As a Placement Officer you will help develop and manage a bank of nurses and place them with clients into agency roles. By maintaining regular contact with all registered nurses, you will build lasting relationships and keep them informed of new opportunities.
Our Nursing Division
Medacs is a leading nursing agency, providing support to fill thousands of temporary and permanent nursing jobs every day. We are a key provider of general and specialist qualified nurses, theatre staff and healthcare assistants, supplying the NHS, the private sector and also prisons.
With over 20 years of experience, our nursing teams have enviable reputations of supporting nurses throughout their careers from their first work placements to gaining overseas experience. Our nursing teams get to know our candidates and find roles that suit their needs, and also source nurses for Additional Capacity Projects - supporting clients to cost-effectively flex their nursing staff levels to meet surges in demand.
Typical roles within this division
There’s a wide range of job opportunities within our Nursing division that include:
As a Recruitment Consultant you will effectively manage and develop a bank of locum nurses and place them with clients, taking on a 360 approach which will include sourcing candidates, end-to-end recruitment processing and cross-selling to increase client bookings.
As an Extended Hours Consultant you will provide a professional and efficient service to clients and candidates whilst achieving high vacancy fill rates for nursing jobs during nights and over weekends.
As a Compliance Officer you will ensure that all nurses have the appropriate clearances and meet Medacs compliance requirements, whilst ensuring all branches are fully compliant at all times.
As a Team Leader you will be responsible for providing support and advice to the rest of your team, focusing on coaching and encouraging your team to achieve their full potential and develop new skills.
As a Managed Services Consultant you will manage the supply of candidates as part of Managed Services contracts, coordinating shift requirements and monitoring required vacancy fill rates.
As a Registrations Officer, you will be responsible for introducing Medacs to candidates wishing to register with us. As the first point of contact, you will sell the benefits and services provided by Medacs and encourage candidates to complete registration steps.
As a Business Development Manager you will be responsible for assisting in delivering operational plans, ensuring Medacs Global Group (MGG) is an efficient and profitable business in line with the MGG strategy.
As a Relocation Executive you will be responsible for ensuring all international nursing candidate queries are dealt with from the moment an offer has been accepted until the nurses have fully settled into the UK.
As an International Account Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that business objectives are met by successfully getting the right international candidates into the right jobs, and building long-term relationships with UK clients.
If you have a clinical nursing background with the relevant governing registrations e.g. as a Registered General Nurse, a Mental Health Nurse or Paramedic, you can join our nursing team as a Clinical Assessor to carry out public health assessments as per client requirements.
Working in our nursing division
Our nursing division is the most fast-paced out of all our divisions. We often refer to nursing recruitment as “fastest finger first” where our teams are expected to fill thousands of locum nursing jobs every day, and our international nursing teams deploying over 1,200 permanent nurses into the NHS and private sectors each year.
How we work
Due to the high expectations from our nursing teams, our staff have the flexibility to work days and hours that suit them. For example, some of our staff occasionally prefer to work on a Saturday instead of a Friday if candidates are easier to reach over the weekend, or start their work days really early and finish earlier. We have full-time opportunities available in the team, and also part-time opportunities within our Out of Hours team that are available to support our nursing clients and candidates between 6pm and 7am. We’re also flexible in the ways that we work, with some of our staff choosing to work from home, and others preferring to work from our offices.
If you join our international nursing team, you will work with our partner agents in countries such as India, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Africa to help source nurses for our clients – conducting around 200-300 virtual candidate interviews each month.
Developing your skills
When you join the nursing division, we’ll provide you with six months’ training to give you enough time to build confidence, learn how our systems work and to understand our processes, so that you’re prepared to deliver an exceptional service to our clients and candidates.
To thrive in this division, you would need certain soft skills that include great communication skills, negotiation skills, the ability to be proactive in your approach, creative thinking and good relationship-building skills.
Career advancement opportunities
At Medacs we’ve created robust career pathways that are designed to give you greater control over your development and provide you flexibility in your chosen career journey. There are a number of different roles across Medacs, and we’ll support you to progress your career from one level to the next.
In the Nursing division, there are two main career pathways that our staff can follow:
- Recruitment Consultants (earning between £20,000 - £25,000 with an additional commission on job placements) can work their way up to being a Business Development Manager (earning between £45,000 - £55,000) by moving through a Recruitment pathway from Recruitment Consultant to Senior Recruitment Consultant, to Principal Recruitment Consultant, to Team Leader, to Business Development Manager.
- Managed Services Consultants (earning between £18,000 - £20,000) can work their way up to Compliance Managers (earning between £45,000 - £55,000) by moving through a Compliance pathway from Managed Services Consultant to Registrations Officer, to Senior Registrations Officer, to Compliance Manager.