UnityPoint job fair set for Galesburg

UnityPoint Health is hiring. And the health system is targeting workers from an area where a  hospital recently closed.

The health system is heading to Galesburg, Ill., to host an in-person job fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Carl Sandburg College’s Crist Student Center, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. UnityPoint officials said displaced Cottage Hospital workers are invited to attend.

Health care workers matter. And there’s never been a more important or exciting time to join our team,” said Sammy Widener, regional talent acquisition manager for UnityPoint Health – Trinity, in a Tuesday news release. “We’re looking for a diverse pool of individuals who can contribute their time and talents to caring for our communities, friends and neighbors.”

Walk-in interviews are available for:

  • RN (All areas of hospital, clinics and home care.)
  • LPN
  • PCT, CNA, Medical Assistants
  • Social Worker, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse
  • Therapy-PT/OT/SLP & PTA and COTA
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Imaging – Ultrasound, Vascular and, Radiology Techs
  • Laboratory – Phlebotomists, Lab Specimen Processors, and MLTs
  • Support Service Areas – Housekeeping, Nutrition Services, Patient Access/Registration

Sign-on bonuses are available for certain roles.

Cottage Hospital was a 139-bed health facility before it “temporarily” closed earlier this month. Also, Cottage Clinic filed for bankruptcy.

Galesburg city officials have released statements, calling the Cottage Hospital situation “unfortunate.”

“It is unfortunate that Cottage Hospital is going through difficult times, and we are thinking of the many employees and patients affected by the situation,” said Galesburg Mayor Peter Schwartzman in a recent news release. “The city is evaluating avenues to provide assistance to help strengthen our community, lessen the impact of this situation, and ensure the needs of the community are met.”

In the news release, Galesburg officials added, “While this is a unique and quickly evolving situation, which will likely take time to resolve, the city will continue to keep the lines of communication open with local partners to assess any support the city may be able to provide. The mayor and council are invested in supporting our community and will continue to monitor the effects of Cottage Hospital’s temporary closure, and work to ensure quality healthcare availability for citizens.”

Those applying for a job at Friday’s job fair should bring a resume and be prepared to start an online application. Find more information, visit here.

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