Overlake Medical Center and Clinics
Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission is To provide medical excellence every dayTM.
Our Vision is To provide exceptional quality and compassionate care to every life we touch.
Our Shared Values Are to effectively meet the ever-changing health care needs of our community through the following:
Employee TestimonialsWhat is it like to work at Overlake?
Employees insist that Overlake is different than other hospitals in that the hospital is small enough to create a caring, team environment-yet large enough to offer employees challenges and opportunities.
We invite you to read what employees have to say...
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Overlake Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported, state-of-the-art medical facility equipped to deliver the highest standards of medical care. With 2,400 employees and more than 1,000 physicians, our employees work collaboratively with all levels of staff and physicians to deliver Medical excellence every day™.
Overlake is a team-oriented organization dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Employees enjoy an environment that encourages professional growth and educational opportunities, as well as support and camaraderie from management and peers.
Careers at Overlake
At Overlake, we believe exceptional patient care comes naturally when our staff feels respected, valued and cared for. So we’ve cultivated a culture that feels like a community.
In fact, we’re more like a great big family. Our people will always be there for you. Our supportive environment and team of passionate professionals have earned the hospital its reputation as a healthcare leader in the region.
We are truly committed to providing compassionate, high-quality patient care in a progressive and collaborative environment. If you are looking for a work community that you would like to call home, Overlake may be the place for you.
The practice you’ve been looking for, a community that’s been looking for you.
Overlake Medical Center is seeking primary care and specialty physicians to join our growing network clinics located in the prosperous Eastside area across Lake Washington from Seattle.
With various practice models, Overlake and its richly diverse community offer you an excellent opportunity.
Washington state pairs metropolitan attractions with an abundance of recreational opportunities and spectacular natural beauty. Seattle, just minutes away, is one of the nation’s leading cultural centers offering world-class plays, concerts, art exhibits and dining. East King County offers excellent schools and vibrant neighborhoods.
Overlake places significant value on the service, commitment to excellence and loyalty of its staff with the following programs:
This is an employee recognition program designed to recognize extra efforts made by our employees. This program allows all employees to recognize their co-workers for going above and beyond, and provides for a variety of gifts such as movie tickets, latte cards and gift certificates.
Overlake recognizes the value of continued employment by rewarding employees for their length of service at the hospital. The hospital awards service pins commemorating each five years of continuous service. Our annual Employee Recognition Celebration honors those employees who have achieved 10 years or more of service at five-year intervals (10, 15, 20, 25, etc.)
Employee of the Month/Employee of the Year
True excellence deserves to be recognized. An employee committee selects the Employee of the Month from staff nominations. One of these employees is selected for the Employee of the Year award at the next year's annual Employee Recognition Celebration. Both awards come with a variety of well-deserved gifts.
Dr. Leland Ellis Volunteer Service Award
This award serves as a living tribute to the tremendous contributions made by Dr. Leland Ellis, a physician on active staff at Overlake from 1969 until his death in May 1989. Dr. Ellis believed fully in the principle of giving back to one's community. Each year, an Overlake employee is honored for his or her active community service at the annual Employee Recognition Celebration.
Employee Activities Committee
This committee's mission is to bring low-cost or no-cost activities to all hospital employees. For example, this committee works to provide discount movie, Wild Wave and Mariners tickets and free Seattle Art Museum passes. The committee also facilitates Overlake Hospital sport teams including softball, soccer and volleyball. These activities give Overlake Hospital employees a chance to get to know their co-workers better.
Overlake is a professional workplace in which each individual is highly valued and rewarded for his or her service, innovation and commitment to excellence.
Overlake's compensation program reflects the organizational philosophy that an employee's total compensation–which includes base pay, pay premiums and non-cash benefits–will be market competitive. The following benefits are available to all eligible employees:
Your eligibility for benefits is based on your FTE (full-time equivalent) or, simply put, how many hours per pay period your position is budgeted for.
Here is a quick summary:
Family Benefits Eligibility
Medical and/or Dental Coverage
If you are eligible for and choose Medical and/or Dental Plan coverage for yourself, you may enroll these eligible family members, too:
Spouse and Child Life Insurance
Benefits eligible full- and part-time employees who purchase Supplemental Life Insurance coverage (optional benefit) may also purchase Dependent Life Insurance coverage for their spouse and eligible children.
Description of Benefits
It is important to us that you have coverage for both preventive healthcare and life’s unexpected medical issues. All three of our medical plans are designed with this priority in mind. You may choose from either the Premera Blue Cross PPO Basic Plan, the Premera Blue Cross Premium Plan or the Group Health HMO Plan.
Details regarding the differences in plans will be provided and discussed during your New Hire Sign-up Orientation.
Overlake partners with Washington Dental Service to cover preventive, routine and major restorative care. Washington Dental Service is Washington state’s largest dental benefits company and has an extensive list of member dentists from which to choose.
Overlake provides Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage at no cost for full-time employees, and Basic Life Insurance for all part-time employees in a budgeted position of 48 hours or more per two-week pay period. Covered employees may also purchase Supplemental Life Insurance coverage for themselves and Dependent Life Insurance coverage for their spouse and eligible children.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
If you are a full-time or part-time employee in a budgeted position of 48 hours or more per two-week pay period, we provide you this coverage at no cost. This benefit helps protect you and your family from loss of income should you suffer a disabling illness or injury that prevents you from working for an extended time.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
We offer Paid Time Off (PTO), which is used for vacation, holidays and sick days. All full- and part-time employees working at least 16 hours per pay period begin accruing PTO hours on their hire date and can begin using PTO hours immediately upon accrual, as authorized by their supervisor. PTO hours are accrued based on years of service, your job and the number of hours worked.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
This optional plan allows you to pay for healthcare insurance premiums and for eligible healthcare and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. By saving you the money you would have had to pay in taxes, the plan can save a typical family hundreds of dollars per year.
Overlake's three-part retirement program gives you a well-rounded system to save for a secure retirement.
Dell Computer Discounts
Employee Assistance Program
Annual Summer Event
Holiday Gift Cards
Guaranteed Education Tuition Program
Cell Phone Discounts
Hospital Discounts on Services
When Do My Benefits Start?
Insurance (Medical, Dental, Life and Long-Term Disability)
If you are benefits eligible and enroll as a new employee during the initial enrollment period, your coverage begins on the first of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. For example, if you first day of employment is March 15, your benefits start on May 1.
If you are not benefits eligible when you become an Overlake employee but later change to benefits eligible status, you then will be eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following your status change, provided you have completed 30 days of continuous employment.
If you are benefits eligible as a new employee but do not elect to enroll in the benefits during the initial enrollment period, you will not be able to enroll until the annual Open Enrollment period in the late fall of each year. Provided you remain benefits eligible, your coverage will begin the following January 1 and continue through December 31.
You will be automatically enrolled in the 403(b) plan after 60 days of employment.
All Other Benefits
All other benefits are effective on your start date.
Overlake provides you with medical insurance that is vitally important to your well-being and that of your dependent (Spouse/Domestic Partner, Children), when it is needed. There are several options available to you for health coverage.
Premium costs will be provided and discussed during your New Hire Sign-upand New Employee Orientation.
Overlake also provides eligible employees (.6 – 1.0 FTE) with Life and Accidental Death Insurance, which provides financial protection for you and your family in the event of an accident or death. All eligible employees are covered by basic life insurance, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided for all full-time employees, paid by Overlake.
In addition, Overlake offers eligible employees, at your expense, additional life insurance coverage for your spouse and/or dependents at group rates. Aside from life insurance, there are other supplemental benefits you have the option to elect including short-term disability, group accident insurance, long-term care insurance and cancer insurance.
Overlake Hospital Leadership
Overlake Medical Center Board of Trustees
John B. Hayhurst, Board Chair
Cecily Hall, Immediate Past Chair
Jim Doud, Secretary
Patricia Bedient, Treasurer
Tom Miller, MD, Chief of Staff
Richard Clarfeld, MD, Chief of Staff Elect
J. Michael Marsh, President & CEO
Robert Campbell, Assistant Secretary
Kemper Freeman, Jr.
Thomas Stoll, MD
J. Michael Marsh, President & Chief Executive Officer
David W. Schultz, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Gary McLaughlin, Executive Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Julie Clayton, Vice President of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer
Richard Bryan, Vice President, System Change Management, Chief Compliance Officer
Molly Stearns, Vice President of Fund Development and Executive Director of the Foundation
T.D. Sam Baxter, Vice President of Professional Services
Lisa Brock, Vice President of Human Resources
Caitlin Hillary Moulding, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing
Marlene Tuttle, Director, Medical Staff Services/Health Information Management
Medical Staff Leadership
Tom Miller, MD, Chief of Staff
Rick Clarfeld, MD, Chief of Staff Elect
Ron Aviles, MD, Secretary-Treasurer
Tom Stoll, MD, Board Member at Large
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time (more than an year)Pros
I have found Overlake Medical Center to be great place to work. The organization has a strong mission to "provide medical excellence everyday" along with an established vision, defined values and a "results orientated" culture. Compensation is fair and they offer an excellent benefits package including employer matching retirement funds and a generous paid time off program. The organization will listen to ideas and is not top heavy; you can talk to anyone from the CEO down. Management does not micro-manage and once you prove yourself, you are given lots of autonomy to complete tasks, etc. Great place for career minded employees with plenty of upward mobility. Healthy bottom line that allows the organization to focus on patient care and not finances.Cons
Sometimes we run too lean.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Like most organizations, we all want to work at the to of our license/ability, sometimes we run too lean regarding admin support and ability to flex our workforce.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics in July 2014.Interview Details
Applied online and was contacted by a regular staff worker two weeks later. An interview was requested with the HIM manager, but had to be conducted within two days. This was very short notice. 1:1 interview with HIM manager was in her office. There were about 20 difficult questions that assumed working experience in this field. Several questions were odd and probably not part of the "script" the manager was supposed to follow.
A group interview was supposed to occur next, but I wasn't selected to continue in the process.Interview Questions
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Over the lake and through the sound to Overlake Hospital Medical Center we go! The not-for-profit hospital provides health care services to residents of Bellevue, Washington in the Puget Sound region. The nearly 340-bed facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services ranging from cancer care and surgery to specialized senior care. Overlake also operates a...
Mission: To Provide Medical Excellence Everyday.