BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Applying for jobs has been different during the pandemic but Bakersfield Behavioral Hospital is giving people the option to go back to in-person interviews this Wednesday with a job fair.
"We are a free-standing psychiatric hospital we have 115 beds and we take kids as young as five years old all the way to adults," said Cornelio Guiterrez-Lozano of Bakersfield Behavioral Hospital. "I know times are rough and people are looking for jobs but we are hiring and this is why we're holding the job fair."
From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. they will be holding interviews at their White Lane location to fill positions for registered nurses, mental health, and housekeeping.
"For mental health workers it's like the RN, we need you to have your certification. For housekeeping, if you have prior experience in that. Activity therapist, if you're good with working with kids that's good."
The new protocols of the hospital have also opened up new roles for hire.
"They're called front desk mobile technicians so you're registering the patient and making sure they pass the temperature check so they're ready to come in."
The job fair will be held at their white lane location and will be following CDC guidelines by requiring applicants to wear masks and stand six feet apart while they wait to be interviewed.
"Once you've interviewed and the candidate fills the qualifications they might hire you on the spot so that's why we're asking everyone to bring two forms of government ID."
The hospital says it's important they fill these positions as soon as possible in order for them to safely function during the pandemic.
"It's important that we fill these positions so we can be fully staffed so if a patient comes in and shows symptoms we have the staff to take care of them."