When Orange County’s largest employers come to mind, you think of some big names: Disneyland, Boeing, The Irvine Company. But did you know that St. Joseph Health ranks second when comparing private employers by size in the county? The Catholic health care system, which operates St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, St. Jude Medical Center, Mission Hospital, numerous medical groups, affiliated physician networks, health and wellness facilities, and hospice and home health services, has long and storied roots in Orange County. It was founded by what was then a small group of sisters who call themselves the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its first hospital in Orange County, St. Joseph in Orange, rose out of a sea of orange groves in 1929, shortly after the sisters settled here from Eureka, Calif. Today, the health system’s Orange County workforce numbers nearly 15,000.
Recently named one of the county’s Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal, St. Joseph Health is looking for talented people to join its values-based workforce. Recruiters will host a booth at the Diocese of Orange’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 18 on the Christ Cathedral campus. St. Joseph Health’s talent team will answer questions about the health system’s work environment and match attendees’ skills to a number of open positions.
“We currently have a healthy demand for registered nurses, clinicians and technicians, along with positions in information systems and administration,” said Najla M. DeBow, Southern California system manager, talent acquisition. “If you’re in the market for a new and rewarding employment opportunity, you should stop by our booth and see if St. Joseph Health has a career path that suits you.”
So what makes working there such a great experience? Ask any employee and most have the same answer.
“I have worked at St. Joseph Health for over 20 years, and the devotion to living our mission and values, as aligned with the Sisters of St. Joseph or Orange, is why I love working here,” said Casey Silva, a senior IT analyst. “Our purpose is to meet the health care needs of our community, especially the most vulnerable, even during challenging economic times.”
Christine Bui, a director of finance, echoes the same sentiment. “I love what we stand for. I feel that I am able to contribute to our organization’s mission – continuing the healing ministry of Jesus,” Christine said. “I love seeing the sisters’ presence and getting involved in our operations.”
St. Joseph Health hospitals and medical groups also serve communities in Northern California, Texas and New Mexico. To view a list of employment opportunities at St. Joseph Health, visit stjhs.org/Careers.