Optimizing Your Recruiting Efforts

The Impending Talent Shortage These are turbulent times for medical recruIters. As overall unemployment rates hover around 14.7% the medical industry is facing an entirely different dichotomous disruption: employee burnout and attrition among Covid-19 workers, and massive furloughs and layoffs in the outpatient and private practice sectors. In early March, as the coronavirus began to…

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Student Debt Loan Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers

Loan Forgiveness for Covid-19 Responders The program is called the Student Debt Forgiveness for Frontline Health Care Workers Act, and is focused on workers providing direct patient care in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to attract and support medical professionals from all specialties to help with the…

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OPA Staffing CEO Published in Atlanta Business Chronicle

CEO Stephen Deason, was just one of a handful of Leadership Trust members selected to voice his opinion in Seven Ways Leaders Can Help Troubled Employees Get Back on Track. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of The OPA RASA Group, a Social Enterprise helping people build worth in Recovery and previous CEO of GRYYT,…

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Healthcare Providers Struggle with Housing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the country hunkers down to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line healthcare workers are being left out in the cold.  Many traveling nurses and other healthcare providers are struggling to find temporary housing, others are being evicted on short notice, and nervous hosts are cancelling AirBnB reservations.  OPA Staffing is here to help!  We’ve formed…

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Homes and Rental Facilities

Hard (Non-Porous) Surfaces If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective. A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available here. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all…

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Are Staffing Firms Considered Essential Business During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Article provided by the American Staffing Association State and local governments across the U.S. are issuing mandatory shutdown orders, “shelter-in-place” orders, and related interpretive guidance—all designed to immediately restrict the congregation and movement of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. These orders vary in substance and specific restrictions, but most exclude from the restrictions “life-sustaining” or…

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Hospital Systems Positioned to be Overwhelmed During Pandemic

Even the most aggressive COVID-19 strategies may not be enough to keep the hospital system from being overwhelmed during this pandemic. Imperial College London projections from last week, while just one set of estimates among many and based largely on modeling for influenza outbreaks instead of the current facts on the ground, painted a grim…

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Are You Ready for Peak Covid-19?

Key Take Aways Nurses are more important than ever.  Nurses are primarily responsible for the implementation of        isolation practices. Innovative approaches are needed when managing infections requiring isolation. Adjust workload measurements to accommodate infection prevention and control procedures. The classic debates (1) on transmission route and (2) on special isolation techniques may…

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