Metro Health offering up to $10,000 to new hires

Kent County

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) ­­­— Metro Health – University of Michigan Health in looking for new talent.

The health care system hopes to attract new employees with sign-on bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

“Everyone’s competing for the same talent at this point in time,” said Jennifer Gonzalez, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health’s chief human resources officer. “We want to make sure that people take note that we are here. We want them to come.”

Only select new employees will be eligible for the $10,000 bonus.

“Different roles do qualify for bonus levels,” Gonzalez said. “The highest level, $10,000 role is reserved for our harder to fill, harder to recruit (positions). Night and weekend RN positions, as well as many positions posted for cath lab as we look forward to our open-heart program, which will launch next year.”

Other registered nurses and personnel in high demand clinical roles can receive up to a $5,000 bonus.

Gonzalez says working during the pandemic has been a trying time for hospital personnel, but it’s not causing employees to leave.

She says the number of patients, both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19, is consistently increasing.

“We hail to the caregivers here, they truly have been the heroes of pandemic,” Gonzalez said. “I think COVID burnout is absolutely real. We are not looking to replace staff because everyone is burned out, not the deal. (We’re) looking to bring more people in, so we make sure we don’t burn our staff out.”

While not all new employees are eligible for the $10,000 bonus, Gonzalez says most of them will have a financial incentive to join Metro Health.

“All of our positions up to the supervisory level, every single one, will have at least a $1,000 sign-on bonus,” she said.

New employees who join Metro Health before the end of the year will be eligible for the sign-on bonus.

More information can be found on the the organization’s careers page.

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