A large health system serving diverse communities in 21 states needed a better solution for recruiting permanent, experienced and specialized nurses. The health system is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California, with more than 60,000 caregivers and staff, and a large presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Area.
Why a health system needed to hire nurses faster
The health system needed to fill more than 150 vacant nurse and nurse leadership positions across its 6 hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area, but the health system’s top performing recruiters were hampered by slow sourcing, especially as the nurse shortage continues to get worse.
Average days to fill positions exceeded 70, especially for hard-to-fill areas like the OR, ED, L&D, Cath Lab, ICU and nurse leadership. Key stakeholders at the health system headquarters, including chief surgeons and hiring managers, were concerned. They knew existing strategies were not sufficient to meet the health system’s staffing needs short term and long term. They chose to partner with Incredible Health.
Why they chose to partner with Incredible Health to hire nurses
The health system chose Incredible Health to streamline and shorten the sourcing process. Using its proprietary screening process, Incredible Health is able to more efficiently sort through thousands of data points to identify the best matches for both the hospital and the nurses. Candidates are sourced and pre-screened for licenses and experience, and actively looking, removing that burden for the hospital’s recruiting team. Job requisitions that were consistently open for more than 80 days dropped to under 30 days.
The Results Driven Incredible Health
With just one hour of in-person training, the health system’s local recruiting team was up and running. Every other week the team receives a list of 60 to 100 RN candidates in Incredible Health’s intuitive and simple web application, customized to the team’s preferred criteria. Results have been fast and significant. Within the first 60 days of using Incredible Health, the health system achieved:
- Nurse leadership positions filled within 14 days (previously was 90+ days)
- Nursing staff positions, including OR, ICU, ED, NICU filled within 28 days (previously was 80+ days)
- Candidates identified and on the recruiter’s calendar within 3 days of receiving an interview request from the recruiter
If you’re ready to hire nurses faster, head over to the Incredible Health employer page to get started.