Does anyone have any insight or thoughts on Nurse recruiting primarily for hospice nurse recruiting. Is it a good field to go in considering the nurse shortage there is still and is it lucrative. Any feedback would be appreciated.
I think that hospice nurse recruiting can still be lucrative but I would recommend also branching out to similar industries that incorporate the same skill set in their nurses to ensure you can make a living (assuming that you are doing this as 3rd party recruiter)- ie Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Home Health Nurses.
I recruit for the Senior Care/ Assisted Living industries and Nurse searches are one of the top requests. I have been successful in this area but, like I said, I wouldn't limit myself to one industry if you are just focusing on nurse recruitment.
Good luck to you!
I have been working with nurse recruiters in the San Francisco Bay area for the past 4+ years after working in technology and marketing.
Recruiting nurses is a little different than other disciplines. Especially in the home health and hospice field. These nurses are typically more experienced. They are travelling most of the time to visit clients meaning they spend very little time on the internet at work. Reaching them using job boards is pretty difficult, as is finding qualified resumes in their databases.
Do you have any sort of a background in healthcare?
I would be happy to share my experiences and whatever insight that I can offer.