Archive for month: August, 2020
It takes a lot of coordinated efforts for a healthcare facility to run smoothly. When you think of hospital jobs, you may think of the staff you typically see on television hospital dramas: doctors, nurses, receptionists etc. Those who work in healthcare, however, know there are many others who play a major role in delivering the quality patient experience Northside is known for.
So even if you never went to nursing school or thought of working in a hospital, it may be just the place for you! In addition to the great benefits at Northside, there is the added satisfaction of knowing that you are helping your community by assisting in delivering a vital service.
Here are ten of our current open roles at Northside Hospital that you might not know exist:
This role is ideal for someone who has prior experience working in a restaurant or other food service role, but is ready for a change and looking to step into the hospital environment. The responsibilities of this role include reading patient menus to patients, editing patient selections to meet restrictions associated with diet orders, and communicating between the nursing units and the Food & Nutrition Department.
This position is for experienced IT professionals that have a thorough background in server building, maintenance, and automation. Their job is vital to ensuring our computer systems stay online and are secure so our staff can access the information they need 24/7.
The Revenue Integrity Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the hospital Chargemaster is up-to-date and compliant with federal and state regulations and that our staff are charging for services correctly. This role is crucial to our operations because an accurate Chargemaster allows us to work with health insurance companies to make sure our patients are getting the most out of their healthcare experience.
This role supports the crucial computer programs that help our clinical and financial staff carry out their jobs. With programs that deal with patient records, insurance billing, and more – the Senior Applications Analyst needs to be a pro at various computer systems in the healthcare environment to make sure we never miss a beat.
Social work is an incredibly important, yet often overlooked function within the healthcare environment. Healthcare social workers work with patients, their families, and significant others to break down psychosocial barriers that may inhibit their medical treatment. This role requires an advanced degree in social work or mental health, as well as prior experience in the mental health field.
The Environmental Services Team is the lifeblood of the Northside Hospital family! These truly essential employees ensure that our patients, as well as fellow employees, have a clean and safe environment. With on-the-job training and no prior experience or certification requirements, this role is the perfect entry point for someone interested in working in the healthcare field.
¿Hablas español? This role is responsible for providing face-to-face interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients and their families as it relates to their medical care, as well as documenting translation to enhance patients’ comprehension of medical procedures, treatment, follow-up care, and more.
This position is the Amazon Prime of Northside! Responsible for distributing supplies and equipment to our departments and keeping track of inventory levels, supply chain techs work to make sure the staff at Northside always have the right supplies & equipment at the right time to be able to deliver a great patient experience.
Monitor technicians support other clinical staff by observing patients’ biomedical electronic devices and watching for regular or irregular measurements to report back to nurses and doctors. This position requires the completion of a Basic Arrhythmia Course or the satisfactory completion of an arrhythmia competency exam with a score of 85% or higher.
This role is responsible for disinfecting, sterilizing, and assembling surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment in preparation for surgery teams. By prepping these materials ahead of time, this position helps keep surgical procedures safe and running smoothly for surgeons and their teams.
As you can see there are plenty of roles in a hospital environment that might not have their own Netflix series about them, but they certainly are essential to keeping Northside Hospital the well-oiled machine it is! Even if you have never thought about working in healthcare, you may have the skills we are looking for to help us continue to deliver top-notch patient care.
To view more openings at Northside, head over to our job search page to see if we’re hiring for your perfect job!
Alison D, a clinical dietitian at Northside, says she got lucky to have found nutrition as a career path. Her passion for food led her to a fulfilling career at Northside, helping patients get the most out of their medical care – and their lives.
Alison didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she registered for the nutrition and dietetics program at Auburn University for her undergraduate studies. But the more she learned along the way, she discovered just how compatible nutrition was with her values and her career goals.
After completing her dietetic internship and her master’s degree at St. Louis University, she was ready to take on the challenge of being a dietitian at Northside. In 2017, she started out at a congestive heart failure clinic, where she gained experience in how nutrition affects the heart. Shortly after, she transitioned to working on a GI floor at Northside, and now she specializes in nutrition for oncology treatment. In three short years, Alison was able to experience very different sides of nutrition, which she says was an exciting way to start her career and figure out what she felt most passionate about. “You can jump around and learn a little bit about a lot,” Alison says, due to the wide variety of patient populations at Northside.
Teamwork Makes All The Difference
In her role, Alison focuses on patients receiving proper nourishment during their care at Northside. One way that she maximizes this responsibility is through emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork and communication to ensure that her plans for a patient are complementary to the plans being administered by the doctors, pharmacists, and speech therapists. This kind of collaboration not only enhances patient care, it also provides for a rewarding work environment. “It helps make everything run smoothly, but it also opens the door to more education and more collaboration, because nutrition spans all other disciplines.”
Advice for Future Coworkers
While Alison says she became a dietitian as a result of her passion for food, she shared what else others looking to follow in her footsteps should think about when considering the field. “Be passionate about the science behind food and the research that goes into the field of dietetics. It’s a field that we’re still learning so much about all the time, and things are changing on a daily basis.” This includes keeping up with the latest research and studies and being able to relay those findings into relatable, actionable feedback to patients.
Aside from an interest in the science behind food, what does Alison hope for in a coworker? It’s simple: communication, dedication, and “a willingness to go the extra mile to provide the best patient care possible.”
Interested in learning more about a career in nutrition and dietetics at Northside? Check out our current openings here!