MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morris County is looking to hire registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical professionals immediately. The county has put out an emergency call for paid job openings during the COVID-19 health crisis

"Operation Save-a-Life", created by the County Office of Emergency Management will develop a roster of available medical personnel and provide that list to healthcare facilities or home health care providers that are short-staffed due to the virus and in dire need of employment help.

“Nursing homes, assisted living, long-term care, and rehabilitation facilities across Morris County are working hard to take care of their patients and residents. But many are desperately in need of qualified people and struggling to fill staff shortages that are making it difficult to maintain a quality level of care for patients in need,’’ said Morris County Emergency Management Director Jeff Paul.. “Now, more than ever, we need to sound the alarm and do our best to support our healthcare facilities who are working hard to keep their patients safe and to help save their lives.’’

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To sign up for these critical jobs through Operation Save-a-Life, qualified medical personnel are asked to call the Morris County Office of Emergency Management at (973) 829-8600. If you do not speak directly with a call taker and get the OEM voice mail recording, please leave your name, contact number and medical certification (i.e. Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, etc.), said officials. Your call will be returned within 24-48 hours, they said. 

“We are talking about protecting some of our most vulnerable people, our senior citizens and disabled residents, many are older veterans or former police and firemen who long ago served on the front lines protecting us; now they need our help,’’ said Morris County Sheriff James Gannon.

Those who are hired would be paid directly by the individual facility.

“Please, we need your help right now,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Deborah Smith. “On behalf of all Morris County residents, we ask you to consider filling this great need."