Yes. Contract cancellations put patients at an increased risk during these challenging times, since backfilling a position can take a facility weeks due to the credentialing process. We ask you to honor your commitment to the facility and their patients.
We suspect many facilities will increase contract rates as they need more staff to support the increasing patient volumes, and we will pass on any rate increases we receive to you.
Many nurses are eager to help in the fight against COVID-19 so crisis rate jobs are in high demand from nurses. As COVID-19 becomes more widespread in the coming weeks, the community you are serving will need you and we suspect an increase in crisis rate jobs where you are.