Clinical workers like nurses and doctors are in constant demand, and filling these positions takes months. That delay can cause big problems for hospitals and other care centers.
Seattle-based startup, Pivot Health, is looking to help the healthcare industry solve those problems with a web-based hiring and job matching service.
Pivot Co-Founder and CEO Simon Frey told GeekWire that he hopes the company can bring disruption to a highly traditional industry.
“Healthcare is the fastest-growing labor market in the U.S. and also the most inefficient,” Frey said. “On average, it takes about four months for a clinician to change jobs or for a hospital to hire talent, and every additional day that stems from that inefficient process contributes to higher admin costs, lower reimbursements for the hospital and, most importantly, it contributes to worse patient and medical outcomes.”
The company is looking to innovate the process by building technology that speeds things up for job seeker and employer alike. Pivot has built a database of registered clinical workers in Washington state that job seekers can pull their on data from, making the process of filling out digital application forms much simpler, Frey said.
The platform then uses a machine learning algorithm to match job seekers with employers they would likely want to work for. The platform also offers career coaching and resume advice for job seekers.
Frey also said it can help hospitals meet other goals, like increasing the number of nurse practitioners on staff or diversifying the staff they hire. The company charges employers a placement fee per hire, and the platform is free to use for job seekers.