A nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care, Gilchrist provides compassionate elder medical care, counseling and support to people at every stage of serious illness, so they may live life to the fullest.
How to Get Hired
We asked Gilchrist 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?
Some key characteristics that Gilchrist looks for in prospective employees is ambition and their passion for our organization and the work we do. Since our staff is caring for mostly elderly individuals with serious illnesses, they need to be able to provide compassionate care and support that addresses all of the patient's and families needs--whether it be medical, emotional, social or spiritual, therefore, we look for individuals who truly understand "our work." Most of our clinical employees work virtually so potential employees also need to be confident and self-directed. We are also looking for prospective employees with elder, lone-term or hospice care experience and certificatiion in any of these fields would be a big plus.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates capture our attention if they have researched our organization, networked with current Gilchrist employees and express their interest and qualifications in a detailed, well-written cover letter specific for our organization.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Registered nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and hospice aides.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates can go to the Gilchrist website: www.gilchristcares.org to learn more about the organization and submit their applications or they can attend our jiob fairs, scheduled throughout the year.