We are a state-of-the-art, 233-bed, rural community hospital, located in Portsmouth, Ohio, providing a full continuum of health care services to the communities we serve with multiple physician satellite offices located throughout the smaller communities in our service area.
How to Get Hired
We asked Southern Ohio Medical Center 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?
We look for candidates that demonstrate phenomenal customer service skills, are customer and patient centered, compassionate, friendly, self-motivated, and interested in giving exceptional care and a desire to make a difference. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the position such as appropriate credentials, skills and competency but a candidate’s fit with our culture is a must! Our recruiters look for a caring heart, positive attitude, a problem solver, those who embrace change, critical thinkers and someone who tried to better themselves and their team.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
To impress our recruiters, applicants need to know what SOMC is all about. SOMC is unlike many healthcare providers in the area, we have all the attributes of a “big city” hospital with a small town culture. Recruiters like to hear candidates tell us why they think SOMC is special. We also like to hear why an applicant may be a good fit here. We want to hear how candidates can make a difference at SOMC. We also want to see accurate, complete applications, a solid work history, and applicants that are very interested in the position they are applying for - not just in getting “a job”!
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are especially seeking applicants for RN and BSN positions. Nursing is in high demand right now, and many healthcare providers are recruiting heavily. We are also looking for certified Athletic Trainers, and Clinical Dietitians.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit the SOMC website at www.somc.org to apply on-line and learn more about SOMC and our culture!