We are the largest healthcare organization in South Florida, with seven hospitals and close to 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning four counties. Our not-for-profit, faith-based organization has close to 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians.
How to Get Hired
We asked Baptist Health South Florida 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?
An ideal candidate is someone who demonstrates our service excellence standards of caring and compassion, teamwork, effective communication, as well as a commitment to privacy and confidentiality, safety, quality and service recovery, and cost effectiveness. We look for people who have a track record of success in a healthcare or hospitality environment. Applicants should provide detailed examples of past projects, key performance indicators and accomplishments at the interview. They need to excel in a team environment and, if the role is in patient care, have delivered outstanding care and achieved the best possible outcomes. For leadership roles, past performance in developing, engaging and leading a high-performing team is essential. The ability to learn on the fly and adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment is highly desirable for both leaders and employees.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Throughout the interview process, ambition and dedication to your role or career, as well as a passion or love for what you do, will make a great impression on our team. Professional attire, good eye contact, engaging conversation, a positive attitude and sincerity all leave a lasting, positive impression in the minds of our recruiters. Individuals who deliver results and make career moves of greater scope and responsibility exemplify the talent we strive to bring to Baptist health South Florida. Candidates should prepare by learning about our organization and developing questions to ensure they make an educated decision when joining Baptist Health. They need to make sure the culture of our organization is aligned to their personal views and beliefs. Tips include: dress for success, sell yourself, let your personality shine, quantify your success and make sure to know your strengths and opportunities for development.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Our focus continues to be direct patient care registered nurses (RNs) with hospital experience -- in particular operating room RNs, Emergency Department RNs and our internal Agency RNs – as well as medical coders and allied health positions. On the non-clinical side, we are focused on hiring experienced IT professionals, such as people with prior data warehouse and business intelligence experience. In addition, with the construction of our Miami Cancer Institute, we will be hiring for a number of clinical and non-clinical positions that specialize in the fields of Oncology, Research and Radiation Therapy. As we implement our primary care physician strategy, we will need people with physician practice experience, such as medical assistants and practice managers. Our outpatient services continue to grow and thus, we will need to hire additional urgent care RNs and staff to deliver compassionate care to our patients at these sites.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should view our openings online and learn about our award-winning culture and outstanding patient outcomes on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our Careers Site. They should visit BaptistHealth.net and click on “Employment” at the top of the page to launch the careers site. In addition, candidates should apply for positions that specify qualifications and prior experience that matches their own, and when they can, they should demonstrate success delivering results in a high performing organization.