This question would be best answered by others; not the official iCare account. However, our goal would always be to retain top talent as long as possible by providing career advancement, development and challenge. And when people do leave, we hope to see that it is for a position that they couldn't possibly pass up and that they were made a good candidate for it by virtue of their time here. Every employer should aspire to that.
Like any healthcare organization with multiple locations, the environment and culture vary by care center, job role and work team. Each care center has its own vibe and its own atmosphere as does the corporate office. Some of those cultures vary be the city or town they are in, the types of residents they care for and the history of the center. iCare has a reputation for taking care of challenging cases whether they are medically complex, socially complex, requires behavioral health services, substance use treatment and more. But our team takes great pride in being capable and willing to take care of these residents. When the time comes to pull together, to celebrate eachother, to do the right thing, each care center pulls together as a team and a family. That's the culture.
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at iCare Health Network?
We would agree to be yourself, be thorough and be honest, like in any hiring process. On the flipside we at iCare try to be open and honest about the job duties and expectations for working here. iCare is known for treating challenging and complex cases. These cases are challenging for a host of reasons such as substance use and behavioral histories or complex medical conditions like CHF and COPD. It takes special individuals to work in these environments day in and day out. So the interview should be an opportunity for the applicant and the iCare team to make sure it is a good fit for all of us.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make iCare Health Network a better place to work?
This is a question best left to the care center and corporate teams to answer. There is not a workplace in existence that could not be improved. Beneficial change is always possible and no workplace is perfect. However, you should always look for a workplace that acknowledges its challenges, looks to make changes and improvements and trusts in its team to do what is right. Two important ways that the iCare team tries to improve or enhance the environment are through training and quality of life. iCare is always looking for new training end education opportunities for all employees, clinical and non-clinical. iCare is also always looking for ways to relax, enjoy, take a break, build teamwork and work hard/play hard. Scan through the iCare blog on our main website to see post after post after post of parties, celebrations, holidays and much more. Don't work somewhere boring and stuffy. Just don't.
We concur with the answer provided. Skilled nursing care centers are busy places and can be a demanding work environment. Residents rely on staff for 24/7, personalized care and are as diverse in their needs as can be. iCare specializes in caring for challenging and unique populations of residents. Things change quickly and the pace is quick as well.
I agree with the other answer provided: easy, fast and to the point. We are exploring same day job offers and when we run job fairs we do interviews on the spot. People are busy and your time is important. If you are qualified and you have the right attitude we shouldn't waste time; we should get you on the team ASAP.
Yes, can you work day in and day out with a population of residents that really needs your time, energy and devotion? Can you work within a team? Have you faced challenges in your career? Are you comfortable in a long term care setting? Can you promote good customer service at all times? Can you identify with people of all backgrounds and empathize with the challenges and struggles they have faced?
Salary and benefits vary by location, job title, shift and bargaining unit. Basic benefits include:
Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
Employer paid Basic Life and AD&D
Employer paid short-term disability
401(k) Retirement Plan
Flexible hours FT/PT/Per Diem/Weekends
Voluntary Employee life insurance
Voluntary spouse/child life insurance
Voluntary short-term disability