Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced today that the Board of Supervisors approved his motion to extend an employment invitation to medical professionals impacted and displaced by the recent natural disasters to hit the United States.
As part of the motion, the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) will work with other regional medical groups to determine if there is any interest by these displaced professionals to work in Los Angeles County. LACMA will also identify any steps that must be taken to quickly license these medical professionals to work in California. A report is expected back before the Board of Supervisors in 30 days.
My hope is that we will allow quality doctors and nurses who have been uprooted from their homes to quickly find work within our healthcare system, said Supervisor Knabe. This is a win-win situation. These displaced healthcare professionals will have quick access to a job and we will be getting experienced medical professionals.