Staff Care recruiter Michelle Chambers is the kind of team member who makes everyone she encounters smile with her radiating positive energy, which exudes across any room she enters. Michelle’s shining personality in addition to her extended experience at Staff Care makes her one of the most successful recruiters within the company.
With almost 15 years of experience in recruiting at Staff Care, Michelle has become an expert in the physician staffing industry. She enjoys establishing a connection with each of the physicians she works with and getting the opportunity to help them in any way she can. In addition, Michelle finds reward in the ability to place a physician in a healthcare facility with a physician shortage in order to help those in need. She has become an employee that Staff Care physicians can trust and be assured that they are working with the best.
When Michelle isn't hard at work at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family at their home in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Where did you grow up? Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in San Antonio Texas and spent most of my life there. In a brazen act of rebellion, I took off and got married. My husband at the time was in the military so I ended up in San Diego, completing my undergraduate degree at San Diego State.
What do you like to do for fun outside of work? Do you have any hobbies?
I love to read, cook, travel and entertain. Typically, after doing all of that I usually need a good work out, so working out is a regular past time of mine as well.
What do you love about working in the healthcare industry?
I was really attracted to the sales aspect of the work because I've always enjoyed having a hand in my compensation and overall destiny. Prior to coming to Staff Care I sold real estate for a builder. There were some concerns with the integrity of the product they were offering, so I had to find other options. Ultimately, I went to a job fair and was talking to some of the recruiters. The idea of selling and recruiting appealed to me, and that’s how I ended up here at Staff Care more than 14 years ago.
What do you enjoy most about your job at Staff Care?
I really like helping my doctors, particularly the older ones. I enjoy serving as their personal agent in finding positions that make the most sense for them. I have established some very solid relationships with many of my providers. They trust me and know I have their best interests at heart.
To share a recent story about one of my more seasoned providers, a few weeks ago this particular doctor did not show up for her assignment. She is so meticulous about everything so I immediately knew something was wrong. I called the local police department in her area and they were able to do a welfare check. They found her laid out and unresponsive near the back door of her home. They immediately rushed her to the emergency room. I praise God that I was able to be more than just a recruiter in her life
If you could have any job in the world — other than working at Staff Care, of course — what would it be?
It would definitely involve helping and serving others. I have a spirit and heart to serve and honestly, if I did not need to make a living, I would do it for free.
What's one of your favorite Staff Care memories?
One of my fondest Staff Care memories is being escorted by Scott Webb in our BH Halloween Freak Pageant. That was many years ago and I still have not washed my right arm — LOL!
What's one item you cannot live without?
My husband. I met him at Staff Care and I could not imagine my world without him.
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