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How Leading Staffing Agencies Can Quickly Fill 1,000’s of Job Orders

Posted by Kate Akers on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

In the staSlide1.jpgffing industry time is of the essence and having the right technology can make or break a company. EZ Job Filler, a new breakthrough technology in medical staffing, allows agencies to fill VMS job assignments even faster.

BlueSky Medical Staffing Software has partnered with EZ Job Filler to automate the process of importing job orders from various job aggregators. Utilizing this tool, agencies can simply forward the orders from various VMS platforms to the BlueSky System via EZ Job Filler to quickly populate the system for fast candidate matching.

BlueSky Medical Staffing Software is a leading provider of Software as a Service solution in the healthcare staffing industry. BlueSky services manage credentials, schedules, payments and reporting for a variety of healthcare providers. BlueSky continues its commitment to meeting the needs of its clients by providing them with cutting-edge tools in this evolving market, such as providing it’s users with a mobile application and now offers its latest enhancements with EZ Job Filler.

The demand for healthcare staff is steadily growing due to signing of the Affordable Care Act and the aging baby boomer generation. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistic report on current employment shows the healthcare sector averaged monthly growth of 40,000 jobs in 2015 versus 26,000 in 2014.

Consequently, Healthcare staffing has seen the proliferation of vendor management systems (VMS) and/or managed services providers (MSP) whereby jobs are aggregated and delivered in bulk to temporary agencies. These bulk orders often create new manual entry requirements for the staffing agencies. EZ Job Filler has successfully bridged the gap between the demand for services and the best possible matches.

The technology is one more move in the elimination of tedious and oftentimes error prone data entry. Tim Teague, President of BlueSky Medical Staffing Software and a veteran of the healthcare staffing industry, understands that technology can give agencies a significant advantage. He says, “As demand for healthcare workers increases, the battle for talent will be won by those organizations that can respond the most quickly and efficiently.”

EZ Job Filler is designed to maximize the user’s speed to market, while minimizing the back-office staff required to enter each posted job listing.

Click here to learn more about this ground breaking techonology. 

Tags: staffing software, VMS

BlueSky Healthcare Staffing Enhancements

Posted by Doug Word on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

BlueSky Medical Staffing SoftwareAt BlueSky, we are always searching for ways to enrich the user experience for our clients. We recognize that healthcare staffing is an ever-evolving industry, so our work is centered on helping staffing agencies save time and money.

With that in mind, we have two exciting new system enhancements to share.

Caregiver/Facility Radius Search

Are you an account manager or recruiter looking to match a facility contract with a caregiver in a certain range? Perhaps you are targeting a certain location for sales or prospecting jobs from facilities.

BlueSky's radius search will help you identify those caregivers and/or facilities within your defined areas. All you will need to do is enter a valid U.S. zip code and search away to find the information you seek within a given radius. This tool is great for both per diem and travel needs.

Caregiver Short Application Feature

Have you ever had caregivers on the phone while you were short on time but wanted to get them entered into your system quickly? Perhaps they had only a minute or two to spare before racing out the door. We understand your time is precious and often fleeting. Enter the BlueSky short application, where basic, yet important, information can get entered into your company's system in a snap.

The short application feature captures only the most relevant data: name, contact information, degree, specialty, recruiter and the ability to upload a resume. From there, one of your team members or the caregiver can go back in at a later date and update the full profile. Most importantly, the information is captured right away and will not get lost in a stack of papers.

Take a look at it below, and let us know what you think. Will this help your agency?

BlueSky Medical Staffing Software

BlueSky is committed to its customers and loves getting feedback!

Ready to experience positive change with BlueSky Medical Staffing Software? Our goal is to save you time and money by housing all of your credentialing, scheduling and caregiver documentation in one easy-to-access location. You can count on our experts to provide answers to all of your burning questions. Call us at 615-349-1985 to schedule a demonstration, or email us at support@bluesky.com.

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The Emergence of Freestanding ERs

Posted by Doug Word on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 08:50 AM

Freestanding Emergency RoomsFreestanding emergency rooms have popped up across the country, but according to a recent NPR story, they have advantages as well as drawbacks.

Freestanding ERs are seen as competition to urgent care centers, which are available as convenient options for non-life threatening emergencies like influenza or a sprained ankle.

Thinking of staffing into freestanding ERs? Share your thoughts here.

There is a huge difference between the two, however. Freestanding ERs typically offer the full range of services found at traditional hospitals. Some accept ambulance traffic, something not available at most urgent care centers.

However, this ABC News article notes that:

"Ambulances generally won't bring the most critically ill to the stand-alone centers, including trauma patients and those having strokes or heart attacks. In Miami, ambulances won't bring patients to stand-alone ERs at all."

A few of the qualities these emergency centers boast include:
-- Low waiting times
-- Cutting-edge equipment
-- Staff is equipped to handle almost any patient need.
-- Increased access for communities without a nearby hospital
-- Carries potential to alleviate overcrowding in traditional ERs

Negative aspects include:
-- High cost for patients and insurance companies
-- Typically not available in low-income communities
-- Some don't accept Medicare or Medicaid
-- Care could be compromised if full services are not offered.

Freestanding ERs are identified as a trend "taking hold in health care building" in this Nashville Business Journal blog. The author, E.J. Boyer, also notes, "the increased interest from clients in freestanding emergency departments repeated itself like a broken record."

Insurance companies are dissatisfied, however, claiming that the high costs will ultimately drive up the prices for consumers.

According to the NPR story, the main reason for the sticker shock is what is known as a facility fee, or a charge "for all the overhead, including expensive equipment like the CAT scanner and the lab."

Does your agency staff into freestanding ERs? Are you thinking of exploring this emerging market? Have you already begun? If so, please share your thoughts about this trending topic in the healthcare industry.

 

Tags: medical staffing, staffing software, healthcare industry, freestanding ERs, freestanding emergency rooms

The Brave New World of Healthcare Staffing

Posted by Doug Word on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

describe the imageEntering the unique world of healthcare staffing is challenging at best and overwhelming at worst, but it can also prove very rewarding. In its simplest form, the industry involves matching a qualified, credentialed nurse to a unit within a hospital, but there is so much more that goes into making that happen. One thing is for sure: it is not for the faint of heart.

My perspective as a new employee with BlueSky might differ from the experiences of others as they enter the medical staffing industry from the agency side. However, for me, there were several items that took time to wrap my mind around. In retrospect, following the steps below can make a big difference:

1. Accept it, the terminology is daunting. From per diem and travel nursing to locum tenens staffing, the verbiage of the industry takes time to learn if familiarity is lacking. Don't fret if you happen upon a word or phrase that you don't immediately comprehend. It will occur early and often. Allow yourself time to Google around for the answers to questions you come across.

2. Ask a lot of questions. When starting from square one like I did, there is no quicker way to gain an understanding of how things work than asking questions of co-workers that have made it this far in the industry. There is a reason they are still standing. Receiving a high-level overview early on is also recommended even if it seems like information overload. Your retention rate might suffer, but things will start to make sense as you go along. Don't be shy: you can only learn by asking.

3. Take good notes. Not only will good note-taking help you retain information, but it also gives you a strong reference point for revisiting topics you had difficulty comprehending the first time around.

4. Try to grasp the big picture. In healthcare staffing it is so easy to get bogged down in the weeds of how each facet of the industry functions. Keeping your mind focused on the big picture is key, however. If the operation of the entire system starts to make sense then the smaller components will come into clearer focus as well.

From a staffing agency's perspective, finding a way to manage all of the information you have to manage will top the priority list. Once you build relationships, establish contracts between facilities and locate caregivers, you will need a one-stop shop out of which to operate and manage your data.

From credentialing to scheduling to licensing and beyond, placing a caregiver into a short- or long-term assignment can prove challenging.

Thankfully, there is an answer with BlueSky Medical Staffing Software.

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Smart choices in healthcare staffing means big decisions.

Posted by Jennifer Kardell on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

whichpathIn life we face a lot of big decisions like buying car, purchasing a home, what to major in at college, etc. Facing big decisions never changes and doesn't always get easier as time goes on. Choosing the right healthcare staffing software isn't any different than making a big life-changing decision.

Determining The Need

The first step in making a big decision is determining the need of the desired result. In this case choosing the right healthcare staffing software. If you are a start-up company that is new to healthcare staffing software you definitely have more pressure on your shoulders to find the right path than a company who is looking to switch or looking to find something more suitable for their needs. Start your decision making process with a pro's and con's list to determine what really is important to you and your company. These lists will help you make the right decision.

Search And Rescue

The next step after determining that you do in fact need a staffing software solution or that you need to switch companies, is searching for the perfect fit. Sure, you know you want a great staffing software that can handle all of your companies needs but fits within your budget. You also want to find a software system that isn't complicated and has a great support team to assist you with any questions you may have. So begins your search to find all these qualities to make the perfect match. Think of this process of demo-ing with staffing software companies like trying to find the perfect shoes. If the shoe is to small and constricting, their is a lot of pain involved both short and long-term. If the shoe is too big, you have room to grow which is great but there is still a lot of unnecessary space to be filled which doesn't benefit you either. You can't run the marathon with out shoes that fit you perfectly, and you can't run your company without a software that fits your needs perfectly.

Also, get to know your staffing software provider choices. Look at their web site, social media (facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc.) to get a feel for how they are as a company.

Confirming Your Big Decision

Once you have decided on the perfect software company, it's time to take that deep breath and face the decision you have made. As you already know, the decisions you make effect you down the road and not just in the here-and-now. This is what complicates the decision making process, but if you have utilized all of your resources you should know that you have made the decision that is best for you and your company.

Decision Aftermath

Now that you've made your decision, you can breath a sigh of relief right? Well, I hate to discourage you but no. There is still a bit more work involved. You will need to begin training sessions and for those switching software companies you will more than likely need to go through the data conversion process of moving from one place to another. Nobody likes moving....anything.

After All Is Said And Done

You have signed the dotted line for your new software, completed the training process and are ready to go. Now it is time to breathe that sigh of relief.

Choose a BlueSky Future

If you are a start-up company or looking to switch software companies we encourage you to check out BlueSky! We have even compiled our top 5 reasons why you should consider us. Be sure to request a demo and see how our software and awesome support team can take your company to the next level. We want you to feel like you're choosing the right healthcare staffing software that is best for you and have put together more information on how to make this decision easier for you. Still need more proof that a BlueSky future is best for you? Let our clients tell you themselves.

We look forward to assisting you with your staffing needs!

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