For the launch of the new emovis Homecare Visits website: An Interview with Annika Schuett and Emilia Monica Kamsi

emovis has over 20 years experience as a Dedicated Study Site and has been offering various services related to clinical studies ever since. For more than 10 years, emovis has also been conducting home visits as part of clinical studies in 16 European countries. Recruiting suitable homecare providers to visit patients at home, plays a central role in this. In mid-January, the emovis Homecare Visits team achieved an important goal: The launch of the new website www.emovis-homecarevisits.de. Read more in the interview with Emilia Monica Kamsi (HR Manager) and Annika Schuett (Director of Homecare Visits).


1. In January, the new website was launched to inform prospective homecare providers about this opportunity. What was the previous procedure and what has changed?

Monica:  We have recruited new homecare providers using various application portals so far. We also found suitable homecare providers through various networks and contacts who might be interested in this job. Not much has changed in terms of recruitment, except that in the future we will also advertise our vacancies via the new website and not only rely on external application portals. Thanks to the new website, prospective homecare providers have more of an opportunity to take a closer look at the homecare providers job description and to have answer important questions in advance: What is emovis and in which countries do we operate? How do we work? Who are my contact persons? What is the communication like between sponsors, the company and the homecare providers? Previously, many prospective homecare providers tended to ask these questions by e-mail or during the job interview.


2. What are the benefits of this for you and for the homecare providers?

Monica: The fact that the future homecare providers can find a lot of information on our website in advance, can reduce many uncertainties. As a result, they can then ask much more specific questions in the interview. That’s why the website is a useful education and reassurance tool for them. The new website also has advantages for us; through online questionnaires provided on the website and through unsolicited applications, we can constantly expand our network of suitable homecare providers. They may enter information relevant to us, such as availability for duty and professional experience.


3. What are the tasks of future homecare providers?

Annika: The homecare providers tasks include examinations and interviews at the patients' homes as well as the documentation and reporting of results. The tasks differ significantly depending on the particular study. Therefore, we cannot make generalizations for all homecare provider job openings. For this reason, we always recommend taking a look at our website, where the tasks are described in detail.


4. What developments do you aim to develop in the coming years?

Annika: We are now active in 16 European countries, but mainly in France and Germany. We are also steadily expanding our home visits to Poland, Italy and Spain. Since we initially only have our new website in German and English, it naturally makes sense to translate it into other languages as well. This will enable us to reach significantly more people.

However, we also see the potential to offer home visits in other countries and would therefore like to include them in our portfolio. Of course, this means that we will also search for suitable homecare providers these countries and thus automatically expand our database. However, our primary goal is always quality before quantity. This is true especially with regard to the database, as we rely on recruiting primarily well-trained, reliable and motivated homecare providers instead of simply filling the database with new contacts. We are looking forward to tackling the challenges ahead, which we will be happy to report on soon.


Thank you both for the interesting conversation!


Did you enjoy this interview? Learn more about the Homecare Visits department in the following interview with Annika Schuett and Carolina Martins (Part 1 and Part 2).