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CHI Franciscan Overview

Tacoma, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
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St. Francis himself may have hailed from Italy, but his followers look after the health of the residents of the South Puget Sound area through the Franciscan Health System. The not-for-profit system's oldest and largest hospital is St. Joseph Medical Center in ... Read more

CHI Franciscan – Why Work For Us?

About Us
The seeds for CHI Franciscan Health were planted in 1891, when the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia established St. Joseph Hospital, now known as St. Joseph Medical Center, in Tacoma. Over the years, our health care ministry has grown with the enduring goal of fulfilling the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the people we serve.

Our locations: Close to home

Through our health care system, we offer expert care from highly skilled providers at locations throughout the Seattle and Tacoma areas. Our facilities include:

  • Our full-service hospitals:
    • Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale
    • Highline Medical Center in Burien
    • St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor
    • St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood
    • St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw
    • St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way
    • St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma
  • Franciscan Medical Group, a regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers
  • In-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services
  • Same-day surgery centers
  • Dialysis centers
  • Occupational health and rehabilitation clinics
  • Centers for advanced medicine in women’s care and heart and vascular services

Our ethical and religious directives

CHI Franciscan is guided by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Our anti-discriminatory practice

We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age in admission to, treatment or participation in our programs, services and activities.

Equal opportunity employer

CHI Franciscan is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of relations with our employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

CHI Franciscan is a:

  • Member of the Washington State Hospital Association
  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
  • Health care system affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives

Healing hands, compassionate hearts
At CHI Franciscan Health, we provide high-quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach – physical, emotional and spiritual – is essential to healing the whole person. More than 12,000 employees unite under this patient-focused mission.

Working at CHI Franciscan also provides you a bounty of opportunities to advance your career. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems. Our locations include St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Highline Medical Center in Burien, Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale, and Regional Hospital in Burien.

Employees on a mission
With a friendly environment and a leadership team that truly cares, our employees are proud to say they work for CHI Franciscan. Feel great about going to work every day surrounded by people who also want to make a difference in the communities we serve.

Benefits to help you excel
Our mission to create healthier communities extends to our own workplace. Not only do we want all employees and their families to enjoy good health, we want them to have affordable health care and savings when they relearntire. That’s why we offer competitive benefits programs to both full-time and part-time employees, including affordable health care, wellness programs, retirement savings options and more. These programs help you care for yourself and your family — physically, financially, mentally and spiritually.

Our benefits package is among the best in the Pacific Northwest. Benefits for most employees begin on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) with Match
  • CHI 457(b) Plan
  • Health Spirit Wellness Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Free on-site employee gyms at most hospitals

CHI Franciscan Reviews

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    Current Employee - APC in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - APC in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than 5 years)


    Growing company. New opportunities. Seeking to be APC inclusive


    No bonuses. Compensation model very difficult to fully abstain if you have limited support (9% of pay is withheld and only given quarterly if all marks obtained)

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be less Tacoma centralized for services such as labs and leadership. Management needs to have reviews quarterly by providers. Providers should be part of local governing committees.

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CHI Franciscan Interviews



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    LVN Intake Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lufkin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at CHI Franciscan (Lufkin, TX) in November 2017.


    The interview process was long. I applied and after hearing nothing I went in person to check on my application, 3 days later I got a call for an interview. After the interview I came in for a 'trial' shift (unpaid) and was subsequently told that would be contacted. After hearing nothing I emailed my interviewer to see if I needed to do something else and was told no, that I was just waiting for HR to make me an offer via phone or email. After waiting another week I call and am told that they are working on it and I should receive and offer in the next day or 2. After waiting another week I go up there in person and state I would really like some info on what's happening as it's been over a month and I either need to start ASAP or I need to go look elsewhere. I was told they would look into and call me back. I then get a call saying that job has been put on hold and they can't tell me why but they are unable to hire me until the hold is released. I then contacted my interviewer and never heard back. I called HR and my calls were never returned. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!!

    Interview Questions

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