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Preferred Healthcare Staffing Overview

San Diego, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Preferred Healthcare Staffing is a nationwide leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions. Since 1994 we have been working with the nation’s top hospitals and organizations. Our collaborative approach is designed to provide cost effective, timely staffing ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We were awarded Best of Staffing for Client and Talent Satisfaction for the 4th consecutive year in 2019! Less than 2% of staffing agencies in the US and Canada have earned this distinction. Results are based upon a satisfaction survey of our clients and contract healthcare practitioners that was conducted by a third party company called ClearlyRated (formerly named Inavero).

  • Happy 25th Anniversary, PHS! Today is a big day for us, we’ve officially been in business for 25 years! We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings, and we’re proud to have played a role in ultimately providing better patient care for a quarter century - via our clients and contract clinicians. We owe our success and livelihood to our clients and HCPs, as well as to our internal staff. It is with the deepest gratitude that we extend our thanks to all those with whom we’ve been lucky enough to work and serve; we never could have achieved this milestone without you, and we hope to further cultivate our professional relationships with all of you for another 25 years.

    On behalf of the entire Preferred Healthcare Staffing Team, we humbly thank you.

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Preferred Healthcare Staffing – Why Work For Us?

Leading Provider of Therapy and Allied Professionals since 1994

Preferred Healthcare has been a dedicated resource provider for the healthcare industry since 1994.

We believe that people are the heart of this industry. When you are in a field that focuses on providing care to vulnerable people, the quality and compassion of the people providing that care is of the utmost importance.

That's why we are proud to have a nationwide network of amazing healthcare professionals providing the best care available. As our Preferred Family Circle grows, so does our satisfaction in knowing that we are making a difference in the industry.

We are inspired by these passionate people. We are proudly providing an invaluable staffing service that serves our industry and the people it serves. Our clients choose to work with us because they also understand the value of a Joint Commission certified partner bringing custom solutions to the table.

We think the care we take in our work shows in our confident growth, as well as our happy clients and satisfied talent network.


Therapy & Allied Health Staffing. Dependable & unique provider of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy staffing needs in California, and a premium provider of therapy and allied health related staffing solutions nationwide.

Proud to be a small company that can provide that one-on-one, 5-star customer experience, but we've also been around long enough to run with the big boys. We're Joint Commission Certified, awarded Best of Staffing, an approved government vendor, and active in Industry Associations such as APTA and AOTA.

We genuinely care for our employees, both internal and external, and are pleased to provide them with some of the best benefits in the industry. Our personality and quality of service speaks for itself in online testimonials and reviews, as well as in the happy environment we provide at our office headquarters in beautiful San Diego, California.

Our top jobs include: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and COTAs, Speech Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Recreation Therapists.

Preferred Healthcare Staffing Reviews

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    I was a traveling PT for about 4 years and mostly worked with Preferred in that time. The did so many great things for me, here are just a few of their qualities:

    1) can always get ahold of someone over the phone same day
    2) best pay I've had by 20%
    3) they listened to where I wanted to go
    4) got me a job in acute care (without prior experience)
    5) they did per diem and contracts seamlessly
    6) everyone was actually friendly

    In five years since graduating, I have worked in two nursing homes (perm), home health (perm), outpatient (perm) and various other settings as a traveler. Preferred is the BEST travel company. I recommend them to everyone considering travel PT.

    If I ever go back to travel PT work, I will only work with Preferred. Laura and Kristine were the best. I even met them in San Diego. Not many travelers can say they actually met anyone who works at the agency. Thank you guys for always being there and doing such a wonderful job. You are AWESOME.


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Preferred Healthcare Staffing Interviews



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    Physical Therapist Interview

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Preferred Healthcare Staffing.


    Over the phone, limited to no clinical questions, mostly addressed my comfort in various settings such as outpatient, inpatient, SNF, etc as well as areas I was willing to travel to for work. The interview helps them find the best fits for you. Additionally, each travel contract usually requires a phone interview where a manager will ask about experience in that setting, education, goals, schedule, conflict resolution, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions include experience in said setting, conflict resolution with other employees, comfort being independent in said setting, etc.   Answer Question


    They pay roily the same for each contact, depends on region.

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Preferred Healthcare Staffing Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing - Client, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2016
  • Best of Staffing - Client, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2017
  • Best of Staffing - Talent, Inavero's Best of Staffing, 2018
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