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CHRISTUS Health Overview

Irving, TX
10000+ employees
1869
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At CHRISTUS Health, we deliver a complete healing experience that respects the individual. We serve our communities with dignity. And with a good deal of admiration.

CHRISTUS Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit system made up of more than 600 centers ... Read more

Mission: WHY WE EXIST.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision:
WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO.
CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health ... Read more

Company Updates

  • About 300 local Dallas residents will receive Christmas gifts this year from CHRISTUS Health Associates!

    Catholic Charities identified almost 300 members of the community in need of some Christmas cheer and CHRISTUS Health Associates chose anonymous “angels” from a Christmas tree to help make their holiday a little brighter.

  • Welcome Home, Chris!

    We are so pleased to welcome Chris Karam, FACHE, as the new President & Chief Executive Officer of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System!
    Chris will also serve as Senior Vice President of Group Operations for CHRISTUS Health ministries in Louisiana and Southeast Texas.
    Chris was born at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and raised in Oakdale. He has over 35 years of experience in health care, a number of which were spent at CSFC. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, TX, during which time the hospital earned numerous accolades and awards, including U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital in Texas in 2016 and 2017.
    Our CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini family looks forward to Chris’ dedication and passion for the area and people. We are excited for the future of health care in Central Louisiana, and welcome his positive and encouraging presence.

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CHRISTUS Health – Why Work For Us?


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Our Mission, Values, and Vision

Our Mission: 
WHY WE EXIST. 
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. 

Our Core Values: 
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.

DIGNITY  Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. 

INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. 

EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. 

COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. 

STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources 
in a collaborative manner.

Our Vision: 
WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. 
CHRISTUS HEALTH,  a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. 

Our Name and Symbol:
WHO WE ARE. 
CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. 
OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. 

OUR SYMBOL
Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.

 

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Support Our Mission of Excellence, And We Will Support Yours.

At CHRISTUS we value what each individual brings to our faith-based mission of healing and our commitment to quality health care. In return, we aim to create a culture where quality of work and quality of life live harmoniously, talent is recognized and each employee's unique passions and skills are nurtured to develop meaningful careers.

At CHRISTUS, we grow our team of colleagues by hiring talented, experienced individuals who live by the values that make us who we are. Our success as an organization is possible because of the skill, passion and character of our people.

We will help you define your calling, not as a goal to be achieved, but an experience you gain working with us. We believe in the value of meaningful, trusting and memorable relationships with not only our patients and communities, but the colleagues who define what CHRISTUS stands for.

Your background, your skills and your personality are welcome here.  We have a supportive environment where quality of work and quality of life are in balance.


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Diversity and Inclusion

CHRISTUS Health has long recognized the importance of diversity and inclusion. These fundamentals not only underpin our core mission, they also guide our interaction with patients, associates and the communities we serve.

To guide and champion these efforts, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion focuses on training and education, recruitment and retention, equity in care, community partnership and supplier diversity and creating accountability across the board.

At CHRISTUS Health, we define diversity as "everyone and everything with no one and nothing left out." We recognize the worth of each unique human being, and respect personal differences because they strengthen us collectively.

We care about every person who is part of our mission. Our definition of inclusion is "engaging all who participate in our mission." At CHRISTUS, we believe it is critical that each person is able to contribute their best talents, skills, abilities and experiences. We are committed to fostering and encouraging growth and opportunity for all. Creating an inclusive environment is directly linked to our performance, profitability and success.

Our mission here at CHRISTUS Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ for ALL. Our patients' receive treatment that includes caring for each part of their total being. We strive to ensure each patient gets culturally and linguistically competent care tailored to their unique needs.

Through our continued focus on excellence, we embrace CHRISTUS' sacred name and seek to create a culture in which our mission and core values are truly exemplified, ensuring that the lives of those we serve are sustained and strengthened by the care we provide.

Unique individuals united in the spirit of excellence . . . united in a mission of healing. That's CHRISTUS Health.

To learn more about the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's efforts, email us at diversity@christushealth.org

Benefits at CHRISTUS

CHRISTUS is committed to providing a total compensation package to fulfill your health, body, mind and spiritual needs. We support our health care teams with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. A sample of the types of programs include (some benefits may vary by facility):

- Flexible Work Schedule
- CHRISTUS Matched Savings Plan (403b)
- Success Sharing
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Continuing Education Programs
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Group Term Life Insurance
- Dependant Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)
- Long Term Care Insurance
- Cancer and Specified Disease Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Leaves of Absence
- Discounted Fitness Club Memberships
- On site fitness centers
- Wellness Programs
- Smoking Cessation Assistance
- Weight Management Assistance
- Mentorship Program


Nurse Residency Pathway

There is an impending shortage of highly qualified registered nurses (RN) in the workforce that emphasizes the importance of retaining as many RNs as possible in the profession (Buerhaus, Donelan, DesRoches, & Hess, 2009). Nurses with a heightened risk of intent to leave are those practicing for less than two years or NLRN.

CHRISTUS recognizes that a preparation gap between nursing education and clinical practice for the NLRN often exists and the transition from novice nurse to competent nurse can be overwhelming, sometimes resulting in a reality shock for the NLRNs once they have completed orientation. Transitional programs such as a formal residency process for NLRN help address this gap and assist with the process of nurse engagement of the NLRN. Nurse engagement increases retention as well as improved patient experience, clinical outcomes, and improved culture of safety. With this in mind, CHRISTUS has developed a formal yearlong residency program for all eligible NLRN in many of its ministries with plans to extend it throughout all the system's ministries in the near future.

The intent of the Residency program is to improve CHRISTUS' current onboarding process, provide new graduate nurses a unique reason to both join the healthcare team and stay, and to bolster existing relationships between CHRISTUS Healthcare and the academic institutions in each ministry.

This program, modeled after Dr. Patricia Benner's Novice to Expert Model, is designed to help transition new graduates from academia to the professional setting over a 12-month period. The components of the program consist of a standardized competency based curriculum developed on current evidence-based practices. The pathway connects competency and checklist templates, online content, facilitator-led classes, exams, and simulation into a sensible workflow. Topics, competencies, and checklists are based on the CCNE Standards and Professional Nursing Guidelines; American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Practice Transition Accreditation guidelines; Quality and Safety in Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies; and Institutes of Medicine (IOM). Findings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's RN Work Project and Advisory Board data further shaped the development.

The residents are expected to complete the two-part residency pathway, which include the preceptor led residency pathway and monthly grand rounds. The pathway includes hospital and nursing orientation and safety checklists, which are to be completed with their preceptors on the units during the first 12 weeks. The preceptor led pathway begins the process of competency evaluation and residents continue the pathway by attending Resident Grand Grounds (RGR) for an additional nine months before graduating from the program.

A private on-line Community is established at the outset of the program to support peer support and cohesion. Ongoing in-class sessions throughout the course of the program also contribute to the development of a peer support network for Residents. Learning opportunities throughout the program support the development of stress and time management and successful transition into the role of the nurse. Learning opportunities throughout the program support the development of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and reasoning skills. The theme of Professional Development is interwoven throughout the program.

CHRISTUS Health Reviews

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    very large, accounting , information systems size

    Advice to Management

    formulate surveys to learn more about the challenges of your teams and separately survey to focus's on the managers performance with their teams

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CHRISTUS Health Photos

CHRISTUS Health photo of: CHRISTUS Hospital – St. Elizabeth has been redesignated as a Level III, and is the only center in the Southeast Texas region to receive the advanced trauma center designation.
CHRISTUS Health photo of: CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System celebrates Hospital Week!
CHRISTUS Health photo of: CHRISTUS SPOHN Memorial Associates provided stuffed bags to inpatients who will be in the hospital on Christmas Day.
CHRISTUS Health photo of: Christus Health, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, recently relocated its headquarters to Irving and opened a clinic for its employees.
CHRISTUS Health photo of: CHRISTUS Muguerza - Presentes en el Foro Mundial RH 2014. ERIAC. Capital Humano.
CHRISTUS Health photo of: With the generous support of donors, CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation is able to provide health care for the people of the Texarkana region.
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CHRISTUS Health Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CHRISTUS Health (Nassau Bay, TX) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I met with the HR manager first and I was walked over to the department to which the position I applied was located. From there I interviewed with the Admitting Managers and supervisors

    Interview Questions

    • Was why I left my previous employer   1 Answer
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CHRISTUS Health Awards & Accolades

  • Health Care's "Most Wired", American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, 2017
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2017

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