To healthcare facility representatives:

We are dedicated to working with you to meet your evolving needs.

If you are a current client and have any questions, please contact your Account Representative.

If you have immediate additional needs, including extending current clinician assignments, please fill out and submit this request staffing form.

We appreciate all you are doing during this pandemic. We are with you!

Return to Work

Protect the Health of Your Employees

Whether you need a custom playbook that maps out a new process or assistance finding the right healthcare provider to conduct temperature checks, AMN Healthcare can be your all-in-one resource.

Getting the Clinicians Where They are Needed Most

On Bloomberg, AMN Healthcare CEO, Susan Salka, discusses the historic demand for nurses, respiratory therapists and others, and the efforts being undertaken to get healthcare professionals to where they are needed most. She also discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic could change healthcare in our country moving forward.

Recently answered questions

How do I submit proof that I have received the COVID-19 vaccination?

Please send proof of your vaccination status to the email address that corresponds with the division you work in.

What facilities are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations?

AMN continues to receive updated vaccine mandates from the state and local municipalities as well as client mandates. For specific questions related to your current or upcoming assignment please reach out to your AMN representative.

Am I required to get the COVID-19 vaccination?

While federal, state, local, and facility-level requirements vary, the list of facilities that require healthcare providers be vaccinated is growing. Depending on the state and client clinicians may be able to provide a declination for request for religious or medical exemption. We do have a few clients that have mandates in states that don’t have mandates that may accept personal declination as well. As with any exemption request supporting documentation would be required. Medical supporting documentation typically would need to be a written statement from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the physician’s, nurse practitioner’s or physician assistant’s professional judgment, the COVID-19 vaccine may be medically inadvisable. For religious exemption we would need written statement from your religious leader and/or for a clinician to complete a form to request religious accommodation based on an individual’s sincere religious beliefs. Facility-level requirements will then dictate the requirements clinicians must follow in order to continue to work, i.e., frequent testing, PPE.

How are patient ratios changing with the increase in COVID-19 cases?

Nursing ratios may be higher than usual because of mandated ratios related to statewide executive orders to lift mandated staffing ratios due to pandemic needs. We are starting to see states regulatory bodies give hospitals the ability to go out of ratio with approval.

For example, the California Department of Public Health has given hospitals a way to apply for this quickly, and has outlined the following:

  • ICU — from 1:2 to 1:3
  • Step-down units — from 1:3 to 1:4
  • ED and telemetry — from 1:4 to 1:6
  • Med/surg — from 1:5 to 1:7

 

While hospitals do have to apply for this, we are seeing it more and more, so travel nurses will potentially work out of ratio but often in team nursing with float RNs or support staff from other departments. You may also be working with a team of healthcare professionals that may include LPNs, MA, CNAs and/or New Grad Nurses. In some health care facilities, Student Nurses (Nurse Externs who have not completed their program) are also supporting patient care services under the supervision of a licensed RN. Travel Nurses may be working in a primary RN or team-based model of care. Please work with your facility Supervisor to delegate to LPNs or unlicensed team members within scope of practice.

For more information, please refer to NCSBN delegation guidelines.

https://www.ncsbn.org/NCSBN_Delegation_Guidelines.pdf
https://www.ncsbn.org

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