FAQs

What is uPaged?

uPaged is a technology solution – we call it a healthcare workforce marketplace.
Think Amazon but where full vetted, compliant and employment-ready healthcare workers and healthcare organisations connect so that shifts, short-term contracts and permanent healthcare employment opportunities can be filled in almost instantly.

uPaged solves, time, cost, quality and supply issues for healthcare workers and healthcare organisations. It eliminates employment biases and puts control and choice back in the hands of clinicians (not recruiters).

uPaged’s goal is to ensure that healthcare workers can connect to meaningful and attractive employment opportunities perfectly suited to their needs.

Is uPaged a nursing agency or a healthcare recruitment agency?

No – it’s neither. uPaged isn’t a nursing agency or a recruitment agency.

uPaged is a workforce technology solution – for hospitals, it’s a workforce management ecosystem; for healthcare workers, it’s a marketplace, and for nursing and medical recruitment agencies it’s both a marketplace and a platform for showcasing great job opportunities to healthcare talent.

However you use uPaged, it empowers clinicians to take control of their staffing needs, and it empowers healthcare workers to take back control of their careers.

How many nurses are available on uPaged?

As of October 2022, 4415 AHPRA-registered Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses are available through uPaged, and nurses are onboarding daily as our network expands. 

However, we don’t divulge the numbers of nurses using the platform via speciality, location or nurse type because these numbers are arbitrary and should never be used to make a decision about whether you use our service or not.

uPaged is not the employer of nurses therefore cannot assign a nurse to a specific shift – rather, nurses set their availability and choose when and where they wish to work. Furthermore, on-demand nurses often work through multiple providers, and this non-exclusivity may limit their availability. For example, we may have 250 paediatric ICU nurses in Brisbane, but if 95% choose to only work in a specific hospital, on specific shifts and at a specific rate of pay, and they don’t meet your requirement for years of experience or additional skill sets that your patients need, the number of nurses we have is irrelevant.

Furthermore, as an increasing number of nurses are choosing more flexible work opportunities to meet their lifestyles, and we’re seeing more workforce mobility, so if a nurse sees several weeks of shifts on the platform, irrespective of where they live, they may choose to temporarily relocate from outside their home base to pick up shifts that are more interesting and meaningful to them.

The easiest way to find out how many nurses are available to fill your shifts is to post them on uPaged, where you can choose the nurses that best suit your needs at that point in time. For shifts with low demand, we have a range of incentives in place to encourage uptake so you can get your shifts filled.

 

What hospitals use uPaged?

uPaged offers shift-by-shift, short-term contracts, and permanent placements. uPaged also supports surge workforce requirements, long-term contracts and rural and remote placements.

uPaged is your end-to-end employment solution and the perfect way to try-before-you-buy for healthcare workers and healthcare organisations.

How do I get shifts put on the app??

uPaged offers shift-by-shift, short-term contracts, and permanent placements. uPaged also supports surge workforce requirements, long-term contracts and rural and remote placements.

uPaged is your end-to-end employment solution and the perfect way to try-before-you-buy for healthcare workers and healthcare organisations.

We have a preferred supplier panel.

When you register on the platform, you are creating a uPaged profile.

Your uPaged profile is yours, free for life, not accessible to anyone except you, and with the relevant job components only ever visible to potential employers if and when you choose to apply for work with them.

One of the bonuses of having a uPaged profile is that it becomes an online version of your resume – a digital passport to work if that’s how you want to look at it.

You’ve got it for life and can store all your nursing certifications, your work history, your mandatory competencies, immunisations, police and working with children checks, COVID clearances, training, referees … everything you need to work as a healthcare professional. All safe and sound for you, whether you are looking for work or not.

We all know how long the document gathering takes every time you apply for nursing jobs – uPaged takes all that pain away.

Soon, you’ll be able to download a printable version of your profile to apply for opportunities anywhere.

Head office handle our staffing. How can I get uPaged?

When you register on the platform, you are creating a uPaged profile.

Your uPaged profile is yours, free for life, not accessible to anyone except you, and with the relevant job components only ever visible to potential employers if and when you choose to apply for work with them.

One of the bonuses of having a uPaged profile is that it becomes an online version of your resume – a digital passport to work if that’s how you want to look at it.

You’ve got it for life and can store all your nursing certifications, your work history, your mandatory competencies, immunisations, police and working with children checks, COVID clearances, training, referees … everything you need to work as a healthcare professional. All safe and sound for you, whether you are looking for work or not.

We all know how long the document gathering takes every time you apply for nursing jobs – uPaged takes all that pain away.

Soon, you’ll be able to download a printable version of your profile to apply for opportunities anywhere.

How much does it cost?

When you register on the platform, you are creating a uPaged profile.

Your uPaged profile is yours, free for life, not accessible to anyone except you, and with the relevant job components only ever visible to potential employers if and when you choose to apply for work with them.

One of the bonuses of having a uPaged profile is that it becomes an online version of your resume – a digital passport to work if that’s how you want to look at it.

You’ve got it for life and can store all your nursing certifications, your work history, your mandatory competencies, immunisations, police and working with children checks, COVID clearances, training, referees … everything you need to work as a healthcare professional. All safe and sound for you, whether you are looking for work or not.

We all know how long the document gathering takes every time you apply for nursing jobs – uPaged takes all that pain away.

Soon, you’ll be able to download a printable version of your profile to apply for opportunities anywhere.

Will I get the same or equivalent type of nurse that I get from my usual nursing agency?

Just about everything. Healthcare organisations on the platform seek all sorts of healthcare workers, from AINs (Assistants in Nursing) to ENs (Enrolled Nurses), RNs (Registered Nurses( and RMs (Registered Midwives).

How long will it take for my shifts to be filled ?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign-up, and once you’ve registered, you’ll get an email asking you to confirm your address.

You’ll then need to sign-in to your profile and:

1) add your contact details

2) add your work experience (or upload your resume, or both)

We’ll then review your profile to ensure you’re job-ready, (please give us 24 hours to do this 🙂) and we will send you an email to invite you to a phone interview.

After your phone interview, you’ll be able to start searching for and applying for shifts that match.

Different jobs have different compliance levels, so the more complete your uPaged profile is, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose from.

What’s with the ratings and testimonials? How do they work?

Just like Uber, uPaged operates a system of ratings, testimonials, and reliability rates – just some of the many unique features of the uPaged platform. Great healthcare workers are proud of the work they they do, and brilliant healthcare organisations enjoy the reputations they earn – uPaged gives both the platform to prove it.

The transparency afforded by ratings, testimonials and reliability rates raise the bar for healthcare talent and healthcare organisations, and helps stamp out the poor behaviour that has historically plagued some corners of the sector.

At the end of each shift, healthcare facilities are rated, and healthcare workers rate the ward / facility. For healthcare facilities, ratings help other healthcare workers decide if they want to work at that facility. This helps healthcare organisations with their recruitment efforts and with attracting the right talent. Similarly, highly rated healthcare workers with fantastic testimonials given to them by their shift supervisors, move from on-demand to in-demand.

Is it easy to use? How long does it take to get set up?

It’s so easy that it doesn’t need an in-service (and that can only be a good thing on a busy ward).

Healthcare facilities can be up and running in a matter of hours.

And for healthcare workers, if you have all your documentation at hand, you can register today, and be working tomorrow.

For first-timers, you can register on the app, however we recommend completing your prolife using a desktop as you’ll need to upload evidence of your experience.

If you need a hand with registering, we’re happy to help.

How do I get started?

It’s super easy.

Healthcare workers can register here in less than 2 minutes.

Healthcare organisations can book in here.

How do I get started?

It’s super easy.

Healthcare workers can register here in less than 2 minutes.

Healthcare organisations can book in here.

Joining is easy

Simply create an account, build your profile, and match with your perfect nurse / shift / hospital.
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