Innovative Staffing Solutions
INNOVATIVE STAFFING SOLUTIONS ASSIST FACILITIES AND CANDIDATES IN AN EMERGING FIELD
An Overview from the Vice President of Case Management, George Klimis
Demand for experienced, quality case managers is rising, and MedPartners is working diligently to solve this two-sided equation between care providers and professionals. Traditionally, medical staffing companies have worked with hospitals to fill interim positions in medical administration and coding roles. However, recent developments are showing a need for qualified case management professionals and that demand is only expected to grow. These passionate individuals have a unique footprint in the growing range of medical careers. Not only are they improving quality of care at medical facilities, but they are sharing specialized knowledge and experiences with others, fostering greater improvements in patient care nationwide.
The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, putting acute care case managers in a noteworthy and valuable position. Innovative CFOs, case management directors, and other hospital executives are being forced to respond to these shifts, and one thing is becoming clear, case managers are now a key component to every hospital’s fiscal well-being.
Leaders in the healthcare and staffing industry must now focus on quality improvement, while working to reduce skyrocketing healthcare costs. To make this dream a reality, patients will need guidance to understand their varying conditions, the tools available to treat them, and how to avoid repeat visits. This is where the case management role comes into play, making it a top priority for decision makers.
Unfortunately, the supply of qualified and proven candidates is well short of the current demand. Because of this, MedPartners is being tapped by their hospital and facility partners to dive deeper to provide qualified professionals to fill these needs. In the past, staffing firms generally focused solely on providing services for floor nursing and direct patient care, avoiding investments into specialists like case managers. MedPartners is responding by creating unique divisions comprised of professional recruiters and account managers trained on these specialty positions, including clinical documentation specialists and HIM coding experts.
Successfully serving this niche requires firms to assist both facilities and potential employees. The leadership and dedicated support teams at MedPartners do just this, separating from the pack with a proprietary service model. First, the focus is on networking and identifying professionals that are not only great at their job, but love doing it, then recruiting them for open positions and inviting them to join “The Movement”. The next key component is a shift from “contract hires” that lack guarantees, to full-time employees with benefits and other incentives. Finally, they are investing in education, for their employees and partners. Through the MedPartners University, consultants are immediately plugged into think tanks, keeping pace on the latest trends, new ideas and emerging policies. The University allows for increased networking opportunities, resulting in vested Case Managers sharing innovative ideas and solutions with hospitals around the U.S.
MedPartners is certainly shifting the way hospital staffing does business, supplying case management and other specialized support professionals when they are needed most. Clients know they can rely on MedPartners to quickly fill requests with top industry professionals. While candidates can trust they are getting top dollar based on their skills and experience, along with access to continuing education within their field.