How to Get Hired
We asked SCRIPPS HEALTH 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?
As a health care leader, Scripps credits our tradition of excellence to the dedicated individuals who make up the Scripps team. Our employees are our most valuable asset. To ensure we are first choice for patient care and careers, our goal is to attract and retain top talent. Scripps’ core workforce philosophy is to fully staff the organization with the best people to support and advance our mission, vision, values and objectives. As a values-driven organization, Scripps seeks to hire candidates with characteristics and behaviors closely aligned with our values: Quality • Solving problems and making improvements • Compliance and organizational alignment • Integrity and accountability Respect • Communicating with others • Working with others • Creates a favorable impression • Serving others Efficiency • Dependability • Resource utilization All of these combine to give our people a high sense of pride in the company and themselves.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
People at Scripps often feel that they are answering a special call to serve others. But in the process, something inspiring happens to them as well. To get our attention, candidates should tell us about their proudest contributions at work and when they provided exceptional customer service or patient care. They should tell a story about how their contributions helped an organization reach its goals and explain how they collaborated with others to achieve great results."
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
In today’s challenging hiring environment, Scripps uses a variety of analytic tools to assess talent for best organizational fit and staffing needs. Managers are trained to select candidates who are qualified, demonstrate Scripps values and fit within the overall Scripps culture. Scripps uses the TalentMine talent management tool to assess talent and screen new hires; candidates are assessed based on known strengths and competencies that make individuals successful at Scripps. Candidates submit an online application and complete TalentMine; the assessment highlights candidates’ individual strengths and is valid for one year from the date of completion. Candidates receive the TalentMine invitation within 24 hours via e-mail and have 72 hours to complete it. Candidates receive a personalized description of strengths. Candidates for direct patient care roles such as nursing also complete situational judgment tests, which are video graphic simulations that measure how they would handle situations with patients or their families.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
If you have strong problem-solving skills and integrity paired with an ability to communicate well with others, then you could be a good fit to work at Scripps. The company hires physicians and nurses but also pharmacists, administrative professionals, hospice and food service workers, among other positions. Required experience varies depending on the position you're applying for. Scripps trains managers to hire for long-term retention and assess candidates on the strengths and competencies that make Scripps employees succeed, among them passion, sincerity and strong vision. Managers are also rewarded for the retention of first-year employees.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
The first step is to visit www.scripps.org/careers to explore career opportunities and current openings at Scripps. To apply for an open position, candidates should complete and submit an online application. Within 24 hours of applying for a job at Scripps, you'll receive an email invitation to complete TalentMine, an online assessment designed to highlight your strengths. Afterwards, you'll receive a personalized assessment based on your answers. Candidates for direct patient care roles such as nursing also complete situational judgment tests, which are video graphic simulations that measure how you would handle situations with patients or their families.