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Cleveland Clinic Seeks to Hire 600 Nurses at Career Fair

Three-Day Event at end of March at Cleveland Browns Stadium Offers Immediate, On-Site Hiring for Positions Throughout Cleveland Clinic Health System

March 13, 2012

Cleveland Clinic is seeking to hire approximately 600 registered nurses at a career fair March 28-30 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence organized the event, Nursing Now at Cleveland Clinic, to bring new nursing caregivers to Cleveland Clinic, filling vacant positions and proactively preparing for the changing landscape of the healthcare industry.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for qualified nurses to complete the hiring process in one day and walk away with a nursing job at a renowned organization,” said Executive Chief Nursing Officer Sarah Sinclair, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE. “As a Cleveland Clinic patient, you can expect to receive the best care, from the best nurses. Nursing Now at Cleveland Clinic presents the opportunity to welcome new talent into our organization, further enhancing our ability to provide extraordinary nursing care.”

In a one-stop shopping experience, nursing candidates can apply for up to three different positions within the health system, completing every phase of the new hire process at the event. The intention is to present 600 contingent offers to well-qualified candidates by the event’s close.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 28 and 29, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30. Qualified candidates will be required to take a physical capability examination so applicants should wear appropriate workout clothing and footwear.

In addition to potentially walking away with a job offer, attendees will enjoy fun, food, entertainment, and education, with the opportunity to pursue continuing education (CE) credits.

Because the event is designed to bring new caregivers into Cleveland Clinic, nurses who currently work within Cleveland Clinic health system are not eligible to apply for positions. Nursing students are welcome to attend to network and learn, but are also not eligible to apply.

Each applicant must be a certified registered nurse and, if possible, pre-register for the event prior to arrival. For more information on Nursing Now at Cleveland Clinic and to pre-register, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/nursingnow or call 216.448.0300.

About Cleveland Clinic Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, one of 26 institutes at Cleveland Clinic, includes more than 11,000 nurses, 950 of whom are advanced practice nurses. All collaborate to provide high-quality patient care on specialty-based nursing units within inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings at more than a dozen locations in Northeast Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic hospitals strive for Magnet status, the highest recognition of excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cleveland Clinic Main Campus was re-designated in 2008 and Fairview Hospital received its designation in 2009. Visit the Zielony Nursing Institute at www.clevelandclinic.org/nursing.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

Media Contacts

Tanika Hawley, hawleyt@ccf.org, 216.217.9499
Joe Milicia, milicij2@ccf.org, 216.636.5873