Struggling to Find the Right Fit? Why Partnering with AG Globe Services Can Help You Find Positions You May Not Find on Your Own

Struggling to Find the Right Fit? Why Partnering with AG Globe Services Can Help You Find Positions You May Not Find on Your Own

Searching for the right position isn’t always easy! There are hundreds of thousands of open healthcare positions online right now, and it can be difficult to try to figure out what would be best for you and your skills. Consider working with a staffing agency, like AG Globe Services, where our recruiters will work closely with you to help place you in a position perfect for you. How can a staffing agency help you find the right fit?

Benefits of Working with a Recruiting Firm

If you are in healthcare, particularly if you have experience, your email is probably filled with recruiters interested in working with you. It’s a great position for you to be in. The trick is to find the right recruiter that not only understands your profession but takes the time to get to know you and the healthcare client they represent.

Partnering with a firm like AG Globe Services makes sense because of our insider knowledge of the clients we serve. It gives you the edge over every other candidate that applies online. There are no fees for us to represent you; the employer pays for our good work. This allows you access to great jobs that may not even be listed on a job board yet. It also helps you with professional advice on tailoring your resume as well as tips for making your interviews go more smoothly. How can AG Globe Services help you in your healthcare job search?

We Save You Time and Money

Who has time to search through hundreds of job openings, research the healthcare facility, and apply? We know applying to healthcare jobs is a full-time job. Now compare this to working with an AG Globe Services recruiter. Your job is to send us a resume. That’s it. Once we’ve spoken with you and understand exactly what you’re looking for, we do the rest. Our job is to represent candidates to top healthcare employers and get you to the interview process. If you don’t think that healthcare facility is the perfect match, we have plenty of other jobs available and can save you the legwork by sharing them with you. There are zero costs involved with us doing this work on your behalf and we are committed to finding what you’re searching for!

We Provide You with Valuable Career Advice

Your AG Globe Services recruiter can coach you to help you do better in the interview process. We’re trained to spot resume flaws—we’ve seen hundreds of CVs—and help you refine your credentials. Our team can also talk knowledgeably about what it’s like to work in the organization you’re considering. We can help you understand the tricky nuances of culture fit, which is something that isn’t described in most job descriptions. Then, throughout your career, we stay in touch so that, if something changes in your situation, you can call us for advice or even for your next job.

Having an AG Globe Services recruiter in your back pocket is like a secret weapon in your job search! If you’re ready for the next step in your career, check out our jobs and get in touch with our team.

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Recent Nursing School Grad? Careers to Consider

Recent Nursing School Grad? Careers to Consider

Congratulations on your recent graduation from nursing school. You’ve probably been thinking about life after graduation and wondering which type of position and what kind of work environment is right for you. If you’re not quite sure where to go next, here are some career paths to consider.

Med-Surg Nursing

We’ll start with one of the more traditional nursing jobs. Medical-surgical nursing is probably the go-to nursing specialty and if you choose this profession, your skills will be highly in demand. The work is primarily with adult patients with a ranging caseload of illnesses. It’s a great intro to the world of practical nursing because of that variety. Typically, in these roles, you operate outside of an OR, whether it’s an ambulatory surgery hospital or another type of facility. Your job is often to monitor patient care after a procedure. It’s a good place to practice bedside manners as well as basic clinical skills that serve as the underlying backbone of your skills. You’ll find that, out of all the career paths we’ve listed, the med-surg nursing role most closely aligns with what you learned in school.

Hospital Nursing

Hospitals have big budgets, so not only can new nurses employ higher salaries and better benefits, but the innovations in technology, research, and clinical workflows can be higher than in a smaller independent medical practice or another type of organization in healthcare. New nurses are exposed to the best training and the best tools as well as experiencing hands-on clinical tasks from maintaining IVs to wound care, and much more. Hospitals also offer nurses a variety of patient care scenarios from COVID to congestive heart failure, infants to the elderly. It’s a great foundational job that can lead you just about anywhere later in your career.

Mental Health Nursing

There has been much written about the mental and behavioral health crisis caused by COVID and the opioid epidemic, as well as other factors affecting this area of healthcare. Psych nursing jobs are demanding but rewarding. They are also hugely in demand for qualified nursing staff. You can handle a variety of mental and behavioral health cases, forming strong therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. It’s a demanding field but pays well and is highly rewarding.

Eldercare Nursing

The demand for nurses to work in eldercare facilities is rising in direct proportion to the baby boomer population. One healthcare provider describes the work in this way, “Choosing to work with the elderly is compassion on a whole different level.” Working in a senior living facility allows you to use all of your clinical expertise but also requires the desire to know that you’re making a big difference in someone’s life beyond dispensing medications. Long-term care and senior living facilities are filled with people who have lived their lives and seen some amazing things. As an eldercare nurse, your work will go beyond caregiving to include learning about the lives of your patients and the amazing things they’ve lived through and seen.

No matter which type of nursing path you start on, AG Glove Services has a job for you. If you’re ready to make the leap from school to nursing practice, check out our jobs to get your career started.

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Mental Health When Working in Healthcare

The Importance of Maintaining Your Mental Health When Working in Healthcare

 

It’s a cliché now to point out how COVID changed everything. From how we work and how we live to how we interact, perhaps no event in the 21st century will create the kind of huge cultural shifts we’ve seen over the past two years.

For healthcare workers, a global pandemic created an unprecedented strain on our systems of care. While physical health was at the forefront of the pandemic, quietly, behind the scenes, the mental health of our nation’s frontline workers suffered. The latest studies report “psychopathologies such as acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorders.”

As a result, unprecedented numbers of healthcare professionals report burnout, which is now recognized in the ICD-11. During the pandemic, one in five healthcare workers left their jobs. Now, here we are two years later, and still dealing with the fallout from this disease.

How can healthcare workers protect themselves from burnout and other mental health symptoms from the pressures of the job? The answer is self-care.

 

Why Self-Care Matters to Your Mental Health?


As healthcare professionals, we’re trained to put the patient before ourselves. Yet without creating a professional distance, we learn early on that the highs and lows of the job can create serious and debilitating stress. How do you balance care and caring for the patient with care and caring for yourself?

Practicing self-care requires a level of self-compassion that enables healthcare workers to protect their mental health. These techniques could include:

  • Relaxation practices such as yoga, meditation, or massage.
  • Spending time with your family, family, and loved ones.
  • Seeking the advice and support of your professional colleagues.
  • Recreational activities and hobbies.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Journaling or another type of quiet internal reflection.
  • Improved diet.
  • Seek professional counseling.
  • Spiritual practices that calm the mind and body.
  • Vacation and time off.
  • Getting an adequate amount of sleep.

Practicing self-care to improve your mental health requires frequently checking in with yourself, especially during times of high stress on the job. It also requires avoiding being overly critical about the work you’re doing—something we know is hard for many healthcare professionals. Self-critical thinking is easy to do when the stress is high, but if you can, prioritize and simplify tasks and focus on what’s in front of you. Don’t obsess over things you can’t control, and seek support from those around you.

Remaining aware of what’s going in inside you is difficult when the crisis is all around you. However, taking regular breaks when you can to process how you’re feeling is critical to your mental health. Having an outlet to express your emotions instead of repressing them can also help create better mental health.

 

What Are the Benefits of Mental Health Self-Care?

 

Researchers have studied the effects of self-care on our mental health and concluded it provides healthcare workers, “improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” Studies also found this kind of inner check-in helps us care more compassionately for our patients. Regular self-care can provide a kind of stability amongst the chaos of a busy shift.

It’s important to mention that this approach to improving your mental health is a practice of sorts. There will be days that are better—and some days will be worse. If you’ve been practicing the art of self-care but still find that the job environment is a struggle, consider giving us a call. There are dozens of jobs out there that you’re probably qualified for these days. All you have to do is take the next step to improve your work/life balance.

 

We have dozens of open positions waiting to be filled by amazing healthcare professionals like YOU! Browse our open positions today to get started!

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How Healthcare Professionals Can Take Advantage of the Current Job Market

How Healthcare Professionals Can Take Advantage of the Current Job Market

The healthcare job market is beyond hot right now. The American Hospital Association (AHA) reports that between 2019 and 2020:

  • Job openings for nurses increased by 30%
  • Job openings for respiratory therapists increased by 31%
  • There are critical shortages of behavioral health workers

Additionally, the AHA predicts there will be a shortage of up to 3.2 million healthcare workers by 2026. All of these numbers lead us to one big conclusion: There has never been a better time to consider your healthcare job options. Whether you’re a skilled nurse or in housekeeping, a credentialed care provider, or a nurse’s aide, it’s a worker’s market. Here’s how to benefit from today’s healthcare worker shortage.

Tap into a Hot Healthcare Market


From entry-level to highly skilled, you can get a job in healthcare. The healthcare field is booming. The industry offers outstanding stability and the potential for upward mobility. The industry is growing in large part because of the aging of a majority of the U.S. population. Baby boomers, who now make up more than 60 million of us, are now in their senior years. This has driven demand for healthcare service through the roof—and that was before COVID kicked in.

It’s not just jobs in hospitals that are widely available, either. From pharmacies to urgent cares, home health to insurance companies, all have jobs open now. There are dozens of types of roles in the healthcare field that don’t require a bachelor’s degree. This includes:

  • Phone operators
  • Receptionists/greeters
  • Administrative assistants
  • Case management associates
  • Lab aides
  • Patient sitters
  • Cooks

Where does that leave you if you’re in the healthcare field or seeking to enter it? Here are some things you should know:

  • Many future vacancies in the field will come in areas where there is a low barrier to entry, such as home healthcare, medical transcriptionists, and housekeeping.
  • If you’re a high school graduate, consider a certification in a healthcare specialty that appeals to you. The chances are high you’ll find a lucrative opportunity in the coming years.
  • Skilled workers, pay attention: Hospitals are offering big perks to get you in the door. In 2021, Business Insider reported one facility was paying up to $40,000 in signing bonuses to experienced nurses.
  • But that’s not all for nurses; The Wall Street Journal reports traveling nurses make twice as much today as they did before the pandemic.
  • It’s not just clinical professionals or entry-level staff that are in demand in the healthcare space. If you’re in IT, the healthcare technology sector is booming, in large part because most hospital equipment, such as electronic medical records and billing platforms, are all digital. From data analysts to computer programmers to cybersecurity experts, there are plenty of jobs available.

Pay and bonuses aside, the room for growth in the healthcare field is outstanding. Most organizations offer tuition reimbursement and sponsorship. For example, nurses who only have associates degrees can often find health systems that offer programs to help them earn a more advanced nursing degree.

Benefits-wise, healthcare offers some amazing opportunities. Retirement benefits are excellent in most healthcare organizations. Not to mention the fact that most healthcare organizations offer some of the best, lowest-cost insurance packages of any industry.

 

If you’re ready for your next healthcare placement, get in touch with AG Globe Services today! Click here to check out our jobs and get ready to make your mark.

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Social Media Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals

Social Media Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals

Staying connected, particularly now when social functions are still stymied by the pandemic, is important. Social media gives us a way to vent, to share stories, and to connect with others in a way that can make us feel better. But of course, clinical and administrative professionals in the healthcare profession should be careful to follow an online code of ethics when using these tools.

Follow HIPAA Regulations

The first, and probably most obvious responsibility is to follow HIPAA regulations when posting online. There were a few publicized snafus a few years ago when some nurses shared some inappropriate pictures online. Organizations like the American Nurses Association (ANA) now have guidelines for clinical professionals to follow. The guidelines are fairly practical in scope; generally, you shouldn’t share any information on social media that would compromise patient health information (PHI) or that would create a negative impression of your organization and the care they offer.

Keep Profiles Private

Second, you should always keep your profiles private and accessible only by your online followers. We suggest caution in “friending” your coworkers until you know them and are comfortable with the content that they post. You don’t want any blowback from a coworker who is less-than judicious about what they share. It’s fine to set up two separate profiles, a professional and personal account on your favorite social channels. That way the line between life and work remains distinct.

Check with your Employer

Third, check with your hospital or healthcare employer to see what rules they recommend around social media. You can use these tools to attract more patients to your practice, but just make sure you’re not violating any rules of conduct set by your employer.

Stay Positive

Finally, stay positive on social. It may be tempting to blow off steam after a bad day, but truly, we recommend finding another outlet. Even if your profile is private, the information you share on social media is out there for your friends to reshare. So, say a social follower reposts what you’ve said, but their account isn’t private and your employer picks up on a complaint about a bad work experience you posted. Generally, it’s better to be cautious instead of letting it rip on a social venue.

Healthcare professionals carry the additional weight of representing their clinical profession to the public. As such, there are professional responsibilities that must be considered every time you go into the very public form of online social media platforms. Stay aware of these responsibilities and set up boundaries to protect your professional career.

For healthcare professionals seeking new opportunities, AG Globe Services is standing by to represent you to top employers. Browse our open positions today to get started!

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Healthcare Positions on the Rise in 2022

Healthcare Positions on the Rise in 2022

There is no question that healthcare jobs are hot right now. Becker’s Hospital Review says hospitals will need to hire 1.1 million registered nurses by 2026 just to keep up with demand. Non-skilled positions such as material handlers, housekeeping, and other vital but lower-wage roles will need 10.7 million people to keep up with demand. From physical therapists to phlebotomists, there seems to be no end to the number of jobs we need to fill in the healthcare space. If you’re thinking about getting into the field, or if you’re an administrator trying to plan ahead, which jobs show the biggest growth? In this blog, we’ll break down the healthcare positions that are on the rise in 2022—and beyond.

 

Job 1: Nurse Practitioners

Becker’s reminds us that there is a serious primary care physician shortage. This necessitates the demand for physician extenders to carry the majority of primary care encounters. Nurse practitioners will experience a 52% increase in available jobs by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These positions require a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, a program that generally takes about 32 months. However, these roles pay six figures (average salary $111,840) and many organizations today are offering incentives like loan forgiveness or signing bonuses to sweeten the deal. N.P.s carry a clinical caseload and do their part every day to help people making this an important job in the healthcare paradigm. They work in a variety of environments, from small independent practices to large healthcare settings, outpatient care centers and more.

 

Job 2: Physical Therapy Assistants

Physical therapy assistants work with patients under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist to provide orthopedic and rehabilitative care to patients. These patients typically suffer from injuries that reduce their mobility and limit their quality of life. These roles require only an associate degree, which can be completed in less than two years. Like N.P. roles, these positions are benefiting from signing bonuses and other perks to help sweeten the deal for new hires. These roles typically pay an average of nearly $60,000 annually and the demand is much higher than other types of jobs, with a projected growth of about 35% through 2030 according to the BLS.

 

Job 3: Medical Assistants

For people looking to get into the field of healthcare, you can earn an associate degree as a medical assistant (MAs) in about 16-months. The demand for these positions is projected to be about 18% through the year 2030. The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) says hiring M.A.s is more difficult than ever, with 88% of healthcare providers saying they can’t find enough medical assistants to go around. This means these roles will continue to not only pay well but expect competitive sign-on bonuses and more to sweeten the employment contract. The current average salary for an M.A. in the U.S. is $17.17 per hour, or $35,720. The roles and responsibilities of these positions vary according to the employer. Generally, M.A.s handle clinical tasks such as patient vital signs as well as administrative functions. You’ll find these professionals all over the healthcare sector, too, so the choice of job environments is vast.

 

A.G. Globe Services offers employers a chance to fully outsource their healthcare recruitment processes. For candidates, we can match you with the best opportunities in the industry today. Contact us to find out how we can help you meet your hiring and career goals, or browse our open positions today!

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