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URGENT CRY FOR STAFF DURING COVID-19

Manitoba seeking nurses, health-care aides, contact tracers in fight against COVID-19 Right now, some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens need our help

CBC News · Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:39 PM CT | Last Updated: October 19

Lanette Siragusa, the chief nursing officer for Shared Health, is calling on people who have chosen careers in caring to fight against COVID-19. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Manitoba is appealing to the public for help filling a number of nursing and health care aide jobs to assist in the fight against COVID-19. People from all health-care disciplines are asked to apply, including current and former nurses, and people with comparable training, said Shared Health’s Chief Nursing Officer Lanette Siragusa in a news release on Monday.

“These are unprecedented times and we are appealing to everyone who has chosen a career in caring to consider how they can help,” she said. “Right now, some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens need our help. Whether you are a student just starting your career, are already working in our health system or are looking to step back into patient care after some time away, we have a role for you.”

Jobs are available for people with varied levels of training and experience, including health care students, new graduates as well as current and former health care workers, Siragusa said.

Although there is a need for nurses and health care aides in personal care homes, there are also positions in areas like contact tracing, call centres and testing sites. COVID 19 Provider Jobs