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Welcome to the Immediate Respiratory Staffers web site!  

IRS is the nation's leading all-respiratory staffing company, and has been serving the United States since our inception in 1986.  

With over 150 dedicated employees who are tops in their profession, IRS is the company to select for your respiratory staffing needs!  Take a moment to explore our site.  We offer respiratory departmental staffing solutions for the healthcare provider, as well as information about exciting career opportunities for the RCP.  We also offer general information about our mission and management philosophies below.

 

Our Mission

To continue being the leading provider of Respiratory Practitioners in the U.S. into the 21st century.  To continue to hone our management philosophy - 'focus on one specialty - and do it right' and to prove that this method works best in a medical facility's risk management model when selecting ancillary personnel providers.

 

 

Company Profile

History

IRS was established in September, 1986.  Founded, still managed and owned by Mark D. Finkelstein, CRT, the current President of this organization, IRS has grown to be the largest full-service staffing agency in the country dedicated solely to respiratory care practitioners.  

Founded with the belief that an organization dedicated to this profession could provide higher quality staff and manage the recruitment and retention better than agencies that provide nursing first and everything else second, IRS quickly dominated its originating market, metro-Phoenix, as it still does today.  With each new market it enters, IRS proves, once-again, that this dedicated approach is more cost-efficient to the medical facility, as well as substantially complements its risk management model.  

Active with the Board of Respiratory Care in its headquarter State, IRS constantly plays a proactive role with the AzSRC, and the AARC.

Here are some quotes from our valued accounts, as well as our valuable employees....

 

Sampling of Quotes from Clients and Employees

- "We had constant turnover, no-shows and less competent practitioners from several agencies.  Now that we use IRS, our agency-acquired staff often exceeds that of our own staff."  - 

- "Other Agencies promised me the world ... even had me move, only to find the position didn't exist!  Only IRS has delivered its promises!"  

 

Meet our Administrative Management

Mark D. Finkelstein, CRT - President 
A native of Whiting, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University and ASU with degrees in Biology and Respiratory Therapy, Mark has been in the respiratory field for more than 20 years and spent several years working at St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond, IN where he specialized in Neonatal ICU, Adult ICU and Trauma; later focusing on epidemiology, as well.  Mark was raised in Whiting, by entrepreneurial parents; his father, Marvin Finkelstein owned a successful shade and awning company, where Mark worked from the time he was eight, and Rose Finkelstein was the daughter of a grocery merchant. After moving to Phoenix in 1980, due to the colder climates affecting post-surgical arthritis in his knees, Mark worked for Scottsdale Memorial Hospital - Osborn, now part of the Scottsdale Healthcare System.  After experiencing the staffing difficulties with current providers firsthand, Mark founded IRS.  Now married for eleven years, he has three children - a ten year old daughter, and eight-year-old identical twin boys.
Ron Eldridge - Office Coordinator

Ron is an invaluable asset in keeping our day to day operations running smoothly.  Responsible for maintaining current credentialing for hundreds of employees, and making sure the right hospitals have the information they need to meet JCAHO and other standards can be quite challenging.  Ron is the first smiling face you will see when you walk in our doors, or the first voice you may hear on the phone.  Ron has a varied background that ranges from managing a telephone call center, to serving as a State of Arizona Juvenile Corrections Clinician structuring and managing behavioral groups, to a Mortgage Loan Consultant, to a reconnaissance specialist in the Armed Forces.  This background has uniquely qualified him to function comfortably in business management, with a special ability to understand the psychology of motivating and managing people.  Integrally involved in the community, helping impoverished youth,  Ron keeps his focus on appreciation of others, and you'll find him a pleasure to work with.  With an Associates Degree in Business Technology, Ron helps us with the technical side of our business, as well.

Tricia Paduano - Staffing Coordinator

Tricia has been an important part of the IRS team since 2008.   Primarily the evening and weekend consultant, Tricia keeps the shifts staffed successfully and on time and makes sure our hospitals and employees have a real voice with solution-based powers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days each year.  Tricia has been a staffing coordinator in the medical arena for many, many years; and, we rely on her skill and client satisfaction emphasis as an integral part of realizing our mission.  

 

Thank you again for visiting!  Click here or on one of the buttons on the sidebar or header to find out more information about Staffing Solutions or Career Opportunities with IRS.  Or, if you'd like to get started right away, click to complete the RCP Request Form or an Employment Application.  You'll be glad you did!

IRS...the best client/customer service, the best practitioners, the right choice! 

 

 

Contact Information

Telephone
(800) 827-3723 -- (602) 234-0494
FAX
(602) 266-6542
Postal address
3615 N. 16th Street, STE 21 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Electronic mail
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Last modified: June 01, 2004