ultraHealth Combats Covid-19

ultraHealth Agency has announced a set fee for the hiring of medical staff during this time of worldwide crisis. The Pasadena, California based company that focuses on elite staffing of medical professionals says that they realize the importance of staffing for hospitals and care facilities.

\”Above all we are here to help and although we do have a business to operate, we feel as if we can be of service to the community. It is our social responsibility to do God\’s work and help the best way we can. \” Dane Flanigan ultraHealth Agency CEO. https://ultrahealthagency.com/hirenow

ultraHealth Agency, is an elite medical staffing company that focuses on a white glove approach of employment recruiting, offering services that go above and beyond traditional placement, staffing medical professionals with hospitals and specialty care facilities.

ultraHealth Agency sources California based medical professionals that are credentialed, compassionate, and professional. The companies has over 10 years of staffing experience with their Director of Talent Acquisition, Julia Samaniego leading the helm in recruiting and human resources.

For more information please contact ultraHealth Agency
@ 877-390-0992 info@ultraHealthAgency.com https://ultrahealthagency.com/

ultraHealth Agency
680 E. Colorado
2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Myke Wright

Medical staffing for hospitals and care facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

How to Highlight your Resume During a Job Interview and Nail it!

In one of my last blog posts I wrote about how to nail a virtual interview. As we approach the end of this month and hopefully soon, the end of this pandemic, I wanted to give some tips for nurses to nail their next in person interview. I’ll also go over some great resume resources, this will help put your best foot forward and stand apart from the competition.  

1. Study Common Healthcare Interview Questions and Answers

Whether you’re applying for a job at a hospital or clinic, chances are management will be asking you similar questions in the interview.

One of the best interviewing tips for nurses is to study these questions in advance and prepare your answers. Some questions that might come your way include:

  • What is the most difficult part of being in healthcare?
  • Do you like working alone or with a team?
  • What would you do if a patient was constantly complaining about pain?
  • What are your top skills/weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Why do you want this job?

2. Dress the Part

Always, always, make sure you dress the part. Clothing plays a big role in your confidence and self-esteem, meaning that one of the biggest interview tips for nurses is taking your outfit seriously.

I am all for personal style and expression. For the initial interview it is best to wear something more business formal. Make sure you feel comfortable. When you feel good about how you look it’ll boost your confidence and you will be ready to take on anything that comes your way. 

3. Know your resume front and back!

If you don’t know what is on your resume , you may become nervous and tend to glance down at your resume to verify your job history and education when they ask. The interviewer will pick up on your nervousness if you keep glancing down to verify your job history and education. Its always best to memorize all the details so you come off as cool and collected when asked about yourself.

Its best to walk into the interview with both your cover letter and resume. When writing your cover letter, try to remember the following :

  • Avoid “To whom it may concern.” Know the name of the person who does the hiring.
  • Tailor your letter to the employer. Mention their mission statement and how your goals match. Tell a brief personal story that illustrates why you want to work in a particular area, and list any unique skills pertinent to the position.
  • Thank the reader for his/her time, and include your phone number.

Your success will largely depend on how you present yourself in your nursing resume. Listed below are a few pointers to remember: 

  • DO use the chronological format for your work experience. List jobs starting with the most recent. If experience is limited, focus on skills, special activities, volunteering and association with professional organizations.
  • DO use good quality paper without designs or borders. Use 1-inch margins, 12-point type, and an uncluttered look. Use bullet points.
  • DON’T include a photo or list health, hobbies, marital status, family information or your GPA. “Recruiters tell us that …you can have a high GPA, but that doesn’t make you a good clinical nurse,” Cardillo says.
  • DON’T list references or say “References available upon request.” This is understood.
  • Always bring a hard copy

4. Ask Questions

Never feel uncomfortable about asking questions. Always remember to ask questions. The interview isn’t just for the interviewee to learn more about you. 

Asking questions will put you in a position to learn more about the position, where you will be working, and whether or not it’s right for your personal and professional needs. By all means ask whatever you think will help you, such as the work culture, job responsibilities and overtime pay.

5. Research the Facility

Always research the facility ahead of time. This will eliminate a potentially embarrassing situation of asking a question in the interview that could have easily been looked up online. This potentially could come off as not being prepared. 

6.  Be Yourself

Everything above is crucial, but at the end of the day, its important to be yourself. If you get hired, the persona presented during the interview. As a nurse you already possess such great qualities. Allow that to come through during the interview, if you are authentic, it will come off as such. 

You got into nursing because you love helping people – not because you love interviewing.

Even for the most experienced nurses, Interviews can be tough. Try to keep these points in mind when you go for your next interview. The goal is to help you calm your nerves, play it cool, and walk away with your ideal nursing job.

By Julia Samaniego.

A Focused Approach to Medical Staffing

ultraHealth Agency, is an exciting medical staffing company that truly focuses on a white glove approach. ultraHealth came to fruition after seeing gaps in the market not being filled and the healthcare professionals looking for work feeling undervalued. We are changing that, we have a very human approach to recruitment and are candidate focused. We consider ultraHealth to be a community, made up of a strong home base with the team we have put together, the amazing pool of candidates in our pipeline, and the facilities we work with. We offer our services that go above and beyond traditional placement.We are able to do this by connecting premium, contracted and placement medical professionals with hospitals and specialty care facilities.

As a startup , ultraHealth Agency right now focuses primarily on the Los Angeles Area. We are located in Pasadena, Ca and have built close ties with the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. While this may seem limited, it allows us to focus.

Our Process:

  1. Although it has become industry standard for recruiters to look at a resume in a 6 second time span, our team goes through resumes thoroughly. We do this because we will be bringing these people for an in person interview.
  2. In person interviews are at the core of our business. We want to get to know the people we are interviewing. We pride ourselves in being a strong representative of our candidates, but it works both ways, they are a reflection of us and it is important that we have quality candidates who are both compassionate and professional.
  3. Every one of our candidates are fully credentialed. Our team has credentialing specialists that are PES certified which allows them to validate proficiency in the enrollment process, identify any knowledge gaps, and create a training roadmap. Our credentialing process affords us a prompt provider enrollment process. We combine our internal efforts with third party verification processes that are local, regional, and national. They conduct background checks consisting of criminal history, a sex offender search, school graduation verification, disciplinary records, insurance claims, license verification, HIPPA, and DEA.
  4. We find the right match. We work hard to match goals both short and long term; caregivers want to be in facilities they deem as a good fit and facilities like having happy employees

We strongly feel that our model will be the crème de la crème of local Per Diem and Placement staffing solutions to healthcare facilities. Allow us to help with your staffing needs!

www.ultrahealthagency.com . 877.390.0992. info@ultrahealthagency.com

Why Care Facilities Struggle in Human Resources Why Hire Now Was Created

The main objective of Health Care facilities is to take care of people. Even if the hours are 9am – 5pm there are still calls, duties and responsibilities outside of working hours. There are those health care facilities that operate a 24/7, 365 day business. For a business to run this way they need staffing, they need people that will make up both a quality workforce and caring medical practitioners.

In California there is Title 22, a patient to caregiver law stating the ratio of patients to nurses. Most 24/7 facilities had trouble adhering to the law before the Covid-19 outbreak. Now, during this pandemic, these health care facilities are scrambling to find good people.

The function and role of Human resources is a full time job consisting of many tasks. Most healthcare facilities are not set up to do this on a full-time basis on a large scale. Generally, they are understaffed and forced to use outdated equipment in a high demand market.  How do they compete? How can they reach quality caregivers in a crisis never seen before?

We created Hire Now to help health care facilities deal with their staffing shortfall and provide valued health care professionals to employ. We focus on every aspect of the process, from beginning to end, no task is too small or too big. This ranges from finding the candidates,interviewing them, handling the credentialing process, and the overall marketing. Each step is important in its own right. It all counts toward the end goal; placing qualified candidates with facilities who have a need for staffing.

The Hire Now program is not a replacement for a company’s human resources. It is meant  to supplement and assist with their current process by alleviating some of the time consuming tasks. It will help these facilities tremendously  to have dedicated professionals working tirelessly to find the correct person for your business.


5 Things Healthcare Professionals Should Do When Negotiating Contracts

1. Know Your worth: Before considering a new position or negotiating an employment contract, it’s important to take a personal inventory of yourself as well as skillset and know your worth. What are your special skills? Do you have any professional certifications? What skills obtained from previous employers can you bring to your new employer and enhance their practice? Audit what you bring to the table

2. What Are Your Wants And Needs?: Health care professionals seem to put others first, they, after all, are caretakers and put their patients’ needs before their own. The needs and wants of those taking care of us are usually set aside. Keeping with this thought process can prevent you from negotiating the contract you are hoping for. Understanding what your goals and wants are is essential. What hours are you willing to work? Will 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts benefit your lifestyle or impede your quality of life? Are you willing to take a salaried, hourly, or per diem position? What types of patient populations are you wanting to serve? If you don’t understand your own needs and wants, how can you expect a future employer to?

3. Do Your Research: The key to negotiating any contract is Research. Before you sit down to negotiate, learn as much as you can about the organization, this can really help you once you get to the negotiation tables. It shows that you are diligent and gives you more confidence and power when it comes to your overall strategy. Some things to look for: What have been some concerns management has tried to resolve? How can you add value or assistance to these challenges? i.e. staffing shortages, inability to see the big picture when it comes to common goals, inability to delegate, handling stress, or lack of interest in what they are doing. By understanding these issues ahead of time you will be able to display you are a problem solver by presenting possible solutions. 

4. Understand the Art of Contract Negotiations: Depending on the role you’re applying for, RN, Charge Nurse, Np, whatever it may be, understand what your responsibilities are. If understanding the revenue to be brought into the hospital is part of your job, learn how to determine profit generation. If your job is to contribute to overall patient satisfaction prepare: ahead of time to explain how you would execute doing this. It’s crucial to understand what your duties may be and how you would go about fulfilling the duties expected of you. Understanding the needs of an organization will go a long way when you get to the interview process and begin to state what you would like in your contract.

5. Getting to the Negotiation Table: Walk in feeling confident and powerful when getting to the negation table. If you want to know how the negotiating process is going, assess their body language, eye contact, and overall engagement ( be aware of your own body language and overall engagement). You did your research, you established your worth, and you understand the needs of the organization and the expectations of the job. Walk in knowing what your personal expectations are. Knowledge with proper negotiating skills is power. It’s important for healthcare professionals to stand their ground and get what they want. 

If all your needs are met in the contract, give it a day or two to think about the offer, but never take a job where you negotiated one thing and the CMO or powers that be changed it at the last minute. If you are not happy with your contract, apply somewhere else. 

One last consideration is to think long term. Now that you’re a negotiating genius, try to include a renegotiation clause. 

After “X” amount of time. Asked to be reevaluated based on performance to secure that promotion or pay increase. During this time, you will be able to showcase what you have done in that time period and what an asset you are to the entire organization.

ultraHealth Agency

Medical Staffing Beyond Expectations