The District continues to have multiple nursing vacancies within the Prevention Services Division. These vacancies have started to impact the ability to continue services for the community. A possible way to minimize this impact is to utilize Maxim Healthcare Services to fill gaps short term while we continue to recruit for these permanent positions. The District provides Maxim with the required skillset and time frame and Maxim then provides us with resumes of available nurses. This allows us the ability to bring on a nurse quickly to support ongoing programmatic work.
Currently, there is an acute need in the tuberculosis program which has one vacancy and one position that has been filled but the new hire is moving here from out of state and unable to start prior to September 1, 2022. Staff have had preliminary conversations with Maxim, and the former has indicated they would be able to provide a nurse at a rate of $90 an hour through at least November 24.
The Health District previously entered into an agreement with Maxim (Exhibit A) for staffing for COVID-related activities. This assignment agreement (Exhibit B) would fall under the terms and conditions of the original agreement.