COVID-19 is impacting nursing jobs by creating higher demands! The rise of this most recent public health concern, Floridians, & Lakelanders are being impacted by quick & constant changes to National & State policies. This is in order to reduce infection & to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
This has resulted in many folks staying home to take care of children who are temporarily out of school, to work their jobs remotely, and even to take extra precautions and avoid becoming contaminated.
As you can imagine, this has impacted healthcare facilities across the nation. The need for testing is outpacing the available methods with which to test. Supplies are starting to run low and staffing is being spread thin.
Nursing Homes & Hospices
Seniors, and folks with existing underlying conditions, are the most vulnerable among us to COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s top experts on infectious diseases, recently had this to say,
“If you are an elderly person with an underlying condition, if you get infected, the risk of getting into trouble is considerable.”
The CDC, 8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years and older. In light of this information Nursing Homes & Hospices are in desperate need of good help, and we’re paying our nurses a premium to be able to place them in these facilities.
Currently, there have been 14,250 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. One way that can help mitigate the risk of viral spread, is by nurses screening for temperatures before a shift.
According to Nursefly, there have been at least a 76% increase in average pay nationwide since March. Hospitals are even paying up to $4,400 for crisis rates. These facilities have an urgency for staff and are willing to make sure that nurses are appropriately compensated during this time of crisis.
Flattening The Curve
With contracts throughout Florida, job seeking has never been easier. You’ll be able to receive opportunities in real-time by text and never miss a temporary or long-term nursing job.
The needs for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants is high demand. Please consider rising to the occasion and help to flatten the curve. If we work together, we can stay healthy and rise above the threat of this pandemic.
For more information about RN, CNA’s, and other healthcare job opportunities visit here.