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UPMC Announces New Staffing Measures

December 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

UPMC has announced the creation of  a new in-house travel staffing agency as a solution to the nationwide nursing shortage and to attract and retain highly skilled nurses and surgical technologists to its workforce. The UPMC Travel Staffing program is designed to help combat against burnout. UPMC, like virtually every health care system in the nation, has brought in external travel nurses and surgical technologists to help at the bedside and in operating rooms throughout the past year. The goal of UPMC Travel Staffing is to rely less on outside agency staff and empower UPMC employees who would like to travel to UPMC hospitals across Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York—wherever and whenever the need is greatest. UPMC chief human resources officer John Galley said the program will  launch Janunary 2nd and applications are currently being accepted…