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Sutter Health is one of the nation's leading community-based, not-for-profit health care networks of hospitals, physician organizations, home health and hospice agencies and other health care services. We share our expertise and resources to advance the quality of care in the communities we serve. We offer our employees an environment that is conducive to professional performance. Our facilities and services are located in large, urban cities and small, rural communities from the Pacific Coast to the Sierra Foothills and from the Oregon border to the San Joaquin Valley. They are situated near major West Coast attractions: San Francisco, Sacramento, the snowy mountains of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley, Yosemite Valley and the coastal redwoods. We even have an affiliate in Hawaii.
Join us and be part of a dedicated group of professionals with the resources, training and expertise to provide the most advanced and highest quality health care.
We enhance the well-being of people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in health care services.
Sutter Health leads the transformation of health care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability.
- Excellence and Quality
We exceed customer expectations by delivering premier clinical quality and maintaining the highest levels of safety.
We continually create, seek out, and adopt new ways of providing value to our customers, rapidly moving from idea to execution.
We deliver health care efficiently by using resources responsibly.
We recognize that the power of our combined efforts exceeds what we can accomplish individually, and we are accountable to each other and to our customers.
- Compassion and Caring
We treat those we serve, and one another, with concern, kindness and respect.
We work to understand and best serve the diverse needs of our communities.
- Honesty and Integrity
We act openly and truthfully in everything we do.
To help ensure that they will be here for the next generation, physicians and hospitals in Northern California—along with the communities they serve—decided to join together. Sutter Health is the not-for-profit network we're creating.
We started out as independent health care providers, but forces like rising costs and declining payment for services have made it difficult for hospitals and physicians to continue operating on their own. Just in the last decade, more than 100 Northern California hospitals have had to close their doors, and the majority of state's physician groups are facing significant problems as well.
Our Historical Roots
While Sutter Health as it is today was created through the January 1996 merger of Sacramento-based Sutter Health and Bay Area-based California Healthcare System, the foundation of Sutter Health began taking shape well over 100 years ago, as independent hospitals opened to meet the health care needs of their local communities.
Why Work for Sutter Health?
Good for you and the community
Why choose us? Because working at Sutter Health gives you plenty of opportunities to grow and make a difference in the lives of others. You’ll be part of a dedicated group of professionals and given the resources, training and expertise to provide patients with the most advanced, highest quality care. Everybody wins.
Within Sutter Health: A Bright Career
Within you is the compassion, creativity, drive and talent to make a life-changing difference for patients. Within us is a team of health professionals who work together daily to raise the bar for high-quality medical care.
We Are Committed to Your Health
We believe a healthy work/life balance is important for a healthy lifestyle. To help you achieve this, both personally and professionally, we provide a wide range of benefits to promote your health and wellness, including in-house wellness coaches.
Improving Technology and Access
Since 2000, we have invested more than $7 billion to build, replace and improve dozens of hospitals and care centers and to install lifesaving technologies, including an electronic health record. This equips our physicians and employees with high-tech tools in safe, comfortable environments.
Benefits That Deliver
We understand that our success is tied inherently to yours. That’s why we offer benefits that enhance your personal and professional life, such as comprehensive insurance, retirement and continuing education benefits, telecommuting, job sharing or flextime opportunities. Learn more about our benefits here.
We Welcome Unique Cultures and Perspectives
Sutter Health embraces a diverse workforce that brings us a wealth of unique perspectives and experiences that reflect the many communities we serve. We capitalize on these differences to enhance staff development and cultivate future leaders from within our organization.
Our Commitment to Our Communities
Improving the health of our communities is at the core of Sutter Health’s mission and values. This investment includes improving facilities and providing care and services to those without health insurance.
Diversity and Inclusion at Sutter Health
Sutter Health believes a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce enhances our ability to provide high quality care to patients and their families.
Sutter Health serves among the most diverse areas in the United States.
- About 1.5 million residents in Northern California speak languages other than English at home.
- Within Sutter’s primary service area, one third of our neighbors speak a language other than English.
Areas of focus
- Diversity Recruitment & Retention
Sutter Health seeks and welcomes employees who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives that reflect all the communities we serve. Diversity enhances our organizational performance through inclusion and innovation.
- Staff Development in Cultural Competence
Infusing cultural competence criteria in our training and education curriculums empowers staff to interact respectfully and effectively with people of all cultural backgrounds.
- Diverse Community Partnerships
By working proactively with diverse community partners, Sutter Health supports programs that address the wide-ranging health care needs of Northern California communities.
Benefits are how we demonstrate our commitment
Where would Sutter Health be without our employees? They are our most important assets and we are fortunate to have attracted some of the most talented professionals in the world. Because their continued satisfaction benefits us all, we strive to provide our employees with the best benefits and concessions possible, such as job sharing, and tuition reimbursement to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Our goal is your fulfillment and satisfaction
Although each Sutter Health affiliate is a separate business with its own policies and benefits, most facilities offer the following:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- Short-term disability/extended sick leave
- Part time off benefits (vacation, holiday, etc.)
- Flexible spending accounts
- Retirement benefits
- Tax deffered annuity plans - 403(b) or 401(k)
- Savings plans
- Employee Assistance Programs providing counseling
- Tuition reimbursement
- Continuing Education Units
- Time off to attend courses required to maintain licensure
- Leaves of absence, including family care, bereavement, etc.
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sutter Health in February 2015.Interview Details
First had a phone interview asking the typical interview questions (why this job? why health care? etc.)
After about a week I got invited to an in person interview. 2 hour interview process. Had a 90 minute exercise that tested word applications knowledge. Afterwards, had to present the work from the exercise to a panel and then finished off with a panel interview.Interview Questions
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- What was an uncomfortable situation you have been in and how did you handle it? What is your greatest accomplishment? Do you value quality of work or quantity (getting it all done in time)? Answer Question
Sutter Health's Story - We Plus You
Sutter Health is a pretty big family! Actually, more than 50,000 of us—doctors, employees and volunteers—comprise our network of care. Together, we share a partnership promise to create a more personalized, high-value health care experience for you and your family. It’s called We Plus You. Take a look at how we’re partnering with you, communities and each other to make a positive difference in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns.