South Central Coast Region
HEALTH WORKFORCE INITIATIVE (South Central Coast Regional Consortium and Statewide)
Due to recommendations by the CDC, Community Colleges throughout the region and state are moving to online instruction within the next few weeks. This change is particularly a challenge for health programs as many are governed by state board and accrediting bodies which require specific direct patient contact (clinical hours) in order for students to sit for state licensing exams. HWI has been working with the CCCCO to assure communication to the board and accrediting bodies on the outcomes of student displacement from clinical environments. We are working collaboratively with these entities to ensure we are communicating the efforts to establish continued support and resources for student success. HWI State Director, John Cordova, is working diligently to provide HWI regional directors with up-to-date information so that we are able to inform our programs with uniform and consistent information. HWI, under the direction of CCCCO, is working on a statewide inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community college programs for the Office of Emergency Services in preparation for the dissemination of these valuable resources to help keep the health workforce safe.
Trainings and Resources
- Telehealth The ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 and Telehealth Tip Sheet describes the use of telehealth and how it has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- HealthImpact has partnered with NovEx Novice To Expert Learning to provide authentic, immersive clinical experiences to replace clinical rotations. Complete the form to REGISTER for a NovEx simulation demonstration at HealthImpact, hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Pacific time. To learn more about the NovEx Clinical Replacement courses, see a description at https://healthimpact.org/2020/03/student-nurse-clinical-rotation-novex/
- Healthcare Workforce Training Resources & Surge Strategies: The recently updated COVID-19 Healthcare Workforce Virtual Toolkit includes new content on healthcare workforce training resources, workforce surge staffing strategies, considerations for pre-hospital/EMS settings, and more.
- National Academy of Medicine: Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic May 21 Public Virtual Symposium
HWI Communities of Practice
- 05/7/20 HWI Community of Practice – Dental Hygiene Programs webinar recording and future meetings information can be found on HWI website. Next meeting 6/4 @ 3 PM
- 05/13/20 CNA Community of Practice –Webinar recording. Next meeting 5/27@ 10 AM. To add the series of meetings to your calendar, download calendar here.
- 05/20/20 at 2 PM BVNPT Webinar: Webinar Details
- 05/21/20 at 3 PM Health Information Technology: Webinar Details
- 05/28/20 at 3 PM Medical Assistant: Webinar Details
Coping with Stress During COVID-19
- Mini Modules to Relieve Stress for Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19 Creating a Practical Self-Care Plan in Difficult Times is a short video that can help you create a self-care plan to minimize stress and boost resilience; check out the first module on stress management exercises.
- National Academy of Medicine: Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19 Webinar
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) review of mental health apps. ADAA does a nice job of rating and breaking down various apps based on age, ease of use, effectiveness, etc.: https://adaa.org/finding-help/mobile-apps
- Coping with COVID-19: Mental Health Tips for Children and Families webinar
- The Extraordinary Kids Summit, hosted by Trish Keiller, is focused on how we can support young people as COVID-19 continues to unfold.
- Greater Good Magazine published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley has a wealth of information to help with everyday life; topics range from education, mind-body, workplace and more!
- Mental Health America Tools 2 Thrive
- Crisis Text Line USA text 741741: For assistance or to sign-up as a volunteer. Spread the word, The Frontlines Tool Kit (social media).
Please visit the HWI website https://ca-hwi.org/ for Health Workforce Initiative updates on the following:
- Clinical Placement updates from Governing Boards and Accrediting Bodies (BRN, CDPH, LVN, EMS)
- Simulation Resources
- Free online training resources (COVID-19, Telehealth, Psychological First Aid, Remote Work and Teaching Online)
- Caring for you: Mental Health resources
- Personal Protective Equipment Collection
- Executive Order to Expand Workforce
- K-12 Resources for Alternative Instruction
Or, contact SCCRC Health Sector Regional Director, Employer Engagement Irene.email@example.com
Additional Resources during COVID-19:
- Inventory for OES: INVENTORY LINK
- For HWI updates on the Corona Virus response: https://ca-hwi.org
- To report Nursing clinical displacements: Nursing Program Survey
- To report Allied Health clinical displacements: Allied Health Programs
- Onward California is a One-stop Resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Student Employment Opportunities:
- Hospital Association of Southern California – Priority Workforce Job Portal; Positions open for immediate hire: https://www.hasc.org/priority-workforce-job-portal
- California Health Corps – California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, we’re opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases: https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/
- Veterans Administration – More information coming; Seeking to hire nursing and allied health students: https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/
The health sector is one of the largest employers in California, providing a wide range of job options to residents of both urban and rural areas. With rapid population and expanded coverage under the healthcare reform, the demand for high-quality healthcare services is increasing. In order to provide these services, a sufficient pool of qualified workers is needed. Job seekers have an opportunity to enter and retain employment in a wide range of health occupations and skill levels. Many of these jobs provide good wages and career advancement opportunities. Developing a competent healthcare workforce across a full spectrum of occupations is crucial for the sector and economic well-being of California.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE:
- Certified Nursing Assistant Brochure
- Registered Nurse Brochure
- Vocational Nursing Brochure
- Emergency Medical Services Brochure
- Respiratory Therapist Brochure
- Medical Assisting Brochure
- Mental Health and Human Services Brochure
IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTIC:
Irene Ornelas, Regional Director
Health Workforce Initiative
805. 372. 1712