Albany Med Health System Staffing Alliance Aims to Fill Temporary Staffing Gaps

A new staffing agency will provide contract nursing staff to the hospitals and facilities of the Albany Med Health System, including Albany Medical Center Hospital, Saratoga Hospital, Columbia Memorial Health, Glens Falls Hospital, and the VNA of Albany. The Albany Med Health System (AMHS) Staffing Alliance was formed in April of 2021 as an affiliate of the VNA of Albany and became fully operational in October of 2021. Its mission is to provide a strategic source of contract nurses exclusively for the Albany Med Health System’s facilities to fill temporary staffing gaps, and to provide flexible, temporary work schedules that meet individual and System needs.

“The AMHS Staffing Alliance is an appealing option for nurses who are interested in an Albany Med Health System hospital or facility but due to their current situations, prefer temporary nursing assignments instead of a permanent position,” noted Susan Larman, RN, CEO of VNA of Albany. “Interested candidates can work with a dedicated team to help find flexible work schedules with their choice of these four highly reputable hospitals that make up the Albany Med Health System. It is a mutually beneficial opportunity for the candidates and the System facilities.”

The AMHS Staffing Alliance differs from private staffing agencies in that it is not focused on supporting multiple customers in several markets.

“As part of the Albany Med Health System, the Staffing Alliance is able to develop close working relationships with each of our System hospitals and is more closely aligned to our mission,” said Dennis P. McKenna, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Albany Med Health System. “This strong understanding of our needs as a System helps to facilitate a smoother onboarding process for nursing assignments while enabling each hospital to fulfill its staffing needs.”

The AMHS Staffing Alliance is recruiting registered nurses locally, regionally, and nationally for assignments within our System hospitals. For the local candidate seeking a short-term assignment, it is a unique opportunity to remain in their community and choose the hospital that best meets their needs without having to travel outside the area.

A virtual hiring event for registered nurses will take place Thursday, May 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. To register, or for more information about nursing opportunities in the Capital Region, visit the alliance.