Government jobs are a great option for nurses and provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. However, finding these jobs can sometimes be challenging because government agencies often have strict hiring requirements, and the application process can be lengthy and complex. That’s where a staffing agency, like Maxim Staffing, can step in to help.

Types of Government Nursing Jobs

Before we explain the benefits of using a staffing company to help nurses find government opportunities, we should examine some of the common types of government contracting roles that nurses can work in.

  • Clinical nurses: Clinical nurses work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings to provide direct patient care. They may work in a variety of specialties, such as critical care, emergency medicine, or pediatrics.
  • Public health nurses: Public health nurses work to promote health and prevent disease in communities. They may work in schools, correctional facilities, or community health centers. They may also work on projects to improve access to healthcare or to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners: Government psychiatric nurse practitioners play a crucial role in providing mental health care services. Their responsibilities can vary based on the specific setting and level of government they work for, but generally, they are trained and licensed advanced practice nurses with specialized skills in psychiatric and mental health care.
  • Certified nursing assistants (CNA): Certified nursing assistants in the government setting help provide direct patient care and assist healthcare teams. CNAs are essential in ensuring the well-being and comfort of patients under their care.
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA): Certified registered nurse anesthetists in the government sector provide anesthesia and pain management to patients before, during, and after surgery and other medical procedures.
  • Licensed practical nurses: Government LPNs work under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) to provide basic patient care. They take vital signs, administer medications, change dressings, and assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming. They also monitor patients’ health and report any changes to RNs.

These nurses can work in a variety of state, local, and federal government settings including hospitals, clinics, correctional facilities, military departments, schools, and government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

How Staffing Agencies Can Help Nurses Find Government Jobs

Staffing companies can be a great resource for nurses who are looking for government opportunities. Here are some of the benefits of working with a staffing agency to help find roles in the government setting.

  • Access to government contracting opportunities: Staffing companies have access to a wide range of government contracting opportunities openings that may not be publicly advertised. This means that you can be one of the first to know about new opportunities.
  • Matching skills and experience with the right position: Working with a staffing company can allow you to better find the perfect job that matches your skills because of the deep understanding staffing agencies have of the government sector and the different types of nursing jobs that are available.
  • Providing guidance on the application process: Staffing agencies often have a deep understanding of the government application process. They can provide support for nurses during the process like guiding them through the complex paperwork, requirements, and deadlines involved in government job applications. Staffing agencies can also help nurses find jobs that perfectly match their skills and experience.
  • Salary and benefits: Staffing companies offer their own pay rates and benefits meaning that nurses will not have to negotiate a salary and benefits, and can be confident they are getting a fair and competitive compensation package.

Why Choose Maxim Staffing

Maxim Staffing understands the needs of nursing professionals looking to work in the government setting. With decades of government staffing experience, our dedicated team of over 1,500 recruiters have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you find a job that you will love no matter what type of government setting you are hoping to work in.

If you are a nurse looking for a government job, let Maxim Staffing find you the perfect fit!