In an important move to assist aged care facilities in the current Covid-19 environment, the RCSA in partnership with Department of Health has created a program to provide urgent workforce assistance and help manage the Covid-19 outbreaks.
Entire OnHire is proud to be the platform now powering this program.
We strongly urge all healthcare agencies with skilled staff to aged care facilities including nursing, carers, hospitality and environmental services to join the program.
In the program, Entire OnHire serves as a workforce management system that tracks life shift updates, infection control across facilities, and real-time workforce visibility and accountability. The more agencies engaged in this program the better the system will work to prevent skill shortages or unnecessary cross-contamination.
We are providing webinars and additional training support for all agencies in the program at no cost, ongoing for the program duration.
What is the RCSA Surge Workforce?
” RCSA is proud to partner with the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of its Temporary Surge Workforce Support initiative. The partnership is supported through funding from the Australian Government under the Aged Care COVID-19 preparedness measure.
The Surge Workforce Program provides eligible aged care providers with access to a Temporary Surge Workforce to assist them if they are unable to fill positions and have critical skill shortages due to a COVID-19 outbreak and staff having to self-isolate.
This project is actively supported by RCSA’s membership body the Association of Nursing Recruitment Agencies (ANRA), which represents the interests of nursing and healthcare recruitment agencies.
We are pleased to work with the Government in helping the Aged Care sector navigate the challenges of COVID-19, and welcome the opportunity to leverage the breadth and depth of our member networks to help ensure there are no gaps in care for residents
RCSA’s Surge Workforce Program will support eligible aged care providers who are directly impacted by COVID-19 and have exhausted their usual recruitment channels in addressing their surge workforce needs. It is designed to fill an immediate gap while the aged care provider finds a longer-term solution, which includes staff returning from isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19. “
Again if you have any staff that can support this crisis in Victoria or across Australia we urge you to get involved and support those most vulnerable right now. Please contact RCSA directly if you can assist: