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Happy Women’s History Month! Plus Covid Updates, CRNA Jobs & More

Happy Women’s History Month! This week, we have the latest Covid news including Johnson & Johnson vaccine updates and nursing home deaths decreasing. We also have the latest hot jobs in North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Latest News Stories

Nursing Home Deaths Significantly Decreased

There has been a significant decrease in nursing home deaths, possibly linked to vaccinations. The latest data showed that the number of deaths for the week ending February 14th totaled 1,464, a significant decrease from the weekly totals that topped 5,000 in January. Vaccinations began in long-term care facilities in December and have increased from there. Now, more than 4.5 million people at nursing homes have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

FDA Finds The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Safe

The FDA has found that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is both safe and effective. It is a single shot vaccine that will most likely become the 3rd Covid vaccine to be authorized in the US. This vaccine is more cost-effective than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and it can also be stored in a refrigerator. Based on trials, it has been shown to be more than 85% effective at preventing serious illness and 66% effective overall.

States Ease Covid-19 Rules Despite Warnings

On Tuesday, Texas became the biggest state to lift its mask mandate. Texas is also doing away with a limit on the number of people allowed to dine indoors at a restaurant. Other states, such as Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana, are easing up on restrictions for bars, restaurants, and other businesses as well.

Covid-19 Cases Begin to Flatten

The number of Covid-19 cases have begun to flatten after a six week decline period. Last Wednesday, the 7-day average of daily new cases was just over 72,000 which is relatively similar to the prior weeks cases. In addition, Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations have continued to sharply decline.

Open Job Assignments:

Coastal North Carolina CRNA Position Open

This job in Coastal North Carolina is a great place to be! There are so many things to do here such as fishing, sailing, golfing, and there are plenty of other activities. If you want to take a trip to the Outer Banks it is only about an hour and half drive or if you would like to take a trip to the states capital, Raleigh, it is just over a two hour drive.

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $165/hr

Duration: March 15th – Ongoing; 3 weeks on 1 week off each month

Extras: Travel, lodging, $30 per diem or all-inclusive

Cases: General surgery, orthopedic surgery, eye surgeries, OB, endoscopies. Must be comfortable with epidurals.

State: North Carolina

Job Number: 4494

CRNA Position Open in Western Illinois

This job is located in a great area in Western Illinois! There are many historic sights locally if you like history and there are also parks and hiking trails for those who love the outdoors. If you want to take a weekend trip into a big city it is about a 4 hour drive to Chicago, and the same length drive to Kansas City, MO.

Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1+

Rate: $155/hr

Duration: ASAP ongoing

Extras: Travel, lodging, $30 per diem

Cases: General, GI, Ortho, Gyn

Notes: no call or weekends

State: Illinois

Job Number: 4470

CRNA Position Open in Coastal Virginia

This job is located in a great area of coastal Virginia! This is great especially if you enjoy doing outdoor activities in your free time. You could explore nature by going hiking or spend your day on a boat! There are also other great activities such as visiting art galleries or museums.

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $140/hr

Duration: ASAP – Ongoing

Extras: Travel/Lodging/$30 Per Diem

Cases: General, peds-dental, eyes and ortho.

Notes’: 8-hr shifts, Tuesdays and Thursdays

State: Virginia

Job Number: 5625

Central Pennsylvania CRNA Position Open

This job is located in a quiet area in Pennsylvania and is located just two hours from Pittsburgh. There are multiple historical museums, as well as a winery and hiking areas nearby. In Pittsburgh, you can visit more museums, botanical gardens, the zoo, or one of the many restaurants there.

 Position Type: CRNA

Number of Openings: 1

Rate: $145/hr

Duration: As soon as credentialed (approx 2 to 4 weeks to crendential), 12 weeks w/possible extension

Extras: Travel/Lodging/$25 Per Diem

Cases: Bread/butter cases; No heads, no hearts, general surgeries, orthopedics, gynecological, some ent, some urology

Notes: Full time, 12 week assignment, Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm; No weekend, no call

State: Pennsylvania

Job Number: 4757