At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, you’ll find an environment like no other. Ours is a culture of excellence that promotes continuous learning, total collaboration, growth and innovation. Our mission is to take exceptional care of people by delivering world-class healthcare in a compassionate, respectful and responsive way. In so doing, we will offer you endless opportunities for career growth and development. Every day, you’ll find new opportunities to challenge yourself and to take your skills and knowledge to a higher level.
Leader in innovation
The vision at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, along with our academic partner Washington University School of Medicine, is to be a national leader in medicine and the patient experience. Realizing this vision requires that we continue to innovate and improve our service. Some recent examples that demonstrate our commitment include:
- Opened in 2012, the Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health is a 12-story facility that consolidated and upgraded five clinics previously located in an older building within the medical center. The clinics include:
- Primary Care Medicine Clinic
- OB/GYN Clinic
- Psychiatry Clinic
- Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
- Specialty Care Clinic (Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology)
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have opened the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center in south St. Louis County. The new facility will provide comprehensive outpatient cancer care that is more convenient for patients living in south St. Louis County and the surrounding area.
- Creation of the Patient Experience Department - dedicated to improving the patient experience at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, this team helped launch our ICARE values and behaviors and has focused on our patient experience data in new and insightful ways. As a result, Barnes-Jewish Hospital team members have a better understanding of their role in delivering excellent an patient experience every day.
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine were among 23 sites in the United States who participated in the nationwide PARTNER (Placement of Aortic Transcatheter valves) trial. This procedure enables surgeons to replace the heart’s aortic valve via needle-puncture of the skin rather than requiring a more invasive surgery. As a result of the trial, FDA approval for the procedure was granted in November 2011.
Whether it’s offering mentorship programs for transplant patients, teaching teens how to be good parents or providing medical care free of charge, Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s outreach and charity care have a profound impact on the communities we serve. In 2011, we dispensed approximately 30,000 free flu vaccinations, facilitated over 100 educational programs and provided over $20 million in charity care.
In addition, we encourage and foster an environment where our employees get directly involved in the community. From mentoring high school students to offering free medical screenings in homeless shelters, our employees take pride in taking their skills to those who need it most.
We invest in you
There’s almost no limit to your career when you join Barnes-Jewish Hospital. We want you to succeed. We want you to improve your skills and develop new ones. That’s why we invest in you, in your development, in your skills as a leader. Through our Center for Lifelong Learning, we sustain a culture of excellence in continuous learning by providing development opportunities for all Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees. We offer online and classroom programs for clinical and non-clinical skills development.
Management staff has the opportunity to improve their skills as leaders through a variety of classes including: coaching/mentoring, civil treatment, learning Lean principles, diversity, conflict management, change management, proactive employee relations, and more! Continuous improvement, innovation and developing exceptional people are all priorities at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
In addition, we offer a variety of generous tuition assistance options to all levels of team members for approved coursework and degrees.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital is committed to strengthening the engagement of our employees by creating a positive work environment that fosters open communications and productive relationships between our people and our leaders. We want to know what you think we can do to improve your work area, your department and our hospital, and what we can do to better ensure your success.
We conduct employee surveys, staff meetings and leadership meetings to help ensure we offer you the opportunity to communicate directly with department and hospital leaders.
The dedication of our 9,500 employees is the key to our success. Establishing friendships, building a special team bond, creating innovative solutions – great things are happening at Barnes-Jewish Hospital everyday. Discover a work culture that’s truly inspiring. We’re a large hospital, but in so many ways we’re a small community – with one common mission: to take exceptional care of people.
Equal employment opportunity
It is the policy of Barnes-Jewish Hospital to consider all applicants for employment with the organization on the basis of their qualifications, skills and abilities for the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, and to give all employees equal opportunity to progress within the organization without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, age, disability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Barnes-Jewish Hospital values diversity among employees, patients, families and the communities it serves and is committed to promote the recruitment and retention of multi-cultural staff who support diversity within our organization.