With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic came a slew of challenges for healthcare systems – including the need to expand their Telehealth staff. A bulk of hospitals and facilities implemented telemedicine procedures as a way to maintain continuity of care with patients without the need for an in-person meeting. 

Not only is this ideal for weathering challenges brought on by the pandemic, but it can effectively reduce overhead costs and expand a provider’s market coverage due to the added service offering.

Plus it addresses the growing concern of physician burnout by ensuring care is divided up appropriately among staff.

Why You Should Grow Your Telehealth Staff

Despite telemedicine’s long history, its presence has grown exponentially in the wake of the current pandemic. Telemedicine opens the doorway for patients to receive urgent, quality care almost immediately when a medical issue arises. This time-saving ability to connect with a professional within minutes can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment for some patients, which should reduce expenses and strengthen positive outcomes.

From a cost and time-saving standpoint, telemedicine provides a myriad of benefits – such as decreasing expenses incurred by staff absences, conserving facility resources, and elevating patient engagement and active participation in their own care plan. 

In a time plagued by staffing shortages and physician burnout, telehealth serves as an immensely viable solution for healthcare systems. Staffing agencies such as Polaris Placement help facilities implement strategic solutions through a pipeline of highly qualified healthcare workers. 

Benefits of Polaris Placement’s Telehealth Staffing Services 

Losing staff is costly – for both recruitment and retention, as well as when patients transition out of your organization to follow their physician. 

Polaris Placement’s team of experts can help bridge staffing gaps that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 and the resulting increase in provider burnout. 

Turning to a skillful consultant like Polaris can increase your telehealth staff, fill coverage gaps, and also optimize the patient experience – a crucial factor in increasing facility revenue and retention rates. 

By creating a powerful team of telehealth professionals, you should see a significant reduction in staff turnover, an increase in patient satisfaction, and a healthy bottom line. 

How the Polaris Placement Process Works

Here’s a peek inside the process Polaris Placement utilizes to put you on the path to success:

  • Polaris first develops a comprehensive profile of the job opening and your organization. This means profiling the vacant position to know exactly what you’re looking for in a candidate.
  • We then implement a smart candidate targeting plan. We deploy an appropriate marketing strategy to collaborate with your team and ensure satisfaction. 
  • The next step is to interview and screen candidates to only present someone who is qualified for the vacant position. 
  • Finally, our team follows through with any vital details in order to ensure that the hire goes smoothly. 

Contact Polaris now to recruit the best telehealth staff in the business.