Archive for month: April, 2020
Like many healthcare providers, Northside Hospital has taken crucial steps to prepare for the progression of COVID-19. Along with space and supplies, we are hiring across our hospitals, with a priority on both clinical and non-clinical roles.
As a clinical professional, you know what this path is all about. You chose it for a reason – to fulfill a purpose and answer a calling. Today, that calling is more important than it ever has been. Join our elite team in directly caring for patients.
Learn more about our minimum qualifications and apply in our most critical roles:
As a non-clinical professional, you are a vital part of the support system behind the larger Northside Family. You support hospital operations and help to equip the team. Not all of our non-clinical roles require prior experience, so if you have a passion for service and want to be a part of something bigger, join us.
Learn more about our minimum qualifications and apply in the following areas:
Every one of us has felt the impact of COVID-19 in our own way. As we try to create a new normal for ourselves and our families, it’s important to be mindful of the new habits we are establishing. Try to put practices into place that help you to:
Take care of yourself physically.
Take care of yourself mentally.
Take care of yourself emotionally.
Here are some ways to do all three:
We know even those three things can sound like a lot right now – especially if you’re home with kids. So give yourself credit when and where you’re able to get these in. Keep in mind that taking care of yourself physically benefits you mentally and emotionally too. Like always, aim for 7-8 hours of sleep, 60+ ounces of water a day (eight 8-ounce glasses), and be mindful of snacking vs. actually stopping to sit down and have a meal.
It’s less important how you choose to stay active and more important that you do. Walk, run, shoot hoops in your driveway, jump on the trampoline with your kids, do jumping jacks in your living room, join a Facebook or Instagram Live workout, look up a yoga flow on YouTube, or any other social distancing approved activities you might enjoy. Check out your local gyms or popular fitness trainers to see what resources they’ve put online.
While staying up-to-date with the news is important, being overwhelmed by it isn’t good for anyone. A quick check-in with the news each day is enough to keep most of us informed. It’s easy to justify giving ourselves a break and grabbing our phones, but try to find other ways to disconnect and recharge. Consider limiting your time on social media or news apps to certain times of the day or use time tracking devices on your phone (most phones have these built in) to get an idea of where your time is going.
Do you love learning, picking up new hobbies, reading, planning for the future, and/or being creative? Make time for it! Whether that means getting up before your kids or blocking off the same time every day, start with small amounts of time and keep building it into your schedule. You can even add the same time to your kids’ schedules so that you’re all busy with your own hobbies (and more likely to leave each other alone) at the same time.
Connect with family and friends over video chat or phone calls. Get creative! If simply talking on the phone isn’t your favorite, try cooking together, having a virtual happy hour or friends night in, playing games (looking at you, UNO and charades), learning a new dance together, or starting a good old-fashioned book club. Pick things that excite you, not ones that feel like another addition to your to-do list. Connecting with nature also helps relieve stress, so get outside if it’s possible and safe, and explore your neighborhood.
Whatever it is that helps you relieve stress, bring structure into your days, and recharge – do it. We encourage you to make time for it, no matter how daunting that may feel at first. Ask the people around you to help you and do the same for them. Make it fun and make it attainable. Don’t forget to give yourself credit for all the great things you’re already doing! We’re in this together.
More and more of our lives are being moved online for a season – whether it’s work meetings, conversations with family or even job interviews. If you find yourself needing to prepare for an upcoming interview, here are some tips for navigating your virtual meeting like a professional!
1. Test your internet connection and video conference system ahead of time
With any online meeting, there are bound to be hiccups. But you can avoid or solve a lot of them by testing your resources ahead of time. Download the app you’re planning to use and any plug-ins early on, check your internet speed (simply Google that phrase and you’ll have what you need), and start a virtual meeting with a friend to make sure things run smoothly.
2. Make sure your profile picture and username are professional.
There’s nothing wrong with having a photo of yourself from a recent vacation or with a friend or family member, but consider what you’re doing or wearing in the photo. Likewise, be mindful of if the software you’ve been asked to use requires a username and ensure your selected handle is professional.
3. Try to find a quiet place.
This can be tough depending on who you’re currently sharing space with. Fortunately, this is a challenge for everyone right now so employers are more understanding if your environment isn’t serenely quiet. Whatever your situation, do your best to communicate with your family members or roommates before and find a less trafficked spot in your home. Don’t be afraid to mute yourself in between responses too!
4. Prepare for and follow-up like you would for an in-person interview.
Just because you’re in front of your computer doesn’t mean you should be searching the internet for answers. It’s okay to reference your resume or some notes as you speak, but try to prepare as you normally would. Follow-up with a thank you.
5. Consider lighting and backgrounds.
Good lighting can help your personality shine. Face a window rather than having your back to one. If that’s not possible, set up a lamp in front of you (behind your camera) and find an appropriate, neutral background. The focus should be you, not your home decor or something happening outside. Most importantly, you’ll want to keep a steady camera, so if you’re not able to dial in from a computer or laptop, prop your phone against something.
You can do this! Pick out your power outfit and follow these tips to get ready for your virtual job interview. Congrats on the interview and good luck!