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Looking for a job in healthcare or seeking talent to recruit for your firm? Going through a healthcare staffing agency can help you land a position or find the quality workers you're seeking.

What is a healthcare staffing agency?

What is staffing network or a healthcare staffing agency? A healthcare staffing agency is an organization that finds and recruits candidates for job openings within the healthcare industry.

What is a nurse staffing agency, then? A nursing agency may do this same staffing work specifically for nursing jobs.

How does a staffing agency work?

Companies pay staffing agencies to find employees for them. Job seekers can, therefore, turn to staffing agencies to find specific job roles for them or, often, agencies will reach out to potential candidates via email through online portfolios or LinkedIn and other platforms to recommend job openings. Job seekers do not pay staffing agencies; rather, most agencies get paid by the company if they actually place a recruiter job seeker with the company and some companies just pay agencies to do the hunting work for them, even if the recruits don't get placed.

Here are 15 top healthcare staffing agencies out there to help you find a job in healthcare or to help you recruit talent for your firm.

1. AMN Healthcare

AMN Healthcare offers workforce solutions including executable a Managed Services Program (MSP), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and consulting services that help healthcare facilities to successfully "reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes."

2. CHG Healthcare Services

In 1979 CHG Healthcare Services invented the locum tenens staffing model. Since, the staffing agency has been offering physician, nurse and allied health staffing for temporary and permanent positions across the country, as well as internationally from New Zealand and Australia to Guam.

3. Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare provides market-leading workforce solutions and healthcare staffing services with more than 30 years of expertise and insight. The company will recruit and place highly qualified healthcare professionals across almost all specialties and areas of expertise.

4. Jackson Healthcare

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Jackson Healthcare is among the largest staffing agencies in the country, impacting more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities every year.

5. Aya Healthcare

Travel nurses have ranked Aya Healthcare the no. 1 travel nurse staffing agencies in the country, according to independent research. Aya Healthcare was also named to the Staffing Industry Analysts 2018 lists of the Largest Staffing Firms and the Largest Travel Nurse Staffing Firms in the U.S. For travel nurses, Aya Healthcare delivers top-quality service while providing access to a wide base of assignments in the United States. For healthcare institutions, Aya Healthcare delivers a suite of software and services to streamline the procurement and labor management processes. 

6. All Medical Personnel

All Medical Personnel is an industry leader in healthcare staffing, thanks to almost three decades of experience recruiting talent and placing medical professions in all types of healthcare organizations. Popular positions All Medical Personnel staffs include Advanced Practice, Anesthesiologist, Customer Service Rep, Certified Nursing Assistant, Clinical Care/UR, Coder, Executive Management, Nurse Practitioner, Occupation Therapist, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapist, Physicians and more.

7. All Star Recruiting

All Star Recruiting got its start in 2003 in Deefield Beach, Florida and has since become one of the fastest-growing healthcare staffing agencies in the country. The agency places qualified physicians and advanced practitioners on locum tenens temporary) assignments and in permanent positions at hospitals, health systems, medical practices, clinics and other healthcare facilities all over the United States.

8. American Health Staffing Group

American Health Staffing Group (AHS) serves healthcare providers by connecting skilled talent with employment opportunities. It prides itself on its passion, loyalty and integrity that benefit its clients, their employees and the community alike.

9. Atlas MedStaff

At Atlas MedStaff, travel nurses are spoiled for choice of opportunities. According to Atlas, the agency's beliefs are "deeply rooted in everything [it does] — honesty, determination, integrity and pride aren’t just buzz words [it uses] because they look good posted on a wall," rather, "they are the values [Atlas MedStaff lives] by and are evident in the work [it] do every day."

10. Gifted Healthcare

Gifted Healthcare offers healthcare institutions creative solutions to find nursing talent. It ensures that nurses needs and desires are met to make sure that they are not only perfect fits for healthcare openings, but also that they are motivated professionals.

11. The Execu|Search Group

The Execu|Search Group specializes in recruiting for more than just healthcare, but it's still a top healthcare staffing agency. You can also use this agency for jobs or talent in the Accounting & Finance, Creative & Digital, Engineering, Financial Services, Human Resources, Legal Services, Nonprofit, Office Support, Pharma and Technology industries.

12. Triage Staffing

Triage is a top healthcare staffing agency that believes "sweet jobs don’t need sugarcoating." According to the site: "Since even the best positions aren’t 100% flawless, we’re perfectly honest about what isn’t perfect. Management consultants call it 'setting expectations.' We call it giving a damn. For you, it means that even if you can’t have everything (you can’t), you can still find an awesome gig."

13. Favorite Healthcare Staffing

Favorite Healthcare Staffing is an industry leader in workforce solutions, offering a full range of per diem, allied health, contract and travel assignments, as well as permanent placement opportunities.

14. Horizon Healthcare Staffing

Horizon Healthcare Staffing has been offering services in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan area since 1992. It provides rehabilitation, nursing and allied health personnel in the region, helping staff on a permanent or temporary basis.

15. Medical Staffing Network

Medical Staffing Network (MSN) boasts over 50 branch offices. It's even a Best of Staffing® Talent award winner and touted among the best providers of per diem staffing services in the United States. MSN offers healthcare job options, including per diem shifts, local contracts, temporary or permanent jobs and flexible options.

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.

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