Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation is implementing two programs to help recruit nurses and other health care staff for Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.
National health care labor shortages have impacted Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Staffing is currently a priority focus as there are 13 open nursing positions and several open positions in other departments. Mayo Clinic Health System is collaborating with Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation to establish the details of the programs and will provide the information for administration of funds after staff are hired.
"Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is appreciative of the generosity of Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation for these incentive programs and their other continuous efforts to invest in health care in the community," says, Marie E. Morris, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.
The two programs Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation will fund are a nursing sign-on and retention incentive program and an incentive program for community members who refer candidates who successfully become employees at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. The six-month incentive programs will begin on Nov. 1 and end April 30, 2022.
The sign-on incentive for nurses will be $3,000 and will be paid after the start date. The retention incentive for nurses will be $2,000 and will be paid after three years of employment, based on the start date. This program will be available for RN/LPN new hires (not current Mayo Clinic employees) accepting positions in all hospital-based nursing departments including Emergency Department, Med/Surg and Family Birth Center.
The referral incentive program is an opportunity for existing employees of Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, or community members, to recommend people for employment. Upon the start date of the referred employee, the community member who made the referral will be paid $500. Referral incentives will apply to any open staff positions at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Any person living within the Fairmont service area is eligible to refer candidates and may refer more than one time. The candidate being referred must not be a current Mayo Clinic employee in any department