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Long-term care facilities in Region 3 in need of relief workers

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 14:20:07-04

The Region 3 office of Public Health says that long-term care facilities in the bayou and river parishes are in need of healthcare workers.

The region says that Certified nursing assistants (CHAs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are in demand, along with others who qualify through the COVID19 temporary health workforce guidance issued by the U.S. Center for Medicare Services (CMS) or the Louisiana Department of Health.

Workers or employers can register for job placements at healthworkconnect.la.gov.

Employment inquiries can also be made directly to local care facilities in any parish in Region 3 or by searching job and staffing websites.

"It's been a growing public health concern for several weeks," say Louise Karisny, MSN, Regional Nurse Manager for the Region 3 Office of Public Health headquartered in Thibodaux. "We encourage people with the spirit of caring for others to consider doing this temporary work with a local long-term care facility. It's a real need for helping our communities get to the next phase of recovery from COVID19."

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