The hospital is recruiting for a wide variety of positions, from clinical jobs such as nurses and laboratory technologists to non-clinical staff in departments such as housekeeping and food service.
“We expect this demand to continue in the coming months,” said hospital president and CEO Marianne Walker. “We owe it to our community to do all we can to care for patients and families, as well as ensure the well-being of our staff.”
The hiring spree comes after the hospital declared a COVID-19 outbreak in a ward where several healthcare workers tested positive for the disease.
The hospital said extensive safety training will be provided, including infection control precautions.
Walker said the current staff have stepped up “in an extraordinary way” by working longer hours and volunteering to fill extra shifts.
“I have never been more proud of our staff. However, we cannot expect this of them in the long term,” Walker said.
The hospital said positions will fill both day and night shifts and previous experience is not required. Students are also encouraged to apply.
“We need people in our community to step up and join our staff in making a difference,” Walker said.
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