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Spectrum Health looks to add health care workers in online hiring event

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COVID numbers continue to rise and the need for health professionals continues to grow. Spectrum Health and Human Services is holding a virtual hiring event Thursday to fill 20 plus positions ranging from RN’s to support desk positions.

Human Resources Analyst and Recruiter Marc Braun says they are aiming to do 120 interviews between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“We've been hiring at a pretty steady pace, ever since we've been hit with a pandemic. There's a handful of roles now with the behavioral health clinic. And in the behavioral health field, there's many various roles that are at lower levels of education and higher levels of education, that require more intense experience. Some that don't. So it's really a good broad array of positions that are available,” Braun said. “With behavioral health, it's something we have to deal with in all of our fields. It's an ever growing industry.”

More than 100-thousand health workers in the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the CDC, which has put healthcare staffing at the forefront of many local and state officials' minds. Braun described some of the jobs they are looking for.

“We're looking for RN’s, LPN’s, even NP’S. We do have several customer service representative positions available, and that's across multiple locations. Looking for clinicians, we have even a senior maintenance technician as well,” Braun said.

The online hiring event will use Indeed.com. Applicants are asked to upload a resume to Indeed as soon as possible. You can find a link to upload here.

“As far as a year or so ago, these were always hot fields, and they're still in high need,” Braun said. “We've all heard about the opioid crisis. And it's just, unfortunately, something that our area does need.”

Nick Lippa leads our Arts & Culture Coverage, and is also the lead reporter for the station's Mental Health Initiative, profiling the struggles and triumphs of those who battle mental health issues and the related stigma that can come from it.
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