Agency owners getting rich off the backs of nurses? - page 3

Doesnt it just make you sick?????? This entire article is all about how lucrative travel agencies are...... for the OWNERS of the travel agencies! And about what great timing the owners had to... Read More

  1. by   chattypattyCRNA2B
    Capitalism, you gotta love it......NOT!:angryfire
  2. by   suzanne4
    Any company is set up to make money. Period. Anyone that employs staff has to pay the staff as well as the insurance and all other fees associated with this company. Doesn't matter what business that you are in.............
    the compnay needs to make money or should be making money.

    Same with any field, not just nursing.................people invest money in something because they want to make money from it. Same for any of you that wish to set up your own agency, you will be billing the facility a certian rate, hopefully based on what your expenses are as well as what you want to be paid........if you hire others to work for you, you will be making money from what they make................and the cycle begins again..............
  3. by   eddy
    Quote from suzanne4
    Any company is set up to make money. Period. Anyone that employs staff has to pay the staff as well as the insurance and all other fees associated with this company. Doesn't matter what business that you are in.............
    the compnay needs to make money or should be making money.

    Same with any field, not just nursing.................people invest money in something because they want to make money from it. Same for any of you that wish to set up your own agency, you will be billing the facility a certian rate, hopefully based on what your expenses are as well as what you want to be paid........if you hire others to work for you, you will be making money from what they make................and the cycle begins again..............
    Well put Suzanne.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    So...has anyone here been successful in contracting themselves individually in the community, without going through an agency??

    I knew a nurse once who did this himself but he wasn't able to get into the hospitals this way, only LTC. I suspect that doing business this way also sets one up to be an outsider and thus incur a greater liability. Facilities are suspicious and scapegoating enough to agency....would an IC get even worse treatment??

    I sure like the idea of being an IC though...although I can imagine it takes up more time and energy to be having to make contacts and recruit for ones self.
  5. by   Juanay
    Quote from kbarron2004
    I have been considering contracting myself out in my area but I'm not sure how to do this. Can you help me? Do you have a sample of a contract that I could see? How do you approach hospitals with this issue?

    I would really, really appreciate any advice you could give me.
    Please send email if you wouldn't mind letting me see a sample of a contract that is effective.

    Go to Delphi Forums at this addy

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/ICNurse/start

    Lots of great info on IC.
    Hope this helps
    Juanay
  6. by   rjflyn
    Here is a surprise the agency I work for sent me a stock certificate the other day. Apparently I get one share for every shift I work. On top of that I schedule my shifts online. Get paid for referals and not the typical one time bonus at the end of their first assignment but for each and every hour the ever work. I am told the fee for the hospital is typically lower than most agencies as well.

    Rj
  7. by   saralee777
    Quote from caduca
    Ultimately, the nurse has the responsibility to choose the best agency for themselves and (hopefully) the nursing industry. No agency can be a success without nurses. Essentially, the agency with the most nurses wins in the market. Some good questions to ask when selecting an agency are:

    1) What % profit do you expect for your services?
    2) How are you competitively pricing in the market to ensure availability of work for the nurse?
    3) What hospitals can supply you references to both your quality and partnership?
    4) How long have you been a staffing firm?
    5) What do you bring to the table that warrants a nurse's employment with you?

    Hope this helps. I am currently in the business of decreasing profit margins for staffing agencies. I bill the hospitals less than my competitors. I pay the nurse more than my competitors, and my regulatory compliance and quality are the best. This volume pricing has led to recruitment attempts from competitors, but unfortunately not to embrace the low-margin/high volume concept- instead just to remove me as competition. It has only fueled my mission. NURSES- BE AWARE of your agency. We are all in this together- which brings me to one last question to ask-

    6) Does this agency have a nurse manager and when was the last time he/she touched a patient?

    As for me- I cover 7 states, hundreds of hospitals, and thousands of nurses. Out of touch? Hardly- I pull my third shift this month on Saturday.
    do you cover any psych? looking for a hospital in southern florida for the winter.....just curious. thanks, sara
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    This is why American Mobile is known as the head of the Evil Empire.

    Only nurses who don't know any better work for them and the other companies they own. The rest of us travelers make decent money.

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