Meet Our Recruiting Team: Jeremy Shipman

It’s time to meet another recruiter – and this month we’re profiling nurse recruiter Jeremy Shipman. Jeremy has been with Tribal Health for about a year but he’s known our Accounts Director Brent Cavender all his life – they grew up together in Southeastern Oklahoma.

Nikala Bremmer calls Jeremy “a great recruiter,” saying he’s “easy to communicate with and it feels like he really has my best interest in mind. He’s made the jump to traveling really smooth!”

That’s impressive, given that Jeremy is fairly new to recruiting. Here’s his story.

Jeremy, how did you get into recruiting?

Interesting story. I was in the oil field for 10 years or so. I managed 4 service yards with 120 employees doing close to $15 million in annual revenue. Then the company I worked for was sold and we were laid off. While I was figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, Brent called me. He asked what I was up to and he said, “Why don’t you come work for Tribal? We’re looking for more recruiters – send me your resume.”

I had no expectations, which is probably a good thing. In sales, being naïve is a benefit. You have no preconceived ideas of what to do or how to do it.

What do you like best about being a nurse recruiter?

Helping people. It’s a super rewarding job, helping nurses find jobs. After I went to the biannual meeting where I heard everybody’s testimonies and saw that generational impact, it got even more rewarding. Seeing our mission in action made it real for me. It drove home that it’s much more than just helping nurses out. It’s helping communities out.

What is your recruiting focus?

Mostly I focus on RNs, LPNs, and CNAs.

Can you describe your recruiting philosophy? 

There is a job for everyone – I just need to educate potential providers about our opportunities and help them decide the best fit. 

If you were going out on assignment, what would be your dream location?

The next step on my journey is to visit all of our facilities. I think seeing those communities would be so empowering.

What has this job as a nurse recruiter taught you?

What an impact this position has. It’s not just a job – what we do and how we do it has an emotional impact on communities. 

When you’re not at work, you are…

Golfing. I also like to buy, restore, and sell old cars. Right now I’m importing old Land Rovers from Costa Rica and selling them. I’m not mechanically inclined – I’m kind of a YouTube mechanic. But I’m not afraid to get in there and try.

Something that might surprise others about you is….

I had brain surgery to remove a tumor whenever I was 18, then started my freshman year at SMU 3 weeks later. 

Jeremy is ready to help you find a new assignment whenever you are – so reach out to him at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 480-240-3211

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