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Hot jobs in health care

by Tianna Grosch

Our country’s population is aging and more Americans are in need of continued medical treatments and health care services than before.

It takes a special person to work in the health care industry, sacrificing time and energy to care for others and keep our community healthy and safe.

As long as humans exist, there will always be a strong demand for qualified doctors and health care professionals. Half of the 20 fastest growing jobs are located within the health care field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are job opportunities in just about every field of health care in every major city in the nation.

CareerLink of Bucks County offers monthly “hot jobs” on JobGateway, a helpful resource for those both seeking employment and looking to hire someone new.

Candidates for these jobs can apply at www.jobgateway.pa.gov using provided job numbers. This month, popular jobs in the health care field stretch from Registered Nursing (RN) to behavioral/cognitive therapist.

There is also a large call for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Resident Care Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Home Health Aides (HHAs).

Among those currently seeking employees on JobGateway are:

  • Attleboro Nursing and Rehab in Langhorne;
  • Delaware Valley Residential Care in Warminster;
  • Infinity Healthcare in Morrisville;
  • Familiar Roads in Langhorne;
  • Assisting Hands Home Care in Southampton;
  • Horizon House in Warminster.

You can find further information at www.jobgateway.pa.gov or call CareerLink at 215-781-1073 for more assistance.

Be sure to attend CareerLink’s health care job fair on Wednesday, March 21st from 9:00am until 11:30am, at 1260 Veterans Highway, Bristol, for many more job opportunities and employers who are currently hiring.

For more information or to register, please call 215-781-1073 to contact Steve Damweber (ext. 2238), or email sdamweber@buckscareerlink.org, and Richard Rodriguez (ext. 2265), or rrodriguez@buckscareerlink.org.

The following are two exceptional opportunities from local health care professionals seeking assistance.

Arden Courts of Yardley is currently hiring. Lindsay Bunce, administrative services coordinator for Arden, says she is currently looking for part-time or pro-re-nata (“as the situation demands”) Resident Caregivers as well as a part-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

“Our Caregivers are an integral part of our wellness team, and they make a huge difference in people’s lives by coming in to work every day…not just to our residents, but to our residents’ families who can sleep at night knowing that their loved ones are receiving care and supervision they need to be safe,” says Lindsay.

Resident Caregivers do not need to be licensed Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), but do require a diploma or GED and must pass the Direct Care Staff Training and Competency Course (available on the Department of Public Welfare’s website, dhs.pa.gov).

Caregivers assist residents with all activities of daily living, depending on the residents’ need level. For more information or if you’re interested in applying, contact Lindsay at 215-321-6166 or e-mail 354asc@hcr-manorcare.com.

Crestview Center in Langhorne is another great opportunity for those looking to break into the nursing field. Crestview offers short-stay rehab on their progressive rehabilitation unit dedicated to helping patients rebound from surgeries reducing joint replacement or injury.

They offer sponsored training to become a CNA.

“We are very proud of these programs because CNAs are the backbone of the healthcare system and are the first line of compassionate care for patients,” says Erin Kirk-Cuomo, sourcing specialist. “We are always in search for some of the best and most compassionate CNAs to add to our team.”

They are also looking to hire experienced RN supervisors to contribute to the management team. For more information or if you’re interested, contact Erin at Erin.Kirk-Cuomo@GenesisHCC.com or 1-844-963-5125.

Apply online at www.genesiscareers.jobs. Working in the health care field is a necessary and respectable position, one that’s not for the faint-hearted.

Reach out today on JobGateway or to the other resources provided and move your career forward in a field that makes a large difference in the lives of others.