Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Why Work For Us?

About Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System are committed to excellence in the delivery of patient care, educating the health professionals of tomorrow and discovering new knowledge. As one of the most distinguished medical institutions in the country, our history is filled with outstanding people and accomplishments.

Effective July 1, Jefferson will implement a nicotine-free hiring policy. Smokers and other users of tobacco products will not be eligible for hire.

Our employees are our most valuable resource and strength in furthering our mission as a regional academic medical center. In keeping with this mission, it is our goal to recruit, retain, develop and reward highly-qualified employees.

If you are enthusiastic, caring and dedicated to service excellence, we invite you to consider joining Jefferson. Jefferson encourages its employees to expand their knowledge and develop their careers through growth opportunities and continuing education.

We offer competitive salaries and a generous and comprehensive benefits program that may be tailored to individual employee needs. As one of the largest employers in the Philadelphia area, Jefferson's benefits package is highly rated among those offered by academic medical centers.


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Benefits

Committed to being an “Employer of Choice,” Jefferson offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits program. We offer one of the most comprehensive, responsive and effective benefit programs available today. The benefits program and optional benefits are designed to give you the freedom to choose the plan that meets the unique needs of your lifestyle.

Time-off options, tuition reimbursement, continuing education and an excellent nurse-to-patient ratio make Jefferson a great place to work — but the real attractions are the spirit of caring and the camaraderie you’ll find here.

Here is a list of benefits offered at Jefferson:

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Breastfeeding Rooms for New Moms
  • Carebridge
  • COBRA (Benefits for Terminated Employees)
  • Countrywide Legal Services
  • Credit Union
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Direct Deposit
  • Domestic Partners
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Reimbursement Account
  • ETO (Earned Time Off)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • GlobalFit
  • Holidays
  • Jefferson Alumni Hall Commons
  • JeffPLUS Network
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Part-Time Employment
  • Personal Days
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Retirement
  • Savings Bonds
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Shelter Annuity Plans
  • Transportation Benefit
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Vacation
  • Vision Insurance

 


Tuition Assistance

One of the most valuable benefits Jefferson provides is tuition assistance. Many nurses here complete their BSNs or finish their Master’s degrees at Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Health Professions. Jefferson highly values education; many nurses advance their careers utilizing our tuition assistance program.

The Master of Public Health Program provides graduate training, research and service opportunities in the primary disciplines of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, health education/behavioral science and environmental science.

The Graduate Center for Education and Training, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies, Thomas Jefferson University offers graduate certificate programs (15 credits) to provide industry, academic and health professionals with the skills and knowledge needed for success in today's health sciences-related environments.

External Tuition Assistance

Regular full-time employees are eligible for external tuition assistance after six months of employment. Jefferson reimburses undergraduate courses at 80% (up to $3,000 per fiscal year) and graduate courses at 80% (up to $5,000 per fiscal year).

Internal Tuition Assistance

Regular full-time employees are eligible for internal tuition assistance after 60 days of employment. Jefferson reimburses undergraduate courses at 90% (up to $5,000 per fiscal year) and graduate courses at 90% (up to $7,500 per fiscal year).


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What is there to do downtown?

They say that location is everything, and Jefferson has it. Jefferson is fortunate to be located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, with access to virtually any type of restaurant or entertainment facility. The campus is literally surrounded by the Walnut Street and Forrest Theatres, the Avenue of the Arts and several movie complexes including the popular Ritz movie chain. There are lots of places to shop from boutiques to high end fashion, and just about any kind of ethnic cuisine just blocks away – French, Italian, Chinese, Glatt Kosher, Japanese, Indian restaurants, just to name a few.

You can take a walk through the City's Historic District, go down Penn's Landing Riverfront, or take a bike ride along Boat House Row. If you want to get out of town for a few days, you are just a few hours away from the Jersey shore, New York City or Washington DC.

Jefferson's Methodist Hospital Division is located in South Philadelphia, made popular by the movie Rocky. Methodist Hospital enjoys a close bond with several of the Mummer's clubs, who often provide entertainment for hospital patients and visitors. The hospital is also near the famous Italian Market and Reading Terminal Market, as well as several locations where one can pick up a Philadelphia cheesesteak.


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    Great location in city, many great (long time) staff members. Very good benefits.

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    Pay is low compared to other university hospitals. 2-3% raises if you're lucky and they take part of it raising the cost of benefits every year. I left after 20 years because senior management is doing their best to get rid of the department I worked in.

    Advice to Management

    CEO - you and the multitude of vice presidents you've hired need to educate yourselves as to what a biomedical department actually does. Amazing you're dead set to dismantle a department that is recognized nationally for its excellence in the field.


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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Phila, PA) in January 2015.

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    I met briefly with a young woman from HR who discussed the hospitals values and their benefit package. There was a large group of RNs who were beginning their orientation that day- at least 30 of them. A young woman sat in the chair next to me before I was called and was sitting there after we finished. I suppose she was being interviewed next. I was then escorted to the department I was interviewing for. She was very friendly and we chatted during our walk.

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Additional Info

Website www.jeffersonhospital.org
Headquarters Philadelphia, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1824
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Penn Medicine

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System is an academic medical center with 957 beds, 12,000 employees and over 6000 students. The hospital provides acute, tertiary, and specialty medical care. Along with the Center City campus, it operates through a Methodist Hospital in South Philly, Jefferson Voorhees n NJ, the Philadelphia Navy Yard and Jefferson Hospital ... More

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