Carle Health System is a vertically integrated health system with over 7,000 employees in its hospitals, physician group, health plan and healthcare businesses. Consistently recognized among the nation’s best, Carle serves people through high quality care, medical research and education.
How to Get Hired
We asked Carle 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?
Being compassionate, competent, understanding, resilient and patient are strong characteristics that a candidate must possess in order to not only be successful at Carle, but also be successful within the healthcare industry. Carle also desires candidates that exemplify the Carle Behavior Standards which define approachability, respect, professionalism, being solution-oriented, and being a team player. Carle’s branding of “life changing” applies not only to what we do for our patients and members, but also what we can provide to employees. Carle connects with candidates that are motivated to be part of something more than themselves, to be part of a movement to inspire the potential.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Carle is drawn to candidates that share examples of how they have made a difference, individuals motivated with the self-discipline, and have the ability to overcome obstacles, achieve goals, and serve others. Candidates that showcase their approachability, respect, professionalism, their ability to problem solve, and work successfully within teams are also highly sought after. Individuals that exhibit an ability to manage multiple priorities, have strong work and/or educational experiences illustrating competence and commitment, as well as individuals that volunteer or give back to the community in some way are quick to capture our attention. For leadership positions, Carle is most interested in candidates with a propensity for people leadership; putting the team’s needs ahead of their own. Those that can drive and socialize change while embracing the Carle Behavior Standards are the ones that will get our attention.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Carle has an aggressive growth plan in the future and with that growth comes the need for diversified talent. Clinical professionals such as nursing, physicians, advanced practice providers, therapy and allied health positions are key to meeting that growth plan. Additionally, support care teams are critical to our success and with anticipated growth, patient care and support services will continue to be an important area of focus. Also, Carle will be looking for solution-oriented and innovative individuals to further the movement of fostering innovations in care and service. This also relates to the staffing of the new Carle-University of Illinois College of Medicine in which professors, clinical and engineering experts will be a hiring priority. Additional efforts to grow functions related to the employee and patient experience will further the organizational vision.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates interested in joining the Carle organization should talk with current employees, talk with a recruiter, or check them out online. Active twitter and facebook accounts give a sampling of the incredible activities that make Carle a great place to work. Carle also has job shadowing and volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in learning more about positions or the operations of the health system. Carle even has a special RN+ program that allows a RN to take a temporary assignment with Carle before deciding if Carle is the place they want to practice nursing. Additionally, for students they can enroll in our STEP program, Scrub Camp or other clinical experience programs in addition to scholastic internships or nursing student rotations designed to give students insight and exposure to work experiences in healthcare at Carle.