Cashman ISO-Q Complex Seeks To Hire Staff

Temporary Center Will Serve Homeless COVID-19 Patients

Mitch Kelly
April 07, 2020 - 5:20 am
Scaffolding for the new Cashman ISO-Q (Isolation-Quarantine) Complex for the homeless, under construction as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, is shown at Cashman Center on March 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Cashman Isolation-Quarantine Complex currently being assembled is looking to hire staff this week for temporary positions at the new facility. Qualified medical staff, health care para-professionals, and support personnel are needed for the 24-hour-care facility.

Nursing staff; allied health professionals; case workers, housekeeping, food distribution and custodial staff; and facility monitors are all encouraged to apply for these temporary positions.

Email Crystal Williams at ext.cwilliams@lasvegasnevada.gov with the position you are interested in and your contact information, or call her at 702-912-8650 with questions on positions and information on how to apply.

The Cashman ISO-Q will serve as an acute observation facility dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness.

It is believed that the Cashman ISO-Q is the only one of its kind in the nation serving the homeless population. The current CDC guidance encourages people impacted by coronavirus to quarantine at home for up to 14 days or to self-isolate a minimum number of days past the onset of symptoms.

People experiencing homelessness are unable to isolate or quarantine safely because they lack adequate shelter. The ISO-Q provides a safe place with clinical observation to ensure patients’ symptoms do not escalate to the point of needing hospitalization unnoticed.

Patient care units include quarantine for persons exposed to coronavirus; isolation for persons experiencing symptoms; and, isolation for patients with confirmed positive cases of coronavirus. Measures are in place to prevent cross-contamination between patient care groups. A medical director is assigned to oversee clinical care. In addition to clinical medical staff, the ISO-Q will be staffed with teams dedicated to sanitation and infectious disease control, patient care and feeding, supplies and operations, data collection and discharge planning.