to hiring?

For added peace of mind, you want to ensure the staffing agency has done the work of running background checks on employees that will be coming into your facility and working with your patients.

Pulse Medical thoroughly vets our employees prior to hiring. We screen for criminal records including felonies, theft, fraud, sexual offenses and various other serious charges.

In addition to criminal background checks, we also check previous places of employment to verify their credentials and require all employees to have at least two references.

3) What if we need a staff member with a certain skill set?

It is not uncommon for healthcare facilities to need staff with certain skill sets, particularly if you have patients with special needs. For example, you may need staff who are bilingual. At Pulse, we pursue every possible resource to address a staffing shortage or requirement for your organization. We often have clients that need medical personnel with certain skill sets. If this is your case, we are positive that we can find a suitable candidate that matches your specific requirements.

4) Do you require your employees to be immunized?

As your staff members are going to be around patients that are immunocompromised, you naturally want to ensure that anybody working in your facility is up to date on their immunizations and can provide supporting documentation as proof of their vaccines.  

We require that every applicant provide us records of immunization of the following: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Hepatitis B (3 in the series), Varicella (chickenpox), as well as annual immunizations including TB skin test (tuberculosis), Influenza, and now COVID-19.

5) How does hiring a healthcare staffing agency benefit us?

Choosing a healthcare staffing agency to provide temporary or full-time employees at your facility is a big decision. So how do you know it’s the right move for you? If you’ve been struggling to keep a full staff, and you feel like you never have enough team members for weekly or daily shifts, then you likely could use some help. The benefit of using a staffing agency is that they do the hard part for you, so that you can focus your attention on running your facility.

We save our clients valuable time and energy that would need to go towards interviewing potential candidates, checking their backgrounds, contacting references, and negotiating pay. Additionally, our healthcare professionals are covered under workers comp insurance, professional and general liability insurance.

 Contact Us for Your Staffing Needs

Now that you’re up to speed on what questions to ask a healthcare staffing agency, remember that all staffing companies are not the same. It’s important to do your research to ensure that you find a medical staffing agency that is the best fit for your team, patients, and facility.  

Have questions? Contact us online or give us a call at (877) 883-8677. We look forward to hearing from you!