Our story …
uPaged was born of an idea that there had to be a better way for great nurses to get great nursing jobs when they want, and for quality hospitals to find quality casual nurses quickly.
Gig work has been around for decades in nursing, however the tech that had raised the bar for casual work in other industries failed to make it to nursing.
Meet uPaged. Shaking things up by ...
… giving nurses freedom of choice with when, where and how they work, and control over their careers, on a platform that showcases their skills and expertise direct to hospitals.
… helping hospitals slash agency fees, eliminate traditional nursing agency costs and reduce the administrative burden of their contingency workforce.
Think TripAdvisor meets Uber in a mash up with the traditional agency nursing model, but better.
“A couple of years ago, I was working full-time hours, 3 days a week, as a Registered Nurse & Intensive Care Specialist, and supplementing my income with agency nursing work. After 8 years’, I started to feel unfulfilled and wanted to make a greater impact. I’d also repeatedly observed the disconnect - as agency nurse and ward nurse - between agencies, nurses, hospital & patients.
An interesting dynamic also played out each time an agency nurse arrived on shift which didn’t make sense to me. There was no value – for nurse, hospital or patient.
I was also acutely aware that hospitals were paying hefty agency fees for nurses & yet had little or no control over who they were given by the agency & therefore couldn’t effectively utilise the unique skills & experience of their agency nurses.
Nurses I spoke to repeatedly complained of frequent agency cancellations, a lack of respect for their skills, no trust from peers, and allocations to patients with conditions that they had no experience with.
I established uPaged to solve all these problems.
uPaged cuts out the middleman, eases the financial burden for hospitals and increases transparency for nurses by showcasing their skills and experience.”
Zara Lord, RN & uPaged Founder