DENVER, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health eCareers, the healthcare industry's online career hub, is connecting short-staffed healthcare organizations with job seekers looking for the flexibility of short-term assignments through SHIFT, a new mobile and online tool dedicated exclusively to temporary and shift work in the healthcare industry.
SHIFT enables employers to quickly find and hire experienced professionals for locum tenens, travel nursing, per diem and other temporary positions, eliminating the time and resources required to wade through irrelevant applications and resumes. For candidates seeking temporary work, SHIFT is a free, one-stop mobile tool that delivers instant text message notifications with temporary opportunities based on their preferences. SHIFT launched on May 15 as a pilot version with more than 3,000 opportunities and is growing daily.
"Healthcare facilities are feeling the pinch of employee shortages and churn, and that's coincided with the number of healthcare professionals embracing the flexibility and freedom of temporary work, leading to an unprecedented number of short-term positions in the market," said Bryan Bassett, Managing Director at Health eCareers. "SHIFT is dedicated entirely to temporary healthcare employment, making it faster and easier than ever for these types of employers and professionals to find each other."
A 2014 report from Staff Care showed that more than 90 percent of healthcare providers hired temporary physicians in 2013, a 16 percent increase over the previous year. This surge in locum tenens work has payoffs for both employees and healthcare organizations. Healthcare professionals can enjoy flexible work schedules, travel and diverse practice settings. At the same time, healthcare facilities can maintain continuity of patient care during employment shortages, periods of turnover and employee time off.
SHIFT for Healthcare Professionals
SHIFT is a free, first-of-its-kind mobile tool dedicated exclusively to helping healthcare professionals, particularly those seeking flexibility in their work schedules, instantly locate shift work that fits their needs and lifestyle. Job seekers can simply create a profile that specifies their work assignment preferences, including specialty, shifts, desired pay rate, location and timeframe. Their SHIFT profile can also be augmented with resumes, licensure qualifications, certifications and other materials. Sophisticated, real-time matching technology immediately notifies them by text message whenever positions arise that fit their preferences. SHIFT ensures registered job seekers are the first to see these opportunities. They can apply for the shifts they want with just one click.
SHIFT for Healthcare Employers
SHIFT instantly connects employers to healthcare professionals looking for temporary assignments. They can post locum tenens, per diem, travel nursing and contractor positions risk-free using SHIFT's pay-per-apply model. SHIFT's technology instantly matches and notifies qualified healthcare professionals who meet a given position's requirements, and immediately begins amassing relevant applications. Using a simple and informative dashboard, employers can review candidates' profiles, check the performance of their job listings and adjust their budget spend accordingly.
SHIFT is now live and available at shift.healthecareers.com. For more information or to join SHIFT as a pilot employer, contact us at 1-888-884-8242.
About Health eCareers
Healthcare is all about connection, and Health eCareers is the healthcare industry's career hub for professionals, employers and associations. With a network of more than 1.7 million job seekers, thousands of healthcare employers and more than 100 exclusive association partners, Health eCareers is designed to match qualified healthcare professionals – from physicians to non-clinical staff – with medical providers looking for top talent. But Health eCareers is more than just a place to look for your next job — it's a resource to help you advance your career at every stage. That's why Health eCareers also includes industry news and career advice targeted to your healthcare specialty. For employers, Health eCareers offers innovative recruiting tools and services and healthcare hiring data that you won't find anywhere else. To learn more, visit healthecareers.com, check out our blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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