WellStar is the largest not-for-profit community health system in Georgia. We serve a population of more than 1.4 million residents in five metro-Atlanta counties. As an Employer of Choice, we are proud of our nationally recognized employee-friendly benefits.
How to Get Hired
We asked WellStar Health System 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?
WellStar looks for candidates with a focus on patients and customers who bring a positive approach to their work. Key characteristics include pride in their work, ability to influence others, highly efficient, dependable, flexible, team-oriented, mission-oriented, compassionate and possessing a positive attitude.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates can let their talents shine in the application and interview process by providing examples of when they have demonstrated the key characteristics above. They can follow up quickly and remain flexible during the selection process. They must leave a positive impression with every WellStar team member who they encounter along the process.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
WellStar takes pride in being very selective in the team members who we hire. There is a candidate assessment tool attached to most of our positions as part of the application process. This helps us determine if candidates are likely to focus on patient needs and work well with fellow team members. If selected for a position, candidates will go through a rigorous pre-employment process, including a thorough background check.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
This year, 2015, WellStar Talent Acquisition is largely focusing our efforts on hiring Registered Nurses in all areas. Seriously considering the immediate need for Emergency Room RNs, significant need also exists for everything from Pediatric and Labor and Delivery to Float Pool to Operating Room and Critical Care to Hospice and Home Health RNs. While we have hired over 545 experienced RNs this year so far, we have also hired over 195 newly graduated RNs. WellStar’s New Graduate Residency and Fellowship allows us to continue to recruit new graduates in addition to our continuous recruitment of experienced nurses.
Our non-Nursing recruitment efforts are geared toward Lab Services, Med Techs, Certified Medical Assistants, Certified Pharmacy Techs, Coders, Physical and Occupational Therapists as well as Epic Applications Coordinators. One of the new ways Talent Acquisition plans to recruit in these areas is by hosting Internal Career events a little later this year.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should visit our careers page at www.wellstarcareers.org to learn more about WellStar and to apply for immediate consideration.