San Francisco, CA (NursingSalary.org) – The Nursing job market continues to make things interesting for nurses. In Spokane Washington, many nurses have been reassigned as part of their workforce reduction.
Sacred Heart Medical Center has begun to reassign nurses based on their seniority and years with the medical center. This comes form a statement from Sacred Heart that was highlighted in a local TV station. Nurses have seen several coworkers asked if they would like different shifts and others have lost their jobs.
While many nurses remain stressed at the thought of becoming unemployed, this is the harsh reality of the greater economy. Many job fields are being effected with the slow economy. According to some nurses in the hospital, approximately 300 nurses were called into meetings to learn whether their positions were either eliminated or reassigned.
The TV station reports:
The Washington State Nurses Association reports a total of 59 positions are in question, possibly affecting hundreds of nurses, though many of those positions were already unfilled.
“I believe the hospital is trying to do the best they can do,” the nurse said to KREM 2 News.