We always put your needs first, and now is no exception. If you are quarantined while on assignment by the facility due to possible exposure to COVID-19, you will be paid in full for up to 14 days of quarantine. Our team at Host Healthcare is committed to taking care of you, so you can take care of our communities.
Currently, there are no restrictions on travel between states.
In locations where this type of directive is in place, healthcare professionals are deemed to be essential. You will not have any issues traveling to and from work.
You can ask your Host Recruiter, or view this NCSBN link for updates. There are multiple states that are waiving specific licensure requirements.
The healthcare facilities that we partner with are expected to follow the CDC’s guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including:
- Screening patients and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing) before entering your healthcare facility.
- Ensuring proper use of personal protection equipment personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Encouraging sick employees to stay home
- Staying up-to-date on the best ways to manage patients with COVID-19.
- Separating patients with respiratory symptoms so they are not waiting among other patients seeking care
- Communicating regularly with staff and patients about the latest developments regarding the coronavirus
We recommend following the direction of the CDC:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.
- Stay at home if you’re sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Wear a face mask if you are sick
- If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks are in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
We are seeing unprecedented spikes in crisis rates due to high demand for many specialties including: ICU, PCU, ER, Respiratory, Medical Surgical, Telemetry and X-ray.