Hiring Process During COVID-19 - Asante

Recruiting during COVID-19

Hiring During COVID-19

We are actively recruiting for all the positions posted on our website, and our team is excited to speak with candidates regarding these opportunities.

Vaccination Requirement

Vaccination is the safest, most effective and most reliable way to keep you, your family and your community healthy and safe from COVID-19.

Asante will follow the Oregon governor’s vaccine mandate. Asante’s policy requires all employees to be vaccinated.

What is the deadline to comply with the governor’s temporary administrative order requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Health care workers must be fully vaccinated no later than Oct. 18, 2021.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

“Fully vaccinated” means you received both doses of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since you got the final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-Safe Workplace

Asante has taken precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic. 

These include providing appropriate personal protective equipment for all patients and staff; requiring everyone to sanitize their hands frequently, including before and after entry; screening employees for illness before they begin work; limiting visitors; maintaining thorough cleaning practices within our facilities, while increasing cleaning frequency; and screening patients for symptoms of COVID-19 before their visit to ensure they receive appropriate care in the safest possible setting. Our employees and community are also eligible to get vaccinated at no cost to them through Asante.

Hiring Process Adjustments 

We are operating in a work from home model to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. While social distancing measures will prohibit some in-person recruiting activities, our team continues to innovate with alternatives to meet the staffing needs of our hospitals and community.

Our recruiting process has shifted to using more virtual interactions as a substitute for in-person meetings. For example, most job interviews will now occur in the form of a phone call or an online meeting. For the safety of new hires, our social distancing policies extend to the onboarding process too. New employees now receive virtual orientation instead of class-based learning.

Out of State Registered Nurses

If you are transferring your RN license to Oregon, you may be able to apply for an emergency authorization, allowing you to practice quickly in Oregon. Oregon State Board of Nursing is accepting applications to authorize an emergency 30-day license to work as an RN in Oregon. Please view the OSBN response to COVID-19 page for more details and to apply for an emergency authorization.

Virtual Interviewing Tips and Tricks

Asante is still actively hiring health care professionals for all levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, to help keep everyone safe and healthy, we have made some tweaks to our interview process, creating a virtual interview process. Here are some tips and tricks on how to prepare for our 2-way virtual interview process.

Our recruiters may ask you to complete two virtual interviews (a one-way virtual interview and two-way virtual interview) depending on the type of role and screening status of the position you are being considered for. For many of our positions, we may invite you to complete a one-way virtual interview – which helps us to know you better. This is one of our first steps in our screening process and, if invited, you will receive instructions along with tips on how to complete our 1-way video interview.

If you are invited to an interview with the hiring leaders and/or staff, we are currently using a virtual method that has replaced many of our in-person interviews. Here are some common tips and tricks to help prepare you for a successful 2-way interview:

  1. Test your technology! Although technology can be unreliable, it is always best to try and prepare your equipment to prevent any awkward face freezes or audio mishaps! To do this, our virtual partners, Hirevue, has resources available to test your equipment prior to your interview along with instructions upon invite. If the video interview is unsuccessful, the hiring leader will call you to complete the interview over the phone – so have your phone muted and nearby.
  2. Make sure the time you agree to is one that will allow you to be alone with no background distractions (silent your phone!), light reflections, noise or disruptions. Remember, this is your first meeting with the hiring leader - and although you aren’t in their office, you’ll want to create an environment that closely resembles one as if you were in person – clear, quiet and focused. 
  3. Dress to impress – and for success! As explained in the above step, try to match how you would present yourself in an in-person interview – business casual wear. Although we live in a virtual world, you can project your professionalism through a video interview.  
  4. Virtual identity check – remember how you present yourself to the hiring leader and/or committee will be used to evaluate you as the best candidate for the position. Be sure to doublecheck your email and any usernames to ensure they are professional. 
  5. Virtual body language has replaced the old handshake! However, many of our body languages remain the same. To exude confidence in your virtual interview, sit up straight, speak clearly and remember to smile! Although difficult at times, try and focus on the web cam to speak directly to the hiring leader. 
  6. Show up prepared! As with any interview setting, virtual or in-person, show up with questions you may have about the position and prep how you will answer common interview questions such as; why are you interested in this role? 

View more tips and tricks for interviewing here.

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Melanie Lyda, RN – Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

The best thing about working for Asante is the people I have the honor of meeting every day, from my coworkers to my patients and their friends and families. Our community is filled with amazing people and the atmosphere at Asante is always friendly and welcoming. Melanie Lyda, RN – Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

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What I love about being a part of Asante is the relationship that I have developed with employees and the communities we serve. Asante has been extremely supportive in my career development and it is rewarding to utilize my skills in giving back to the community. Karline Kleker, Manager of Practice Operations, Asante White City Family Medicine & Urgent Care