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CareSync, a Tampa IT health care company, plans to hire 200 people over the next year, mostly nurses

TAMPA — Wanted: Nurses who don't want to wear scrubs every day. Who are tired of hand-washing stations. Who don't like to handle blood.

Health care IT company CareSync is planning to double its workforce to roughly 600 employees over the next year. Most of the positions will be nurses who work out of the company's call center, said chief executive, Travis Bond.

CareSync has developed a Facebook-like platform so that people on Medicare who are suffering from chronic illness can have all of their medical records, prescription schedule and appointment reminders in one place.

Previous coverage: Pasco business bridges the gap between patients and doctors

Founded in 2011, the company now employs about 175 registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, nurses aids and social workers, who man the company's 24/7 call center. If a patient has a medical emergency, they will speak with a certified health professional who can look at their medical records and help them decide if they need to go to the emergency room and then fax over their medical information to ensure they are properly cared for. It has more than 100,000 patients and caregivers within its network.

This summer, CareSync relocated its headquarters from Wesley Chapel to a new $4.5 million office space in the Hidden River Corporate Park in North Hillsborough County, just off of Route 75.

Bond said the company secured $10 million worth of investor funding this month. In 2015, private equity firms invested $18 million. At the time, CareSync said it would grow to a workforce of 500 by about March 2017. It is still about 200 people short of filling that staffing goal.

Bond said that having strong relationships with staffing agencies as well as Hillsborough Community College's nursing program will allow CareSync to meet its staffing goals. Depending on the nurse's training and level of experience, he said the nurses pay ranges from about $30,000 to $60,000.

Contact Alli Knothe at [email protected] Follow @KnotheA.

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