Careers in Healthcare: Weeks Is Family
What makes Weeks Medical Center so unique among hospital?
Weeks is such a major part of the community. We take our community responsibility very seriously.
Weeks is also a great place to build a career. We are an employer of choice in the North Country. You can enjoy a sound, comfortable life and work in a professional, positive, and innovative place where the concept of family is everything. Our hospital has a distinct personality—a welcoming, warm, family atmosphere. The concept of family is both an internal and external practice. We care for our staff and our patients every step of the way. This is what we’re here to do.
How does this translate to patient care?
Everyone at Weeks is here to help. The staff knows this, believes this, and practices this philosophy. Our relaxed atmosphere and friendly approachable professionals are reassuring to our patients. We treat people with respect. Simply put, we treat people the way they want to be treated—because all of us at Weeks, patients and staff, are part of a very interconnected community family. We recognize that and embrace it. We care about people 24 hours a day.
How does Weeks attract quality people to work at the hospital?
Our dedicated staff comes to us from many places. Many are “locally grown.” People who come to Weeks want to live in the area and are attracted to all the variety that the North Country offers. We get to live in a place where other people vacation. Our location and our friendly, more relaxed culture bring us good employees.
We also support our staff. We give our employees time to have both a life and a good job, too. We provide a tuition assistance program, which allows our staff to further their training and accept positions with more responsibility. Our innovative Grow Our Own program helps people pursue careers in nursing. We also offer a very generous earned-time program, where staff accrue hours off to take time when they want. We feel it creates a great work/life balance. We believe in prioritizing family, balance, and respect.
When you choose to work at Weeks we appreciate and support you. That’s reflected in the longevity of many of our staff. We recently honored 10 employees for their more than 40 years of loyal service to the hospital and community. And there are many others who have been with us 20, 30, or more years. Diana Kenison, a rehab registered nurse with 43 years of service, summed up the Weeks experience perfectly: “I think of Weeks as a good marriage, with both good and bad times. Those experiences have made me and the hospital stronger. Weeks is very much a part of who I am. I love my job, I love my patients, and I love my hospital.”
How can someone join the team at Weeks?
Weeks is always looking for talented people to join our team. We encourage anyone interested in a career in healthcare to visit our job board at Jobs.WeeksMedical.org. We offer a variety of positions including administrative, medical technician, nursing, and medical staff. Come join our family.
By Linda Rexford, Human Resources Director