We are the largest healthcare organization in South Florida, with eight hospitals and more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning four counties. Our not-for-profit, faith-based organization has over 16,000 employees and 2,424 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: caring, compassion, teamwork, effective communication, commitment to privacy and confidentiality, safety, quality, service recovery, and cost effectiveness. We look for people who can show us how they have lived these values, especially in a healthcare or hospitality environment. We enjoy hearing examples of how candidates have connected to others and demonstrated excellence in the work that they do. Those who excel in a team environment are a good match for us. For patient care positions, we seek those who have delivered outstanding care and achieved the best possible outcomes. For leadership roles, past performance in developing, engaging and serving as a role model for a diverse team is essential, as is project execution and goal attainment. Because our industry is rapidly transforming, we also seek those who can show how they can adapt to ambiguity and adjust to change.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Throughout the interview process, demonstrating dedication to your role/career, a passion or love for what you do, and a record of success will make a great impression on our team. Professional attire, engaging conversation, a positive attitude and sincerity all leave a lasting, positive impression on our recruiters. Individuals who can show us how they commit to continuous learning and development exemplify the talent we strive to acquire. Candidates can prepare by learning about our organization and developing questions to ensure that a decision to join Baptist Health is right for them. They need to verify that 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, outline your best accomplishments and be ready to talk with us about how you want to learn and grow.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Our focus continues to be on 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 seek experienced IT professionals, such as people with prior data warehouse, PeopleSoft and business intelligence experience, revenue cycle management roles and patient access positions. As we continue to expand our primary care physician services, we need people with physician practice experience, such as medical assistants and practice managers. Our outpatient services and ambulatory surgery centers continue to grow, thus, we 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?
We recommend that those interested in joining our award-winning organization take time to learn about who we are, what we do and what is important to succeed at Baptist Health. Interested candidates should follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They should also spend time on our Careers Site, which is found by visiting www.baptisthealth.net and clicking “Careers” at the top of the page. There, candidates will see a search tool to find just the right job, along with detailed news and information on our organization. Candidates can sign up for our “Talent Community” to get job opportunity alerts and keep abreast of what is happening at Baptist Health South Florida. Of course, candidates should apply for positions with qualifications and prior experience that matches their own, and be able to explain how they have supported the success of organizations where they have previously worked.