There’s no doubt about it that COVID-19 has put a strain on our already understaffed medical system. With the increase in demand for services, testing, and now vaccinations, many hospital, medical centers, and doctors offices are struggling to keep up. And if one or more of their staff members become ill with the virus, this causes even more of a strain.
Luckily, medical staffing agencies, such as Abbella Medical Staffing based in Baltimore, can help. We are a travel nursing agency, matching the best nurse practitioners and allied health professionals with healthcare facilities across the country. In addition, we also offer staffing particularly for COVID-19 related needs, such as vaccination locations. Below, we’ll take a look at how our medical staffing agency is meeting your healthcare staffing needs for COVID-19. Reach out to us to learn more today!
HOW OUR MEDICAL STAFFING AGENCY IS HELPING WITH SHORT-TERM HEALTHCARE NEEDS FOR COVID-19
Staffing for COVID-19 Testing Centers
Most of us have seen the long line on TV where people are waiting to get tested for COVID-19. You may even have experienced one of these wait times. With such a high demand, it’s extremely difficult for healthcare facilities to keep up. Some of the reasons for this include:
- Many healthcare workers are nearing retirement age
- There are not enough young people choosing the healthcare profession to meet the increase in demand
- Many healthcare workers are leaving the field due to the high-stress environment COVID-19 has created
- Other healthcare workers are becoming sick themselves with COVID-19
- General life events, such as a leave of absence, maternity leave, and the like have created shortfalls in nurses
Travel nurses have seen a huge increase in demand because of the aforementioned reasons. The idea behind travel nurses is not that old; it only began as its profession in the 1980s. As you can see, as our society is evolving, so, too, must healthcare staffing needs, and nurses willing to travel for short periods of time where there is a shortfall or to certain hot spots, such as during a pandemic, can help alleviate the strain on area healthcare systems.
Many COVID-19 testing centers are temporary, erected to meet the increase in demand, which makes them ideal for travel nurses.
Staffing for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Similar to COVID-19 testing centers, coronavirus vaccination clinics are springing up as well in places like your local pharmacy, such as CVS and Walgreens. These are temporary clinics set up in convenient locations to help meet the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine where nurses are needed. Oftentimes, nurses are busy at area healthcare facilities, so it’s hard to find nurses who are available to run these temporary clinics. Abbella Medical Staffing can help with your staffing needs at these COVID-19 vaccination clinics as well. Reach out to a team member to learn more today.
Staffing for Hospital and Healthcare COVID-19 Needs
While staffing needs due to COVID-19 will vary across the country depending on where you are, some places, such as big cities and COVID-19 hot spots are struggling to keep up. As a travel nursing staffing agency, we can meet your temporary needs during this pandemic. We thoroughly vet our travel nurses to ensure they can handle the increased demands that COVID-19 can bring. We employ critical care nurses, ICU nurses, and many who hold specialty certifications. Our mission is to help you meet your healthcare staffing needs during this difficult time.
CHOOSE ABBELLA MEDICAL STAFFING FOR YOUR COVID-19 HEALTHCARE STAFFING NEEDS
As a medical staffing agency, we realize that our nurses are what enable us to do our job everyday — making a difference in this world by providing high-quality patient care to those who are sick, ill, suffering, or in pain. We ensure our travel nurses’ needs are met by offering 24-hour support with any question, concern, or need they may have. We allow our travel nurses to pick their assignments, and we are upfront about compensation and more. We help pay for expenses, and we take our role as middleman seriously, keeping the lines of communication open between healthcare facilities and our travel nurses. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs so that patients reap the results of superior healthcare services.
If you are interested in partnering with our medical staffing agency, reach out to Abbella Medical Staffing today!