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We’re coming to AORN and we’d love to meet you!

This week, Northwell Health will be at the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo. If you’re attending the conference, visit our recruiters at the AORN Career Center – Convention Center Room #153A on April 1 and April 2, or you can come by our booth #537, April 2-4.

Make the most of your conference experience by reading the advice directly from our hiring managers. Not attending the conference? That’s okay, too. The advice below will help you with your career journey to join Northwell Health.

The little things mean a lot.

It may not seem like a big deal, but arriving on time, dressing appropriately, and following directions can make a big difference. More than that, be engaged, and actively listen. And, of course, always bring a resume.

“You would be surprised how many people don’t do the simple things well.”

— Ella Shapiro, Associate Executive Director of Perioperative Services at Lenox Hill Hospital

Be passionately curious.

It’s a familiar, but true statement, that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Be enthusiastic, research your desired employers, and be prepared to ask intelligent, insightful questions.

“We’re always looking for candidates with a positive attitude, a positive outlook, candidates with the willingness to say, ‘I don’t know, but I would love to find out.”

–Ronnie Peterson, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Perioperative Services

Stand out.

At Northwell Health, we’re looking for those candidates who go above and beyond. We seek those who are knowledgeable, but also willing and eager to learn new things. You must be willing to educate yourself on new procedures and products, specialty certified, or interested in obtaining certification. Above all, you must be focused on putting the patient and patient safety first.

“Make a statement and show your enthusiasm. Instead of approaching your availability with ‘this is what I can do,’ say ‘I want to work here, what opportunities do you have?’ That shows us that you’re passionate about working with us and are willing to do what it takes to make it work.”

–Dolores Reisert, Senior Administrative Director for Perioperative Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Find out for yourself.

To experience first hand all we have to offer surgical nurses, come meet us in person. If you’re not attending, visit our Careers page on Facebook  to get to know us, our opportunities, and our culture. When you do, we’ll share all the advantages of a career in surgical nursing at Northwell Health . In addition to our state-of-the-art technology, you’ll benefit from working with a team of the top clinical professionals in the field with nursing leadership that is active, engaged and supportive.

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