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Houston, TX
10000+ employees
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Nonprofit Organization
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Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and seven community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. Our flagship hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, recently was named by U.S. News & World Report as one ... Read more

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  • Due to our continued growth, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is seeking experienced registered nurses (RNs) in Labor & Delivery, NICU and Nursery. To learn more and apply, please visit: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIZHf

  • Due to our continued growth, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will be having a Nursing Job Fair on Wednesday, May 24th for experienced nurses, including ICU, Labor & Delivery, Med/Surg and ACNPs. Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonus Offered!

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Houston Methodist – Why Work For Us?


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At Houston Methodist, nurses develop their skills through a wide range of educational programs, collaborate with physicians to provide the best care and build upon a world-class reputation for quality — all while working in an environment where minds are sharpened and opinions really do matter.

From Magnet-recognition at Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and Pathway to Excellence™ designations for Houston Methodist Sugar Land, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital and Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospitals, to HealthGrades® distinctions at Houston Methodist Willowbrook and Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospitals, our facilities allow nurses to practice in superior settings with low nurse-to-patient ratios, high safety standards and access to unparalleled support.

Our diverse group of nursing colleagues demonstrates a strong commitment to practicing excellence every day. It is delivered through our Relationship-Centered Patient Care Model. It is expressed through our empowering Shared Governance structure. And it is showcased system-wide through the quality outcomes achieved by our entire team — a group of dedicated health care professionals that you will come to trust like family.

At Houston Methodist, nurses truly have a voice, and their opinions have never counted more. Our Shared Governance professional practice model promotes shared decision making in the clinical and management aspects of practice and also serves as the vehicle by which clinicians practice autonomously and collaboratively. Join Houston Methodist and begin your journey toward building personal strength, developing professional excellence, and calling many of our highly esteemed physicians and nurses your colleagues.

Whether you are just beginning your nursing career and are interested in learning about our Houston Methodist Advancement into Professional Practice Program (MAPP) orGraduate Nursing Internships, or an experienced nurse ready to advance your career, an array of exceptional nursing opportunities awaits you at Houston Methodist.

For nurses specifically interested in enhancing their knowledge of neuro- anatomy and physiology as well as neuropathologies to improve their ability to care for patients with neurological deficits or processes, Click here to learn more about our Neuroscience Nurse Residency Program.

In addition to our assortment of continuing education and specialty training areas, Houston Methodist Hospital has also developed a specialized Clinical Career Path to ensure your talents and spirit remain refreshed and revitalized every step of your career.

Join our progressive vision of caring.

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At Houston Methodist, we have a firm vision of what the future will bring — because we are the health care professionals leading the way. Every day our researchers and clinicians are exploring breakthroughs in medicine. From our Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, where we are making vast strides in understanding the role of genetics in disease initiation and prevention to redefining the role of nursing in neuroscience, cardiovascular and oncologic protocols, the Houston Methodist team is constantly ushering in new ideas and innovations in caring.

Houston Methodist’s dedication to powering leading-edge thinking, exploration and wellness is evident in the recent completion of a $1.5 billion expansion initiative including Houston Methodist Research Institute building, the Outpatient Center, Houston Methodist West Hospital, expansions at our community hospitals and the creation of several imaging centers throughout greater Houston. Our expansion represents a significant commitment of resources for our patients and for the future of health care.

Another example of this commitment is Houston Methodist’s translational research program dedicated to translating medical research conducted at a laboratory bench directly to the patient’s bedside. Houston Methodist is in a unique position to deliver successful outcomes in translational research, now having a research facility so closely connected to the clinical operations at Houston Methodist (literally and figuratively) and giving our physician-scientists access to a well-established, large, diverse patient base. Our position is strengthened further by partnerships with neighbors in the Texas Medical Center and beyond.

Through collaborative programs with these partners and our commitment to translating research into real treatments for patients, Houston Methodist is poised to be the world leader in health care innovation. Interested in being a part of our vision of excellence? Join Houston Methodist.

If you see yourself as a leader, we see you at Houston Methodist.

The GreatRated! Rating and Review highlights what makes Houston Methodist' workplace great in areas like professional development and training, company culture, benefits and rewards, among others. More than four out of every five employees say that the company is a caring, team-oriented environment where employees actually look forward to coming to work. This review is based on 640 employee surveys.

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Our Culture

For all of the diversity Houston Methodist offers, one thing remains singularly consistent: a valued-based culture. It’s all driven by our I CARE platform and is embraced and nourished from day one of your employment.

To start, we believe in conducting ourselves with the utmost in Integrity. We’re honest and ethical in all we say and do. We apply Compassion in all we do — embracing the whole person and responding to emotional, ethical and spiritual concerns as well as to physical needs. Accountability. We stand by our actions. Respect is a two way street, and we treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity and value. And finally, Excellence. It’s easy to mention, but even harder to deliver time and time again. Our people work to achieve it from their very first day.

Diversity & Inclusion

Throughout Houston Methodist, you'll find people representing all walks of life who all share one thing in common: Excellence. From our inception, Houston Methodist has been committed to providing the utmost in caring in an environment equally committed to allowing all contributors to always be their best. What’s more, we foster an environment that is sensitive to the needs of not only the disabled, but veterans and the entire military.

Houston Methodist is firmly bound to the concept of Equal Opportunity Employment. We will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with us on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

Choosing a career path with Houston Methodist means doing your best and receiving the best in return. We are proud to reward your exceptional commitment, skills and talents with an array of benefits and programs designed to enhance your life. Excellence starts with a solid foundation. Be supported through:

Medical Insurance

  • Medical Plan (choose one of two plans)
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Plan (choose one of two plans)
  • Vision Coverage

Life Insurance

  • Basic Life Insurance (paid by Houston Methodist)
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    (paid by Houston Methodist)
  • Optional Life Insurance (employee and/or dependent)
  • Voluntary Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    (employee and/or dependent

Disability Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability (paid by Houston Methodist)
  • Long-Term Disability (paid by Houston Methodist)
  • Workers' Compensation (paid by Houston Methodist)

Retirement Savings Plans

  • 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity with employer matching
  • Defined Contribution Plan – Houston Methodist makes contribution
  • Savings Bond

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Care
  • Dependent Care

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Employees earn PTO accruals biweekly beginning at your date of hire, which may be taken as accrued
  • PTO sell program occurs twice a year
  • In addition to PTO, Houston Methodist observes a minimum of eight paid holidays per year

Transportation

Transportation options vary depending on the Houston Methodist location. Generally Houston Methodist will subsidize one of the following:

  • Parking
  • Metro options including rail pass, local bus pass and Park & Ride pass
  • Van Pools (VPSI)

Educational Assistance

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  • Tuition Reimbursement – Houston Methodist will reimburse employees for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level education courses that are job related.
  • College Scholarships for Children – Houston Methodist offers scholarships for children of employees who are enrolled in approved programs leading to a degree in health care. (To be eligible, employee must be employed for a minimum of two years full-time with Houston Methodist.)

Employee Assistance Program

  • All employees and dependents have access to resources to help with everyday challenges of work and life.

Wellness Programs

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  • Employees may participate in a variety of wellness programs that promote a healthier lifestyle.

Legal Assistance

  • Employees may participate in a plan that provides assistance with legal matters.

Long-Term Care Insurance

  • Pays benefits for stays in a nursing home or assisted living facility, as well as a host of other services including home health care, adult day care, hospice care, and homemaker services.
  • Various coverage levels and lifetime benefit maximums are available.
  • Offers security to you and your covered eligible dependents.

Adoption Assistance

  • Reimbursed for eligible expenses for the adoption of an unrelated child after the adoption is final.
  • The benefit may be applied to a maximum of 2 adoptions per year per family.
  • Assists in balancing work, home and other family obligations.

The Back-Up Care Advantage Program

  • Eligible employees receive 5 days per calendar year.
  • This benefit provides normal child or elder/adult care services.
  • Access to day center-based care or in-home care.
  • Provides peace-of-mind in case your normal care arrangements are compromised.

Other Benefits:

  • Employee Discounts on many services

Employees who are classified as part-time or regular full-time are eligible for coverage in our benefits program if scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. There are differences in benefits coverage between part-time and full-time employees.

New employees who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible for benefits coverage from the first day of employment, unless otherwise specified above. Offering so many ways to be healthy, wealthy and wise, Houston Methodist invites you to learn more about the advantages the Houston Methodist team experiences every day.

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Is expanding your vision inherent within you? Do you find yourself reaching ever-higher goals? Welcome to Houston Methodist where leaders are inspired, supported and groomed every step of the way.

From unexpected perks to in-depth support for professional development and personal discovery, our comprehensive continuing education opportunities complement the contributions and commitment our leaders bring to every patient, every day.

At Houston Methodist, we also offer tuition reimbursement through the doctoral level as well as a myriad of other resources to meet the professional needs of our staff across the span of their careers. This investment not only supports the mission of our hospital, but also enables us to cultivate leaders who excel in educating, mentoring and developing all levels of our workforce..

In addition to growing in your respective field, being a part of our dynamic health care system also allows you to explore growth opportunities in a variety of settings through each of our unique hospitals. From specialty to specialty, location to location, caring with Houston Methodist means nurturing both your interests and possibilities — all in one system.

For example, laboratory professionals and medical technologists can participate in Houston Methodist Hospital Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology Program — a 12-month professional course of study fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Additionally we proudly offer a host of development and training modules for clinicians, pharmacists, health care administrative professionals and more.

From preparing you for certification to providing counsel on where you see your skills best applied, part of caring with Houston Methodist means helping you customize a career path that is just right for you.

Helping you understand where you are during every step of your hiring process is very important to us. This is why we have created an overview chart highlighting the basic steps of the process.

A general explanation of the process is as follows:


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Houston Methodist Hospital

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Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition since it opened its doors in 1919. As a private, adult teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University, it offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques.


Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital

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Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital is the first specialty hospital in the Houston Methodist family. Houston Methodist St. Catherine proudly serves the Katy and West Houston communities as a fully accredited, specialty hospital focused on the needs of patients requiring long-term acute care. 


Houston Methodist St. John Hospital 

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Houston Methodist St. John Hospital isone of the newest members of the Houston Methodist family – extending its healing mission to the many communities in the Greater Bay Area. Located on the shores of Clear Lake across from the Johnson Space Center, the facility offers advanced medical and surgical care by team members called to serve with excellence and compassion.


Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital

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Since our doors first opened in April, 1948, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital has provided our community with quality medical care. Through the years, we've grown with the community, enhancing and expanding our services every step of the way. Today, Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital and Houston Methodist offer comprehensive care for patients at every stage of life.


Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is a new-generation hospital providing quality services you need in a home-like setting. Through our unique mix of Houston Methodist expertise, technology and specialized care, our hospital brings Houston Methodist quality close to home.


Houston Methodist West Hospital

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Since Houston Methodist Hospital first opened its doors in 1919 in downtown Houston, we have strived to meet the needs of our community. Now, we serve the West Houston and Katy communities with a fifth hospital, Houston Methodist West Hospital. Houston Methodist West Hospital opened its doors to the West Houston and Katy communities in December 2010. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, it offers nearly 200 beds and extends several centers of excellence from Houston Methodist Hospital.


Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a non–profit, tertiary care hospital, offering specialized services in Northwest Houston. A recent expansion on the 52–acre campus doubled the size of the hospital facility, bringing more expertise, more state–of–the art technology, and more specialized care to the community. From emergency services and primary care to open heart surgery and advanced stroke care, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital redefines the term community hospital, exporting the world–renowned quality and expertise of Houston Methodist. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital –– leading medicine in Northwest Houston.



Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

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In 2017, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system, will begin a new era in leading-edge medical care in The Woodlands, TX. As a full-service, acute care hospital, it will offer many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center, and the campus will be modeled after Houston Methodist West Hospital near Katy.

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    Pros

    What sets Houston Methodist apart from other organizations is the culture. The I CARE values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence permeate everything we do. We do strive to be the best - the best employer, the best patient care provider, the best patient experience provider - and sometimes that push for excellence is overwhelming to new people. But for those of us who thrive an setting and achieving high expectations, it is incredibly rewarding. I started as a non-management employee and have worked my way up through a few promotions. My salary has increased proportionate with the new challenges I have taken on and my benefits continue to grow with tenure. The benefits package is so rich for tenured employees it is hard to even consider making a change. Good pay, good benefits, a flexible schedule, opportunities for growth - what is not to love? Oh yeah - $millions in investment of extra PTO when we flooded in May - what other company does that? None that I know of!

    Cons

    If you want a job where you can just show up and exist, but not contribute with passion and expertise, you will not survive here. Parking in the med center is a known challenge not just for Methodist, and is a tradeoff you have to live with to work in the world's most innovative medical center. But parking is free, which is better than a lot of companies in the Houston area's condensed business centers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team as you want your boss to treat you. Take advantage of leadership development opportunities.

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    easy, a monkey can do the job. houston methodist is just looking for bodies to fill vacant spots. cant keep people who actually enjoythe job. people are only here for a paycheck...lots of complaints

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Houston Methodist Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Best Hospitals in Houston, US News & World Report, 2016
  • Honor Roll of America’s Top Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Best Hospitals in Houston, US News & World Report, 2015
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