With more than one million patient visits each year, Gundersen Health System and its more than 7,000 employees celebrate 125 years of clinical excellence and community care in western Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and southeastern Wisconsin.
How to Get Hired
We asked Gundersen 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?
To be a successful employee at Gundersen Health System, candidates must have an innate sense of caring, compassion, and patient-centeredness, while valuing innovation, being inclusive and adapting to the rapidly changing healthcare industry. They must be highly competent in the role, strive for excellence, and possess an understanding of the impact their work has on our patients, no matter the level of position. We also look for professionalism, a positive attitude and a sense of empathy.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees gain our attention when they show genuine interest in our organization and can align themselves with our mission, vision and values. If prospective employees are motivated by our initiatives and show a strong desire to help us achieve our goals, they set themselves apart from others. Showing a passion for what they do and background knowledge on why they chose to pursue their profession is always helpful. Enthusiasm is contagious, and if they are enthusiastic about what they do or the position they are applying for, they stand out. Prospective employees should also fill out their application as completely and accurately as possible, providing details about previous positions that show transferable skills and explaining key projects or initiatives they’ve led or had a hand in completing.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Hiring registered nurses continues to be a priority to build our nursing workforce. In this coming year, we are focusing on bringing in experienced registered nurses to our inpatient areas. This will allow us to maintain and continue to build a knowledge base in our medical surgical units. Positions that require a technical program completion and specific certification, such as our medical assistants, are an important focus as well. We are also looking for entry level staff to continue to build our workforce while also attracting passive candidates who may not be actively looking for alternative employment.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can visit the Careers page at gundersenhealth.org to learn more about our organization. Candidates can also contact Gundersen Recruitment Services with general questions and inquiries at (608)775-4743. All open positions are listed on the gundersenhealth.org Careers page. Interested candidates should also create or update their candidate profile on the site and attach an updated resume.