Hiring of 250 UC Health nurses includes 35 at West Chester Hospital

UC Health is hiring for approximately 250 open nursing positions, including full-time, part-time and PRN (as-needed) positions across all UC Health locations, including outpatient sites and Lindner Center of HOPE.

The positions are not included in the approximately 2,600 nurses and nurse leaders currently employed at UC Health.

UC Health is a health system that includes four inpatient campus and 61 outpatient locations, and provides 38 specialties and subspecialties. It employs 9,785, of which 1,655 work in Butler County. That figure does not include physicians or advanced practice providers.

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West Chester Hospital is recruiting for 35 nurse openings, according to Sondra Barker, human resources manager for UC Health Talent Acquisition.

Open houses, which are free and open to the public, will be held:

  • 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17, at West Chester Hospital, 7700 University Drive, West Chester Twp.
  • 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23, at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, 151 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati

For information, call 513-585-6947 or visit www.uchealth.com/careers.

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We asked Barker several questions regarding the company’s hiring efforts. Here’s what she had to say:

Q: What’s the most prevalent roadblock you’ve encounter when it comes to hiring and what can job seekers do to help alleviate that situation?

“The national shortage of healthcare professionals in the United States is our most prevalent roadblock. According to projections, there will be over 1 million open RN positions by 2024. UC Health is committed to hiring both experienced and new graduate nurses as we face this talent shortage. As Cincinnati’s only adult academic medical center, we have the educational programs in place to support newly hired nurses at any level of experience. We consider UC Health the region’s healthcare employer of choice, and as an organization have made recruitment as well as employee engagement and retention a priority.”

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Q: Some job seekers are concerned about the limits of advancement within a company. To what degree can UC Health employees advance from entry-level roles to become department managers and team leaders?

“We have both advancement and professional development opportunities for registered nurses. For example, we have numerous promotional opportunities for RNs including: nurse clinicians, case managers, clinical educators, supervisors, managers and directors to name a few. We also have a professional development program in our Clinical Ladder. The Nursing Clinical Ladder rewards professionals who demonstrate clinical expertise, are committed to patients and their families and deliver high quality of patient care for our highly complex patient population.”

Q: What’s the vision for UC Health’s growth, both jobs and otherwise, for the next five years?

“Not only is UC Health committed to being the healthcare employer of choice in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but we are committed to giving the community access to the best and brightest minds who are deeply passionate about solving the most complex medical cases.”

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