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Healthcare Employment Agencies: jump start your specialty medicine career.

Posted on May 24, 2019

As hospitals and physician practices require more specialty medicine skill sets in candidates, the focus and expectation of a Healthcare Employment Agency by clients is to also provide candidates with a specialty medicine background.  Healthcare organizations rely on a Healthcare Employment Agency as a business partner and provider, connecting skillful professionals who possess sharpened skills, valid up-to-date Certifications and Medical Licenses.  Each RN (Registered Nurse), CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) and RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) is expected to have acquired substantial knowledge and experience working with Doctors in more specific roles, in both front and back offices.

Each candidate is expected to be proficient, adept, and trained in a specialized Clinical area:  Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Urology, and Opthalmology.  Candidates should contact a Healthcare Employment Agency to gain invaluable experience in a Specialty Medicine to learn the tools and techniques of the position.

In the past, a Healthcare Temp Agency staffing was much smaller and simpler.  Changes over the last 10 years have been apparent in the more complex healthcare industry.  The switch to electronic records technology, evolving regulations, and compulsory higher education, have allowed Nurses to acquire more responsibility within a Practice, helping to enhance the Doctor’s productivity with patients.  APNs (Advanced Practice Nurses) play an important role in addressing the shortage of Physicians. 

With the aging population, older patients are living longer with more acute and chronic conditions and diseases – heart, diabetes, kidney, cancer, and arthritis.  RNs will increase by 15% in this decade, including telehealth and remote telephone triage.  BSN Nurses practice at a higher level than those with an Associate Degree.  A Healthcare Temp Agency sources RNs within a specialized area for each particular Physician’s Office, and investigates through Agencies and Schools that this candidate holds all currently required Licenses and Certifications.

Clients like to “try before they buy.” A majority of employees working in Medical Offices, initially as Temps, usually convert to full time staff status after meritorious performance and commitment to the Physician’s Practice or hospital.  It is the obligation of a Healthcare Temp Agency to communicate the specialty medicine skills of its candidates and provide the most appropriate and useful talent where both the employee and client can grow together.

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Accepting a Temp Assignment Allows You to Still Collect Unemployment Benefits

Posted on May 17, 2019

If you find a temp job or part-time job with a new employer, the good news is that you are still eligible to collect unemployment benefits. You still should continue to look for full-time work (if your unemployment claim is based on full-time work), but if you do not look for full-time work or a temp job, you may be ineligible for unemployment benefits.

Whether you are working less than full-time or part-time, you must report your weekly gross wages when you claim your benefits. The wages you report will be subtracted from your Partial Benefit Rate. The Partial Benefit Rate is 20% higher than your weekly benefit rate. Since you are now working for UNIFORCE and can still collect unemployment, you actually earn more than your weekly benefit rate. (Read below for more information about weekly benefit rates).

For example, if your weekly benefit rate is $200, your Partial Benefit Rate is $240 (20% higher than $200). If you earn $50 during a week, you would receive $190 in unemployment benefits ($240 – $50 = $190).

The Truth About Unemployment Benefits.

The amount of unemployment benefits you may collect each week is your Weekly Benefit Rate (WBR). In 2013, the amount is 60% of the average weekly earnings during your base year period, up to a maximum of $624.

The total amount of benefits you may collect is called your Maximum Benefit Amount (MBA). The MBA is equal to the WBR times the total number of weeks worked in the base year period. Generally, for every week you worked during your base year period, you may be entitled to a week of benefits, up to a maximum of 26 times your Weekly Benefit Rate.

Example 1: An individual worked 20 weeks during the base year period. His Weekly Benefit Rate is $200. His Maximum Benefit Amount will be $200 times 20 weeks ($4,000).

Example 2: An individual who is entitled to a maximum 26-week claim (because he worked at least 26 or more weeks during the base year period) at a Weekly Benefit Rate of $300 will have a Maximum Benefit Amount of $7,800. (This is because $300 times 26 weeks = $7,800.)

Your unemployment claim will be in effect for approximately one year from the date of your claim. If you return to work before you collect all the benefits in your claim, and then become unemployed again before the one-year period ends, you should immediately reopen your claim. If your one-year benefit year expires before you collect all the benefits in your claim, all you need to do is file a new claim for benefits.

Source: New Jersey Department of Labor

The moral of the story is to remain vigilant in pursuing a position that suits your career path, whether it be a temp job or a full time job.  A job seeker should continue to gain work experience, earn comparable wages, develop a rapport with an employment agency and still be able to re-open and collect unemployment when the temp job ends.