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Connect to Care Jobs launched by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

On Friday, May 8, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing launched, a new website to help combat health care workforce shortages in Colorado, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. Focused entirely on health care, quickly connects residential care facilities and providers with health care professionals seeking employment. allows health care providers to select open positions they are hiring for and be matched with job seekers that fit their hiring needs. Job seekers can create a profile identifying the position they are interested in, the distance they are willing to travel for the position, and other professional skills and experience. Licensed residential care facilities:

Will receive an invitation from the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing to create an account at Input specific jobs you are hiring for with anticipated start dates Update the jobs you are hiring for as new needs are identified Receive immediate job seeker matches

Job seekers:

Visit to create your account Fill out the form with information about your skills and availability The matching tool will pair your profile with facilities looking for staff in your field A facility in need of your specific talents may then contact you directly

Many health care employers and employees have experienced significant disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department worked with ADvancing States and Centene Corporation to develop to help Colorado residential care facilities who need employees connect with health care professionals who need jobs. ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and long-term services and supports directors. Centene Corporation volunteered to donate resources to build, host and develop initial launch of is focused on residential care facilities; the site may expand to include hospitals and home care agencies in subsequent phases.

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