Like many other mysterious and debilitating diseases, Alzheimer's holds a lasting impact on the lives of Alzheimer's patients' caregivers, families, friends, and communities. This month is set aside to spread awareness, encourage prevention, and enrich the lives of those affected by the disease. As a company that places healthcare professionals in long term care environments, we know that many of the people our patients work with are affected by Alzheimer's, whether directly or indirectly. A little known fact, Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and yet, awareness of the disease is still fairly low. This month, we encourage our friends and families to learn more about Alzheimer's and gain some understanding on this mysterious brain disease. Learn more at Alz.org
Baby boomers means booming jobs in healthcare. With 71 million Post-WWII babies aging into retirement, healthcare professionals are more in demand than ever before. Whether you're looking for a career path or simply interested in the vast expanse of healthcare professions, look no further than this guide to learn more:
Registered Nurse: Provide and coordinate patient care and support. Has a degree and has passed a licensing exam. Physician Assistant: A healthcare professional licensed to practice medicine with physicians as part of a team.
Physical Therapist: Provides services that aid in improving function and mobility and preventing pain and disabilities. Laboratory Technologist: Collects samples and performs tests to analyze bodily fluids, tissue, and other substances. Dietician: An expert on diet and nutrition. Pharmacist: Professionally licensed to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs. Medical Record Technician: Use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for various databases.
If any of these careers sound appealing to you, look into advancing your education and choosing the healthcare career path. We regularly place professionals like registered nurses and physical therapists, so it's nice to know that these jobs will be "booming" during the near future.
This week, Jennifer, Sadie, and Chanel are at the 2013 Leading Age Annual Meeting & Expo in Dallas! Last week, they were at the 2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago, and this week they've migrated south.
From a hack-fest, to legislation, to leadership, the Meeting and Expo is giving us a great opportunity to meet with other long term care professionals and share ideas!
We hope to leave the conference with a renewed sense of inspiration and hope in achieving our goals! Some things will always be important to us, and when we go to conferences like this, we are brought back to why these things are so significant to Clinical Resources:
1) Shortening the gap to health care
2) Educating the nurses of tomorrow
3) Providing you with a tailored, needs-meeting service
We will keep you all updated over the next few days. For now, we'll be enjoying our time at #LeadingAge13
Who doesn't love a good list? If you were ever to ask us for 7 reasons why Clinical Resources is the best place to go to for immediate staffing and placement needs, this is what we would say: We have... 1 Tight-knit office in Atlanta 2 Dedicated executives 3 Staffing Coordinators 4 Years in a row on the Inc. 500 List 5 Distinct service areas
School Nurse Staffing
6 Certifications and counting! 7 Years of experience in long term care staffing and bridging the gap to health care Make sure to connect with us: Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn! AND visit our website! Thanks for reading!
Tomorrow, Jennifer and Sadie will be attending the Emerging Business Opportunities Conference (EBOC) in Florence, South Carolina! Look out, SC! Sponsored by the gamed General Electric, the 3rd Annual EBOC seeks to foster business development and success in a challenging economic environment like today's. It's an exchange of suppliers and buyers in the Carolinas, and it gives businesses like ours the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with corporations like GE, Honda, and Sonoco. You will often find us at many Atlanta networking events or healthcare organization events, but we wanted to make it clear that our business is in all arenas, and developing it means better quality of service for our clients and consultants. The conference will give us the opportunity to get our hands on something new and even build relationships with global corporations. The most exciting part about it all is we will take part in organized corporate matchmaking sessions (they're like business blind dates!). Look out for us there! Some fun facts about Florence, South Carolina: 1. In the fiscal year of 2005-06, the city issued 3,918 business licenses! 2. Florence has a population of 31,000 3. There are 19.8 square miles within the city limits Conferences like this one are important to us because they present us with the opportunity to grow. You will find that the businesses that succeed are the ones that are constantly seeking new knowledge and experiences. While we are professionals in our field with much experience and knowledge, no one person is a true expert; we take pride in the constant pursuit of knowledge and growth.
After a long, hot summer in Atlanta, Fall is finally upon us! We usually blog about healthcare, nursing, or events, but we wanted to change it up a little bit and talk about the lovely fall foods you can find from your nearest farmer's market or in your grocery store this season! As a healthcare staffing company, the health of our consultants and their patients is at the forefront of our concerns. Stay healthy and live well with these fall super-foods (list from health.com). 1. Apples 2. Brussels Sprouts 3. Parsnips
Atlanta, GA – Inc. magazine announced today
that Clinical Resources, LLC has been named one of Inc. magazine’s 500 |
5000 fastest growing private companies for 2013. This is the fourth year
Clinical Resources has been named to this prestigious list. According to Inc.
magazine Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg, "the Inc. 5000 was harder to
get into this year than ever in history...In addition to Clinical Resources,
the 2013 list added such powerhouses as Alex and Ani, LivingSocial, Bojangles,
OtterBox and KT Tape."
What does all of this mean?
Here's the breakdown:
-We've experienced 64% growth in the past four years!
-We respond rapidly, efficiently, and effectively to our clients' needs
-We bring passion and professionalism to the company and that has contributed to our growth
-We have displayed a high level of commitment to great service and passion for what we do.
Clinical Resources differentiates from other firms by
identifying the most talented healthcare professionals nationwide. We operate from a philosophy of a professional healthcare company rather than a
registry or staffing agency.
We focus on what is most important: efficient processes, rapid
response, excellent customer experiences, easy to access quality services and
Scully, our President and CEO, states, “through our vast nationwide network and
“talent sourcing” model we are able to rapidly respond to our clients with
excellent results and personalized customer service, making us one of the most
innovative and reliable healthcare staffing and search firms.”
We are excited for another great year on the list! Grateful to have made the cut.
You’ve seen the “Gold Seal of
Approval” on our website, our flyers, and even our business cards, and it may
leave you wondering… what does JCAHO mean? The Joint Commission (TJC),
formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations was
founded in 1951 to improve the quality and value or health care for the public
by evaluating health care organizations. Every year it evaluates and accredits
over 20,000 health care organizations in the United States, independently and
not for profit. While The Joint Commission was founded to raise the standards
of patient care, it also sets the standard for healthcare staffing services
firms, like us.
We proudly display our Health
Care Staffing Services Certification because it ensures quality, organization,
and dedication in everything we do. To earn the JC’s Gold Seal of Approval an
organization undergoes an onsite survey by a team at least every three years.
Being JCAHO certified means we
have made a serious commitment to a certain standard. It also establishes the
framework for our organization’s structure and management. It enhances our
recruitment and development process, and it gives you a reason to trust us with
your needs. We reduce risk, attract only the best professionals, and
demonstrate a commitment to our consultants and our clients. We maintain
organized and accurate personnel records, too (organization can make or break a
We wanted to give you some
insight into the JCAHO-HSS certification process, instead of just talking about
the benefits. Let us walk you through it:
1. There is an announced initial
review, in addition to re-certification reviews that are random. All are
conducted on site.
2. The review focuses on: our
ability to provide competent staffing services, evaluating performance,
continuing education and training, and placement criteria.
3. The standards of the certification
are divided into 4 sections
· Human Resources Management
· Performance Measurement and Improvement
· Information Management
4. We must adopt 3 performance
Do not return rate for clinical reasons
Do not return rate for professional reasons
Completeness of personnel file
Who is eligible? Firms that:
-Place temporary clinical staff
in other organizations that direct or provide direct patient care
- Place temporary clinical staff
under the direct supervision of another organization's personnel
-Collect and present four months
of data for each of the three standardized performance measures by the time of
the initial (on-site) review
Although all this information may
be a handful, we want to let you in on the approval process and what it means
to us. The Joint Commission ensures that we are providing you with organized
and high quality service, and we aim to do that every day. This process, among
other regulatory processes, allows us to be the best firm we can be, and to
offer outstanding services. We sincerely hope that when you do make the decision
to search for a new experience as a job-seeker or search for qualified
candidates (as a recruiter), you consider a firm with integrity, like us.
Meet Keysa Murrell, Staffing
Coordinator Number Three!
We are known
for taking care of our consultants and paying attention to every last detail
when it comes to client requests. We are so fortunate to have not one, or two,
but THREE staffing coordinators that work to match great nurses and
professionals with our clients. Every day, Keysa pulls candidates from our
database and prepares them for future placement. Through our vetting process,
she makes sure everything is perfect and people go where they need to go. Every
morning, our staffing coordinators meet and strategize to place candidates
where they should be. If one staffing coordinator has talked to a professional
that they think may be a perfect fit, they can help fill open positions and
exceed expectations. Having Keysa on the team is an absolute delight!
You may have
noticed that we have a lot of people in the office working on sourcing
high-quality candidates. This is because
we know it takes a team to amplify our efforts in meeting clients’ needs. One
of the best things about Clinical Resources is that we can give you the
personal attention you need when it comes to anything, and we have a team that
genuinely cares about each and every one of you. Kimberly’s job, like many
others here involves recruiting potential consultants and orienting them once
they have signed on to take a position. She interviews these candidates, and
she is very careful about who she chooses. This is also what
makes us so great; we work for both sides to place the perfect candidate in the
perfect position. Kimberly is always smiling and always happy to assist in any
request, and that makes her an irreplaceable member of our team.
Tuesday was the big day! Our President and CEO, Jennifer Scully, graduated!
No, she didn't go back to college for another degree; it was from the Georgia
Mentor Protege Connection!
The Georgia Mentor Protege Connection is put on by the
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) with the Georgia
Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Georgia Tech's Enterprise
Innovation Institute each year! How it works is every year, smaller firms apply
to be mentored by successful, larger companies. They go through a rigorous
application process and are then matched up with an appropriate mentor.
Last year, Clinical Resources was matched up with
Wells-Fargo. Jennifer's mentor was Lesley Fluke, VP, Principal of Business Banking. The encompassing goal of the program is to create jobs and spur
economic growth throughout Georgia by growing small business, like ours. And
how appropriate that it is the 50th Annual Small Business Week?
Over the past 12 months, Jennifer has assessed her past and
present with her mentor in order to plan for the future. During the program,
they have met on numerous occasions to report and analyze progresss and take
all the steps necessary to achieve their 3 set goals.
Proteges are paired with mentors from successful companies headquartered in Georgia or companies that have a heavy presence here. They are not limited to any one industry, and have a well-rounded image. Many of them have already been long-standing partners with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. The relationships the proteges develop with their mentors and can be integral in helping the smaller firms grow.
The timeline of the program looked like this:
June - Mentor/Protege Orientation at the Coca-Cola Company
July - Reporting Session 1 and Educational Forum on
September - Reporting Session 2 and Educational Forum on
November - Reporting Session 3 and Educational Forum on
January - Reporting Session 4 and Educational Forum on
March - Annual Retreat & Expo on Technology
April - GMSDC Minority Business Summit and Business
May - Reporting Session 5 and Educational Forum on
Operations & Infrastructure
June - Graduation Ceremony hosted by Delta Air Lines
With networking events in August, October and February
"The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection is a business
development partnership between the State of Georgia and the Georgia Institute
of Technology’s Enterprise Innovation Institute administered by Georgia
Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC). It provides opportunities for
Georgia small businesses to benefit from a partnership with a corporate mentor
for a period of one year. Emerging firms can build relationships, explore new
technologies, learn about best practices and benefit from the wisdom of
corporate executives who are committed to the long-term health and overall
growth of small businesses in Georgia. The goal of the program is to help small
businesses to be successful over the long haul, by helping them to develop
capacity, enhance their skill sets and become more competitive. Research has
shown that access to the right kind of coaching and mentoring significantly
increases the success rate in small business, while both the mentor and the
protégé benefit tremendously from their interaction."
Last night, we had a mixer at the office after hours to catch up with our GMPC friends!
For Wyatt, all things are equally important and deserving
of real time and attention. Every day, Wyatt handles client relations, ensuring
that all needs are specifically met and exceeded. When he sources candidates,
he has high expectations and always sees placements through to the end. Even
the most challenging of requests are met, and that is because of Wyatt’s keen
ability to listen. They say the best listeners are the best leaders, and we’d
like to think so when it comes to Wyatt! For him, no question is too small and
no request is too much to handle. He establishes great relationships with
clients and consultants from the get-go and that’s what sets him apart.
Chanel specializes in…well,
everything. Chanel's role here has been quite dynamic. When she first started at Clinical Resources, she was handling our internal operations and communications. Today, she places interim professionals nationwide for us. Chanel has been at Clinical Resources
since nearly the beginning, and with us, she has watched it grow. In addition to working diligently on placements and finding the perfect candidates, she is a friendly adviser to all of us in the office. She is friendly and bubbly, and we can’t
get enough of how she says coffee (coo-ah-fee)! She troubleshoots any problems
she’s having, and will help you with yours. Chanel is our rock, and our rock star.
Giving all of you the opportunity to learn about our team is important to us, and we hope it's giving you some more insight into what we do at Clinical Resources. We call ourselves a team, not a group, or anything else, because each one of us does something that contributes to the growth of our organization. We all have our strengths and our weaknesses and that's what makes us human. We don't pretend to be perfect, but we strive to provide a tailored experience to every person we come in contact with because that is our top priority. We truly hope you have been enjoying learning more about our us, so here's our next installment of #MeetTheTeam!
Susan Wernsman, our Recruitment Assistant Wonderwoman!
Susan wears many hats in our organization, she's good at many things, and she walks so quickly that it's possible for her to get all of these things done. Most days, Susan is working hard at candidate sourcing, managing our recruitment database, and assisting Jennifer or anyone else in just getting the job done, whatever it may be. She treats each candidate within our database as her own, and pays attention to every last detail in all that she does. She assists in keeping everyone's tech (gadgets, systems) updated, and always goes the extra mile.
Friday has finally rolled around and we are so excited to
introduce you to another member of our outstanding team! If you’ve been keeping
up with #MeetTheTeam, keep doing so, as you will learn how all of our talented teammates
fit together in the office. Here’s Part 3!
Meet Arlen Crawford, Recruitment Specialist and problem-solving
extraordinaire! Arlen brings a lot to the table here. With decades of staffing and candidate
sourcing experience, Arlen knows the staffing industry inside and out. He
understands that no matter the industry, diligence in finding world-class
candidates is important. He knows exactly what to look for in a potential
candidate, and makes sure that everyone is happy with placements. If you’ve
ever spoken with Arlen over the phone, you’d know it because of his friendly
voice and pleasant demeanor. And in case you were wondering, he knows his
Southern rock music.