We are a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, 150 outpatient facilities, and a fully accredited college. We strive to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve through health care and education.
How to Get Hired
We asked Kettering Health Network 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?
The success of a prospective team-member begins with their desire to support the sacred work of Kettering Health Network through an on-going demonstration of compassion towards others, competency in their trade, and ability to use sound judgement and emotional intelligence in stressful situations. They possess a willingness to be collaborative and to build strong relationships with co-workers, physicians, other leaders in the organization, community members, patients, and their families. This team-member is not seeking to work a job; rather, they are answering a call to care for others, truly embodying Kettering Health Network’s mission and the values that support it.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Kettering Health Network pays close attention to referrals received from current high-performing team-members, so it is important for candidates to maximize their internal relationships and connect with the organization through various networking channels. In addition to merely completing an online employment application, prospective team-members should be prepared to review, revise, and submit a clear, concise, and updated resume. In addition, prospective team-members can also anticipate various assessments, phone screening, and interviews based on the position to which they are interested. Prospective team-members may also find us in attendance at many local and national career fairs.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Due to the many services that Kettering Health Network provides, our organization consistently has a wide variety of open positions, including jobs in nutritional services, finance, nursing, and allied health (rehab therapy, phlebotomy, social work, imaging tech, etc.) We focus heavily on hiring various clinical professionals, including nurses, medical technologists, surgical technologists, and medical assistants. While we prefer candidates to have experience, we do provide training and orientation in all areas. With our continued growth, we also will focus on hiring leaders with strategic vision to help guide and implement various leadership development initiatives. We seek these leaders from our internal talent pool, as well as through other external sources.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates should research and learn about Kettering Health Network’s history and the legacy of Charles F. Kettering’s family. They should familiarize themselves with our mission, vision, and values—the foundation upon which we build our strategies. This will give candidates insight into our culture and help them understand the concept of sacred work and being “called to care.”
Kettering Health Network employees are actively involved in local community events, which means prospective job candidates have opportunities to network with them and learn more about the organization. Students who are completing clinical rotations in our facilities have a unique opportunity to interact with managers and staff, as well as gain real-life experience for a future career. We also provide opportunities through planned site visits, observations, and internships.
Most importantly, interested candidates should visit our recruitment job board at ketteringhealth.org/careers to view open positions and begin the application process.