Current CEO: Kevin Clark
Onward Healthcare is a premier staffing company that links various medical facilities with qualified and professional caregivers. Clients include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinic, schools, government facilities, and long-term care facilities. It maintains one of the largest healthcare worker databases in the nation.
Headquartered in Connecticut, it has satellite offices in New Mexico, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and California. Employees are licensed professionals hand selected to represent the best that the industry has to offer. The detailed screening process identifies target skill sets, rates experience levels, and investigates interviewee background information. Applicants are then matched with complimentary positions in various locations.
Co-founded in 2002 by Kevin Clark and the US based equity firm of Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe, the organization also owns and operates nursejobs.com. Onward healthcare careers are in the field of nursing and therapy. Radiology technicians, speech therapists, surgical technologists, respiratory therapist, and registered nurses are some of the professions represented. Many of these are jobs requiring the employee to travel to other domestic locations.
Corporate positions are also available. The company is frequently looking for competent agents to serve as recruiters, help desk associates, and client service managers. Dedication and attention to detail are critical skills. Applications are available online at the corporate website. Working at Onward is generally considered a rewarding experience by staff members.
The Onward Healthcare culture is one of solid ethical standards and friendly management. Flexible assignments offer a good work/life balance, along with a fun environment. Local jobs are available for those who do not want to travel. While the growth opportunity is somewhat limited, the company has a reputation for providing above average compensation and benefit plans.
Salaries are based on the individual profession that the employee is engaged in. Staff is paid on a weekly basis and paychecks can be delivered via direct deposit. The Onward Healthcare benefits include comprehensive health insurance plans and tax-free travelling allowances. Per Diem expenses are reimbursed through the payroll process.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance is provided, as well as compensation for professional liability policies. The company also has a stellar bonus program, offering cash incentives at sign on and upon the successful completion of an assignment. Contract employment lasting longer than thirteen weeks is rewarded along with longevity inside the corporation. Other options include a 401k retirement program, continuing education assistance, and licensing reimbursement.