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AMN Healthcare Launches Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 AMN Healthcare announced today that itis launching a healthcare staffing industry first with its offering of"Recruitment Process Outsourcing" (RPO).

"Recruitment process outsourcing firms act as an organization's internalrecruitment arm for sourcing of some or all of the organization's permanentpositions," explained Ralph Henderson, AMN Healthcare's President of NurseStaffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. "A properly managed RPO shouldimprove an organization's time to hire, increase the quality of the candidatepool, and reduce cost."

Why RPO?

Healthcare organizations face existing and growing shortages of clinicalstaff needed to ensure quality patient care. Today, the nation is short about120,000 nurses, and by 2020 nurse and physician shortages are expected to growto 285,000 and 200,000, respectively. Because these positions generaterevenues for the hospitals and impact quality of care, the shortages havecreated competition among hospitals for the best talent.

"Although the challenges facing healthcare organizations are multifaceted,inadequate recruitment and talent shortages are arguably some of the mostserious and far-reaching," Henderson said. "Our experience in hiring tens ofthousands of clinical professionals each year will provide a great platformfor this new service offering," he added.

Providers of RPO services manage the entire recruitment, screening andselection process from job requisition through on-boarding of the new hire.AMN Healthcare RPO will provide recruitment staff, applicant tracking,technology, reporting and a proven sourcing process that will identify thebest candidates for its clients. Through a working partnership, the RPO firmrepresents the client facility during the entire process.

AMN's RPO has variable offerings ranging from short term recruitingprojects, such as staffing in support of facility expansion, to full servicerecruitment outsourcing. AMN Healthcare plans to focus on clinical positionsand will work with partners to support non-clinical hospital recruitment. Foradditional information about the program call 866.660.2373 or emailRPO@amnhealthcare.com.

About AMN

AMN Healthcare is the largest healthcare staffing company in the UnitedStates and the leading nationwide provider in all four of its business lines:travel nurse staffing, locum tenens staffing (temporary physician staffing),physician permanent placement services and allied staffing. AMN Healthcarerecruits healthcare professionals both nationally and internationally andplaces them on variable lengths of assignments and in permanent positions atacute-care hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare settingsthroughout the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.amnhealthcare.com.

SOURCE AMN Healthcare
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