Despite increased demand for medical services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry lost nearly 30% of its workforce during the past two years. That decline reflects a doubling of the healthcare industry’s turnover rate, which has jumped from 6% to 12%.
While 96% of healthcare facilities have managed to hire temporary healthcare professionals during the last 12 months to combat worker shortages, the ongoing struggle to fill positions is costing around $24 billion in nationwide annual spending.
Through proven healthcare staffing solutions, MedCerts helps hospitals and medical facilities better address the challenges of worker shortages by giving employers access to a sustainable talent pipeline of skilled healthcare graduates.
At MedCerts, we offer three pathways to help hospitals and healthcare facilities hire qualified staffers. Here’s a closer look at each one.
Employers that partner with us have access to a pool of trained MedCerts graduates who are qualified and certified to not only fill vacant positions, but excel in those roles. Here are two ways our employer-sponsored talent acquisition pipeline works.
Apprenticeships allow aspiring healthcare professionals to gain valuable hands-on work experience while completing their education and obtaining certification. The apprentices are paid for their work, while the hospital or medical facility that hosts them has the staff they need.
MedCerts makes hosting apprenticeships simple and convenient for healthcare facilities. As a registered provider, we serve as an intermediary between the healthcare facility and the Department of Labor, monitoring standards and each apprentice’s progress. This allows a hospital or medical facility to stay fully focused on serving its patients.
As a health staffing agency, MedCerts does a lot of the legwork for a hospital or medical facility that's struggling with a staffing shortage. Our employer-sponsored talent acquisition pipeline gives you access to a vast pool of qualified candidates, which helps simplify the process. You won't have to spend time advertising jobs, sifting through applications, conducting interviews, or waiting for references and background checks. Our candidates are screened, so all the work has already been done for you.
A partnership with MedCerts also ensures:
Flexibility to meet temporary or longer-term coverage.
Access to a wide range of professionals with experience and training in many specialties.
Re-engagement of current employees through upskilling.
Affordability compared to other staffing agencies that typically charge a commission when one of their candidates is hired.
Training someone who already works at your healthcare facility can be much easier and more efficient than bringing in a new hire. You already know the person’s professional demeanor, capabilities, and work ethic, and this familiarity enables you to train them more efficiently for the right job.
From fast-tracked exam prep for certification to more comprehensive individualized training, upskilling incumbent employees through MedCerts ensures that your current workforce is re-engaged, fulfilled, and better equipped for success to encourage retention.
Waiting for someone to respond to your job ad doesn't work anymore, especially in the healthcare field. Colleges aren't generating enough graduates to meet rising demand and healthcare facilities can't always be sure of the training a candidate received.
Much like forming a partnership with us, when you hire directly through MedCerts, you'll have priority access to graduates, interns, externs, and job shadowing candidates who have all completed our high-quality program.
You'll also have access to MedCerts marketing and recruiting services, enabling us to help you find job candidates or recruit potential workers who we will train.
Today, medical facilities need to explore all healthcare staffing solutions at their disposal. Internal training, apprenticeships, and training school partnerships can bring you candidates that you might not have met otherwise. You can learn more about these options, and many others, by speaking with a MedCerts representative.
Patrick Verda is MedCerts' Director of Partnerships and a senior-level sales leader. With more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience in the Ed-Tech sector, Patrick understands the complex needs and challenges that organizations face, and he enjoys working collaboratively to address these challenges.
Patrick spent years in various sales and sales management roles at Blackboard, IBM, and Cengage Learning. Patrick earned a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from Hamilton University.
Patrick resides in Bloomington, IL with his wife and four grown children. He is a member of the advisory board for the Chicago-based nonprofit 'Cardz For Kidz'.