COVID-19 induced stress is the number one reason for hospital staffing shortages today. While doctors and nurses are needed the area's largest healthcare system says they also have entry-level positions open and they're in critical need, right now!
"There is a national shortage of healthcare workers, every hospital across the nation is being strapped right now with the covid increases," said Deaconess HR Manager Katie Burnett.
From Indiana to Kentucky even Illinois there are hundreds of open positions within the Deaconess Health System. COVID-19 hitting the hospital with a one-two punch!
Burnett adds, "We don't normally see patient volumes this high, so we are trying to recruit from across the country".
Deaconess is even bringing back retirees to work full or part-time to ease the stress and burden the virus has brought on.
"You have a mix, you have a lot of nurses and clinical staff who don't want to work right now, because they have their own fears or their own morbidities or their own situation in their lives that make them not want to work, but we are also seeing people who are stepping up," says HR Manager Katie Burnett.
Thousands of medical professionals across the Hoosier State have tested positive for COVID-19. Officials blaming community spread for most staff infections. Those positive cases are leaving extend gaps in scheduling with quarantining playing a major role in employee time off.
Burnett says "Really for every clinical discipline we are seeing shortages like we have never seen before".
Currently, Deaconess is hiring entry-level medical positions with on the job training, COVID-19 Screeners are needed at drive-up locations to help with the flow of traffic and paperwork. The position requires a high school diploma.
"We are adding a lot of staff for drive-through testing, our greatest need right now is covid screeners, so people going through the drive-through testing areas," Burnett says.
To learn more about how to apply for an open position with Deaconess click here: https://deaconesscareers.hctsportals.com/