I have been working at University of Chicago Hospital full-time (More than a year)
I think it is a great company to work for, the staff is very diverse and the work we do here at the University focuses on excellent customer care and patient safety.
Although there are career development plans in place, I feel like the company does not promote from within as much as they should. I think this defeats the purpose of tuition reimbursement and career advancement, if the opportunities never present themselves.
Advice to Management
Promote qualified people from within before bringing in outside candidates.
I applied online. I interviewed at University of Chicago Hospital (Chicago, IL).
Was called in to do a written test. After passing that I was called in for two rounds of interviews with the doctors I would be working with. I was surprised that for an LPN position, I was interviewing as if I was about to land a post doc fellowship. I was shocked that after the third time I was called back to interview ,I did not get the position. So don't get too excited if you make it to the 3rd round. I did and thought I had the job in the bag. WRONG. It was a waste of time. I was told I wasn't the right fit. YET, it seems almost every few months the clinic (Dermatology) has the same ad for the position. There must be high turnover and low job satisfaction in that department. I would have loved being in an outpatient clinic. Right now I am in long term care and have been here for YEARS. Maybe my lack of ambulatory care experience did me in. Unfortunately after trekking to U of C 3 times, I never found out why I wasn't selected.
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