To protect the health and safety of staff, patients and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, Samaritan Health Services implemented screening processes for all entering its hospitals.
While Samaritan has utilized current employees to fill this need, many of these employees will start to return to their regular roles in the coming weeks as restrictions on elective procedures are lifted. Samaritan continues to utilize current employees from its labor pool to staff the multiple entrances but has been challenged to staff all shifts. Temporary workers will be needed to pick up shifts that Samaritan could not otherwise fill, especially after the labor pool is no longer in use and the need to perform screenings at entrances continues.
“To ensure consistency and sufficient staffing, Samaritan leaders decided to create a temporary job for entrance screeners. The need to perform these screenings will not subside any time soon and we need to remain alert and mindful to take every precaution to minimize exposure to COVID-19,” said Gail Worden-Acree, Vice President of Human Resources.
Positions have been posted for Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport. Entrance screeners will ask coronavirus screening questions and maintain documentation of everyone entering a Samaritan facility. They will provide education regarding proper mask and hand hygiene use, ensuring that everyone adheres to infection-prevention protocols. They will also assist patients and visitors with finding their way in the facility they are visiting.
To learn more about the positions, visit samhealth.org/Jobs and search the list of openings using the keywords entrance screener.