Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. With five medical centers, rehabilitation and physician practices, we specialize in pediatrics, orthopedics, cancer care, rehabilitation medicine, women's health, cardiovascular care and neuroscience.
How to Get Hired
We asked Atlantic Health System for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Atlantic Health System is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining quality personnel . We search for candidates who are the “best fit” for Atlantic Health System and who best meets the department needs. AHS has Behavioral Based interviewing questions and tools that provide recruitment and the Hiring Managers with the ability to best assess the key characteristics within job- related behavioral competencies. These Behavioral Based interviewing questions encourage candidates to provide examples of specific scenarios /experiences they have encountered within their career and how they handle the situation and what the outcomes were. All questions are linked to the AHS PRIDE shared values/ competencies (P- professionalism, R- respect, I- involvement, D- dignity and E- excellence) that all employees are evaluated on during their annual performance appraisals.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Some of these opportunities are to participate in the community outreach programs that AHS offers throughout the year; college job fairs, High School and Technical School job fairs, conventions, etc. We host open houses and open interview days where HR and department representatives are available to speak with potential candidates. This is a great opportunity for prospective employees to meet recruitment staff and front line mangers. Prospective employees have the opportunity to participate in Resume Clinics; where AHS and other hospitals participate in reviewing resumes with prospective candidates making recommendations if appropriate. Prospective employees should research any Internship, Per diem employment opportunities, Shadow programs offered throughout the year. These opportunities are offered to different levels such as High School Shadow programs, summer internship programs for student nurses and even Per Diem employment opportunities while they are in school or for those who wish to see if AHS is the right fit
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
Atlantic Health System utilizes a talent assessment software to predict candidates success based on past job performance from managers, co-works and direct reports. This tool reduces employee turnover, and increases recruitment efficiencies resulting in customer satisfaction This is a confidential process; candidates are asked for 4-5 references and questions are competency and behavioral based. Managers utilize the tool to further assess candidate eligibility resulting in quality hires.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Each year HR conducts a rigorous analysis of the workforce to assess current staffing efforts and forecast future staffing demands. In anticipation of growth and future staffing needs Recruitments efforts will concentrate on specialty nurses such as, ED, OR, NICU, Case Management, Critical Care, etc. As a result of these findings, Atlantic Health System has taken a proactive approach to strategize various recruitment initiatives.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
External candidates have the option to view a calendar of Open House and Recruitment events and stay connected with career news from AHS. An interactive Google map also allows candidates to search open positions in their preferred locations. Interested candidates are welcomed to search our AHS new career web site to explore endless employment opportunities.