Following a decade of growth and a commitment to providing specialty care to patients close to home, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System has launched a nationwide recruitment effort to hire more than 1,500 physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and support staff.
“Caring for more than 3 million patients every year takes a team,” said Julene Campion, vice president of talent management at Geisinger, a physician-led, integrated health system. “Every day, our 30,000 employees strive to improve that care. This responsibility has motivated Geisinger to push the boundaries of geography and healthcare innovation, grow its medical specialty and subspecialty offerings, and recruit the best and the brightest for more than 1,500 critical healthcare positions to better care for our patients in the communities we serve.”
The 1,500 positions – a combination of new and replacement openings – span the entire health system and include clinical and office locations in Harrisburg, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area, the State College region, Lewistown, Shamokin, Bloomsburg and Danville. In addition, the health system has filled 444 new positions since July 1, 2016, according to a press release.
In addition, Geisinger is committed to medical education and as a teaching hospital, trains more than 400 residents and fellows each year. Geisinger is also provides a health insurance product – Geisinger Health Plan – that currently has more than 551,000 members enrolled.
In the last decade, Geisinger has grown from two to 12 hospitals, expanded its service area from 30 to 45 counties, including southern New Jersey, and nearly tripled its number of employees. Geisinger also leverages an estimated $8.9 billion impact on the Pennsylvania economy, the press release notes.
“We’re striving for the perfect patient experience, every time for every patient,” Campion said. “While Geisinger is evolving to become even more patient-focused, we have a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.”
“Geisinger employees drive everything that we do — and as a result, we invest in our workforce through competitive salaries, benefits, training and education to the tune of nearly $1.9 billion a year,” Campion said. “Geisinger has immediate need for physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses to join our team and to continue providing our patients with safe, compassionate, accessible and easy-to-understand care.”