Pulse On The Nation’s Nurses
We know the nurse community continues to face unparalleled challenges as we move through the pandemic. We want to make sure America hears your voices and understands your experiences. Supporting the American Nurses Foundation, we want to hear your feedback on nurse well-being to better understand how to best support nurses.
To All Nurses, Doctors and Healthcare Professionals:
AMN Healthcare would like to thank you for the dedication you put forth every day to support patients and healthcare facilities. The nation looks to providers like you, especially in times of need. We are calling on you to join our efforts in supporting affected communities.
We are in constant communication with hospitals nationwide and are working together to respond to COVID-19 while making your safety a top priority.
Recently answered questions
Is there a current federal mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccine?
CMS COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Rule.
- January 4, 2022 compliance deadline
- Preempts state law (e.g. Texas)
- Applies to Medicare and Medicaid certified providers/suppliers (Covered Facilities)
- Applies to all staff that provide any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients, including contracted staff
- Applies to offsite work (e.g. home health)
- Does not apply to fully remote work (e.g. telehealth) where no direct contact with patients or staff occurs.
- Does not apply to schools receiving Medicaid funding
- Requires staff vaccination, except for accommodations for medical or religious exemptions
- Testing/Masking requirements for exempted, unvaccinated workers to be decided by Facility.
- CMS Rule: Read More
- FAQ: Read More
Can I request an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination if there is a state/client/federal mandate?
Depending on the state/client you are working for determines what type of exemption will be accepted. Please work with your credentialing analyst or recruiter to determine if an exemption can be requested.
The declination form and the supporting document to request religious exemption can be found on AMN passport app, via your brand web portal, and/or your credentialing analyst can provide you a copy.
*Requests for exemption for medical or religious reasons do require additional documentation so that the accommodation request can be reviewed.
- Medical: Letter on Provider letterhead with signature (MD/DO/NP/PA) and/or stamp indicating the medical reason you are not able to receive the vaccine.
- Religious: Complete the “Request for Religious Accommodation/Exemption to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.” form. All fields need to be completed.
- Personal: Many states and clients do not accept personal exemptions. Please work with your Recruiter and Credentialing Analyst to ensure that your assignment location accepts personal exemptions.
AMN Healthcare is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to any protected status and a work environment that is free of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
I have lost my COVID-19 Vaccine Card, what do I do?
Many organizations that provided vaccines required you to be registered within their system in order to be vaccinated. Reach out to them to see if they can provide you with an electronic copy of your vaccine record which can serve as proof of vaccination.
Another option is using the state tracking system for vaccines. These systems monitor vaccines across the state, including COVID-19.
Every state has a tracking system for COVID-19 vaccines. Go to the appropriate state system to find record of your vaccination.
As the process for vaccination moves forward, we expect that QR codes will eventually be available to validate your vaccination.
Consider downloading one of the Vaccine Passports to hold your documentation.
I was just diagnosed with COVID-19. Is Monoclonal Antibody Treatment an option for me?
Monoclonal antibody treatment is a promising therapeutic for people diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this treatment for patients who meet certain high-risk criteria.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please reach out to your provider to see if you are a candidate for this promising treatment designed to reduce symptoms, and/or symptom progression. Find a location near your current assignment location.
Monoclonal Antibody treatment is at no charge to the patient. Centers are opening across the country but are in the infancy stage. Your assignment facility may even be one of the locations offering this treatment. FEMA is also involved in staffing Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Centers in some of the high need areas of the country.
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We are calling on you to join our efforts in supporting affected communities.