Shelia Arnett

Shelia Arnett


National Healthcare Recruiter with over 10 years specializing in hospice and home health recruiting.


~ Identifying the true need of my client, targeting the 'right fit' quickly, excellent negotiation skills.

~ Client development as well as candidate recruitment and placement for the hospice and home health industries.

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2008 - Present

National Director of Hospice and Home Health Recruiting

Recruitment Universe

Recruitment Universe specializes in effective, efficient health care recruitment. Our extensive hospice knowledge aides us in being the most effective recruitment agency in this niche market. We have recruited from the Regional VP role to the Executive Assistant/Office Manager role. Our hospice knowledge allows us to cross the gap into home health and geriatric health care recruiting as well.

Dec 2005 - Feb 2008

Hospice Recruiter

Odyssey Healthcare

I managed the Midwest and Northeast territory - 20+ branches. I recruited LPNs, RNs, Sales Reps, Social Workers, Nursing Supervisors, Director of Patient Servcies, General Managers, Regional Sales Managers and Regional Vice Presidents for Odyssey. I was the top recruiter both years I was with the company.

Aug 2003 - Oct 2005

Limited Partner / Hospice Recruiter

RN Database

Worked mainly in Chicagoland and Northern Virginia developing the territory, obtaining new clients, identifying candidates and following candidates through the entire hiring process.

Jun 2000 - Aug 2003

Hospice Recruiter

Nearco Development

Recruiter - obtained new clients, identified candidates, worked with candidate and client throughout the entire hiring cycle.



College of Central Florida



Talent Identification

I began my career as a 'grass-roots' recruiter. Early in my career, we never utilized job boards like Monster and Career Builder. I became proficient at cold calling and using referrals to identify talent. This remains the method I utilize the most in my recruiting efforts.

Corporate Recruiting

As an in-house, corporate recruiter with Odyssey Healthcare, I recruited for the midwest and northeast regions. During the first year working in the northeast, I replaced the RVP and 8 out of 10 of the General Managers. I recruited from the RVP level down to the Executive Assistant level. Positions recruited included: RVP, General Manager, Director of Patient Services, Clinical Managers, Social Workers, RN, office managers, chaplains, sales reps and executive assistant.

Full-Cycle Recruiting

A full cycle recruiter knows how to obtain a search; negotiate the fee; find the ideal candidate; manage the interview, offer and acceptance process; and close the deal. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to do some or all of these simultaneously. As a limited partner with RN Database, I obtained new clients as well as closed the deal. As an in-house corporate recruiter with Odyssey Healthcare, I closed 150+ searches in my 2 1/2 years with the company. At Recruitment Universe, I manage all facets of the full-cycle recruitment process.