SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NurseFly, an IAC company (NASDAQ: IAC) and the leading temporary healthcare staffing platform with the largest number of open travel nursing positions nationwide, revealed new data on the state of temporary nurse staffing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. NurseFly also announced the launch of its dedicated COVID-19 jobs portal at nursefly.com/COVID19 to help more healthcare professionals connect with critical COVID-19 jobs across the country, along with its offer of a free one-month subscription for government and public health agencies looking to access NurseFly's technology and network to fill urgent positions.
"This is an unprecedented time and NurseFly is in a unique position to help. This is what we were built for," said Parth Bhakta, NurseFly Co-Founder and CEO. "We created NurseFly to transform and modernize how travel healthcare professionals connect with work – and with the rise of COVID-19, our mission is more critical than ever. We want to get the word out to any medical professional who is ready, willing and able to assist to join our platform and help healthcare facilities overcome urgent staffing shortages during this public health crisis."
NurseFly's platform and marketplace helps solve healthcare professional staffing shortages by rapidly connecting qualified nurses, therapists and healthcare professionals to urgent, timely work — helping fill jobs 80% faster as compared to traditional recruiting. The 65,000+ healthcare professionals currently on the NurseFly platform are able to browse and compare 80,000+ travel jobs nationwide, gain transparency into pay rates, and research different U.S. cities – all for free from NurseFly's website or mobile app.
"We're overwhelmed and humbled by the strong response from the nursing and healthcare community, and NurseFly's significant help with job postings and applications," said Mona Veiseh, President of NuWest Healthcare, a NurseFly staffing agency partner in Bellevue, Washington. "We have filled nearly 100 critical roles in Washington, as well as Arizona, California and Colorado, and more are on the way."
In March, NurseFly's platform saw an unprecedented surge in demand for positions related to COVID-19; this includes demand for Emergency Department specialists increasing by more than 100 percent with compensation surging to upwards of $4,000 per week – more than double the national average.
Key NurseFly findings since March 1:
- U.S. market hotspots: The biggest spikes in demand for registered travel nurse expertise directly linked to COVID-19 in March are broken down below:
- Massachusetts: More than 4x increase
- Washington: Nearly 3x increase
- New York: More than 2x increase
- California: Nearly 2x increase
- New Jersey: Nearly 2x increase
- Preparing markets: New and emerging regions experiencing the biggest spikes in demand for registered travel nurse specialties directly linked to COVID-19 in March include:
- Hawaii: More than 4x increase
- Mississippi: Nearly 4x increase
- Rhode Island: More than 3x increase
- Delaware: More than 3x increase
- Increased compensation: Average pay for Registered Nurse (RN) jobs was $1,700 nationwide in January 2020. As of March 2020, the average pay for COVID-19 related RN jobs jumped to over $3,000 – with certain locations and specialties seeing increases even higher than 100 percent.
- In California, there was more than a 60 percent increase in average weekly pay, while the state of Washington saw more than a 90 percent increase in the same timeframe for RN jobs.
- Roles in high demand: Staffing at Intensive Care Units (ICUs), emergency departments (EDs) and nurses who specialize in Infection Control are seeing the highest demand:
- Demand for nurses in infection control and emergency departments have both increased by over 100 percent.
- Pay for infection control positions is now double the national average, while pay for emergency department nurses has nearly quadrupled.
- Pay for positions in California and New York have seen the sharpest increase, while the highest paid positions remain in Washington.
- Nursing demand at Washington area ICUs has surged with an average of 350 jobs being added every week.
NurseFly's platform data and a visual guide to the findings can be found on the COVID-19 blog post. Government and public health organizations interested in a one month free subscription should reach out to [email protected].
An IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) company, NurseFly is a fast-growing marketplace for healthcare staffing that empowers nurses and healthcare professionals by giving them unprecedented access to transparent and accurate information to aid in their job search. The company enables staffing agencies and healthcare facilities nationwide to make faster and more cost-effective hiring decisions, ultimately helping to alleviate labor shortages in healthcare and provide better patient care. The company works with over 70% of the nation's largest healthcare staffing agencies, including AMN Healthcare, Cross Country Healthcare, and Aureus Medical Group, and is headquartered in San Francisco with an additional office in Denver. Learn more at www.nursefly.com.