As the Covid-19 crisis continues to unfold, two of the many trends emerging out of the health care industry have been the rapid rise in telehealth appointments and financial struggles that have spurred a wave of layoffs at regional health systems.
Everett Reiss wants to bridge the two. The co-founder and chief operating officer of Philadelphia-based Jane.hr, a tech-driven talent acquisition and hiring service, said his company recently rolled out myTelehealth.jobs, a new website dedicated to connecting workers with jobs in the quickly expanding telehealth field.
Reiss said Jane decided to build the new site after hearing about how crucial telehealth had become to its existing clients in the health care industry after their primary sources of revenue, non-emergency appointments and procedures, had nearly come to a halt.
Telehealth was helping them sustain their businesses, he said, but he realized there was no real dedicated space online for connecting them to workers looking for telehealth positions.
Many of the positions advertised already range from psychologists and physicians to sales representatives and technical analysts. The employers are just as wide-ranging, from Stanford Health Care in California to New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
“As you think about telehealth you really have to broaden your mind about the opportunities, including for people that don’t have a medical background. There could be a lot of different opportunities with the telehealth system,” Reiss said. “It runs the gamut.”
The positions that have drawn the most attention on the site have been for physical therapists, he said.
“It really is a diverse, very robust mix,” he said.
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