BRISTOL, CT — Sept. 10, 2021 — Bristol Health is hosting its first-ever Virtual Recruitment Events. The multi-day events run for four days, with three sessions per day beginning Sept. 14, 2021 and are a new and innovative way to provide job seekers an opportunity to explore open positions, speak with clinical leaders and even begin the application process.
The events are specifically for nursing positions, including Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and for nursing assistant positions, including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), Medical Assistants (MAs) and other similar roles.
“Our Virtual Recruitment Events are an opportunity to do something exciting and new that our health system has not done yet,” said Lisa Stevens, Bristol Health’s director of Human Resources. “Nursing vacancies continue to grow on a national level and we want to be as proactive as possible in addressing this by actively inviting these amazing caregivers to come and learn more about Bristol Health, the opportunities here and all that we have to offer.”
According to a 2020 report published by the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the need for registered nurses is expected to grow by 12 percent from 2018 to 2028 and the need for LPNs is projected to increase by 11 percent and nursing assistants by 9 percent during that same time frame. Just a 7 percent growth is projected across all other occupations. Virtual recruitment events have grown in popularity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Gartner, Inc. poll of human resource leaders found that 86 percent of organizations are making use of virtual technology to recruit and interview candidates as well as to onboard new hires.
Bristol Health has a history of nursing excellence and recently achieved Magnet recognition for the second time. The designation is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Only about 8 percent of hospitals in the U.S. achieve Magnet status, which recognizes nursing excellence and professionalism.
“It’s the culture that makes the nursing team here at Bristol Health so special,” said Associate Chief Nursing Officer Nancy LaMonica. “Through even the most difficult days – and this last year and a half with the pandemic health care hasn’t been easy – however we always stick together, support each other and believe our priority is delivering the best care for our patients. It’s amazing to be a part of a team and a culture like this. I am proud to be a nurse and there’s nothing better than being one here at this organization.”
Bristol Health’s Virtual Recruitment Events take place over a four-day period, with two days set for RNs and LPNs and two days for nursing assistant positions. There will be three sessions each day held over ZOOM. Participants only need to attend one session.
Licensed Nursing Virtual Recruitment (RNs and LPNs)
September 14 and 16 at 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 7:45PM
CNA Virtual Recruitment (CNA/PCA/TECH/MA)
September 21 and 23 at 8:00AM, 4:00PM, 7:45PM
Each session is approximately one hour, beginning with a 10-minute meet and greet. It’s followed by two 15-minute breakout sessions in which participants choose which room to enter based on their own area of interest — ICU, Emergency, Med-Surg, Maternity, Cancer Care, Behavioral Health, STAT or Supervisory Nursing, Professional Development, Medical Management, Home Care & Hospice, Skilled Nursing or Primary Care. The breakout sessions allow participants the opportunity to interact with Bristol Health’s nursing leadership, ask questions, gain more insight into the role and learn more about the organization’s nationally-recognized nursing culture.
The remainder of each virtual recruitment session will include an open forum to ask any remaining questions and take those interested through next steps for the application process.
To attend the events, visit bristolhealth.org/virtual-recruitment
. Please log on at least 5 minutes before your selected start time.