5 Things Recruiters Look for in a Nursing Candidate

Aside from getting ready physically and mentally, it’s beneficial to first know what a recruiter looks for. Research and learn more about the details, so you will be able to save yourself some time and energy and not have to go back and forth to the recruiter’s office. Just like any other profession, a nursing candidate must fit the requirements before getting hired.
You might have heard about a nursing shortage sometime in the past. Surely you are wondering if there are even enough qualified nursing graduates around. Below are some key points to take note of so you can know what recruiters look for in a nursing candidate.

Special skills. The special skills you must consider developing are a fluency of other languages, the ability to use specialized equipment, leadership, critical thinking, computer skills, and knowledge of quality assurance practices. Your internships and related experiences are a bonus!
Open-mindedness. No candidate can top someone who is open-minded and flexible when it comes to having a willingness to learn and understand the in’s and out’s of the industry.
Certifications. Experience and certifications help you stand out in the pool of applicants. They will help you be recognized by recruiters and be hired as soon as possible! When you’re a strong candidate, you may not have to be on the market very long!

Unbeatable professionalism. Aside from the skills and flexibility you must possess, another key point is to maintain professionalism before, during, and after the process. Be on time, answer calls, reply to messages, and show your eagerness to be hired.
Urge and desire. Be open and honest about your intentions. If you want to pursue more certification for your specialty or just want to use what you have now, let the recruiter know that. Stay positive and open to the possibility of pursuing more education.

We hope these tips will help you keep the right perspective on beginning your dream career. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today! Your position is our mission!

5 Letters of Gratitude Written to Nurses

It’s a given that professionals are able to do a good job at whatever their profession may be. It’s even better when they are very passionate about what they do. We found some inspiring letters to nurses whose professionalism and passion drove their patients to take out the time to express their gratitude.

“It was a difficult time for us all, but it put my mind at rest knowing that she was in such capable and professional hands. Mum even said that being in the hospital was like being at home!” There are nurses who really treat their patients as if they’re a member of their own family. When they do so, it gives their patients a sense of strength and resolve that they may not have had otherwise.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks for all the care and attention you gave our baby boy while he was in the intensive care unit. I am sure you understand how stressful it can be for parents in such a difficult situation. However, your calm and helpful manner put us at ease and we were able to go home at night knowing that he was in safe hands. As a token of our appreciation please accept this small donation for Ward 2B. I am sure you will be able to put it to good use. Thank you once again for all the loving care you gave to him. What a special place and what a special person you are.” True mothers love their children more than they love themselves. It’s easier to trust the person caring for your child when you know your they are in good hands. Letting a stranger take good care and help you through a hard time is a challenge, but it can restore one’s faith in humanity.

“Suffering a heart attack and falling ill so suddenly was a huge shock. Thank goodness you always found the time to reassure me with your words of encouragement and explained what all the medical jargon actually meant.” Going through a hard time can test your limits, but conquering each day with the help of a genuinely caring nurse works wonders. Nurses who share positivity and encouragement help their patients gain more strength to face their challenges.

“I am writing to tell you how grateful I am that you were the doctor assigned to me when I suffered my ‘cardiac event’ last month. The competency of you and your team was awe-inspiring, and I couldn’t have been more lucky that you were the physician on duty when I came into the hospital that day. The fact that I am still here is a miracle. I know that you probably save a lot of lives in a given year, but I want to let you know that this life is forever grateful.” Living a long life is a blessing in and of itself, but being in good and capable hands should anything arise, is a gift that keeps on giving.

“This has been a very difficult time for our family, but it could have been much worse were [we] without your dedication and expertise. My family and I are truly grateful for the level of care you were able to administer to my husband. But we’re also grateful for the time you took to talk with us to help us better understand our options.” Handling such occurrences with grace is challenging, but truly professional doctors and nurses are able to handle whatever situation arises. Making the family feel secure, positive, and important during the hardest time of their lives is what they truly need. Hospital staff needs to feel these things too, however. The feeling of importance encourages others to give their best to help patients conquer whatever they face.

From all of us at Alto Staffing, we want to give thanks to all the nurses that care for our family in some of our most trying times. You are angels that walk this Earth. THANK YOU!

Staffing Issues Spike During the Holiday

When the holidays are approaching, it’s natural to have a limited number of employees available because of holiday preparations, time with family, traveling, and more. Regardless of an employee’s reasons for having a limited schedule, it can be very challenging for the employer to meet their staffing needs during this time.

Plan ahead. Holidays happen at the same time every year, so be sure to figure out a plan of action for when the same holidays roll around the next year.

Make preparations. Make your staff aware of needs months ahead of time so that when the time comes, the team is ready to fill in as needed. This is especially applicable to new hire employees so they know what to expect every year.
Real and challenging work. Make your staff understand that the pressures and challenges are double during the holidays. Give them a taste of the workflow and possible issues they will be experiencing through training and/or orientations.

Hire extra staff. It’s always best to go to battle when you have the most troops. Hire several staff members to make sure you can serve all your patients effectively.

Ask your staff. Hiring additional employees or contractors might be the perfect solution if there is a large amount of work to be done; but asking your present staff if they can do extra work is also an option. Some employees might even appreciate the opportunity to pick up more work on top of their normal schedule.

Regardless of all the preparation, you still might find that you need to rely on us to carry the weight. We’re here and ready to help you get fully staffed for the holidays. Call us today 888-881-7009.

Join Alto in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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The big C word has taken many beautiful lives and left many loved ones shattered by its wrath. Despite major advancements in cancer treatment, one in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lives; eighty-five percent of those women will have had no prior family history with the disease. As tragic as a cancer diagnoses can be, it is only half the battle. According to a survey conducted by ACS and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 20 percent of people with health insurance could not afford the cancer treatment necessary to save their lives.

The good news is, 93 percent of women with early breast cancer diagnosis survive beyond 5 years. Early detection is critical in saving the lives of the mothers, daughter and wives of our society.

This is why Alto Health Care Staffing is proud to be a sponsor of the Walk for Women’s Wellness, founded by Kettering Medical Center since 1995. The Wellness Fund provides breast imaging services to women within our community, to ensure cost is no obstacle for any women battling cancer. Over 15,000 women in the greater Dayton area have benefited from this special event, and you can be a part of it too!

As a sponsor, Alto is proud to give back to the community and invites all clients, employees and their families to join us in this amazing cause. Participation is free, but individuals are welcomed to organize individual fundraising.

To Join us at the Walk for Women’s Wellness:
– Please email the first and last name, and shirt size of anyone joining you to jmartinez@altostaffing.com

When: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Registration: 1:00pm • Walk/Run Begins at 2pm
Location: The Walk will start at the Kettering Cancer Center at the corner Blossom Heath Road. The timed 5K Run, managed by Speedy Feet, will start at Kettering College located at 3737 Southern Boulevard, Kettering.
Food Trucks: 11-3pm.
On-site bouncy house for the kids: 11-4pm.

View the flyer Here

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Our Cincinnati Office Has Moved!

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We have a new location for our Cincinnati Office. If you have any questions, please call at 937-228-7007.

Directions:

  • Coming off of Reed Hartman turn left onto Creek, then at the stop sign turn left onto McKinney, 2nd driveway on right, and were at 4356.
  • Coming off of Glendale-Milford, turn right onto McKinney (right across from Summit Park) 3rd driveway on the left, and were on the right