The first American online marketplace for freelance healthcare positions, Nomad Health, has recently announced the expansion of its digital platform to include full-time positions for doctors after achieving $12 million in their Series B funding round that took place in February of 2018. The company hopes to continue to expand its technological capabilities with the new capital as well.
“Today we are thrilled to expand our marketplace to include full-time jobs and propel the effort to solve healthcare staffing shortages using modern technology. This step takes us closer to our long-term goal of being the one-stop platform for all healthcare jobs.”
Full-time jobs follow the flat-fee business model Nomad utilizes for its freelance transactions. Nomad charges a flat $10,000 fee per permanent doctor hire - saving hospitals up to 40-50% less than percentage-based fees charged by agency recruiters. This adds up to tens of thousands of dollars, especially for specialties with highly competitive salaries.
Clinica Colorado, a primary care clinic providing care to underserved populations in Colorado, has been a part of Nomad Health’s beta in 2018 to hire full-time doctors. In just a few months, Jill Schneider, Executive Director at Clinica has already found great success with Nomad.
"Nomad has changed how I hire. As an Executive Director, I don't have much time to spend recruiting and we've found other hiring methods to be too cumbersome. On Nomad, it is incredibly simple to post jobs and the technology is efficient and easy to use. It was exactly what I needed to simplify our hiring process,” said Jill Schneider.
Beyond search, Nomad Health provides users with the ability to message directly between candidates and employers, a team of Nomad Navigators to help candidates and employers with their search, and contract processing through the site. The company’s aim is to reduce as much friction as possible, so clinicians can spend less time in the recruiting process and more time doing the work they do best.
The Family Medicine physician who was placed at Clinica Colorado, Dr. Joshua Emdur, also found their digital experience on Nomad to be superior to paperwork and middlemen agency recruiters.
"Nomad allows physicians to search for openings and apply without having to constantly fill out new applications. Their new model of using tech to streamline the application process to improve the physician experience for finding jobs made a huge difference for me,” said Dr. Emdur.
Smart and effective staffing solutions are increasingly important in the face of a nationwide clinician shortage. By 2030, the physician shortage in the United States will have risen to 121,300, and as early as 2022, the nursing shortage will have soared to 1.2 million. Unfilled clinical positions can lead to delays in care for patients, or worse, can keep them from getting care at all. Nomad Health empowers clinicians and employers to connect directly online, bypassing recruiter and agency fees. This reduces the cost and increases the efficiency of filling critical clinical jobs.
“We built Nomad to make a transformative impact on clinical shortages nationwide, and we are already seeing success with our clients,” said Nomad Health's CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Nazem. “Today we are thrilled to expand our marketplace to include full-time jobs and propel the effort to solve healthcare staffing shortages using modern technology. This step takes us closer to our long-term goal of being the one-stop platform for all healthcare jobs.”
SOURCE Nomad Health
Edited by K. Fanning
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