North Memorial Health Feels ‘Great Resignation,’ Hosts Job Fair
The effects of COVID-19 on the job market continue to be felt, especially in the health care industry. One main issue remains: plenty of job openings, but not enough workers.
To fill the need, employers like Robbinsdale-based North Memorial Health are hoping to gain new talent quickly through job fairs. The health care provider hosted a job fair Wednesday, the second such one this month. It has roughly 600 open positions systemwide, with 200 available jobs in Robbinsdale alone.
NSI Nursing Solutions reports that the turnover rate for registered nurses is nearly 20 percent, about a three percent increase since 2020.
“It’s considered the ‘great resignation’ and we’re impacted by that,” Lisa Gleason, interim talent acquisition manager for North Memorial Health.
Hospitals across the nation report a nearly a 10 percent vacancy rate for RNs.
For North Memorial Health, current positions that need to be filled include RNs, nursing assistants, and technicians. There are also open roles in departments such as imaging, pharmacy, security and ambulance services.
While filling roles is a priority, North Memorial Health is also trying to find ways to support existing staff through new programs.
“We have an emphasis in resiliency work and programs targeted to our team members to assist with that burnout, that mental health from a physical to mental well-being,” said Gleason.