by John Vogel
The Joint Commission has renewed their interests in granting employment to Veterans by signing on for another year long campaign with Hire Veterans. This is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The accreditation given by The Joint Commission is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
The Joint Commission is trying to ensure that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings. In order to do this The Joint Commission is continuously improving health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The ideas and principles which one day led to the formation of The Joint Commission go back 100 years. They were started in 1910 when Dr. Ernest Codman proposed the “end result system of hospital standardization”. It was a system where hospitals would track every patient it treated long enough to determine whether the treatment was effective. If the treatment was not effective, the hospital would them attempt to determine why, so that similar cases could be treated successfully in the future. These founding principles still hold true over 100 years later, and are what The Joint Commission have been doing ever since their beginning.
The Joint Commission depends on their employees to fulfill their mission and values. They are committed to providing products and services that are relevant and to working collaboratively with their fellow employees, health care organizations and other stakeholders. Everything they do, every survey or review they conduct, every interaction with the public, and every standard they set, is done with the aim of helping their customers better serve their patients, residents and clients.
The Joint Commission employs more than 1,000 people with diverse qualifications. In the central office, employees backgrounds in health care work in their accreditation and certification operations, performance measurement/standards, and business development and external relations divisions.
They also look for experienced business professionals for marketing, publishing, education, communications, finance and administrative areas. Their Information Technology employees use state-of-the-art web-based technology.
The Joint Commission offers a comprehensive benefits and compensation package for their full-time and part-time staff. Here is a list of just a sample of the benefits included in these packages:
- Medical, dental and vision care
- Employee and dependent life insurance
- Dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts
- Travel accident and voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Paid sick days
- Paid personal days
- Leaves of absence
- Long-term disability
- Retirement plan
- 401 (k) plan
- 403 (b) tax sheltered annuity
- Group auto/homeowners/critical insurance/pet insurance
- Workers compensation
The Joint Commission currently has a number of employment opportunities for Veteran professionals who place high emphasis on providing quality services and products in a customer service, team-oriented environment. If you are looking for a work environment that supports your professional growth and development, then The Joint Commission is just the place for you. Please check out their current jobs at Hire Veterans to see if there is a career that is right for you. Always remember to check back on Hire Veterans from time to time to see the newest jobs that are continually being updated.