The emergency department expansion is just part of the growth taking place at Sampson Regional Medical Center. To assist in accommodating that growth, the hospital is looking to fill several vacant nursing positions.
On Wednesday, June 22, the hospital is hosting a nursing and allied health job fair from 4-7 p.m. in the front lobby of the hospital. This event will give prospective employees an opportunity to apply and interview on the spot for the 47 positions that are currently open.
According to Teresa Quinn, human resources recruiting specialist for the hospital, staff members in the areas of nursing and allied health are needed at both the hospital and practice locations under the hospital’s umbrella. Registered nursing positions are available at the hospital, while licensed practical nursing positions are available at the hospital’s practice locations.
“We are growing and we need more nurses to accommodate for the additional patient care we are now able to provide,” Quinn said.
Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and practice nurses are currently being sought for positions in the newly expanded emergency department, the urgent care facility and other practices and departments affiliated with the hospital.
Quinn said the hospital held three similar nursing career fairs last year, with all three providing a great deal of success and filling many vacant positions. One fair was held in August, October and December. The fairs earlier in the year were more successful, Quinn said, than that held at the end of the year.
Gillian Cairney, marketing and recruitment specialist for the hospital, said the fair scheduled for this week should prove just as successful, as many nurses have recently graduated from college or may be looking into relocate and may need a new position.
Earlier this year, the hospital initiated a nursing transition program to better serve the patients and provide growth opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurses who were currently working for the healthcare facility.
Much like the transition program, Cairney said the career fair is a great opportunity for the hospital to find additional valuable staff members to better serve the patients.
“We are looking for qualified individuals to join our team to make a lasting impact on our patient care,” Cairney said.
During the past year, the hospital has added new surgeons, physicians and physician assistants to the medical staff. For that reason, the hospital has a need for additional nurses to assist these physicians in providing patient care.
Members of the nursing management team and Human Resources Department will be available at Wednesday’s career fair to meet with job seekers. Those attending are encouraged to have resumes, references, certifications and licenses on hand.
“We are seeking caring and compassionate nurses, experienced and new graduates, who have a passion for quality healthcare,” Quinn said.
To learn more about this job fair or nursing opportunities at Sampson Regional Medical Center, visit www.SampsonRMC.org/JoinOurTeam or contact the Human Resources department to speak directly with a recruiter: firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-590-8703.
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