For those seeking a job at the new hospital in Temecula, it’s time to gather your resume, dust off your suit and get ready to make a positive first impression.
The Temecula Valley Hospital is hosting its first of three scheduled job fairs this Friday, seeking to fill up to 40 new jobs within the next eight to 10 weeks.
The job fair is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Riverside County Workforce Development Center, 30135 Technology Drive in Murrieta. Prospective job seekers are advised to bring a resume and be prepared to meet and speak to a hospital representative.
Job seekers will have the opportunity to complete an application, submit their resume and participate in the initial screening process for specific positions for which the hospital will be hiring. Visitors to Friday’s job fair can determine if they meet the qualifications for a job and if so, schedule an interview, said Marcia Jackson, the new hospital’s director of Strategy & Business Development.
Construction on the new 140-bed, five-story hospital is two months ahead of schedule and the hospital now expects to open in early fall, perhaps in early September, Jackson said.
Before the doors open to patients, three job fairs are planned: the first job fair on Friday, one later this spring and a final job fair in late spring or early summer.
“We’re very excited,” Jackson said. “We’re using this as kind of a test to see how this goes and then we’ll be able to schedule our next one which will be larger. In a month or two we will be ready to start hiring more folks,” she said.
The Temecula Valley Hospital expects to hire about 400 fulltime-equivalent employees, she said.
The hospital is recruiting for a wide range of positions at the initial job fair, including nurses for several departments; an Emergency Department technician; a blood bank supervisor; clinical nutrition and food service managers; a pharmacy buyer and a pharmacist; security officers; a patient access supervisor; a case management director and a quality/risk data analyst, among other positions.
The new 140-bed, five-story Temecula Valley Hospital located on Temecula Parkway will have all private rooms and a 20-bed intensive care unit and an emergency room.
Amy Bentley is a local writer and regular contributor to SWRNN.