|Dee Freeman with new Human Services Czar, John Mehler|
Marcus and Freeman have restructured personnel to meet the growing need for services, while attempting to reduce OT and the use of agency nursing services. They propose to eliminate 7 part-time nursing and 6 part-time LPN positions that have been vacant, along with a Risk Manager and Compliance Officer. But they will add a Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator ($49,175 to ($73,149), five full-time LPNs (salary up to $45,026), ten full-time nursing attendants (salary up to $31,064), a unit clerk (up to $29,575) and a housekeeper (up to $28,880).
Council's Personnel Committee, headed by Ken Kraft, voted unanimously in favor of recommending the staffing increase to the full body of County Council tonight.