If my facility is unionized or undergoing a union campaign, when should I contact U.S. Nursing regarding the services they offer?
Ideally, you should contact USN before the union contract expiration date is near. An initial conversation with our team will provide comprehensive insights into the services we offer and how we can support your facility during labor discussions.
Why should I partner with USN?
Since 1989, USN has staffed or helped to avert the majority of all healthcare labor disputes nationwide. Our extensive experience and systematic, proven approach allow us to provide assistance with strike plan preparation and implementation. Our extensive list of client references are available to speak to you regarding the quality and professionalism we have provided.
Does USN provide temporary replacement staff for specialties other than nurses?
Yes, we also provide staffing for LPNs/LVNs, CNAs and techs. One of our larger engagements involved simultaneously staffing 43 nursing homes in Connecticut. Our replacement staff included over 1,700 RNs, LPNs and CNAs, over a period of three months.
What size facilities has USN worked with in the past?
USN's expertise spans across healthcare facilities of diverse scales. From coordinating a multi-site job action involving five hospitals in a major metropolitan area, requiring nearly a thousand nurses, to efficiently staffing a remote, single facility needing fewer than 50 nurses, our experience is as varied as it is extensive. No matter the size or location of your facility, rest assured USN has the resources and the know-how to meet your unique staffing needs.
Does USN only work in certain areas of the country?
While our expertise spans across the United States, a majority of job actions have taken place in states with prevalent union activities, like California, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. However, our readiness to serve knows no geographical boundaries. Regardless of your location, we stand poised and prepared to engage with you, offering our wealth of experience to navigate your labor negotiations effectively.
What other services does USN offer besides temporary replacement staff?
We are a turnkey solution with services for pre-strike planning, temporary replacement staffing and post-strike integration. We take care of everything allowing you to focus on reaching a mutual resolution with your unionized staff.
How is U.S. Nursing able to staff a strike with so many replacement workers on such short notice?
U.S. Nursing’s management team works with you to fully understand your patient care needs and ensure that in the event of a work stoppage, your facility is capable of providing its full range of services to the community. We use a state-of-the-art, computerized order fulfillment system, allowing us to instantly match open positions with qualified personnel. We possess an extensive database of healthcare professionals, many of whom have worked job actions for years and keep their files complete and up-to-date. Upon receiving a 10-day notice, these professionals are ready and willing to travel to an assignment.