12/16/2011

WVU Healthcare seeking hundreds of new faces

Health system’s growth keeps jobs plentiful

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Despite the nation’s unpredictable employment outlook, nearly 400 jobs are currently available at WVU Healthcare. From pharmacy to phlebotomy, part-time to full-time, the openings available represent a full range of career opportunities.

“WVU Healthcare is fortunate to be experiencing growth right now,” explained John Bihun, human resources director at WVU Healthcare. “While a struggling economy has had a negative impact on many health systems around the country, the growth of WVU Healthcare allows us to better serve our patients.”

Bihun stressed that it takes many talents to successfully deliver care to patients, and every position within WVU Healthcare has a direct impact on the service those patients receive. Whether clinical in nature or a clerical, service, professional or administrative position, all 380 jobs now available within WVU Healthcare demand a team mentality, said Bihun.

“Everything we do here is patient-focused; they are our number one priority,” he said. “Our team shares the goal of moving healthcare forward for those we serve. It’s a culture that allows every team member to constantly learn and grow both professionally and personally.”

Boasting nearly 6,000 employees, WVU Healthcare has been nationally recognized as an employer of excellence not only within West Virginia but nationally. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) designated WVU Healthcare a Magnet hospital for excellence in nursing, one of the highest honors a healthcare facility can receive. For several years running, AARP has recognized WVU Healthcare on its list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. The hospital’s employee wellness and childcare programs have each received awards as well.

“When you pair our spirit of pride and teamwork with competitive pay and generous benefits, it’s easy to see why so many people come to work here and sometimes choose to stay for decades,” continued Bihun.

A searchable listing of all available opportunities at WVU Healthcare can be found online at http://wvuhealthcare.com/employment/work.aspx. Updated daily, these listings include details such as job descriptions, qualifications needed and shift/hours per week.

To learn more about WVU Healthcare, visit www.wvuhealthcare.com.

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For more information:
Leigh Limerick, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
limerickl@wvuhealthcare.com
lal: 12-15-11

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