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FAQs About Career Opportunities at Children’s
Do I need pediatric experience to work here?
No, though our specialty and focus is the clinical care of children, we employ approximately 3,000 people with varying backgrounds, both clinical (doctors and nurses) and non-clinical (office administration, facilities and construction, researchers, etc.)
Does Children's have non-clinical positions?
Yes, Children's Hospital continually has openings in many positions other than physicians and nurses. To manage all the needs of the hospital we seek out the best personnel with backgrounds and education ranging from dietary aides, general office support, finance and accounting to facilities and construction.
Is there parking available in Lawrenceville and/or near the hospital?
Children's Hospital owns a parking lot that is available to all employees. We provide shuttle service to and from the lot during all times of the day. We also provide special parking for off-peak hours and weekends at an on-campus parking garage.
What is the orientation process for new hires and nursing graduates?
All employees at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will participate in at least two days of orientation. The first day of orientation is called Beginnings at UPMC, which is held every Monday for all employees. During Beginnings at UPMC, employees are provided an overview of the UPMC structure and vision for the future, key policies and procedures, core safety regulations, ethical expectations, and the benefits of working for UPMC.
The second day of orientation provided to all new employees is called Beginnings at Children’s, which is held on every Tuesday. The Beginnings at Children’s program is a high-energy welcome session designed to introduce you to and provide information in the following areas: our vision, mission, and values; patient and family-centered care; parking; hospital tour; ID badge and access; employee health and wellness; as well as other areas.
In addition to these two orientation days, all employees have specific departmental orientations for introductions to staff and the appropriate working area. For example, our experienced nursing and graduate nursing hires are given a unique patient care orientation beginning with a needs assessment or GN Program Orientation to help structure a very thorough plan designed specifically for you.
Where can I apply if I do not have a computer?
Our application process is available online only and can be accessed from UPMC’s Web site at the “Job Listings” link provided. Children’s offers computers for all interested candidates. They are available at Children's Hospital’s Human Resources offices, located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh at One Children's Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Ave. Children’s will not accept or keep paper copies of resumes.
How long does it take from when I apply to hear something?
There is no set timeline for the review of an application due to the volume of responses we receive for positions. You may contact Human Resources to check on the status of your application by calling 412-692-7500.
Does Children's Hospital offer relocation? What relocation resources are available to me as a new hire to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh or UPMC?
Yes, Children’s does offer relocation incentives to help new hires that are relocating from reasonably far locations. Recruiters will discuss relocation packages to qualified candidates.
Does Children's offer tuition assistance?
Yes, Children's values all staff members that wish to better themselves through education. Tuition assistance is available to all full-time, flex full-time and regular part-time employees beginning with the first day of employment. Tuition reimbursement is also available to an employee’s spouse or dependant children for their first baccalaureate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, community college or health care programs at technical schools within an approved county list. Eligibility for this program begins one year from the date of hire and for classes beginning after that date.
How many beds does the hospital have?
The new hospital, located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, has 296 beds.
What kind of performance evaluation or recognition programs do you have?
Children's Hospital values and enjoys the opportunity to recognize its employees whenever possible. We provide many programs to showcase excellent performance and encourage activities that go above and beyond in serving our patients and their families. The Praise from Patients Program, KIDS First Employee Award and ACES are just a few of the formal programs that we have established to acknowledge outstanding performance. Recognition comes in many forms ranging from letters of appreciation from executive leadership to formal “black-tie” award ceremonies.
What should I do if I have general questions regarding employment at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh?
The Recruitment Department within Children's Hospital is available to answer questions that you may have about our application process, how to apply or general questions about different career opportunities within the hospital. We can be reached toll-free at 1-800-882-4424 or 412-692-7500. You can also e-mail your questions to RecruitCHP@chp.edu.
January 3, 2013
January 3, 2013