How does one start a nursing agency?
I am wanting to start a nursing agency posibly from home. Whereby i'll be providing nursing service to persons who need it. Wheather they are private or evennursing homes or hospitals. How do i go about doing that? How do i go about geting that started?
Question answered by JFAD
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors of business in the country. As the shortage of qualified nurses becomes more pronounced, the need for Nursing Registries is growing faster then ever. Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Clinics, and doctors’ offices are looking for alternatives to their staffing needs, and with the ever-increasing nursing shortage, you have the opportunity to start a successful business with limitless possibilities.
The contract is similar to those used by nursing agencies and travel companies outlining the services to be provided, the responsibilities of both the healthcare facility and the nurse, and the length of time the services are to be provided. An independent nurse contractor contracts with a healthcare facility to provide nursing services while a nursing agency is an agency that provides nursing services to private individuals and healthcare facilities on a contractual basis. An Independent contractor can contract his or her nursing services directly with a healthcare facility or with a patient and continue bedside practice. State nurse practice acts do no prohibit a nurse from starting up their own business as an Independent Nurse Contractor. Independent nurse contractor is one who contracts with a healthcare facility for nursing services. A contractual agreement is drawn up between you and the institution. You will be able to negotiate your compensation, hours worked and length of time your services will be needed. http://www.nursingagencybiz.com/ Independent Nurse Contractor Guide Nurse Agency Start up:
is there a link that provides all of the nursing agencies/Businesses that work with the FL Nurses Association?
I am trying to find as many on call Nursing agencies that work along side or with FL Nurses Association(FNA). Is there a link as well that shows any important or very big conventions in the Southeast region for medical equipment or anything medical?
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Does anybody knows a nursing agency proving care for home based ventilated patients?
I am looking for a nursing agency around Bristol, UK that provides intensive care at home setting. A web link or a contact number will be great help.
Question answered by otto1a
how many nursing agencies you wanna have ? click the link and you´ll find more than enough but which is especially for that you wnat i can´t say try it and find out
the second link is the yellow pages where you´ll find may some more nursing agenies all the best goog luck
What kind of insurance does a nursing agency in TX need if the staff is only subcontracted employees?
We just opened a nursing agency, the nurses that work with us are not our employees, we contract with them for a period of time, and contract with a medical facility for the nurse's services. We have checked with 5 different insurance agencies for workman's compensation, and we have been told that there is no market for workman's compensation for subcontractors. Workman's compensation is optional in TX. What other kind of insurance do we need?
Question answered by mbrcatz
Yep, Texas is the only state where Workers Comp insurance is not required by law. HOWEVER. If you hire an uninsured sub, then YOU are still on the hoook for the benefits, even if you don't have a policy in place.
So. You can't buy workers comp insurance for just subs. But unless you want to be stuck holding the bag, you will need to require your subs to buy workers comp insurance, AND provide you with proof of coverage. Otherwise, YOU will have to pay lost wages and medical costs.
The same goes for professional liability, auto liability, and general liability - YOU, the general contractor, are on the hook, unless your subs are fully insured, naming you "additional insured" on their policies.
See, too many businesses try to get around paying for benefits and coverages for employees, and to get around paying taxes on their payroll, by calling them subs. So the law has reacted, by holding the general responsible for any uninsured subcontractors.
Your agent should be advising this.
If the money passes through your organization, you DO need liability, workers comp, auto liability, professional liability, and likely property coverage.
Does anyone have any suggestions for recruitment of nurses for a nursing agency?
I need to recruit nurses for an nursing agency and would love some suggestions about the best way to go about it and some ways that are cost effective!
Question answered by oldsalt
Put an ad on Craigslist,
go to nursing chat rooms.
put posters in stores that sell scrubs
put an ad in the newspaper
How much is reasonable for a" work from home staffer" for a Nursing Agency/Registry in Ohio?
I recently took a job for a nursing agency/registry in Ohio in which I am on-call from 5pm- 8am the next day. They pay me $35 for the whole time. They told me not to answer the phone after midnight and then wake up at 5 am to deal with all the voicemails and provide staffing. I am exhausted after 2 days of doing this job and I am just wondering if anyone else has ever done this job and how much they got paid. They told me the phone may never ring but this has not been true the first two days. The phone has been ringing constantly and I spend 2 hours at a time and then I am up till midnight and back up at 5 am calling everyone to try and get nurses to staff these places and no one calls me back. Thanks for helping me!!
Question answered by Ruth
You have a tough job. Trying to find staff personnel to fill positions in itself, is difficult. Then, yeah, you have to deal with the phone calls. But, there will be times that the phone won't ring in the middle of the night. Since you just recently started this job, there are still things that you may not be familiar with. As you gain experience, you will be able to know who is reliable in agreeing to work a shift. If you cannot fill a position and tried all options then, there really isn't anything else that you can do. As long as you do the best that you can, then so be it. You can't make people call you back and you cannot always be able to fill positions. Yeah, not easy. But, I think that the pay that you are getting is pretty good. Just hang in there and, in time, you will be able to handle the difficulties of your job. I hope that this helps and Good Luck.
does anyone know where i can find a nursing agency or company in the united states that will sponsor?
I am looking for a good solid nursing agency or company (ie hospital, doctors office, nursing or convelescent home) that will provide sponsorship for a canadian trained RPN (LPN). I am willing to pay for my laywer fees and all other fees associated. This is real important. Please help!!
Question answered by boggle10
How do you promote a nursing agency?
We just opened a nursing agency in a small town. We have advertised in the local newspapers, and have gotten a good response from nurses. We are now fully staffed. The only problem is that we don't have any contracts with medical facilities. How do we go about getting our name out there? Any new and fresh ideas are greatly appreciated!
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From your description it appears that you need to build relationships/market to the medical community in your target area.
Rather than shovelling money into media, you need a different more relationship-based, professional approach.
1. Introduce yourself to the professionals in the medical facilities in your area. A professionally designed (full colour, professional quality images) and printed brochure, outlining your services & qualifications, special services offered, etc., that you can leave with them would be helpful. It is also essential that you have professionally designed and produced business cards as a minimum. Everything you do must project a professional image.
2. Hold a meet and greet either in your office or at a local restaurant/hotel, and invite professionals from the facilities AND local business people (Chamber of Commerce) where you and your associates can introduce yourselves to these critical communities. You may want to set up a presentation on your firm (powerpoint or short video).
3. Consider doing a media release to local media on your services and what they offer people in the community - health care is a pretty attractive topic for community papers and other local media. Invite the media to the meet & greet above.
4. Take full advantage of every opportunity to network in your community. Chambers of Commerce often hold regular such events. Other opportunities are various trade and professional groups.
Without having more specific information on your business and local area it is hard to be more detailed.
If you can afford it (certainly, as soon as you can, in any event) get a website for the company on the web, consider a blog. This will spread information about your business to anyone interested. Again, considering the Field you are in, a profession image is vital and professional-quality photography and site design is important.
What is the best nursing recruiting agency in the USA?
i was looking for the best nursing agency in the USA at the web.im not sure which one's reliable so can someone give me ideas on to what company is preferable for traveling nurses.
Question answered by nagwa_a
Not sure about the best but this is a great resource you should look at, pure medical jobs, www.puremedicaljobs.com
Are They Any Disadvantages To Joining A Nursing Agency?
I have recently joined a nursing agency. One of the recruitment consultants told me there is not work avaliable due to a shortage of jobs and they are trying to contact many hospitals and care homes to place health care assistants.
Another recruitment consultant told me its only a short term thing, it would end sometime in the future. I am really disappointed. I haven't been working for seven months. Would everything be okay?
Question answered by mrsd
You are not guaranteed any hours at any agency. I did this type of work years back. Some weeks I worked 40 hours, some 16. I mostly worked at nursing homes. I did do some private duty which was really great.
I was signed up with about 3 agencies,