Twenty years ago I walked through the doors of Hillcrest Medical Center (HMC) as a new graduate nurse. I remember feeling nervous and excited about my new role as a nurse. Little did I know then I’d be at HMC 20 plus years, fulfilling various roles before becoming chief nursing officer.
I think it’s important for you to know if you are considering a career at HMC that we strive to provide a plethora of opportunities for our team to develop and grow, and we promote from within. Every nursing director has worked at as a bedside nurse at HMC and understands the importance of quality patient care. Another way we encourage development is by offering job shadowing, tuition reimbursement and incentives to complete RN to BSN degrees.
Employee recognition and communication is important to us too. We host Town Halls with our leadership teams and we have several recognition initiatives, including the national DAISY award, which is given to extraordinary nurses. We foster a shared governance structure through our Nurse Practice Council. This group of nurses work together to implement change and impact decisions and processes on behalf of all nurses within HMC.
We understand a culture of service excellence is key in a hospital, which is why we work to foster success for our new nurses. Nurses are offered preceptor opportunities, so you learn the ins and outs of HMC and feel a part of the team.
Now you have the opportunity to join a hospital that provides patient-centered care. I invite you to begin a rewarding career at Hillcrest Medical Center - just like I did 20 years ago.
Jodi Simmons, CNO