Geisinger has 12 hospitals in 45 Pennsylvania counties, as well as locations in southern New Jersey. According to Geisinger in a news release, the company impacts Pennsylvania’s economy by about $8.9 billion.
Geisinger says the new hiring effort is the result of “unprecedented growth” that has been ongoing for ten years and its dedication to give patients excellent care near their homes. They will be hiring physicians, nurses, support staff, and advanced practitioners. In addition, they are looking for people to do the following types of work: marketing, clerical, administration, food services, information technology, occupational therapy, research, environmental services, pharmacy, and laboratory services.
The jobs include both new positions as well as replacement positions. The jobs are also in office and clinical locations in the following areas: Danville, Lewistown, Bloomsburg, Harrisburg, Shamokin, the State College region, and the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre region. As of July 1st, 2016, a total of 444 new positions have been filled.
Geisinger has a competitive benefits package. Julene Campion, who is Geisinger’s vice president of talent management, issued the following statement, “Geisinger employees drive everything that we do — and as a result, we invest in our workforce through competitive salaries, benefits, training and education to the tune of nearly $1.9 billion a year… Geisinger has immediate need for physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses to join our team and to continue providing our patients with safe, compassionate, accessible and easy-to-understand care.”
Dr. David T. Feinberg, who is the President and CEO of Geisinger, put a $10 minimum wage in place for Geisinger Health System within the past year. Dr. Feinburg is continually among the top 10 people on the Modern Healthcare 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders list.
Campion said the following about the jobs that are available, “Caring for more than 3 million patients every year takes a team… Every day, our 30,000 employees strive to improve that care. This responsibility has motivated Geisinger to push the boundaries of geography and healthcare innovation, grow its medical specialty and subspecialty offerings, and recruit the best and the brightest for more than 1,500 critical healthcare positions to better care for our patients in the communities we serve.”
According to Geisinger Health System in the news release, their “recruitment efforts are bolstered by its dedication to quality and service, innovative use of the electronic health record and pioneering unique care models such as ProvenExperience, ProvenHealth Navigator and ProvenCare. Geisinger is also leading the nation in cutting-edge research in the realm of genomics. The health system’s MyCode Community Health Initiative currently has enrolled more than 110,000 participants, combining Precision Medicine with Geisinger’s long-established population health efforts.”
Dr. Feinberg recently started ProvenExperience. Through the program, patients who did not get their expectations met based on compassion and kindness get refunds.
Geisinger is also a teaching hospital. Over 400 people are trained at Geisinger annually. What’s more, Geisinger provides Geisinger Health Plan health insurance. There are over 551,000 people enrolled in the plan.
Campion added the following, “We’re striving for the perfect patient experience, every time for every patient… While Geisinger is evolving to become even more patient-focused, we have a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.”
Geisinger is included in the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum’s “Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems”. In addition, it is listed on the Becker’s Hospital Review “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.
You can learn more about jobs available at Geisinger by visiting Geisinger.org and clicking on “Job Opportunities”.