Top Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Reduce Agency Spend by Setting Up a Tech Enabled Float Pool

In this episode we're joined by Jeff Richards, Chief Development and Operating Officer at SnapNurse. Tune in to learn Jeff's insights on healthcare staffing, nurses coming from an agency or technology platform, setting up a float pool and more. This episode is sponsored by SnapNurse.


Jeff Richards Discusses Healthcare Staffing on SnapNurse Podcast

Join SnapNurse's Chief Development and Operating Officer, Jeff Richards, as he shares his insights on healthcare staffing in the latest SnapNurse podcast episode.

Why Healthcare Facilities Use Staffing Agencies and Technology Platforms

Richards explains the reasoning behind healthcare facilities utilizing staffing agencies and technology platforms for their staffing needs. According to Richards, it's all about flexibility. "It gives them more options to solve their workforce challenges," he says.

The Importance of Onboarding Nurses from an Agency or Technology Platform

In the podcast episode, Richards also emphasizes the importance of proper onboarding for nurses coming from an agency or technology platform. "It's important to make sure they feel welcome, that they're up to speed, and that they understand what they're supposed to do when they get there," he advises.

Setting Up a Float Pool: Do You Need a Technology Platform?

Float pools, which are used to provide backup staffing when needed, are a common practice in healthcare facilities. When asked whether or not a technology platform is necessary to set up a float pool, Richards suggests that it's not an absolute requirement. "A good float pool can be done without a technology platform, but it certainly helps," he notes.

The Future of Healthcare Staffing

According to Richards, the current healthcare staffing model is unsustainable, and a major rethink is necessary. He believes that technology integration will play a critical role in the future of healthcare staffing, with a full integration of a technology platform for contingent staff with internal HR, time and attendance, and payroll systems being a crucial part of this new model.

Overall, Richards' insights on healthcare staffing offer valuable information for healthcare facilities and nursing agencies alike.

This podcast episode is sponsored by SnapNurse.


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This episode aired on 05/11/2023 and can be listened here.


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