What makes a good medical recruitment agency?

18 November 2021 By Chanelle Wate

​Medical staffing agencies are recruitment agencies dedicated to sourcing qualified medical professionals for a wide range of clients and placing candidates in roles that will suit their skill sets.

When looking to source healthcare professionals to provide outstanding patient care for single targeted roles or assignments, or across varied disciplines or even out of hours or at short notice, many NHS trusts, private facilities, GP practices and other healthcare employers may find it challenging without well-established networks.

When healthcare professionals are searching for new roles or looking to supplement their existing ones with locum opportunities, they can be overwhelmed with the sheer volume of positions available and may find it challenging to ascertain which opportunities will support long and short-term career goals or are even geographically viable.

That is where medical recruitment agencies come in. For healthcare professionals, medical staffing agencies can act as a career partner, guiding your choices to ensure each assignment and position contributes to your experience and long-term career goals. They establish relationships with many of the leading healthcare employers around the country and can actively advise on which placements would best suit you.

For healthcare employers, medical recruiting agencies have established networks of healthcare professionals build up over the years and are able to quickly understand your requirements and can suggest appropriate staffing solutions to meet them.

What do the best healthcare recruitment agencies have in common?

All medical staffing agencies can source candidates and have several opportunities available at any given time. However, some high-level services you should actively seek in a medical recruitment agency include:

Seasoned, experienced consultants.

Consultants with exceptional experience matching healthcare professionals with facilities will be able to understand both client and candidate needs and place the right candidate quickly.

Deep understanding of your operational model.

A good medical staffing agency may have seasoned healthcare professionals within the heart of the their own organisation, guiding their processes and ensuring their service is perfectly optimised to suit the unique needs of every form of healthcare provision.

Clear compliance support.

Being able to source candidates in bulk or for targeted placements is all well and good but if they don’t have a transparent compliance process this could delay proceedings significantly.

Good communication throughout the recruitment process

There is nothing worse than being left in the dark while you’re waiting to hear back on a role! Good medical staffing agencies should keep applicants updated on all decisions made during the hiring process and keep employers informed of progress too.

They should actually care!

When helping vulnerable people is at stake, it’s important that medical recruitment consultants and organisations actually care about providing the right professionals with the right facility!

Why should you choose Medical Staffing to source your candidates and roles?

Medical Staffing all of the benefits outlined above and more! We offer:

  • An easy registration process

  • A fully online compliance process

  • Completely committed consultants who get to know you and your needs

  • An extensive UK reach

  • Deep understanding of the way facilities work, spearheaded by our Head of Clinical Performance, Lorraine Gray

  • Exceptional experience placing candidates and suggesting qualified skill mixes

  • A broad range of available roles

  • Ability to source qualified candidates for out of hours, short notice and block bookings

  • Ongoing career advice, feedback, and suggestions

We have the principles of care at the core of everything we do, acting as a partner to our candidates, supporting their career progression and ensuring they achieve their goals. And for our clients, we establish long-lasting connections that allow us to easily source the healthcare professionals to ensure consistently exceptional patient care.

If you are a healthcare provider in need of extra support sourcing exceptional primary and acute care staff, Medical Staffing is pleased to offer fast and flexible solutions. Please get in touch to discuss your unique requirements and we will endeavour to provide bespoke solutions to suit your needs.

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Or if you are looking for your next role we want to help! Whether working in primary care or acute nursing, our skilled recruitment consultants are currently working on several opportunities and may have the right role for you.

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