Health Care workers needed in Manitoba’s fight against COVID-19
Manitoba’s fight against COVID-19 is seeking caring and skilled health care workers to fill a variety of paid roles across Manitoba, Lanette Siragusa, Chief Nursing Officer for Shared Health, announced earlier today.
“Health care workers are on the front lines of Manitoba’s fight against COVID-19,” said Siragusa. “Across the province, compassionate and caring individuals have stepped up to ensure we are able to continue offering the services and support needed by those most vulnerable in our community but we need additional help in a variety of direct care and behind-the-scenes areas.”
Paid positions are available for individuals with varied levels of training and experience, including health care students, new graduates and both current and former health care workers, Siragusa added. While there is an immediate need for additional nursing and health care aide support in Manitoba’s personal care homes, opportunities also exist in other areas vital to protecting our community, including testing sites, contact tracing and call centres.
Staff are provided with personal protective equipment, training and support appropriate to their role and setting and every precaution is being taken to ensure the health and safety of all employees.
“These are unprecedented times and we are appealing to everyone who has chosen a career in caring to consider how they can help,” said Siragusa. “Right now, some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens need our help. Whether you are a student just starting your career, are already working in our health system, or are looking to step back into patient care after some time away, we have a role for you.”
Staff from all health care disciplines are invited to apply, including current and former nurses as well as individuals with comparable training, such as:
- Nurses (RN, RPN, LPN, OHN, etc.);
- Health Care Aides;
- Spiritual Health Providers;
- Occupational Therapists;
- Recreation staff;
- Speech Language Pathologists;
- Social Workers;
- Clinical Nutritionists ; and
- Clinical Assistants.
Every necessary protection is in place to keep staff safe at work while offering the opportunity to provide the care and support they were trained to do. Outbreak protocols in place at each of our sites for seasonal and common illness as well as for COVID-19. This includes daily staff screening, visitor restrictions and enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfection.
A variety of opportunities exist for former and current health care workers to make a meaningful contribution to the health of Manitobans during this critical time. Rural, Northern and Winnipeg-based opportunities are available.
To view job postings, go online to https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/jobs.
view Lanette’s video request here: https://vimeo.com/469098621/5a8e668655