‘Immediate need’: Nebraska Medicine asks the community for help


OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Medicine is experiencing an “immediate need” for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Extenders, hoping to hire over 20 people for the position.

The primary role of PPE Extenders is to assist medical workers with PPE, evaluating inventory and monitoring usage. No health care experience is needed, applicants will be trained.

This position does not require direct contact with coronavirus patients.

“They are a very important second set of eyes to make sure all of our bedside colleagues are going through proper PPE procedures,” Nebraska Medicine said in a press release.

According to Nebraska Medicine, this need is due to rising coronavirus cases in the state. For example, they went from caring for 50-60 COVID-19 patients last Monday, to 140 this Tuesday.

If applicants are worried about whether this position is temporary in nature, Nebraska Medicine says it has other pathways for those workers to stay in the healthcare environment.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.

Apply at NebraskaMed.com/Careers.

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