COVID 19 Workforce of Available Healthcare Workers
The North Dakota Department of Health is preparing our State for the fight against the novel Coronavirus by building a pool of healthcare workers available to support facilities and emergency response efforts. We have seen the toll that this virus has taken worldwide and must not take this situation lightly.
Two registration processes are established for healthcare professionals who are willing and available to assist in this fight; the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Workforce Coordination Center (WCC).
The Medical Reserve Corps is designed to have a pool of health and medical personal to recruit and deploy for a specific mission, typically deployed as a team to an emergent situation. This program has been in existence since 2002 and used to call up volunteers to respond to in-state and out-of-state missions.
The Workforce Coordination Center (WCC) was established to create a pool of potential workers and volunteers that can be available to help as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. The WCC provides an online request for assistance to be made by facilities, businesses, and agencies that are needing to hire and fill a position.
Potential workers that want to be hired by a facility for a specific position, should register with the Workforce Coordination Center. Those that are interested in being deployed to respond to an emergent situation should register in Medical Reserve Corps.
You may have the specialized skills needed to assist and support the COVID 19 response. Please register for the Medical Reserve Corps at https://www.ndhealth.gov/EPR/HP/PHEVR/ and/or the Workforce Coordination Center at https://ndresponse.gov/covid-19-resources/get-involved-how-you-can-help/workforce-coordination-center.