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Ascension Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
As a faith-based healthcare organization, we’re dedicated to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially the impoverished and vulnerable. Our Mission, Vision and Values drive us to transform healthcare through innovation across the entire continuum ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Looking for a temporary HR opportunity? Ascension has temporary Open Enrollment Benefits Specialist positions available with our HR Shared Services team in Indianapolis, IN. Assignment runs mid-September 2019 – January 2020. Join a team of passionate, dedicated associates in a fast-paced environment. Learn more today!

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Ascension – Why Work For Us?

As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care across the nation. Led by a shared Mission, Vision and Values, our approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers, are working together to transform healthcare and to express our priorities when providing care and services.

Our Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Our Culture and Values

In addition to guiding how we practice patient care, our Mission, Vision and Values shape our workplace and our culture. At Ascension, we strive to create an environment that nurtures relationships, cultivates talent and supports our associates. As an Ascension associate, you can expect a work environment that fosters:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Respect and inclusion
  • Creativity and quality
  • Workplace spirituality
  • Advocacy and a heart for service
  • Growth and development


At Ascension, we believe that our nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. Delivering healthcare the right way starts with recognizing you for your life-changing work; and listening to you to ensure that you have a voice in caring for your patients. Our nurses told us what's important to them and we listened. That's why, as an Ascension nurse, you can expect:

  • Staffing Support - We offer flexible staffing based on patient volume so nurses don't get overwhelmed.
  • Teamwork - Our open, highly collaborative and inclusive work environment allows nurses to identify and share ideas across disciplines so we can all give better care.
  • Scheduling Options - From self-scheduling to flexible shifts, we're implementing new ways to offer nurses more and better options.
  • Learning & Growth - Our nurses get access to a wide range of learning opportunities and support. Our expansive national health system also gives nurses choices for growing their careers.

Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It's a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community while getting the support you deserve. Learn more about nursing at Ascension today.

Premium Pay Nursing

Ascension understands there are many seasons in life and a career you are passionate about should accommodate that. To support work-life balance, we're offering premium pay to nurses who join our team in a short-term capacity. Now you can enjoy the flexibility to be both career-minded and family-focused.

If you are an RN with at least two years of experience, we invite you to explore our premium pay, short-term nursing opportunities in Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Maryland.



Integrity. Accountability. Professionalism.

These are the qualities you've developed through your service in the Armed Forces - It's also why Ascension welcomes and values your unique veteran experience.

As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. Our commitment to you, is even greater.

Military veterans can be found in all areas of our organization; information services and cyber security, biomedical engineering, facilities management, nursing and clinical care management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Whether you're transitioning to a civilian career or are seeking an opportunity that allows you to continue to serve others, the skills you gained in the military - translate into a rewarding career with us.



Launch Your Career with Ascension

A job at Ascension means starting a life-changing career where your talent and passion make a difference for patients. At Ascension, associates are rewarded for that passion and dedication. We care for you, so you can focus on caring for others. As an Ascension associate, you can expect:

  • A Culture of Teamwork - Our open, highly collaborative and inclusive work environment allows associates to identify and share ideas across disciplines so we can all give better care.
  • Work-Life Balance - Ascension invests in your work-life balance by offering flexible scheduling and self-scheduling options, among other benefits like Retirement, generous PTO and tuition reimbursement.
  • Training and Support - You'll find training opportunities, as well as a collaborative team environment, to support your transition from student to practicing professional.
  • Growth and Mobility - Our expansive national health system, with more than 2,600 sites of care, gives you stability, opportunity and more freedom of choice to live and work where you choose.

As an upcoming graduate, we know how important it is to find the right organization to start your career. Consider launching your career with Ascension. Learn more about life as a new graduate at Ascension.



Solving the Challenges in Healthcare Through Design Thinking.

At Ascension, our Mission compels us to create change through transformative thinking and innovative solutions. In response to this calling, our Mission-Inspired Transformation (MiT) teams dedicate their focus and passion to creating innovative change across the continuum of care. This mission-inspired work of transformation through innovation multiplies our impact on the person and communities we are privileged to serve.

In our transformation environment, associates explore and collaborate to develop, deploy and drive innovative change. Together, our MiT associates bring their ideas to life to create best-in-class, scalable solutions that address health needs of today, as well as help us evolve for the long run. Together, we are reimagining the delivery of a truly people-centered healthcare experience and designing the healthcare model of the future.

Join us as we drive new innovations and change the way healthcare is delivered. Learn more.

Ascension Reviews

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    "A place where you are valued"

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    I have been working at Ascension full-time (Less than a year)


    Amazing culture and exceptional benefits. Worked at other healthcare organizations and can say here you are truly valued.


    Wish we had more locations where I am located.

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Ascension Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Ascension (Tulsa, OK) in September 2017.


    I met with 3 of the managers which were the interviewers interviewing me. All super and very nice managers. At first, I was afraid because of... 3 mangers were interviewing me but they were so nice! But mainly, it was an easy simple interview. Because all the questions are about YOU. They want to know who you are, what your goals are, what good customer service looks like to YOU, and your work history.

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    • How does good customer service look like to you?   1 Answer
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Ascension Awards & Accolades

  • Becker's Hospital Review 100 Great Community Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2018
  • Becker's Hospital Review 66 Critical Access Hospitals to Know, Becker's Hospital Review, 2018
  • U.S.News and World Report Best Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2018
  • Quality of Patient Care Star Rating, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2018
  • PR Daily Brand Awareness Award, PR Daily, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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