Advocate Health Care is the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in the state of Illinois.It is recognized as one of the top health systems in the country, based on clinical performance. Related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate is a not-for-profit provider of health care services.
Advocate Health Care facilities are in locations as varied and diverse as all of Chicagoland. We have everything from urban and suburban hospitals to Level I Trauma Centers and Magnet facilities. We also operate many local health centers, home health offices, and labs. No matter what environment you want to practice in, or what specialty, you'll find it at Advocate Health Care.
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It's no secret that our nurses are the heart of our organization. From their countless hours of dedication to the amazingly genuine care they provide, our nurses are truly one-of-a-kind. That's why at Advocate, we're committed to giving our nurses everything they need for an enjoyable and successful career. For life, learning, caring, and the community, we're your Advocate.
Nursing At Advocate
One Big Family
At Advocate, you'll find more than nurses. More than caregivers. You'll find yourself part of a family of dedicated professionals providing care that no one else can. You'll also discover a nursing career that no one else can offer. From our commitment to ongoing learning to our work with our surrounding communities, you'll find it all at Advocate.
Just listen to what a few of our nurses have to say about a career at Advocate:
"I go out into the community and lecture at area hospitals. I've had many students that have come up to me and say, 'I'm not going to drink and drive.' It's nice knowing that you made a difference, even for one person."
- Tony, RN
"I'm like a mini resident. I'm doing the same things that a resident would do who's training to be a surgeon. I'm getting to do what I feel I do best."
- Carole, RN
"This is one of the best places I've worked with nurse-patient ratios. If things get busy they start picking up the phone and getting extra staff to come in. Even if it means paying overtime."
- Susan, RN
Individual ideas that become one voice.
Great care requires more than dedicated nursing and advanced technology. It requires ideas. The kind that bring out the best in our people and our hospitals. That's why at Advocate, you'll find our nurses are involved in making decisions that matter. They have a voice not only in patient care, but in the future of Advocate Health Care.
Whether at the unit advisory level or through our Shared Governance councils, our people have a say in a variety of issues from professional development to clinical advancement. Each is responsible for giving our nurses the resources they need, maintaining our excellence in standard care, providing educational opportunities, and instituting quality improvement plans. Every unit, every floor, every nurse at Advocate has a voice.
Health care the way it should be.
Life. Learning. Caring. Community. All the important elements of health care. And it's what makes partnering with Advocate Health Care a unique opportunity. We invite you to explore how your expertise can not only make a difference, but lead to even greater success.
We respect your time and appreciate the fact that you are a busy professional. That's why we've designed this area with you in mind. Here, you can quickly learn about Advocate Health Care, search career opportunities, submit an inquiry, or contact an Advocate professional directly.
We're caregivers. We're employers. We're neighbors.
Advocate Health Care is the largest fully integrated not-for-profit health care delivery system in metropolitan Chicago, and is recognized as one of the top 10 systems in the country.
With 10 hospitals, 3500 beds, over 200 sites of care, and 3 large physician groups, including Advocate Medical Group, Advocate Health Centers, and Dreyer Medical Clinic, we are one of the most advanced and respected health care providers in the nation. But this would not be possible without the talent and skills of our health care professionals.
That's why we are especially proud of our 4600+ physicians who, through their actions and professionalism, exemplify our mission: "to serve the health needs of individuals, families, and communities through a holistic philosophy rooted in our fundamental understanding of human beings as created in the image of God."
The care we provide is holistic. This philosophy means we understand people have physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and their relations to God, themselves, their families, and society are vital to health and healing. Finally, we believe all people are created in the image of God. All human beings live under God's care and must be treated with dignity and respect.
We exist to serve. The core values of compassion, equality, excellence, partnership, and stewardship guide our actions as we work together to provide health services to others in our communities.
The mission, values, and philosophy of Advocate are often referred to as the MVP. By integrating them into every aspect of the organizations, these principles have strengthened the foundation of the Advocate culture in which we all work and serve.
Taking care of people doesn't end with our patients.
We employ more health care professionals than anyone in Chicagoland for a reason. Actually for several reasons. Take a look at our benefits and you'll see why we're leading the world of health care into a much brighter future.
We take care of your health.
- Medical Benefits - Through your choice of HMO or PPO plan coverage
- Dental Benefits - Through your choice of three coverage options: the Dental HMO, the MetLife Preferred Dentist Program or the MetLife PDP with Orthodontia
- Vision Benefits - Through the Advocate Vision Plan
- HealtheYou - Online information, resource, and tools that support a personalized approach to health and wellness
We take care of your career.
- Education Assistance Program - Tuition reimbursement for approved college classes or certification.
- In-house education offering both instructor-led and computer-based programs.
- Career Planning Services.
We take care of your future.
- Retirement Plan - 401K with an Employer match
- Pension - Employer-funded
- Disability Income Protection Plan - Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Life Insurance Plan
We take care of your life.
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Adoption Assistance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Domestic Partner Benefits
- Personal Insurance
- Discount Auto and Homeowners' Insurance
- Long-Term Care Insurance
Advocate Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We're a reflection of the communities we serve.
At Advocate, we're not just involved with our community, we're actually part of it. Our people come from the variety of neighborhoods we serve, and they bring along their talents, experiences, and personalities to make our system the success it is today.
At Advocate, our workplace is inclusive in every sense of the word. We have professional networks in place. We hold educational and informational events system-wide. And perhaps most important of all, we listen. You'll find that we embrace new ideas and new perspectives throughout our organization.
Explore some of our current diversity initiatives, and hear firsthand about our commitment to diversity.
Diversity Mission Statement
Advocate and its associates will embrace all individuals, their characteristics, and their experiences to create a supportive, inclusive, and respectful environment that will serve the Chicago area in a way that is consistent with Advocate's mission, values, and philosophy.
- To position Advocate as a leader in meeting diverse customer care needs.
- To continue to develop a more supportive, inclusive, and respectful environment for its associates, patients, and communities. We will do this through focused development and maintenance of our diverse markets, recruitment of the best talent, and rigorous retention efforts.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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Getting an Interview
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