Hospitals

OHHealthJobs.com links jobseekers to robust pool of hospital jobs

This post is sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association. Ohio hospitals are projected to add more new jobs by 2016 than any other industry, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The influx of almost 35,000 new jobs in Ohio is a necessity as the estimated 3.1 million aging Ohio Baby Boomers […]

This post is sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association.

Ohio hospitals are projected to add more new jobs by 2016 than any other industry, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The influx of almost 35,000 new jobs in Ohio is a necessity as the estimated 3.1 million aging Ohio Baby Boomers seek additional health care services and all of Ohio’s 11 million citizens rely more on fast food and less on exercise, causing the rate of chronic illness and health care demand to jump.

Looking ahead to face these trends head on, in 2009 the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) created an Ohio-specific hospital job seekers website, OHHealthJobs.com, to help Ohio residents search for jobs posted by hospitals throughout Ohio.

So far, OHHealthJobs.com is a success. It is one of the top five Web sites on major search engines like Google and Bing and has an average of 2,000 available job postings on any given day.

The site has continued to evolve as the health care job seekers’ needs evolve.

In Ohio, the nursing workforce shortage is projected to be 32,000 nurses (a 29 percent shortage) by 2020, according to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. A special section of OHHealthJobs.com is dedicated specifically to jobs in nursing to help fill critical nursing openings in Ohio hospitals.

As hospitals transition to electronic medical records and other health information technology, jobs in medical records and health information technology are expected to grow by 20 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recognizing the pressing need to connect Health IT job seekers with hospitals, OHA teamed up with the Ohio Health Information Partnership and the Midwest Community College Health Information Technology (HIT) Consortium to add a special section for Health IT jobs on OHHealthJobs.com.

Gov. John Kasich also recognizes the importance of health IT jobs in health care as evidenced by his July 11 appointment of C. Martin Harris, chief information officer and chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Information Technology Division, to the JobsOhio Board of Directors. JobsOhio is a private-public partnership designed to lead the state’s economic development efforts.

Users can visit OHHealthJobs.com to register, post and edit their resumes and receive email notifications when new jobs are added. Job seeker benefits include:

  • No charge to register
  • View job postings from Ohio hospitals
  • Post a resume for hospitals to view
  • Resumes will be made available to hospitals that have jobs posted
  • Updates to profiles and resumes can be made anytime
  • Customized profile preferences to receive email notifications when a posting matches skills and qualifications

The most valuable asset of any hospital is its workforce. The goal of OHHealthJobs.com is to help every potential nurse, radiation technologist and electronic medical records specialist join the 350,000 people working in an Ohio hospital in providing quality, exceptional health care.

Amy Bangert
Manager, Workforce Initiatives
OHA Solutions
www.ohasolutions.com

Helping Ohio Hospitals is maintained on behalf of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). The OHA was established in 1915 and currently represents 166 hospitals and 18 health systems throughout Ohio. OHA is a membership-driven organization that provides proactive leadership to create an environment in which Ohio hospitals are successful in serving their communities. Visit OHA’s Web site. Follow OHA on Twitter. Become a Facebook fan of Helping Ohio Hospitals.

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