by Bobby Anderson, RN, Staff Writer
Norman Regional Health System is experiencing dramatic growth and will continue to expand in both size and service offerings in the months to come.
In an effort to keep pace with the system’s hiring needs a second recruiting event this year will be held this Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at El Toro Chino, 2801 36th Ave NW in Norman.
NRHS Chief Nursing Officer Brittni McGill, MSN, RN, CCRN says the event provides a unique opportunity. The first event earlier this year was well attended, resulting in applicants receiving job offers on the spot.
“It was wildly successful,” McGill said. “The organization is growing and expanding so much we wanted the opportunity for those interested to come learn about the nursing services and offerings we have in the system.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to come learn about us and we can learn about them.”
Some of the benefits to nursing at Norman Regional include a nurse residency program, multiple career advancement opportunities, registered nurse differentials, generous paid time off accrual, and tuition reimbursement of up to $3,000 per year.
McGill said the event will be an opportunity for applicants to meet managers from every unit as well as HR representatives that will be able to process applications and even give conditional offers for employment.
“I love it from the organizational perspective because the clinical leaders got to work together as a team to pull off and execute a really great event,” McGill said of the May event. “It helped everybody individually and also helped tremendously as an organization.
“Another side to that was we got to meet some great people and have great conversations.”
Many of those conversations focused on the health system’s residency and extern programs.
Norman’s extern program is offered to BSN students in their final year of school. Externs rotate through various departments based on their interest levels.
“The whole premise behind this extern experience is to match that future graduate with a department that is a good fit,” McGill said. “Sometimes they may think they like something and then get into it and realize they don’t. The purpose is to eliminate a potential mismatch.”
The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program at Norman Regional Health System is designed to bridge the gap between the student nurse and accomplished professional.
Norman Regional is committed to ensuring you have the necessary tools to make this transition a successful one. Norman Regional is the first hospital system in Oklahoma to offer the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency curriculum.
The hospital is in its second year of the program with six cohorts.
Norman Regional has been developing a transformational plan to position the health system to meet future healthcare needs of patients and the communities it serves.
“I think our (hiring) needs are going to be all across the organization,” McGill said. “The inpatient acuity is increasing. The ambulatory network is growing. As we more clearly define our processes and patient experience continues to excel patients are seeking us specifically which is a great thing.
“We saw growth this last fiscal year in almost every department.”
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that provides for the health and wellness needs of its regional communities throughout south central Oklahoma.
NRHS is operated by Norman Regional Hospital Authority, a public trust, which serves the public interests and functions as a political subdivision of the State of Oklahoma.
The acute-care facility on the Porter Avenue Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 219 beds and offers a full range of services.
The HealthPlex campus at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road, licensed for 168 beds, features Cardiovascular Services, Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, and Women’s and Children’s Services. Norman Regional was the first in the Oklahoma City metro area to receive Chest Pain Accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
Norman Regional Moore is a state-of-the-art $32 million dollar healthcare facility in Moore housing physician offices, an emergency center open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and community meeting space.
Other services include diagnostic imaging, lab, and physical therapy.
Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services.
The health system has grown to employ more than 3,000 people and has more than 350 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.
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