CHI Health Hiring Seasonal Labor to Help with Increasing Number of Patients

11/25/20 News ,   CHI Health

Nebraska and Southwest Iowa - CHI Health has created new seasonal job positions to support the recent increase in patients throughout its 14 hospitals. Ideal for college students during holiday break or those wanting to support local health care workers, the paid role is flexible and does not require prior experience.

The patient care assistant position is designed to provide non-clinical assistance to hospital staff during times of increased patient volumes. Example tasks include answering phones, communicating with visitors, distributing and restocking medical inventory and screening employees. All new hires will be trained and provided personal protective equipment.

The rate of pay for the new patient care assistant position is $17 per hour. A high school diploma or GED is preferred, but not required.

"This new role will go a long way toward freeing up our nurses. Now, more than ever, supporting our medical teams is crucial to the health of our communities. We need our nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care providers doing the things only they can do-providing expert medical care to our patients," said Dr. Cliff Robertson, CEO, CHI Health. "Our new assistants will be helping their friends and neighbors during this historic time. It's also an incredible learning opportunity for those interested in pursuing careers in the health care field."

Paid seasonal positions for those with prior health care experience are also available.

Apply for a seasonal job with CHI Health online.

About CHI Health: CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.

In fiscal 2018, CHI Health invested more than $179.3 million back into our communities. The majority of those dollars went to caring for the poor and underserved.

CHI Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.