hospital administrator william r. moore of el centro regional medical center in el centro, ca says that he can't find enough nurses to fill his staffing needs in ca, and wants to bring in nurses from overseas specifically for his hospital. if you are a ca nurse who cannot find a job, please contact william r. moore and inform him that there are many nurses right here who cannot find jobs! if you would be willing to move to el centro or could commute, let this guy know, before he brings in even more nurses from overseas and makes the employment outlook for nurses in ca even grimmer!
here is a quote from william r. moore"
"to them [nurses from the philippines] the u.s. "is the land of milk and honey, and the streets are paved in gold," says moore. "they're not so particular."
william r. moore
1415 ross avenueel centro, ca 92243
excerpt from article about bill to allow 60,000 more rns to come to the us to work in the next 3 years from business week magazine:
"some lawmakers are looking to the immigration pipeline as one means to raise staffing levels. in may, representative robert wexler (d-fla.) introduced a bill that would allow 20,000 additional nurses to enter the u.s. each year for the next three years as a temporary measure to fill the gap. if the bill doesn't pass on its own, lawmakers may include it in a comprehensive [color=#007cd5]immigration reform
package. obama is slated to meet with congressional leaders on june 25 to discuss reforming u.s. immigration laws.
hospital administrators such as william r. moore in el centro, calif., a sparsely populated town 100 miles east of san diego, see the wexler bill as a potential life raft. moore is chief human resources director at [color=#007cd5]el centro regional medical center, a 135-bed public hospital that typically has 30 open positions for [color=#007cd5]registered nurses (rns). while it's hard to lure nurses from nearby big cities (san diego is 100 miles west), moore says he could quickly recruit dozens of eager, qualified nurses from the philippines if the government allocated more visas. "all we want is temporary relief," says moore. "let us get a group of experienced rn hires from the philippines, and we won't ask for more."
if you cannot find a job and you are against bringing 60,000 rns to the us in the next three years, let your representatives know.
the proposed bill is the emergency nursing supply relief act (ensra)
and was introduced by rep. robert wexler
if you do not want this bill to be enacted into law, please contact your representatives and tell them.
here is a link that gives you the contact info you need.
Do you know what's the starting pay rate at that hospital? It's $25.84/hr
. When that dude decides it's time to the address the shortage maybe he will consider giving pay raise to nurses, not to himself and other top management.
Also, many facilities eliminated ward clerks, CNAs, and expect nurses to do it all. So, maybe they need to address the retention issue as well?
This particular hospital does not have enough CNAs either. Do you know what the starting pay rate for CNAs there? Guess. $8.91/hr. The top-payed CNAs make $11.90/hr at that facility. That's not even fully. Even if they bring more nurses, they will not be able to retain them. The sooner the CEO with understand that, the better for his facility.
Last edit by Kosmonavt on Jun 24, '09