As Maryland responds to COVID-19, Adventist HealthCare and other health systems in the region continue preparing for the anticipated surge of patients who will require hospitalization and recovery in our facilities. Gov. Larry Hogan has called for Maryland’s hospitals to increase their bed capacity to ensure that all Marylanders have access to care. At these facilities, teams are working around the clock to add patient beds, stand up dedicated COVID-19 units and find caregivers. Though, according to the Daily Record, more than 5400 volunteers have registered through the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, responding to COVID-19’s rapid rise in the state presents a significant staffing challenge.
Adventist HealthCare is recruiting team members who can work at its acute-care hospitals, which may have critical staffing needs in the coming weeks, as COVID-19 peaks. Quickly recruiting and hiring staff for Adventist’s hospitals is essential for the health of our community. The governor’s recent executive orders and subsequent Maryland Board of Nursing decisions regarding who can practice as a professional nurse or nursing assistant during this emergency help these efforts tremendously. Adventist is recruiting and hiring nursing students who have not yet taken the NCLEX or who have not yet received their NCLEX results to serve as CNAs. Please encourage any health professionals in your organization or network to join these efforts and apply to these temporary positions. They can apply using the following links: