Help wanted: Nova Scotia has more than 2,100 healthcare vacancies
2021-10-13 from cbc.ca
A new office dedicated to hiring health-care workers in Nova Scotia needs to take immediate action to address employees who feel overworked and undervalued if it hopes to fill hundreds of vacancies, say union leaders representing paramedics and nurses in the province.
On a recent day, there were an estimated 2,165 health-care jobs available in Nova Scotia, including 1,086 registered nurses and 27 paramedics, according to numbers provided by the new Office of Health Care Professionals Recruitment and EHS, the province's ambulance service.
Those numbers change daily. They also don't show the full picture, according to Michael Nickerson, business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 727, which represents paramedics in the province.
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