Health services in the Wimmera have been recruiting more staff to assist their operations as they deal with the "added pressure" of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wimmera Health Care Group human resources manager Glenne Hynes said the organisation had advertised on Tuesday for support workers.
"We're looking for staff who can help out with the basic stuff," he said. "As the ad suggest it can be anything from cleaning, to transport, to actually working with patients directly but always under the supervision of a qualified person.
"The more skills that people have got the more they will be utilised."
Mr Hynes said the response rate had been fantastic, with the ad having been viewed 21,000 times.
"At the moment we've had officially 51 applications in two days for that role online," he said.
Workers with a broad skill base were ideal, Mr Hynes said, but he acknowledged it could be hard to find people in the region who had a specific background in health.
"So it's not purely just people with healthcare experience (that we're looking for)," he said. "It could be people who had worked in the disability sector or aged care sector.
"Those qualifications and experience align really well so we are certainly prioritising those (people)."
Mr Haynes said the health care group had recently implemented "welcome officers" at Wimmera Base Hospital and the Arapiles building in Horsham to handle the restrictions around visitation.
He said the officers screened people who entered the buildings, asking if they had any cold or flu symptoms, and ensured they complied with rules allowing only two visitors and no children under 16.
Rural Northwest Health acting chief executive Jo Martin said the health service was looking into the community to recruit additional staff with a "mix of skills" to support its work.
"We are looking at past employees as well as possibly sub-contracting people from other businesses that might not be able to function (due to the government restrictions)," she said.
Mrs Martin said the service's priority was increasing the number of available qualified front line health workers at the Warracknabeal facility, but it needed people with other responsibilities to "bolster their capability".
"We're looking at models that we can work on that would involve a workforce that is a cross-sector of (Yarriambiack) Shire businesses that offer skills such as cleaning and food services, as well as employing medical students," she said.
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