5 Ways Cascade Health Services Client Portal Is Changing Healthcare Staffing.

Jun 26, 2024

We all know the struggle. You need to fill open shifts to match the minimum staffing standards, but wading through a sea of emails replying to staffing agencies can be time-consuming and increase stress in your already stressful environment. Phone calls, endless email chains, and constant worry that you’re missing the best candidate – it’s enough to make your head spin.

But what if there was a better way to communicate with your agency partners? Introducing the Cascade Health Services Client Portal – Your streamlined agency scheduling tool. Think of it like an MSP without any hidden terms in the contract.

Here’s Why Cascade’s Client Portal is The Tool You’ve Been Looking For

  1. Broadcast your needs with a click: Forget playing phone tag with ten different agencies. Our portal allows schedulers to post open shifts, and instantly reach all your agency partners. No more wasting time making countless calls and sifting through chain emails. 
  2. Focus on top performers: Our system isn’t just about efficiency, it’s about making sure you have the perfect fit for every open shift. With our preferred worker function, you can select workers who go above and beyond, and we will automatically prioritize using them to fill your needs. This helps you keep the same individuals coming back to your facility, and ensure your patients get the best possible care.
  3. Say goodbye to MSP roadblocks: Unfortunately, we’ve heard repeatedly that MSPs slow down communication, and limit the agencies you’re allowed to work with. We built our portal with this in mind. You have complete control over your staffing needs. We aren’t going to keep you from working with other agencies. Because at the end of the day, your patient care should be at the top of everyone’s priority list. 
  4. Reporting should be easy: Technology can do a lot of things faster than a human can. Our portal will export a PBJ report in just a few clicks.
  5. Focus on what actually matters: Healthcare communities that utilize Cascade’s Client Portal have felt a difference in the amount of time they are saving by using our portal. Stop chasing down agencies and make them do the work for you. With our portal the fastest agency wins, and you get to focus on what matters. Providing the best care you can.

“My experience with the portal it has been a very efficient tool for our facility.  Some days there are multiple people working diligently to fill staffing needs and having this one central portal makes it run much smoother than just grouped emails.”

Michelle S, COO
Review from COO of Cascade Health Services Client Portal

Why Partner with Staffing Agencies?

Let’s face it, healthcare is forever changing, and maintaining safe nurse-to-patient ratios is hard for a lot of facilities. Especially those in more rural areas. Here is a quick breakdown of why PRN staffing agencies are a valuable resource for healthcare communities:

Here’s why staffing agencies are a valuable asset in today’s healthcare landscape:

  1. Access to a Wider Talent Pool: Agencies have a network of pre-vetted healthcare professionals, so you’re not limited to who applies directly. This means you have a better chance of finding the exact skill set you need.
  2. Reduced Time-to-Fill: Filling open positions quickly is crucial. Agencies specialize in finding qualified candidates fast, minimizing disruptions to your patient care.
  3. Expertise in Your Field: Many staffing agencies focus on specific healthcare sectors. They understand the unique needs of your facility and can match you with candidates who have the right experience.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness: While there are fees associated with using agencies, they can often offset the hidden costs of recruiting and onboarding new staff. Think about the time and resources you’ll save!

The W2 Advantage: Peace of Mind for Your Facility

There are two main types of staffing agencies; W-2 and 1099. Cascade Health Services is proud to be a W2 agency because even though it costs more on our end hiring and helping employees maintain credentials. It’s the right thing to do. Misclassification lawsuits have started ever since the Department of Labor issued the final rule. 

  1. W-2 Agencies focus on compliance: W-2 agencies handle all payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, and workers compensation. This takes the burden of compliance from healthcare communities and protects you from misclassification lawsuits. 
  2. Employee benefits attract top talent:  W-2 agencies offer staff access to benefits like health insurance, paid time off, and retirement plans. This helps attract the best healthcare professionals who are more likely to be reliable, experienced and committed to doing their job.
  3. Reduced risk and increased stability: W-2 employees are more accountable to the agency. Since they are W-2, they can be managed. With a 1099 agency, all you can do is DNR them, and they move on to their next shift at another facility.

Ready to experience the Cascade difference? Contact us today and let’s discuss how our Client Portal can revolutionize your approach to staffing. We’ll show you how to find the perfect fit for every shift, all while saving you valuable time and resources.

What we do

Allied Healthcare & Nurse Staffing Services

Founded in 1988, Cascade Health Services is a leading healthcare and nurse staffing agency in the United States. More than 2,500 nurses, nurse aides and allied health professionals work with Cascade across the nation. We are hiring RN, LPN, LVN, CNA, CMA, CMT and other healthcare professionals for immediate Travel, Contract and PRN jobs in Nursing Homes, Long Term Care Centers, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation Centers and Hospitals.