West Virginia University Healthcare is looking to fill about 375 positions, according to a news release issued Tuesday.
The organization has hired about 1,300 employees in the last year. About 500 of those were new positions created to “meet the demands of the increasing numbers of people who choose WVU Healthcare for hospital and medical office care,” the press release states. Another 800 hires were to replace turnover from retirements and other departures.
There are still 375 positions available. Healthcare officials say those positions are in all areas, “including service, clerical, nursing, professional and clinical support.”
WVU Healthcare held an open interview session in January at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center. About 100 people have been hired every month since the beginning of 2012, according to Charlotte Bennett, WVU Healthcare vice president for human resources.
“The nursing department has hired almost 100 nurses who graduated in May and also brought in an additional 70 more experienced nurses during this year,” Bennett said.
Another 750 permanent jobs will be created if WVU Healthcare gets approval from the state Health Care Authority to build a 10-story tower in Morgantown, hospital officials say. WVU Healthcare has requested a certificate of need on the project. Mon General asked for a hearing on the proposal. That hearing is set for Tuesday, July 17 at 9 a.m.