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Akron Children's Hospital Overview

Akron, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
1890
Hospital
Health Care
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Akron Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, but it’s our compassionate approach to treatment that makes us truly exceptional. To ensure families have convenient access to care, we have ... Read more

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Akron Children's Hospital is committed to remaining an independent, community governed, integrated pediatric health care system. Akron Children's will be the region's pre-eminent provider, and a preferred ... Read more

Akron Children's Hospital – Why Work For Us?


About Akron Children's


 

Akron Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, but it’s the way we treat every patient—and each other—like family that makes us truly exceptional.

To ensure families have convenient access to the pediatric care they need, we have two hospital campuses and 60+ urgent, primary and specialty care locations throughout northeast Ohio. In addition, we proudly partner with other health systems to bring our neonatal and pediatric expertise to patients in their community hospitals, and our home care and school health nurses provide care for kids in their homes and schools.

In addition to our primary, critical and specialized care, we offer more than 100 advocacy, education and outreach programs designed to promote the well-being of children throughout our region. We are a major teaching affiliate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, helping to train future generations of pediatricians and specialists, and our research institute is dedicated to advancing pediatric medicine and improving standards of patient care.

With more than one million patient visits in 2016, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children—because we believe that with exceptional care, extraordinary things can happen.

Learn more at akronchildrens.org.



When you treat everyone like family...

... it becomes so much more than a job.

Akron Children’s Hospital is looking for motivated, inspiring people who are ready to make a difference in the lives of others. From the nurse who sings his patient’s favorite song, to the cook who smiles at every step and high-fives her team in the kitchen, it’s what you do—and how you do it—that makes working at Akron Children’s Hospital so much more than a job.

For a complete list of job openings, visit www.akronchildrens-jobs.com.

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Employee Benefits Package

Benefits package

 Akron Children’s offers a flexible benefits package that is designed  to meet the individual needs of our employees.  Benefit elections  can be made when first hired in a Benefits Eligible Status, within 31  days of a Life Event, or during the annual Open Enrollment period.

 

Children's benefits:  

You can choose 1 of 3 medical plan options which all include prescription drug coverage. You also have the option to enroll your spouse in 1 of the hospital’s medical plans, subject to certain limitations. Please see Spouse Medical Coverage.

  • Children’s Health Plus plan with
    • Health Savings Account
    • Prescription Drugs
  • Children’s Conventional PPO plan
    • Prescription Drugs
  • AultCare PPO plan
    • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Benefits

Retirement Plans:

  • Children's Retirement Income Benefit (CRIB) - 403(b)
  • Children's Retirement Security Plan - 401(a)
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

Other Important Benefits:

  • Exceptional Education Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Hearing Plan Benefits
  • Other Valuable Benefits
  • Spouse Medical Coverage


Exceptional Care Begins with Exceptional Nurses

At Akron Children’s Hospital, our nurses are at the forefront of shaping the future of professional nursing, and that’s just the beginning. Although healthcare today is rapidly changing, our nurses’ commitment to exceptional care never wavers. Akron Children’s Hospital nurses believe in treating everyone like family every day, and we believe extraordinary things happen when they do.

How Nurses Make a Difference: Magnet Recognition for Akron Children’s

Current openings

Children’s is recruiting nurses for a wide array of clinical services, locations and levels of experience. For a complete list, visit our job board at www.akronchildrens-jobs.com

Key openings for experienced nurses are available in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Behavioral Health Unit. Features of those patient care units include:

ADOLESCENT UNIT

  • 24 remodeled private patient rooms
  • Patient/Family-Centered Care
  • Age-specific activty room with Child Life coverage
  • 1:4 nurse-to-patient ration (assignments based on acuity)
  • General Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit
  • 6-8 week orientation

 

SCHOOL-AGE UNIT

  • 24 remodeled private patient rooms
  • Patient/Family-Centered Care
  • Age-specific playroom with Child Life coverage
  • 1:4 nurse-to-patient ration (assignments based on acuity)
  • General Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit
  • 6-8 week orientation

 

NICU

  • 75 spacious rooms in our new, state-of the art Kay Jewelers Pavilion
  • 1:3 nurse-to-patient ratio (assignments based on acuity)
  • 24/7 provider coverage
  • Extensive orientation to the department


PICU

  • 23 spacious private rooms
  • 1:2 nurse-to-patient room
  • 24/7 provider coverage
  • 6-month orientation to department


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT

  • 14-bed unit, expanding to 24 beds
  • Remodeled private rooms
  • Adding a sensory room to the unit
  • Increased space for milieu area
  • On-site psychiatrists on the unit
  • 6-week orientation to department


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    "A patient-family environment where caring and dedicated staff treat every child like their own."

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    Pros

    Great atmosphere, dedicated staff, generous tuition reimbursement and other professional development incentives, ample opportunities to volunteer and give back, outstanding reputation in the community.

    Cons

    No organization is perfect, but Children's is a great place to work. They understand the importance of recognizing their strengths and weaknesses.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on organizational culture and increasing partnerships with services in the community to reach more patients and families facing challenges with access to care.

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Akron Children's Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Plain Dealer Top Workplaces, Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, 2016
  • 2016 Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite, American Heart Association (AHA), 2016
  • NorthCoast 99 Workplace & Community Impact Award, Employers Resource Council, 2015
  • 2015 Plain Dealer Top Workplaces, Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, 2015
  • NorthCoast 99 Great Workplace Award, Employers Resource Council, 2015
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