DirectShifts, incorporated as FirstLocum Inc., is a company which provides a platform for hospitals to connect with clinicians for short-term work placements. The company was founded in 2018 by Sai Kumar Thumuluru. It aims to simplify the recruiting process between medical professionals and hospitals by removing multiple external intermediaries. DirectShifts operates from New York and San Francisco, United States. DirectShifts has receiving funding from investors such as Medstartr Ventures, Anita Pramoda, and Jim Sweeney.
DirectShifts offers medical professionals such as physicians, a platform to seek and apply for locum tenens jobs, also known as short-term work placements. The platform operates through its website and mobile application, available on iOS. Hospitals can post job vacancies through the platform for free, and will only be charged a fee when a medical professional is hired. DirectShifts also provide malpractice insurance and credentialing processes for job applicants, as well as tax filing help for hired individuals. They also provide $1,500 for continuing medical education (CME) training for individuals who have worked seven shifts through the platform.
Sai Kumar Thumuluru
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