The Heartbreaking Toll Covid has Taken on Healthcare Providers
Now that we have entered our second year of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Midwest, we want to do something we’ve never done before: which is to acknowledge the heart-breaking toll this virus has taken on the world as a whole, but especially the medical community and the healthcare providers that have been standing and working on the front-lines of this pandemic.
Two years ago serving as a nurse was an extremely rewarding career. Sure, as with any career, there were highs and lows – but the highs of contributing to the saving of a life – or the joy of being part of a medical break-through – or the extreme feeling of satisfaction knowing you provided the best care possible to your patients – far, far outnumbered the “lows”.
But things have changed….
Over the last year and a half our healthcare providers have experienced an overwhelming amount of “lows” treating patients with extremely high acuities, watching too many of them pass away, day after day, leaving a shift with a little bit of uncertainty and a whole lot of fear, that no matter how many precautions they took, bringing Covid home to family and loved ones was a real possibility.
We want to take this moment to acknowledge this extreme hardship for our nurses – and let you know that Next Move does provide very progressive mental health care benefits to all our insured RNs and outside resources for RNs who are not insured through us. If you would like to learn more about these benefits, please check out our benefits page here: https://www.nextmoveinc.com/benefits or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately it does not look like we are over the hump just yet – but we are grateful for our nurses that progress has been made with several different vaccines that show promising results in the prevention of severe illness and death. While not perfect – we find hope that progress is being made.
While we support everyone’s right to choose whether or not they wish to be vaccinated – we do follow the protocols given to us by several of the hospitals we staff when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccines. We’re finding a growing number of hospitals are requiring their medical staff to be fully vaccinated. All the nurses that work for us, staffing these hospitals, are 100% compliant with these policies.
None of this is easy, and challenging to say the least. We understand the mental exhaustion that comes with wondering “when will it end?”
We wish we had an answer. But for now – all we can do is do our best to support our healthcare providers to the best of our ability – and to support the hospitals in which we staff.
If you are a nurse working for Next Move please know that we are here for you 24/7 – and no problem, concern, or issue is too small. Our recruiters and clinical advocate staff are available to you 24/7, whether it’s just a need to vent, or to ask for resources to help you through a difficult time. We too feel the toll the pandemic has taken, and we’d like to be a part of the solution. Please feel free to call or text your recruiter directly or reach out to us at: (816) 601-3800.
Thank you to all the healthcare providers out there, those that work with us, those that travel with other staffing agencies and those that have remained as core staff within their health systems – you are our heroes – and we don’t mean that to sound cliche or cheesy – rather sincerely, we are eternally grateful to you, for the work that you’ve done over the past year and a half, and the work you continue to do today.
The Entire Team at Next Move Inc.
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