Sometimes it is easier to go through the Nurse Managers or Directors, than through the Nurse Recruiters. My first Nursing job was at a hospital in which the Personnel peeps did precious little to screen and hire nurses. They put a stack of applications at the main receptionist's desk and would not see anybody in person until they chose to do so. There were ads in the local and nearby newspapers which indicated they need nurses, and they would tell numerous prospective candidates that they were not hiring
. I swear, when "Personnel" became "Human resources", all effectiveness and efficiency were gone. I came into Nursing from a business background, and no business with whom I was involved EVER treated prospective candidates this way.
My solution was (and still is) to talk directly with several of the hospital's Nurse Managers, one of whom passed me along to the one who actually interviewed and hired me. After the interview, she and I went to the Director of Nursing and she handed my paperwork to the DON, saying, "this is Jerry Falletta, were are hiring him and need him to be oriented and working as soon as possible." She was one of the best Nurse Managers I have ever worked with. The paperwork was sent through on a fast track and I was working there within two weeks.
My current hospital has an excellent Nurse Recruiter, a very energetic and professional lady who takes her job very seriously. The facility interviews the prospective employee, then uses the Talent Plus system to screen from there. Everybody in the office is extremely professional, positive, and supportive - now THIS is the way a smart business operates
, although many hospitals have missed the mark on this point.
If nothing is available in your immediate area, then moving out a bit farther may be the next logical step. Either way, the phrase occasionally expressed by (Dr.) Michael Savage.... "Illegitimi non Carborundum
" may well apply here.
I wish you well in your search; let us know how it goes.