Swedish Covenant Hospital's nurses perform caring, conscientious work every day because we believe in the hospital's mission, and we know the importance of providing you with excellent health care. In turn, Swedish Covenant shows us how much we are valued by offering us excellent benefits and salaries, and special rates on hospital services. We also enjoy generous vacation time, paid time off, and perks like our on-campus day care center and health club.
Since Swedish Covenant believes in helping us expand our capabilities and advance our nursing careers, they provide tuition reimbursement for any nursing classes or board certification. Our leadership also closely monitors on-the-job injuries, and they are always on the lookout for better procedures and products to support safe nursing practices.
Our flexible scheduling program allows us to customize a work load that helps us balance all of life's obligations. Some nurses prefer to be full-time, while others like to work weekends, part time, or even per diem. Since schedules are announced a month in advance, nurses can self-schedule for days off, and even once the schedule is posted, we can switch shifts with fellow nurses, thanks to the flexibility of our managers.
Nurses are involved with creating our own personnel policies in comprehensive monthly committee meetings, which are devoted to discussing how policies drive nursing practices. We also get excellent support from our HR liaison Marcia Marczewski, herself an RN.
Swedish Covenant is also very proud that our retention rate is well below the national average for turnover and vacancy rates, which is an important factor in the quality of care we offer you. Our Recruitment and Retention committee tracks those trends and strives to retain outstanding nursing professionals, and increase the number of nurses who hold specialty certifications.
For more information about Nursing at Swedish Covenant Hospital, please call the Nursing Administration office at (773) 878-8200, Ext. 5600.