In an industry already coping with a shortage of workers, the COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced the need to address this workforce gap. The L.A. Compact’s Health Sector Collaborative (HSC) members continue to work together to support health care employers fill positions critical in the fight to stem the tide of the pandemic.
In our previous newsletter, we shared with you the Hospital Association of Southern California’s Priority Job Portal. As part of a collaborative effort with HSC member, California Community Colleges’ Health Workforce Initiative, the site is continuously being updated with job opportunities at member hospitals across L.A. and five other counties in southern California and skilled nursing facilities in L.A. The goal is to help un- or under-employed individuals find current job opportunities in health care. Member hospitals have also expressed an interest in hiring retired professionals, clinical faculty and school-based health personnel to fill these frontline positions.
Our more recent effort aims to support the City of Los Angeles in hiring health care workers to serve communities impacted by COVID-19. Medica Talent Group, a health care talent agency who has been chosen to find qualified candidates, is partnering with UNITE-LA and the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to source qualified candidates who are diverse and represent the local communities they will serve. The City of L.A. and Medica are looking for candidates who:
- have an active license in their respective practice area,
- are committed to public service with an interest in helping Angelenos who have been impacted by the current pandemic, and
- are willing to be placed in alternate care facilities and non-traditional hospital settings to perform needed functions such as assisting in homeless shelters.
For more information on these positions, please download our recruitment flyer here.
The Health Sector Collaborative members encourage L.A. Compact partners to share the Medica recruitment flyer and the HASC Priority Job Portal with their networks via social media and email. Let us know you have spread the word by tagging us on social media (Twitter: @letsunitela and Instagram: @unite_la). Use the hashtags #HealthWorkforceLA, #healthcareheroes, #healthcareworkers and #essentialworkers.