About Us

We staff the rockstars of the nursing and allied healthcare industries.


Established in 2004

From our office in lower Queen Anne, we have a 180-degree view of Elliot Bay and an unbeatable office culture. It's from this rad view that we specialize in per diem staffing, contract assignments, travel nursing, contract-to-hire, and direct hire placements to nursing and allied healthcare professionals.

Ryan Skjonsberg and Adam McKinnon started Axis Medical Staffing back in 2004 in an executive suite that measured just 10x10. The two entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to run a company differently than other agencies at the time. When needs came in, Adam and Ryan would run to the fax (yes, the facsimile) and send nurses’ availability to the hospitals. We were putting in the legwork other agencies weren’t. They visited facilities to ensure they always had what they needed (including the occasional snack).

The first shift booked and worked was on Christmas day, 2004. Today, we're one of the fastest-growing companies in Washington and we’ll put in that same legwork — and more — no matter what day it is.

Our Location is Hard to Beat

We may place candidates nationwide but our roots are in Queen Anne, Seattle. Whether it's the coffee shop where Axis was born or the park where we get some air during the workday, we celebrate our ties to Emerald City.

Browse through our favorite neighborhood joints — just in case you're in our neck of the woods sometime soon.

Uptown Espresso

Ryan and Adam spent many hours here developing the business model and plan for Axis here. Also, coffee!

Toulouse Petit

Exceptional happy hour. A definite to check out when visiting the Axis offices.

Myrtle Edwards Park

We take running lunch breaks here but don't worry we bring our phones.

Pagliacci Pizza

An Axis favorite — one of the best slices in Seattle.

EMP Museum

Music, science fiction, and pop culture museum located nearby our offices.

Elysian Brewing

A staple in the Seattle craft beer drinking scene.


With Axis You Can Love Your Locale, Too

Traveling to a new location on assignment with Axis Medical Staffing?

Live LikeA Local

Check out our Live Like a Local section for local favorites. You can love your new local businesses as much as we do.

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Work For Axis Medical Staffing

We give our Talent Scouts daily freedom to be themselves. Want to work for Axis? These are some of traits that will help you fit right in:

  • You care
  • You’re humble
  • You’re attentive
  • You work hard
  • You’re consistent
  • You’re personable
  • You’re a friend maker
  • You don’t sweat the small stuff
  • You laugh. A lot. A great sense of humor is a must

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