New enterprise goals to ease burden of healthcare employee scarcity | Information

New enterprise goals to ease burden of healthcare employee scarcity | Information

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As household, mates and different supporters collect, Keyshae Okay. Simmons, at heart holding scissors, prepares to chop the ribbon to formally open SafeKey Staffing and Respite Care LLC on Warrenton’s Primary Avenue.

A ribbon reducing ceremony on Friday formally marked the opening of SafeKey Staffing and Respite Care LLC on Warrenton’s Primary Avenue. By way of her new enterprise, registered nurse Keyshae Okay. Simmons goals to ease the burden of the healthcare employee scarcity ofhospitals and nursing houses by filling in staffing gaps on a brief foundation.


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Keyshae Okay. Simmons, a registered nurse, brings 12 years of healthcare expertise to her enterprise, designed to fill staffing gaps at hospitals and nursing houses.

Simmons, SafeKey Staffing’s proprietor, CEO and director of nursing, is a 2006 graduate of Warren County Excessive College with 12 years of expertise within the discipline of healthcare.

By way of her training and coaching, Simmons progressed from licensed nursing assistant to licensed sensible nurse and to registered nurse. Her profession has included expertise in a spread of healthcare settings, together with long-term care, intensive care, medical and surgical, and residential well being.

As Simmons labored in these settings, she noticed a vital want.

“There have been at all times staffing shortages,” she mentioned.

Simmons needed to assist hospitals and nursing houses fill in these staffing gaps whereas they regarded for staff to carry the positions on a everlasting foundation. She hoped to discover a solution to give again to her house group whereas supporting healthcare.

The reply was SafeKey Staffing and Respite Care LLC. At the moment, Simmons is licensed to employees services throughout North Carolina, however her purpose is to broaden the license to incorporate services out-of-state.

Simmons continues to construct a staffing pool of registered nurses, licensed sensible nurses, licensed nursing assistants and drugs aids. Offering help is her brother, Keyon Simmons, who serves as employees recruiter.

At the moment, SafeKey Staffing is contracting with hospitals and nursing houses, however the enterprise is reaching out to different healthcare services.

“Whoever makes use of healthcare staffing,” Keyshae Simmons mentioned.

When services notify SafeKey Staffing of a necessity, Simmons will contact her pool of healthcare staff to fill that hole. Typically, she’s going to fill the necessity herself.

“SafeKey Staffing will work aspect by aspect with services in want to make sure that your staffing wants are met with dependable employees delivering high quality care to your residents or sufferers,” the enterprise’ web site states.

SafeKey Staffing will construct a basis with healthcare staffing, however Simmons hopes to broaden the scope of its providers sooner or later.

“Over the following couple of months, I’m wanting to acquire a license for house well being and respite care,” she mentioned.

SafeKey Staffing and Respite Care LLC, situated at 122 N. Primary St., Warrenton, in the identical constructing that homes Oh Esthetics, is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays by way of Fridays. For extra data, name 252-879-0211, e-mail [email protected] or go to