If you are a new nursing graduate, you’re probably looking for that dream job. While it can be difficult to find a position on your own, there are several recruiting agencies that specialize in helping new nurses find job placement in their ideal setting. The following is a list of the best recruitment agencies that are aimed at helping nurses find US-based employment.
Maxim Staffing Solutions, Columbia Maryland
This agency specializes in what is known as staffing. What that means is that instead of a typical recruiting system where the agency helps nurses find jobs and helps organizations find nurses, they hire the nurse themselves and send them out on assignment.
This agency has been around for over 20 years and are quite experienced with placing nurses all over the US. Consultants are available 24/7, so you will always have help when you need it. If hired with Maxim, you can expect to have full health insurance, dental insurance, and even a 401(k).
They work with the following specialties: registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, medical social workers, pharmacists and professionals in the fields of rehabilitation, physician practice, radiology/imaging, medical administration, scientific or laboratory practice, and health information management.
Cirrus Medical Staffing; two locations: Charlotte North Carolina and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Another staffing agency, Cirrus works closely with registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. This agency has been around for over a decade and help nurses from start to finish in the job-finding process. They’ll even help you get your CV up to date and prep you for interviews. Their on-call 24/7 support will help with anything job-related and, like Maxim, they offer excellent benefits. They also have a tempting loyalty and referral scheme where you can get excellent bonuses.
ALDA Technologies, located in Plano, Texas
ALDA is a recruiting agency, so instead of hiring you and offering you benefits and a salary, they work closely with hospitals, clinics, and other facilities to make permanent placements. This means you won’t be beholden to the whims of the agency when it comes to where you work.
This agency works with international candidates but specializes in placing nurses in jobs within the US and Canada. You’ll need to have strong English abilities and a degree in nursing. To work with ALDA, you’ll also need to show that you have passed the NCLEX exam and are fully licensed.
With this type of agency, benefits and salary are not guaranteed, since these will come from the organization that hires you, not the agency itself.
ADEX Medical Staffing, LLC, is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with offices in New York (New York), Atlanta (Georgia), Los Angeles (California) and Lake Worth (Florida)
This recruiting agency began as a staffing agency for technology but later included healthcare in their services. They recruit licensed practical/vocational nurses and registered nurses for placement in a variety of healthcare organizations. To help recruits, they offer language training if needed and even include a nurse mentor program. If you haven’t yet passed the NCLEX, ADEX offers assistance for preparing for that exam.
Comprehensive Medical Staffing, Chicago, Illinois
This staffing agency has been recruiting for over 12 years and has certainly made a good name for itself. It is an A+ accredited organization by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). They hire nurses directly and help them find placement that can be temporary or permanent. They specialize in placing nurses in the Chicago and neighboring areas, so if you aren’t keen on that city, this might not be the right agency for you. If you don’t mind, though, they have an excellent reputation for placing registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants, phlebotomists, medical assistants, health information management workers, radiology and imaging technicians and technologists, and rehabilitation professionals.
The above agencies are some of the best in the US. However, if none of them will work for you, the following are a few more excellent options to check out:
Assignment America, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida
International MedLink, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee
Pacific Link Healthcare, main office in Atlanta, Georgia
Shearwater Health, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee with branches in the Philippines
Stateside Network International, headquartered in San Francisco, California
Wilson Staffing Network, LLC, headquartered in Houston, Texas