Hiring LPNs | Finding Quality LPNs

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Cory Minter: Hi, my name is Cory Minter. I’m president of Trinity Employment Specialists. Trinity is a Tulsa staffing company. We specialize in staffing for the medical field, and one of the key positions that we recruit for regularly is an LPN for mainly our hospitals and our clinics. We always struggle trying to find good, quality LPNs. LPNs are going to be utilized primarily, at least in the Tulsa market they are, they’re utilized in the specialty clinics to be able to offer a little bit more services that they can provide the patient, from a legal stand of point.

They’ll be able to administer medication and certain things that a medical assistant might not be able to do. It’s not really worth it for them to hire an RN to be able to do that. What has happened is that there’s been a little bit of a shortage of LPNs in the Oklahoma area, in general. Because of that, it’s very difficult to find people who have specialty type of experience, and it’s something that Trinity really specializes in doing. It’s not something that’s very easy for us to recruit for, in fact it’s quite difficult, but it’s something that we have had a proven record of being able to do for not only our hospitals, but our major medical clinics Tulsa staffing.

LPNs are in between a medical assistant and an RN. They function very similar to a medical assistant with some flexibility in being able to do some things within the clinic that a medical assistant wouldn’t be able to. That’s why our hospitals are utilizing these positions so often. In our area, there was a drastic change in how many LPNs were going to school. Still, it’s kind of that way where we don’t have a lot of LPNs, we have a lot of RNs. Students are trying to go and get their RN license, rather than trying to get their LPN license, and those that do go get their LPN license, they don’t even stop to work as an LPN. They get their LPN license and go straight into school to get their RN license.

It has become pretty difficult to be able to find good, quality LPNs to staff for some of these positions. There are many LPNs that are available in the home health care type of field but we’re really trying to find someone with clinical type of experience. That’s a big reason why it’s difficult to find LPNs, is because a big number of them are in the home healthcare type of industry, so we are always seeking for this. If you’re an employee and you are looking for a high-quality place to work as an LPN, we would really like for you to consider coming in. At least checking out our website and seeing the different positions that we have available.

We treat our employees quite differently at Trinity. We want to put your interests first, rather than trying to just place you wherever it’s most convenient for us. I know that there are many agencies out in the Tulsa staffing area that are like that, but then there are other really great agencies that treat employees well, the way that Trinity wants to. I’m not trying to create some kind of a battle, but I want you to know what to expect from Trinity. We’re going to treat you well. We’re going to try and find a position that fits perfectly within your areas of want and need.

That’s what it is that we want to do for each one of our candidates. If we can help you out in any way, as an LPN, or a medical assistant, or an RN, please give us a call. We would love to speak with you. Our number is 918-622-2588, or you can visit us online at trinityemployment.com. Thank you.

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