COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the Greater Birmingham Area, which has led to an increased hiring demand. If you’re seeking a job at a local area hospital, check out this list of open positions available now.
Last week, we reported that eight area hospitals have reported an increased in COVID-19 patients. According to several local hospital administrators, here is what we currently know:
- COVID-19 cases are on the rise: In the past three weeks, St. Vincent’s has seen a 700% increase in COVID-19 cases. Grandview’s COVID-19 patient volume has increased over 500% in the past month. As of Friday, August 6, UAB is currently treating 105 inpatients with COVID-19, one third of which are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with the Delta Variant.
- The majority of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated: According to St. Vincent’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timothy Bode, 88% of COVID-19 patients at the hospital are unvaccinated. In addition, 93% of patients on ventilators in critical care units remain unvaccinated.
- Hospitals are becoming overloaded with COVID-19 patients: In addition to the increase of COVID-19 cases, many healthcare workers are testing positive themselves, which leads to an overloaded work schedule for remaining healthcare workers.
- Cases are starting to trend in younger patients: Over the past two months, 57-66% of new COVID-19 cases have been among patients younger than 60 years old.
Increased demand for hospital workers
With an increase in patients, hospital staff numbers are coming up short to meet the healthcare demands.
If you’re interested in a position at a hospital in the Greater Birmingham Area, now is the time to apply. Here are just some of the countless jobs currently available: