Hospital Plans on Training Additional Nurses to Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine
A hospital, Orland Health South Seminole, is hoping to hire about 30-40 additional nurses. Brigit Zamora, the chief nursing officer at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, said all of them will need the training to administer the COVID-19 vaccine deeming necessary.
Hospital Nurses are Important to Healthcare
The healthcare team’s backbone is nurses, said Brigit Zamora, the chief nursing officer at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.
However, at present, Orlando Health South Seminole has about 550 nurses. However, the hospital is hoping to hire roughly about 30-40 additional nurses. All will get training to administer the COVID-19 vaccine if necessary.
Hiring Event for Nurses
Moreover, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital fill various roles during a hiring event this month which took place on January 22nd.
“Specifically, we have a real need for them in our ICU’s and progressive care units, said Zamora. It will allow us to move up the bandwidth within the hospital. The result is to utilize nurses as we need to in various ways.”
Therefore, the facility went after “stellar” registered nurses, graduate nurses and certified nursing assistants based on a flyer for the event that took place.
Part-time, full-time and pool various shifts are available.
Various shifts are available including part-time, full-time and pool.
Moreover, news outlets reached out to Central Florida hospitals about their staffing needs due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
There is a “steep decline” dropping 35% in the past two weeks in regard to COVID-19 cases. This is according to Frank Faust, executive director of marketing at UF Health The Villages Hospital.
Maintaining Adequate Staffing Levels
In order to address the significant surge and continue what is called high-quality care to our patients with maintaining adequate staffing levels. This includes utilization of travel nurses, Fraust said. In fact, they are truly heroes. Therefore, we value and appreciate the devoted work of our nurses, medical staff, and support staff during the past few months.