Healthcare Industry

At Johnson Search Group, we have a team of recruiters that specialize in the Healthcare industry. We are industry experts and help Healthcare organizations across the country source the best talent on the market. Here, we share Healthcare industry trends, discuss what’s happening in the market, and of course, talk about what jobs are hot!

Why Your Hiring Team Needs A Recruiter by Their Side

Why Your Hiring Team Needs A Recruiter by Their Side

In our current labor market, it is crucial to have a good recruiter by your side. As a healthcare recruiter, my job is to make as many calls a day as possible to source qualified candidates for your organization’s most critical roles. We listen to our clients’ needs, and we get to work. In rural healthcare, it is essential to find candidates with the necessary qualifications and a strong culture fit. In our country’s current situation, you may find yourself needing our help in the future, so next time you receive a call from one of us, hear us out.

An experienced healthcare recruiter helps you read between the lines

Sometimes great candidates had some mishaps in their work history or have recently taken on a completely different challenge or role. As an experienced healthcare recruiter, I provide all of the information you need, so your hiring team can better understand their situation. Everyone’s story is different, and especially in this job market, it can be challenging to find the right candidate for your team. People are so much more than their resumes, and we can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together to make the right hiring decisions.

Recruiters genuinely care about your team

As a recruiter, I strive to ensure no stones are left unturned throughout my search; I work hard for my clients and endlessly. We have the tools at Johnson Search Group that set us apart from many other recruiting agencies and the passion too. My team and I value the relationships we make along the way and the journey we take with our clients and candidates. We are all in this together, that is for sure, and I love staying connected with the hiring managers I get to aid.

Let’s work together

So, if you need help sourcing the right candidates in this ever-changing market, give me a call today. If you are looking for today’s top talent for a critical role, please do not hesitate to reach out to my team at Johnson Search Group.

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3 Emerging Medical Technologies and Their Benefits

The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and has shaken up some of our routines and normalcies. Technology in healthcare has made significant transformations throughout the last six months. This industry has taken an enormous step forward as we become more reliant on new technologies and processes. Here are three emerging medical technologies that are helping us overcome these challenging times and their long-term benefits.

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Telehealth is a quickly developing technology that allows patients to virtually receive medical care through highly personalized mobile apps or video calls like Zoom. Telemedicine enables patients to speak virtually with physicians and other medical professionals to receive instant diagnoses and medical advice instead of waiting for face-to-face appointments with their doctor. Major benefits include improved access to healthcare, cost-effectiveness, and improved quality. This is a great solution to increasing patient demand, especially in rural and remote areas.

At Johnson Search Group, we work with many rural healthcare organizations. One of the biggest struggles we hear in rural areas is access to medical care. It can take hours to drive to the nearest healthcare professional, so telehealth is drastically shaping these communities’ healthcare access.

3D Printing

3D printing enables prototyping, customization, research, and manufacturing for healthcare professionals. Surgeons can replicate patient-specific organs with 3D printed devices to help prepare for procedures, and many medical devices and surgical tools can be 3D printed as well. It makes it easier to cost-effectively develop comfortable prosthetic limbs for patients and print tissues and organs for transplants. It can also ‘print’ pills for patients containing multiple drugs, which improves the organization, timing, and monitoring of numerous medications.

Medical robots

Many believe that an autonomous robot could soon be a regular member of any hospital’s medical staff. These devices may perform duties, such as taking a patient’s pulse and scanning vital signs, reading case notes, and even performing surgery!

One unique example that we may not think of is the Disinfecting Bots that take the place of error-prone humans. Modern disinfecting robots can move autonomously to patient’s rooms and bombard the empty room with high-powered UV rays for several minutes until no microorganism is left alive. These robots are obviously in high demand while our country struggles to combat the virus outbreak. These machines ensure the elimination of bacteria and help keep staff and patients healthy.

We can help staff for these emerging medical technologies

These three technologies are rapidly growing and are quickly becoming a permanent addition to healthcare systems. As a result, hospitals and medical groups are adding new talent to their IT departments to keep up with demand and changing system requirements. My team and I specialize in healthcare recruiting throughout the United States. We have recently seen an increase in IT hiring within the healthcare field. If you want to discuss different staffing strategies to get some great candidates on board, reach out to me. Johnson Search Group is here to help. We offer both direct-hire and contract staffing solutions and would be more than happy to discuss a partnership.

The Expensive Cost Of Vacancy In Healthcare

The Expensive Cost Of Vacancy In Healthcare

Here at Johnson Search Group, we understand that times are different for healthcare organizations. Stress is high, and according to recent studies, some healthcare workers are experiencing high levels of insomnia, and many are sleeping restlessly due to bad dreams. Basically, we are all on overdrive. This tends to be more problematic for healthcare professionals than others as it may affect your patient care, working relationships, and even bleed over to your personal life. Additionally, have you considered how the cost of vacancy is even more elevated during this period of uncertainty?

How Cost Of Vacancy Comes Into Play

On top of everything else, when positions are left unfilled, it puts a strain on the entire department, and everyone must pick up the slack. It’s hard for anyone to smile when they are exhausted to the core, let alone make sound decisions

And now you start to see how the cost of vacancy can be so taxing. Let’s say you have a position with a salary of $50,000 per year, which is critical to your organization’s functionality. The daily cost of not filling that position is $681.82, which means if left unfilled for 34 days, it will cost you $23,000. Then, pair that with overworked staff and, “Houston, we have a problem.”

Want to know more about how we calculate cost of vacancy and what yours is for any given position? Contact us today and we’ll give you a custom cost of vacancy and help you build a strategy to mitigate it.

How We Can Help

Last week I was tasked with filling two critical positions for my client, an EVS Manager, and an Accountant. Not only was I able to find qualified candidates, but also candidates that would be a great culture fit. The best part? My client was able to hire these incredible candidates within a week of issuing the requisition. 

There are incredibly talented people all over the United States, whose situations change daily. Your recruiter can find them for you. We have built the networks, we foster the relationships, and we know exactly what you’re looking for. Let us fill that position, drive down your cost of vacancy, and help your patients, all while helping your staff.

We have extended our service fee deadline for clients in need, and we have no problem doing so if you are as serious about the process as we are here at Johnson Search Group. We have not just your organization in mind while finding you top talent; your staff, your communities, your patient care, and your health are top of mind as well. So, let us work together to fill the vacancies that are costing your team more than money can buy.

Let’s Get Started

Call me today, Stephanie Brown at 205-588-8075, because I understand the needs of your organization. I only bring candidates that are a strong culture fit and qualified, so they make work more enjoyable during these hard times (for you and your patients!). Together let’s work towards the best patient care and self-care we can.

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Rural Healthcare is Making a Comeback from COVID-19

Over the past three months, I have had many conversations with the rural healthcare facilities I partner with in Washington state about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them. Lately, my searches for critical need positions have certainly looked different during this crisis; many of my clients have expressed that they don’t want to hire clients poached from other hospitals, given the circumstances. This mindset is very respectable, and thankfully, my team and I can source fantastic job seekers in the healthcare industry without stealing them from other hospitals that are also in need of staff members.

Some good stories amongst the negative

These past three months have been filled with wonderful phone conversations and lots of touching stories. Hearing these stories of communities coming together to support their local hospitals has made my heart happy. There have been parades, small businesses making masks and shields for their hospitals, financial support from the communities, and a sense of comradery. This is especially true for rural healthcare, which has taken quite the hit this year. There is so much light during these uncertain times, and this is what keeps us pushing forward.

Rural healthcare is taking a hit

Of course, there were the hard stories, the scary stories regarding rural health. Many of my clients had to furlough great employees, lay off staff members, take a low census, and freeze all elective surgeries. Nurses were begging to work; coders are without outpatient or inpatient work; it was a standstill. I often heard the Tom Petty song playing in my head, “The Waiting.” Everyone was merely scared and did not know what to expect with this pandemic. Therefore, many stayed away from the safest place of all, our hospitals.

We are slowly making a comeback

However, things are starting to turnaround for our rural healthcare facilities. All 50 states have eased their “stay at home” orders, and 26 states have officially reopened. These past two weeks have been so positive; patients are no longer scared to walk the hallways, and elective surgeries can proceed again. In my personal experience, the hospital is the safest place you can be. Perhaps we are no longer as fearful as we were three months ago when the pandemic was spreading like wildfire. Rural healthcare is finally making a comeback.

We can help your healthcare facility

As we start to move into this new normalcy, your rural healthcare facility may need help retooling their staff. My team and I at Johnson Search Group can help source the best talent on the market that fits into your budget and organization’s culture. The candidates we present to our clients are thoroughly vetted to fit both your team and your community. I deliver resumes that are backed with positive people with a want and need to serve, not just your hospital but also your communities. Let’s have a conversation about the needs of your organization and community. We are all in this together.

Conquering The Virus In Rural Healthcare

Conquering The Virus In Rural Healthcare

It has certainly been an interesting month working away from the office (aka the basement of my home). I have undoubtedly enjoyed hearing the patter of my toddler’s footsteps upstairs (along with the incoherent yelling) and sharing lunches with my wife. Still, it has been a strange time, nonetheless.

As a recruiter, COVID-19 has presented an unusual challenge and provided insight that has put a lot of things in perspective. My job allows me to speak with people in all types of professions, one of the main ones being Healthcare. I have heard the toll of this virus in rural Healthcare firsthand. Most of the contacts that I speak with do their best to paint a picture of resilience, but it’s not hard to tell it has been a tough time all over the country. I have done what I can to let them know that I am here to help. All recruiters really want to do is help.

Rounding The Virus Bend

In recent days, I am happy to say that I have started to notice a very palpable change in my conversations regarding the virus in rural Healthcare. My interactions are becoming lighter, laughter is coming more naturally, and people are increasingly hopeful for the return of a new norm. Of course, life and business are not back to the way it was prior to the virus. However, it feels like there may at least be a light at the end of this tunnel.

This, of course, is a great feeling, especially when we consider how many lives this virus has negatively impacted. Looking through an article from Becker’s Hospital Review, it had detailed that nine states are currently re-opening or loosening restrictions, and another seven states are very close to taking that next step. While these may not be earth-shattering numbers, it shows great hope of getting back to a new business-as-usual.

We are here to help

During this uncertain time, we at JSG have been building phenomenal pipelines of talented individuals throughout the Human Resources, Healthcare, Banking, and Mining & Heavy Industrial industries. My responsibility as a recruiter is to help our clients find those people that will bring real value and bring our job market back to life. Let’s have a conversation about how we can assist you in adding essential members to your team today or in the future.

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The Increasing Need for Healthcare Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, our nurses, respiratory therapists, and the entire healthcare system are on the front lines fighting to keep everyone safe. We have a shortage of nurses and respiratory therapists, which is causing a burden on our healthcare system throughout the country. And with 401,000+ positive cases of the Coronavirus in the U.S. alone, our healthcare system is in desperate need of healthcare professionals. Now more than ever, hospitals are in dire need of more healthcare professionals.

The growing need for healthcare workers

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, as of 2019, there will be more than 3.9 million registered nurses nationwide and an estimated 200,000 new nursing positions created each year until 2026. This creates a HUGE burden on our healthcare system as we will continue to have a nursing shortage as more and more Baby Boomers near the age of retirement.

For respiratory therapists, the United States has seen a 21% average growth rate that will continue over until 2028. In other words, the need for ancillary services is skyrocketing; Healthcare organizations are struggling to source the professionals they need. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this staffing shortage as hundreds of positive cases are surfacing every day.

Healthcare professionals are out there

Even as the need for healthcare workers grows, so does the pool of candidates available. Every day, new healthcare workers graduate from accredited programs throughout the country. As they do so, they are ready to fill our hospitals’ most critical positions and aid our healthcare system. According to Time Magazine, there’s been an influx of healthcare workers leaving retirement to help during this pandemic.

We’re here to help

At Johnson Search Group, we expend significant efforts to find top talent to fill these healthcare staffing shortages. We have a strong pipeline of healthcare professionals to help fill our clients’ most critical needs. We want to solve your staffing dilemmas so you can continue to offer quality patient care during these unprecedented times. If you would like to discuss a partnership, please reach out to me. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you. Stay healthy and safe.

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The Value of Critical Access Hospital Experience

Being a recruiter in the critical access hospital space is quite the niche. Professionals in this healthcare segment require qualified candidates that have a background working within a critical access hospital. These candidates must genuinely have a passion for these facilities and the smaller communities that come with it.  

I would advise you that if you like rural health and like working for critical access hospitals, stay in the game. Your resumes are like pure gold to me when recruiting for my clients. It takes a specific person to enjoy the lifestyle and develop an understanding of how critical access hospitals run and what sets them apart from larger facilities.

What is a critical access hospital?

If you have worked within a critical access hospital and you enjoyed it, then you are very valuable to my clients. I can’t tell you how many times as a recruiter, I hear, “What is a critical access hospital?” A critical access hospital is a 25 bed or less hospital, and probably, it’s in one of the coolest communities you have never heard of. If you are interested in pursuing a new job opportunity and have experience with one of these smaller hospitals under your belt, please get me your resume asap. What do you have to lose besides your dream job? I can’t tell you enough how valuable your resume is.

I have had candidates basically fighting for the positions that I recruit on within the critical access space; however, in the rural health world, the truth is, most of my clients are looking for a minimum of 3 years of critical access experience. Things run differently within this niche, and my clients simply like candidates that enjoy rural areas and being part of the local community. These smaller hospitals just flow differently, and you may not get it if you haven’t worked in a critical access hospital before.

Let’s work together

I specialize in critical access hospitals, so if that’s the world you’re living in within the healthcare industry, let’s connect. My team and I can help you find a new opportunity that aligns with your background. I appreciate you and your background in rural health, and so do my critical access clients. If you have worked in a critical access acute care facility, reach out to me.

Resumes go to sbrown@nulljsirecruit.com or feel free to give me a call at 205.588.8075. As a recruiter, I am always very transparent with my candidates and clients. Your experience is in high demand in this job market. That resume of yours with your rural health background is more important than you may know. I’m so excited to work with you to find a new critical access opportunity within a community you’ll love.

Put The People Of Your Hospital In The Best Hands

Put The Staffing Of Your Hospital In The Best Hands

As a modern hospital, you have diverse wants and extensive needs when it comes to staffing. When considering a recruiting partner, what do you look for? Do you search for a team that has experience? A recruiter that has worked in the trenches? Someone who knows how challenging it can be to find and hire the top talent you need to lead and run your facilities smoothly? If not, you should.

You should entrust the staffing of your hospital to my team and me. I know the skills you need because I have seen and experienced it first hand. I know what makes a great healthcare professional. It does not matter if they’re an Engineering Supervisor, a Director of Information Technology, or a Chief Nursing Officer; you need more than just technical skills. You want someone that is compassionate, hard-working, and a problem-solver.

My career started while working for a rehabilitation hospital serving individuals in the
Northwest with brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, and miscellaneous orthopedic injuries. I was charged with ensuring that staffing levels were monitored on a multitude of levels. My job was to create new positions while maintaining a budget in coordination with nurse leaders and administration. One aspect was to assist nurse leaders in recruitment and vetting potential new hires. Once hired, I would oversee the onboarding of these new hires to ensure compliance with various regulations.

Throughout my career, I have truly worked hand-in-hand with staff at all levels. I’ve learned to identify what health leaders value most. I know how to have in-depth conversations with qualified talent in all departments. And last, but certainly not least, I know how to sell the location, culture, and future of your organization. At Johnson Search Group, I use these skills to find and source the candidates my clients need for their healthcare organizations.

If you’re ready to put the staffing of your team into the right hands, connect with me today!

Johnson Search Group

Johnson Search Group: We’re More Than Just Recruiters

When you choose to work with Johnson Search Group, you’re not just hiring a recruiter; you’re hiring someone who cares and lives with passion and purpose. I can promise you that our entire team genuinely cares about each other, life in general, our clients and candidates, and most importantly, we have fun!

Here at Johnson Search Group, I believe everyone in my office is doing something they truly enjoy doing, and isn’t that the key to life? When hiring any one of us, you are going to get the best. You are going to get that smile over the phone and someone that genuinely cares about our clients and candidates. Recruiting, of course, is not for the faint of heart as it is like riding a roller coaster every day; the ups and downs, the free fall, and the waiting are the hardest parts.

My passion is Kansas

I am passionate about the healthcare industry, so that is why I am here. It’s not just a job; it’s my career, my focus, and to love what you do is a pretty cool thing. I specialize in recruiting in rural health in Kansas and helping with the critical needs of my clients. A hospital cannot afford to sit on an open position for months, as it ends up costing them way more money in the long run than when they simply hire me to help.

When you partner with a recruiter from Johnson Search Group, you are not only going to get great candidates in a short period of time, but you are going to get resumes from people ready to make their next move, which will save you TIME! Time is the most important gift you have in this life, and we all believe in using it wisely. So please rest assured, we shall not waste any of your precious time nor ours or our candidates’. We are also fully skilled and trained in the industry we specialize in, which means we are great at wading knee-deep through an inbox full of 104 resumes to find the most qualified so that you don’t have to. That translates to you having more time to run your facility efficiently.

Back to the basics

For me, I honestly smile when I pull a candidate out of metro Kansas and talk to them about the joys of “slowing it down” and moving into more rural areas throughout Kansas. I seek out those who connect over simplicity, “zest for life,” and perhaps a little “all those who wander are not lost,” connectivity. These are the candidates I love to introduce the joys of rural health to. Whatever it is, there is joy in the rolling hills, open space, and the sound of the wind. Peace of mind is worth all the money in the world, and we help people find it. Some would say we are bringing back sanity to this world.

Please rest assured that when you call me, Stephanie Brown, I will fill your positions with the most qualified people in the industry and get them excited to join your team before their resume ever hits your desk! Wouldn’t you like to have some time to enjoy your work and keep your team happy? Just remember when hiring one of us over here at Johnson Search Group, you are getting more than just a recruiter with money symbols in their eyes. You’re getting a pretty neat person on the other end that cares about you and your organization, and perhaps, a new friend in the bargain!

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Keeping Rural Heath Alive

Rural Health

When looking at rural health, there is no denying our rural hospitals are suffering. Every day, articles are being posted online on the effects of rural healthcare facilities closing and their communities. But what about all the medical needs of all the farmers, cattle ranchers, and other rural residents? Where are the people looking for peaceful quiet places and fresh air?

They’re leaving in herds

More and more people are moving out of rural areas. As a healthcare recruiter in Kansas, this is my number one selling point to my candidates: Living in a community where everybody knows your name. How nice is it to call Susie down the street to pick up your kids from school if your day has simply gotten away from you? I even know of communities that bus the kids around for free to activities and daycare while their parents work. Isn’t that what we are supposed to be doing as humans? Forming communities, being active within them, and lending a hand? 

I recently read an article where a wife lost her husband. He had fallen, and due to the recent closure of their nearest hospital in Kansas, air Ambulances couldn’t retrieve him. So, he was forced to be driven by an ambulance 90 miles to the nearest neurology center where he sadly succumbed to his fall. The medical and emotional consequences just don’t seem right.

However, living rural is glorious. I would say that over 80 percent of the candidates I talk to are thrilled to move to a place that makes them feel part of a community. It’s honestly the easiest selling point. Rural areas are where friends can meet for coffee before work, have neighborhood BBQs, watch your kids freely ride their bikes, and enjoy a fresh breath of air.

Combatting the decline of rural health

Some rural healthcare facilities do not even have obstetric units (family health doctors). This puts mothers and babies at a higher risk for complications. It is apparent over at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center by their Facebook page that they are proud of their doctor, mommies, babies, and their clinics. Kearny County Hospital recruits early career family physicians and flies in a maternal-fetal medicine specialist once a month to help with high-risk pregnancies. Everyone at Kearny takes such pride in their facility and their community. This is what will keep rural healthcare alive. 

Work with a recruiter who’s passionate about Rural Health

Here at Johnson Search Group, we get rural. In fact, our SVP Perry Paden grew up in Lenora, Kansas so there is a soft spot for Kansas right here in the office. So, we get the challenges rural health is facing and the effect it is having on communities everywhere.

Call me, Stephanie Brown. I will find healthcare professionals that want to contribute to your communities. It’s my passion and my job to support all rural healthcare facilities in Kansas. Reach out to my team and me at 205.588.8075, and we will get you the talent your community needs.