Tidelands Health hiring additional staff for COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Tidelands Health hiring additional staff for COVID-19 vaccine efforts
Tidelands Health is creating temporary staff positions to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. (Source: wmbf)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Tidelands Health is creating temporary staff positions to help provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the public.

According to a press release, the health system is asking individuals with previous healthcare experience to apply for a range of temporary positions, including vaccine administrator and clinic monitor.

Officials say individuals with data entry experience can apply to serve as a clinic registrar.

Those who are hired for the temporary positions will be fully trained and will receive the COVID-19 vaccine before beginning work.

“Our goal is to vaccinate as many people as we can, as quickly and safely as we can, in accordance with state guidelines,” said Gayle Resetar, the health system’s chief operating officer. “To do that, we need support from our community. If you are a retired nurse, if you’ve left the work force or even if you’re already working in our community but would like to earn additional income, this is a great opportunity to serve.

In addition to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, those who are hired for the temporary positions will be fully trained and will have appropriate personal protective equipment to safeguard their health, the release stated.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday that it is looking at several avenues to expand the number of qualified individuals who can administer the vaccine.

Interim Public Health Director Dr. Brannon Traxler said that the agency is working with the state’s Labor, License and Regulation agency to explore possibilities of recruiting retired nurses and students who are in their final year of nursing school She added that DHEC is also looking at EMTs and that paramedics have already been authorized, if indicated by their local medical control, to vaccinate.

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