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The Northwestern Medicine Talent Acquisition team is excited to support and guide you on your journey to discover, apply for and, if aligned, interview for open employment opportunities at Northwestern Medicine. We use SmartRecruiters to receive, review and pursue all internal and external applications.

The Northwestern Medicine Talent Acquisition Team hosts and attends 100+ local and nationwide events each year to recruit a diverse and professional workforce. Our recruitment team is actively hosting and participating in these events to not only spread the word of our opportunities, but to also assist students and new graduates with resume preparation, interviewing tips, and outlining our application process.

We have a wide variety of employment opportunities including externships, internships, apprenticeships, fellowships, research, part-time roles and new graduate positions, just to name a few!

We are a workforce that is healthy, productive and engaged in advancing our mission. Our benefits program supports this by offering employees tools and resources to improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being while providing protection for unexpected life events. Our programs balance a shared responsibility between Northwestern Medicine and the employee for stewardship of our resources.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area

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The Information Services Department at Northwestern Medicine provides exceptional service to our customers, patients and guests. Our team goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure that our systems work together seamlessly to support patient care and the workforce.

We are committed to supporting the relentless pursuit of better medicine and helping Northwestern Medicine thrive as a top-tier academic health system.

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Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois for eight straight years as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Northwestern Medicine’s integrated, academic health system is in relentless pursuit of better medicine.

Our pursuit for better runs through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, providing our medical staff access to the latest in clinical innovation and research, wherever you are in the system.

If you seek to impact the future of medicine by providing evidence-based, collaborative care for patients and making a difference in your community, join our network of 4,000 physicians at 10 hospitals and more than 100 locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

Here, we’re all in for better. Are you?

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Culture

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.

Mission

Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.

Vision

To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.

Values

Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

Contact Our Physician Recruitment Team

Have additional questions? Contact one of our in-house Physician Recruitment team members to learn more. Whether you are actively looking for a new position or looking to stay in touch about future opportunities they will be ready to learn more and assist you with next steps.

  • Northwestern Medical Group, Downtown Chicago

    Marty Pearson

    EMAIL
  • Northwestern Medical Group, North Suburbs

    Robin Zacher

    EMAIL
  • Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, Northwest and West Suburbs

    Melanie Harkins

    EMAIL

See the difference you could make.

PHYSICIAN BENEFITS

Northwestern Medicine offers an excellent physicians benefits package in addition to competitive compensation, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement plans. We also provide continuing education allowance, malpractice insurance, voluntary retirement plan and much more. Moreover, we'll provide superior financial stability and administrative support so you can focus on your passion: practicing medicine.

  • CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

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  • RESEARCH

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WHO WE ARE

Northwestern Medicine is a shared vision that joins Northwestern Memorial HealthCare with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. We are transforming health care and impacting lives through clinical innovation, educational excellence and breakthrough research.

Northwestern Medicine is staffed by two medical groups: Northwestern Medical Group, the physician practice in Chicago and the north suburbs; and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, serving the communities west and northwest of Chicago. By joining one of these physician groups, you’ll have access to a network of more than 4,000 physicians covering the full spectrum of specialties.

Together, our physicians are committed to changing the future of medicine and delivering results that change lives. Join the relentless pursuit for better.

DEPARTMENTS AND JOB FUNCTIONS

Northwestern Medicine Information Services encompasses several teams and functions:

  • Software Development,
      AI & ML
  • Clinical Application Support
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Management,
    Data Storage
  • Infrastructure,
    Network Services
  • Internships and Apprentices
  • IT Security
  • Support Services 
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WHY INFORMATION SERVICES?

  • Our IS job families are multilevel, which creates opportunities for career advancement.
  • We offer a customized IS onboarding program to aid in your new hire experience.
  • We are committed to hiring interns into full-time offerings through our intern-to-hire program.
  • Our apprenticeships are competitively paid opportunities with on-the-job training.
  • Educational opportunities include in-house training, tuition reimbursement and certificate programs.
  • You will work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • We offer work flexibility that fits with your lifestyle.

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Childcare – three onsite locations (Chicago Northwestern Memorial Hospital campus, Northwest campus and Lake Forest campus)

  • Offered for children ages 6 weeks – kindergarten
  • Need-based financial assistance available

Onsite amenities (vary by location)

  • Variety of eateries
  • Gift shops/bookstores/florist
  • Credit unions
  • Pharmacies
  • Local/national discounts on retail, restaurants, parking, health clubs, etc.

Transportation (at Chicago main campus)

  • Parking – Available on a pre-tax basis through bi-weekly payroll deductions (daily discounted parking and monthly parking also available)
  • Shuttle bus service between Chicago main campus and Chicago train stations

All Northwestern Medicine employees are categorized into a specific job status based on standard hours as determined by the position. This is also related to your Full Time Equivalency (FTE).

Full-time: 36 hours or more per week, or 0.9 to 1.0 FTE

Part-time: 20 to 35 hours per week, or 0.5 to 0.8 FTE

Casual: Less than 20 hours, or below 0.5 FTE

In-house registry: Hours per week may vary depending on department needs.

If you do not currently work for Northwestern Medicine:

  • Once on the career site at jobs.nm.org, search by keyword or location, or browse by category to start your search for current openings.
  • Use the filters on the left side of the page to further narrow your search.
  • Click on the title of a position that draws your interest.
  • Review the job description and details of the job.
  • If the opportunity sounds right for you, click the Apply Now button.
  • You will be taken to our vendor's site, SmartRecruiters, to complete the two-page application and attach your resume.
  • If you already have a SmartRecruiters account but can’t remember your password, click on the View my Applications tab and then select Reset Password.
  • Once you have provided all of the required information, click Submit.
  • If submitted properly, you will receive an email to confirm you have completed the application process.

If you currently work for Northwestern Medicine: 

  • Once on the career site at jobs.nm.org, click on the Employee Career Portal tab on the top of the page.
  • If applicable, click the round icon on the top right corner, and choose Switch to Employee Portal.
  • Search by keyword or use the filters on the left sidebar to start your search for current openings.
  • Review all openings, and click on the position that draws your interest.
  • Review the job posting in full and confirm that it fits what you are looking for.
  • If you are interested in applying to the position, click Apply.
  • Complete the two-page application form. Attach your resume.
  • Once you have completed all information, click Submit.
  • If submitted properly, you will receive an email to confirm you have completed the application process.

How to manage your applications:

  • Whether you are an external or internal applicant, after you apply for a position, you can manage and review where you are in the recruitment process through SmartRecruiters. Log in at smartr.me to SmartRecruiters home page where you can view your applications.
  • Your application may show one of the following statuses:
    • New. Your application has been received and has not been reviewed yet.
    • In Review. Your application is under review by a Talent Acquisition professional. If they feel you might be a match for the role, they will contact you.
    • Interview. You are in the interview process with the hiring manager and/or hiring team.
    • Offer. An offer has or will be extended to you for the role.
    • Archive. This means that your application is no longer active. The role may have been filled, cancelled or placed on hold. We encourage you to browse and apply to our open, active roles at Working at Northwestern Medicine.

What to expect:

  • The application and screening process at Northwestern Medicine typically goes through five stages:
    • Application review. A Talent Acquisition professional will review your application.
    • Candidate outreach. If Talent Acquisition professional feels you might be a match for the role, they may call or email you to schedule an initial phone interview. Please keep a close eye on your voicemail and spam email folders for communication from SmartRecruiters. During this interview, they will:
      • Discuss the open opportunity
      • Ask about your professional experience
      • Share the expectations or responsibilities of the role in more detail
      • Answer your questions about the role
    • Interview. If the position still seems like a good fit, the Talent Acquisition professional may schedule a phone, video and/or on-site interview with the hiring team.
    • Offer. If the team wants to hire you, the Talent Acquisition professional will contact you and present an offer, including an outline of salary and benefits.
    • Onboarding. Once you sign the written offer, a dedicated onboarding specialist will email instructions on next steps.

Applying

  • Research Northwestern Medicine at nm.org.
  • Ensure your online social media profiles are up-to-date and professional.
  • Review your resume for accuracy and update as needed.
  • Search for and read job postings to identify opportunities that align with your knowledge and skillset.
  • Ensure that you meet the required qualifications for the job.
  • Check the location of the position and confirm it will work for you.
  • Attach your current resume as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to your application(s).
  • Review email communications acknowledging submitted applications to be sure you understand the next steps.

Interviewing:

  • Confirm who you will meet during the interview process.
  • Research behavioral-based interview questions so you are prepared to share detailed examples from your work history highlighting your knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • To help you prepare for your interview, Click Here for information and tips about Behavioral Interviewing. Though not required to interview; it may be helpful in the interview process.
  • For Virtual Interviews:
    • You will receive a Microsoft Teams link prior to your interview.
    • If you're not familiar with Microsoft Teams, use this resource to help you learn how to use it.
    • Test any technology prior to your interview and resolve any issues in advance.
    • Dress profesionally and choose a neutral background in a quiet setting.
    • Click on the provided link to join the virtual interview for a few minutes before it is scheduled to start.
    • Be sure your camera and microphone are turned on and working.
  • For in-person interviews:
    • Dress professionally and plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.
    • Bring several copies of your resume.
    • You may also bring any copies of certifications, licenses and/or a portfolio you would like to share.
  • During the interview:
    • Ask thoughtful questions about the role, teams and organization.
    • Ask for the next steps and expected timeline.
  • Follow up with a thank-you email within 24 hours.

Onboarding

  • Once you sign your offer letter, you will receive two separate emails: one from our Onboarding Team with your onboarding task list, and another from a third-party vendor requesting your approval to initiate a background check.
  • Check your email and voicemail regularly for updates during the onboarding process, and submit all requested documents in a timely manner.
  • Keep in mind that onboarding tasks must be completed before your designated start date, and your start date is subject to change if all tasks are not completed.
  • Offers are contingent upon the following:
    • Validation of specific credentials, current licenses and certifications, as applicable
    • Successfully completing and passing a drug screen, physical assessment, criminal background check, and employment and education verification
    • Compliance with current immunization policies
    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Short-Term Illness and Injury Plan (STIIP) – provided at no cost to non-union, full-time employees

  • Eligible after 90 days in a benefit eligible position
  • Sixty percent income protection up to 26 weeks after one week of elimination period paid with PTO. Employees have the option to use their paid leave time to supplement the remaining 40%.
  • Part-time employees may select a voluntary short-term disability plan during open enrollment

Long-term disability insurance – provided at no cost to full-time employees

  • Basic coverage provides 50 percent of monthly salary (up to $8,000 per month)
  • Additional coverage, up to 60 percent of monthly salary (up to $10,000 per month), may be purchased
  • Part-time employees are not eligible

Term life insurance

  • Full-time employees
    • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage of 1.5 times their annual salary at no cost; maximum benefit up to $1.0M
    • May be eligible to purchase additional supplemental life up to eight times annual salary; maximum benefit $2.0M; evidence of insurability may be required
    • AD&D insurance may be purchased separately up to eight times the annual salary, maximum benefit $2.0M
    • Spousal life insurance may be purchased separately for $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000
    • Dependent life insurance may be purchased separately for $12,500 per child
  • Part-time
    • Provided with basic Life and Accidental Death or Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance coverage of $20,000 at no cost

Employee Assistance Program

  • Free confidential services through a third party (includes legal, adoption, etc.)

Tuition assistance available for full-time and part-time employees

  • Eligible after 3 months of service. 
  • Full-time maximum benefit reimbursement: up to $10,000 per fiscal year
  • Part-time maximum benefit reimbursement: up to $5,700 per fiscal year

Student loan repayment services

  • Available for employees after 90 days from date of hire and for those that have graduated in the last 5 years and are currently making an active monthly payment on their education loan
  • Full-time employees are eligible for $100 per month up to a $10,000 lifetime maximum
  • Part-time employees are eligible for $50 per month up to a $5,000 lifetime maximum

Reimbursable professional development

  • Eligible after 90 days of continuous employment
  • Full-time employees: Up to $1,000 per fiscal year reimbursement
  • Part-time employees: Up to $500 per fiscal year reimbursement 

401(k) plan

  • Full-time and part-time employees are immediately eligible. Casual employees are eligible after working 1,000 hours by their service anniversary date
  • New hires and newly eligible employees are auto enrolled at 3 percent, with automatic escalation of 1 percent per year up to 6 percent
  • Matches 100 percent of the first 6 percent of employee contribution per pay period (100 percent vested after first year of service)
  • Set aside up to 80 percent of eligible earnings on a pre-tax or Roth after-tax basis, not to exceed IRS limits
  • Multiple investment options through Fidelity Investments

NM System Incentive Program

  • The staff incentive has a target payout of 2.5 percent with a maximum payout potential of 3.75 percent
  • Incentive compensation for staff is based on system and operating unit performance, and is calculated on the employee’s eligible earnings during the fiscal year
  • Separate incentive plans for managers and directors
  • Employees have to employed on June 1 to be eligible for this payout

Paid Time Off

  • Full-time employees can cash out up to 40 hours annually; Part-time employees can cash out up to 20 hours annually. Cash outs can be made during open enrollment
  • Casual employees earn one hour of sick leave for each 40 hours worked

Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Six weeks maternity (birth mother) paid at 100 percent of base pay, including first week elimination period using your PTO
  • Six weeks parental bonding paid at 100 percent
  • Non-union full time employees are eligible after 90 days in a benefit eligible position.  The child also needs to be born after these same 90 days

Medical insurance and prescriptions

  • NM PPO
  • NM High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account

Workforce Physician Referral Service

  • Dedicated line to connect you and family members to Northwestern Medicine providers in all regions

Vision coverage through Vision Service Plan

Aetna dental plans

  • Lo Plan and Hi Plan

Flexible spending accounts

  • Health care, dependent care and transportation

Reimbursable Well-Being Fund

  • Paid reimbursement benefit for physical, emotional and financial well-being
  • Eligible after 90 days of employment
  • Full-time employees: $250 annually
  • Part-time employees: $125 annually

We employ thousands of employees across the Chicagoland area. Each location has a unique story, but shares the same vision. Start your job search to become part of something better.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 5,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of 11 hospitals, eight of which have Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing MedicineCenter for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
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At Northwestern Medicine, we know that diversity makes us better, and we are committed to cultivating a workforce as diverse as the patients we serve. In an inclusive environment, every interaction with patients, families and co-workers has the potential to make a profound impact — on them and on you.

Northwestern Medicine is a leading integrated academic health system where the patient comes first. No matter where you work at Northwestern Medicine, you will be an integral part of our relentless quest to deliver better health care. Within our facilities, our quest for better includes world-class medical care and groundbreaking research. Beyond our walls, it includes building better communities across Chicagoland together with our community partners. To learn more about our community initiatives, visit nm.org/community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide competitive benefits, ranging from tuition reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment to 401(k) matching and wellness benefits. We are dedicated to your well-being so you can be dedicated to our patients.

Number of Positions Available 1453

Honors and Awards

America's Best Employers By State 2022 (forbes.com)

America's Best Large Employers 2022 (forbes.com)

Best Employers for New Grads 2022 (forbes.com)

 

Awards & Accomplishments

Our Information Services Department supports 11 hospitals and more than 200 clinics.

  • Chime “Most Wired Award” 2020
  • Participation in Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 and 2020
Most wired acute 2020
Most wired ambulatory 2020

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