Martin's Point Health Care is a not-for-profit organization providing primary care and health insurance plans. We operate seven health care centers in Maine and New Hampshire and Medicare and TRICARE insurance plans for military retirees and their families.
How to Get Hired
We asked Martin's Point Health Care 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?
Our values are very important to us at Martin's Point : We HELP each other We act as OWNERS of the business We TAKE CARE of ourselves We are always LEARNING better ways to do things We TRUST each other And we have FUN doing it! We hire for cultural fit as well as technical ability. If a candidate is able to demonstrate or share experiences that connect in a meaningful way to our values, we can tell that they will be a great fit for our company. In addition to our values, we look for people who are passionate about our mission, demonstrate strong listening skills, engage in conversation, and have an overall positive outlook. Finally, we seek employees who are connected to the community with a desire to serve and make a difference.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
It’s important to understand who we are, perhaps by sharing a personal story about an experience with Martin's Point showing excitement and energy! An example comes from Bud, one of our Patient Service Representatives at our health center in Gorham, Maine. When asked why he joined Martin’s Point, he said, “I was a patient here first, and I saw how you treated people. That experience made me want to come and work here.” Bud is now enjoying a second career with patients at Martin’s Point, following many years of work in education. Other employees come to us with creative proposals that speak volumes about their priorities and commitment to service. One of our doctors in Portland wanted to make sure that he would be able to work flexible hours so that he could volunteer weekly in the local school system.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are focusing on our roles that have direct customer contact. We are looking for people who can build trust, offer hope, act as a guide and demonstrate caring for the people we serve in roles like our Patient Service and Member Service areas. We are also focused on Medical Assistants and Providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants). We know our people are our differentiator and we need people who really care for people in these roles.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can find good information about our organization on our website. This year, we are refreshing our Careers section and enhancing our technology to create a better candidate experience in hopes to provide additional resources to quickly answer questions. Candidates are encouraged to take the time to understand "who" we are, what we value, and our involvement in the community. Martin's Point employees have a high level of pride; we encourage interested candidates to reach out to us to find out more about our organization. They may also contact our HR Service Center, or visit us at a local job fair.
Internal candidates can reach out to their designated recruiter to learn more about the positions and next steps. We also encourage job shadowing so that candidates get a sense of whether the job and the environment will be a good fit for them.