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Baton Rouge General Overview

Baton Rouge, LA
1001 to 5000 employees
1937
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the ... Read more

Mission: We create exceptional experiences and value for the people we serve through health and healing.

Company Updates

  • Paramedics WANTED! Are you seeking work-life balance? Benefits? Full-Time positions; weekday and rotating weekend shifts (12 hour shifts). Apply online or chat with our friendly recruiters today! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEej

    Careers

    Career Development: Throughout the organization, we provide career ladders and job families to support our employees' careers.

  • BRG Birth Center received “The Gift Above and Beyond Award” last week for our support and promotion of breastfeeding among new mothers. The award was presented at the GIFT 2017 Statewide Hospital Summit from the Louisiana DOH- Bureau of Family Health

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Baton Rouge General – Why Work For Us?



About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

  • Performed the first open heart surgery in the city
  • Created the first diabetes program
  • Established the first regional burn center in southern Louisiana
  • Opened the first chemical dependency unit in the state

We continue to identify ways in which the health of our community can be improved through education, prevention and timely access to quality care.  Our comprehensive cancer care and heart programs feature specialists, programs and services, and state-of-the-art technology and treatments all under one roof. Baton Rouge General also serves as one of the few burn treatment centers in the South, and sees patients from all over the southern region.

Because every hospital deserves a great medical staff, we’re training current and future healthcare professionals in the latest technology and practices. As an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is committed to exceptional medical education through our School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology and our Residency programs: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Baton Rouge General is also affiliated with and serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine for students participating in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program. 

Why Is BRG A Great Place to Work?

Baton Rouge General's legacy is rich, our technology is state-of-the-art, our facilities are outstanding and our quality is top-rated. But it's our people –– a community of compassionate, caring individuals, who set the bar when it comes to healthcare excellence. 

We know a career decision is an important, often pivotal, moment in life. So if you're looking to join a team of highly-skilled professionals, we invite you to explore the many opportunities available at Baton Rouge General.

Our special and unique benefits include:

State-of-the-art medical facilities

Employee Wellness Program including outdoor gym and walking path

Fitness training and nutrition classes

Employee pharmacy

Payroll Deduct for many areas

Gourmet dining and coffee shop (10% discount at cafeteria)

Friday lunch concerts

Online health record access

On-site Boutique gift shop for convenience

Baton Rouge General Physicians physician network

Employee Health office

A Leadership Team who cares and supports their teams!

OUR VISION
We will heal, lead, and inspire communities to live the healthiest lives possible.

OUR MISSION
We create exceptional experiences and value for the people we serve through health and healing. 

OUR VALUES

Excellence - We commit to continuously improving individual and organizational performance to enhance the outcomes, process, experience and affordability of care for our patients.

Caring - A deep abiding belief that showing genuine concern and kindness to everyone reflects our compassion and respect, fostering a loving, healing environment.

Service - The honor and privilege of giving of ourselves, creating one-on-one connections, responding to the deepest human needs of everyone we serve.

Integrity - Doing what is right in all situations; ascribing to the highest standards and responsibly using all the resources and talents entrusted to us.

Innovation - Transforming our approach, design and delivery of care through creativity, new ideas and leading-edge technology for creating the highest value for our patients.

Respect - We treat all customers with respect, dignity and kindness, regardless of their race, religion, culture or socioeconomic background.

Professionalism - We exemplify professionalism through our attitudes, spirit, and considerations, which portray our character in everything we do.

The General Health System (GHS) Benefits Program works for you by allowing you to select the options that are best for you and your family.

HEALTHCARE

  • Health Insurance: Our premium and consumer-based healthcare insurance plans are available to meet the needs of you and your family. All full-time employees are eligible for health insurance on their date of hire. Our plans offer a simple co-pay structure and 100% coverage on most services provided at a GHS facility.
  • Dental Insurance: Our dental insurance plans allow you to see any dentist, anywhere, with 100% coverage for preventive care every six months.
  • Vision Insurance: Our vision insurance plan premiums are affordable and easy to use with a preferred provider network that includes individual optometrist and ophthalmologists and major retail businesses such as Walmart and Target.
  • Cancer & Specified Disease Insurance is a supplemental policy that provides income if you or a family member is diagnosed with cancer or any other disease as specified by the plan.
  • Critical Illness Insurance is a supplemental policy that provides benefits for 11 critical illnesses. The amount of coverage is chosen by you, and your dependent children are covered under this policy as well.

LIFE & DISABILITY

  • Company Paid Life Insurance: This policy is available for all full-time employees with one year of continuous full-time service with GHS, and is valued at one time your annual salary (capped at $50,000).
  • Salary Supplemental Life Insurance: This policy gives you the option of purchasing life insurance equaling one to five times your annual salary. Guaranteed issue up to $250,000 as a new hire.
  • Optional Life Insurance: A $10,000 optional term life insurance option is available at an affordable cost to help offset the average funeral cost
  • Dependent Term-Life Insurance: Upon enrollment in an employee life plan, the employee has the option to elect life insurance for their dependents.
  • Interim Disability: This disability policy is a company-paid and funded benefit for all full-time employees with one year of continuous full-time service. The policy pays up to 60% of an employee's base annual salary after the total disability absence period has exceeded 60 days and will continue to pay through the 90th day of the disability. This is a one-time benefit payment per leave of absence, if eligible.
  • Long Term Disability: This company-paid policy is available to all employees with one year of continuous full-time service. The policy pays up to 60% of an employee's base salary after the total disability or absence period has exceeded the policy's 90-day elimination period.
  • Short Term Disability: This voluntary disability policy allows employees the option to pick their benefit amount up to 65% of their base salary with a maximum benefit of $6,000 monthly. Coverage begins on the 15th day of the illness or disability, and benefits are paid up to 26 weeks (6 months)

FINANCIAL PLANNING & SECURITY

  • Flexible Spending Accounts: This benefit offers employees a reimbursable pre-tax savings account available for dependent care and / or medical spending expenses.
  • 401K: Employees are automatically enrolled in our comprehensive 401(k) retirement plan. Eligibility begins at the beginning of the pay period following 30 days of employment. Employees have the option to contribute 1% - 100% of their annual salary, up to the legal limit. The organization will also match 50% of the first 6% of pay contributed by employee after one year of employment and 1,000 hours worked.
  • PayActiv: Advanced payments on earned income in real-time

GENERAL PAID TIME

  • General Paid Time (GPT) Off: This benefit combines accruals for vacation, holiday, and sick time into one flexible plan - you choose when you want to take time off. GPT accumulation begins upon hire for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees and is calculated per pay period, based on an employee's FTE value and hours worked.
  • GPT Cash-Out Programs: This benefit offers employees the opportunity to forego a portion of their GPT accrual in exchange for a monetary payment.
  • Jury Duty: The organization recognizes the responsibility of employees as citizens. Employees summoned to jury duty will be allowed approved time off with pay.
  • Bereavement: This benefit allows full-time employees up to three regular scheduled days leave of absence without loss of pay in the event of an immediate family member’s death.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): This program is designed to assist employees and their families with concerns related to physical illness, mental or emotional disturbance, chemical / substance abuse and dependency. The EAP also provides assistance related to marital, legal, or financial concerns.
  • Employee & Family Clinic: All employees are able to utilize the services offered at the four locations of the Employee & Family Clinic (most insurances are accepted). Discounted co-pays apply for GHS health plan members. 
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Full-time employees with 12 full-time months of continuous services, may be eligible for tuition reimbursement or reimbursement of national certification exam fees.
  • Employee Health office: Nurse Practitioner on-site for same-day employee office visits at no cost
  • Telehealth Services: Available to all GHS health plan members at no cost. The service is available to all other employees for a fee.

TOTAL PERKS

  • Success Share Bonus Program:We recognize that our organization succeeds only when we as a whole thrive. In recognition of this organizational principle, our success share bonus program offers our employees an individual and organization-based performance award when our patient care and financial goals are met. Components of the program are performance-based, with exceptional achievers receiving higher-level bonuses.

  • Service Excellence Reward & Recoginition: Employees demonstrating exceptional teamwork and patient care are recognized by the President/Chief Executive Officer, in a ceremony attended by leaders throughout the organization. Nominees are awarded pins for different levels of recognition.

  • Comprehensive Shift Premiums, Perfomance-Based Pay Increases, Competitive & Market-Driven Base Pay
  • Professional Development Rewards: Clinical Ladder Premium, Certification Premium, & charge Premium

Learning can be fun. Join the BRG Team by visiting our careers page (you can chat with a recruiter too!): http://www.brgeneral.org/careers 

Paramedics WANTED! Are you seeking work-life balance? Benefits? Full-Time positions; weekday and rotating weekend shifts (12 hour shifts). Apply online or chat with our friendly recruiters today! http://www.brgeneral.org/careers



Mental Health Tech- MHT's are crucial for the delivery of quality patient care. Provide and maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients. FT Night Shift - check us out at: http://www.brgeneral.org/careers

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BRG’s first DAISY AWARD went to critical care nurse Katie Fidazzo, who celebrated her win Tuesday morning. The family that nominated Katie asked, “Where does she hide her wings? She was our angel!” 

“She was so professional as she cared for my dad,” said patients daughter, “but she also had a sweet and human side. Knowing that Katie would be there through the night with my Dad gave our family a calm assurance that he was in the best of care. She was truly a God-send!” 

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Baton Rouge General Awards & Accolades

  • HealthGrades, 2016 Five Star recipient for treating Heart failure, Respiratory failure, Pneumonia, HealthGrades, 2016
  • #1 in Baton Rouge Cancer Care, Major Neuro-Surgery, Stroke Care, CareChex, 2016
  • AACVPR, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2016
  • #1 in Greater Baton Rouge for Overall Medical Care, CareChex, 2016
  • Hospital Grade “A” for Patient Safety, The Leapfrog Group, 2015
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