Haatvedt Joins HRMC as Health Care Workforce Recruiter
March 05, 2020
Huron, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is pleased to announce Teresa Haatvedt, RN, has accepted the newly created position of Health Care Workforce Recruiter, according to Rhonda Hanson, human resources(HR) director for HRMC.
The primary purpose for this new position is to find and nurture individuals interested in a health care career and connect them with open positions in the Huron community.
“Health care workers are in short supply across the nation, and our community is not immune to the challenges of recruiting individuals, especially those who desire to work in our rural community,” said Hanson. “Additionally, HRMC has been fortunate to have compassionate and committed employees who have served our patients for many years and are now nearing retirement age – this position is designed to help us fill the pipeline of up and coming health care workers who can carry on the caring tradition.”
Haatvedt will work as part of the HR team and coordinate with department directors to help manage the recruitment process and match interested students with health care jobs. She will also provide leadership, support, advocacy and vision to students helping them to find education programs, scholarships and clinical experiences. Haatvedt will also work closely with educational institutions and health care organizations in the community to create easy-to-navigate pathways for interested workers.
She is no stranger to HRMC having served as inpatient services director for 13 years prior to expanding her experience and skills working a as a regional vice president for Wapiti Medical Staffing where she helped hospitals throughout the region by providing staffing candidates.
“Teresa brings a wealth of health care knowledge to the position,” explained Hanson. “She also has a passion for sharing her knowledge and partnering with others to build a future workforce of individuals who are excited about becoming healthcare professionals.
Haatvedt earned both her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees from Huron University. Most recently, she worked as program manager for the South Dakota Foundation of Medical Care leading various programs including Partnership to Advance Tribal Health and the SD Music and Memory program for long-term care facilities. She also serves on the Huron Nursing Taskforce and HRMC Foundation scholarship committee.
“I am excited to develop strong relationships with the health care leaders and organizations within our community to grow and nurture the future pipeline of caregivers for our medical facilities,” said Haatvedt. “I look forward to working with students and sharing the many health care career opportunities available in our region at recruitment fairs and the upcoming HOSA-Future Health Professionals convention.”
Originally from Huron, she is married to Dr. Cy Haatvedt, a general surgeon with Tschetter & Hohm Clinic. The have seven grown children, several of whom live in Huron, and 10 grandchildren. In her spare time, Haatvedt enjoys camping with her family, babysitting her grandchildren, reading and hunting.
Students interested in information about a career in healthcare are invited to contact Haatvedt at 605-353-6589 or email@example.com.
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