We are a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to serving the health care needs of our community. With dedicated staff, modern facilities and state-of-the-art treatment, we are committed to meeting the needs of the community by providing the best patient care.
How to Get Hired
We asked St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital 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?
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital is committed to recruiting, accessing, hiring, and retaining a highly motivated work force. We search for candidates who have drive, determination, empathy and compassion for those who we serve. We utilize a Behavioral Interviewing guide when assessing potential candidates. These guides provide a foundation on assessing a candidate’s skills and abilities. We focus on key qualities including teamwork, accountability, communication, resiliency and critical thinking skills. These guides also provide a framework for candidates to share a relevant experience, describe their actions and focus on the outcome. These questions are then linked to a scoring metric which help determine the best qualified candidate for an open position.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We have numerous opportunities to get involved with our organization throughout the year. These include quarterly career fairs held at different locations to ensure a balanced geographic approach. These career fairs draw hundreds of prospective employees. Members of our leadership team along with Human Resources meet with each candidate to better understand their background. SLCH also provides numerous community outreach programs. These programs are in conjunction with colleges, high schools and technical schools. These are great opportunities for students to learn about careers in the healthcare field. We provide resources and mentorship programs for students who learn about leading a Hospital. These opportunities provide a challenging yet rewarding experience. Prospective employees should research any open positions including internships throughout the year. We also invite all prospective employees to join us at any of career fairs held in the community.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Each year we forecast our anticipated work force needs. As the healthcare industry continues to transform we assess current and future staffing needs. We are focused on specialty nurses in key areas including Critical Care, OR, NICU, and the Emergency Departments. In addition, we are always looking for qualified Medical Technologists for our Laboratory department. As a result of the anticipated needs in these departments we have created a career ladder for new graduate RNs. These include a rotational program from med-surg to a specialty area such as the ED, ICU, or NICU.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
External candidates should visit our SLCH Career Opportunities page or our LinkedIn page to stay connected with new position postings. Candidates have the ability to message our recruiters directly to learn more about a position of interest. In addition, we invite external candidates to visit us at our career fairs and community events where they can learn more about our unique culture and career opportunities.