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Akron Children's Hospital Overview

Akron, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
1890
Hospital
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (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 sets us apart. It’s creating special high-fives, thinking of new ways to spark ... Read more

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Akron Children's Hospital is committed to remaining an independent, community-governed organization because we believe that this enables us to best achieve our mission and vision and preserve our unique culture. Akron ... Read more

Akron Children's Hospital – Why Work For Us?


Akron Children’s Hospital has a strong commitment to outstanding patient care and also to its employees. Our passion is felt every day in the way people care at every level.

The minute you walk into Akron Children’s Hospital, you can sense that people here love what they do. From visits with the Doggie Brigade, to the balloons and smiles in the halls, the sights and sounds are all about one thing: the children.

We're ranked among the best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, but it’s our compassionate approach to treatment that sets us apart. It’s creating special high-fives. Thinking of new ways to spark a smile. Holding hands to offer comfort. And working to get a giggle that brightens a room.

Our Mission

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 collaborative partner, for high-quality and efficient pediatric care.

Our Promises

  1. To treat every child as we would our own.
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated.
  3. To turn no child away for any reason.


Learn more and apply today at careers.akronchildrens.org.


Akron Children's Hospital's primary campus in Akron, Ohio.

Akron Children's Hospital's Beeghly campus in Boardman, Ohio.

Kay Jeweler's Pavilion in Akron, Ohio


What we have are careers that make a difference in people’s lives. We not only work together, we have fun together and support each other. It’s a culture of collaboration and dedication that helps us lead the way to healthier futures for children through expert medical care, research, prevention and wellness programs.

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who have the drive to make a difference and go beyond the status quo to gain more from their careers. Here, you’ll be encouraged to reach your goals. You’ll be supported as you grow, care and lead.

Find more reasons to love what you do at Akron Children’s Hospital.


Apply today at careers.akronchildrens.org or visit our career website to learn more about Working at Akron Children’s Hospital.




Benefits for Akron Children’s Hospital team members go far beyond their salaries. Our Live More Total Rewards Program offers coverage, connections and resources that enable you to live your best life while growing your career.

Education assistance

Our education assistance program spends over $3 million annually to invest in the higher education of our team members through continuing education and tuition reimbursement. The standard benefit ranges from $1,000-$2,500 per year based on your status as full-time, part-time or on-call/casual and some may be eligible to receive up to $5,250 in tuition reimbursement per year.

Benefits

We offer a broad base of excellent coverage for our eligible employees and eligible dependents. Our offerings include:

  • Medical (choices between consumer-directed health plans with HSA and employer contribution or PPO plans)
  • Prescription coverage with $0 co-pay for preventive drugs
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) - 2 pre-tax options
  • Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness, Universal Life, Home & Auto, ID Theft and Pet Insurance.

Wellness programs

Our award-winning wellness program is guided by this vision: Healthiest employees, healthiest workplace. We offer a wealth of programs, tools and resources to help you and your family on your journey toward well-being. We strive to provide our employees with an environment that supports and encourages healthy decisions about fitness, nutrition and wellness.

Paid Time Off

Time off helps maintain a strong work/life balance. From taking a vacation to celebrating holidays, managing personal appointments and obligations to staying home when you’re sick, PTO can reduce stress. At Akron Children’s, PTO hours are earned and accrue (yes, even for part-time employees) based on your job classification, date of hire, years of service and the number of hours you’ve been paid. Accrual rates increase at 3, 6, 13 and 18 years of service.

Career development

Professional advancement is dependent on an environment where learning is viewed as a priority. Akron Children’s goal is to provide resources that will support your career choice as well as your professional growth. Pathways include:

  • One-on-one career coaching sessions (to begin exploring career opportunities or to research academic programs that align with your career goals)
  • Career resources such as resume-writing, mock interviews, grad school prep and more
  • Professional and leadership development courses, an Annual Education Expo and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator session


Learn more at careers.akronchildrens.org/benefits.

At Akron Children’s Hospital, nursing feels different. Here, futures are in your hands.

It’s caring for a patient as you would your own child. Connecting with compassion. Bringing your personality, and specialized skills, to each interaction. Being bedside with a smile. Feeling the support of a true work family. Healing, while giving hope. As the individual your patients come to recognize, rely on and smile at, you go beyond the title of nurse.

Because this is more than a job. It’s what you were meant to do.

 

"Less than 9% of US healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet designation.”

Nurse.org, June 2017, Pete Gerardo

Magnet organizations such as Akron Children’s Hospital are places where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes. Developed by the ANCC, the Magnet Recognition ProgramⓇ distinguishes hospitals with a commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding performance by the entire organization. Here, this designation goes beyond formal recognition of superior nursing care. Magnet-level care is the foundation from which our organization’s reputation grows and is a way of life for our team.

Earned through hard work, collaboration and commitment to a higher standard for excellence, Magnet matters and attracts the very best nurses.

Learn more and apply today. Visit Nursing at Akron Children's.


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    Location, shuttles to parking deck, competitive pay, administration that listens and cares, staff appreciation events, gives back to the community through it's staff, kind staff, clean facilities

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    Holidays come out of PTO,

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    Keep them informed, make them aware of training opportunities.

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Akron Children's Hospital Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Akron Children's Hospital (Akron, OH) in April 2016.

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    Interview with Manager, Coordinator, and educator. Standered questions related to nursing. Understanding of the nursing process, critical thinking, autonomy, as well as specific case questions. Call to offer the position a few days after interview.

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    • What would you do if you thought a medication was misprescribed for a patient?   1 Answer
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Akron Children's Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Northcoast 99 Best Workplaces Award, ERC, 2017
  • 2016 Plain Dealer Top Workplaces, Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com, 2016
  • 2017 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Gold Award, American Heart Association, 2018
  • NorthCoast 99 Workplace & Community Impact Award, Employers Resource Council, 2015
  • 2016 Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite, American Heart Association (AHA), 2016
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