KFMC Rolls Out COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Support Center
KDHE has partnered with KFMC Health Improvement Partners to assist long-term care facilities and state licensed homes, impacted by COVID-19, with emergency temporary staffing services. KFMC has developed a Rapid Response Staffing Support Center (RRSSC) to manage the intake and fulfillment of the staffing support requests.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) was awarded funds through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement funds to assist with supporting long-term care facilities, and state licensed homes, during their response to SARS-CoV-2 infections, and to build and maintain the infection prevention infrastructure necessary to support resident, visitor, and facility healthcare personnel safety. These funds will be used to provide emergency, temporary staffing services to long-term care and state licensed nursing homes experiencing staffing shortages due to an active COVID-19 outbreak.
The RRSSC is only for staffing requests directly related to COVID-19 in which staff shortages are impacting resident care. Requests are submitted via a designated intake form, is limited to short term assistance, and is not intended to be a long-term staffing solution. If your home is experiencing a staffing shortage due to COVID-19 and would like to request assistance through this program, please complete the RRSSC Request Form. A member of our team will review your request and contact you directly.
Requirements for participation:
- Your facility is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak which has limited staff and impacted resident care
- Support services are to be used for short-term relief of up to two weeks
- Your facility must complete weekly Reconciliation Reports.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please email us or call 785-271-4150.