Phoebe Health System looking to fill 100 RN openings

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(ALBANY, GA) – Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoebe Health System is looking for fill more than 100 openings for Registered Nurses.

There’s plenty of work to go around with Phoebe being one of the few who aren’t in a hiring freeze.

Phoebe Health System’s Chief of Human Resources, Tony Welch tells us, “We have positions open at just about every department that you could think of. From acute care, behavioral health, critical care, labor and delivery, NICU, pediatrics, women’s health. We have positions open in all of those specialties right now.”

While part of Phoebe’s original 2020 plan, the need for more than 100 nurses is crucial as Coronavirus trends continue.

Especially since Phoebe is one of the few facilities in Southwest Georgia who can care for COVID-19 patients on site, and additional openings happening soon.

“We’ve had to bring in a lot of travelers to fully staff our facility, and those folks will be leaving here soon. So we are focused on hiring as many nurses as we possibly can,” says Welch.

While the health system looks to replenish the nursing staff they’re making sure that incoming nurses who missed out on clinical hours will get their chance, as Phoebe is still on track with opening their new simulation lab.

Welch says, “Specifically with nursing, those clinical hours are so very important to their education. And those clinical hours were cut out and those students are graduating short of those clinical hours.”

Welch also tells us that the Simulation Lab is still on track to open the simulation lab by June 15th.