With the construction of the new hospital, recruitment efforts shifted to focus on the opportunity for physicians to care for their patients inside a modern facility built with the latest patient care designs and supported by the most advanced diagnostics. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center administrators have seen an increase in the level of interest from physicians who want to be a part of this forward thinking organization.
Mat-Su Regional has a hospitalist program in place in the Intensive Care and Medical/Surgical Unit. Hospitalists specialize in inpatient care and don't maintain an office practice. They are experienced in dealing with acute types of medical illnesses that bring a patient to the hospital, illnesses such as pneumonia, meningitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and angina. Hospitalists are skilled in procedures like spinal taps and are intimately familiar with the inner workings of hospitals. Because hospitalists focus on the acutely ill within the hospital and specialize in taking care of the very sick, they are often able to help patients recover more quickly. In other words, they can make you well faster.
With no medical school within the State of Alaska, most doctors relocate to Alaska to practice medicine. Over the last 10 years through aggressive physician recruitment, the hospital increased the number of physicians on its active medical staff by more than 100 percent. These physicians don't work for Mat-Su Regional but rather have privileges to admit patients to the facility and direct their care. Most of these physicians are board-certified in their specialty. This means that they passed oral and written exams in their specialty and they have been recognized by their specialty's professional organization. In addition, Mat-Su Regional puts them through a rigorous credentialing process to ensure that these physicians will provide the highest quality of care to Mat-Su residents.
Mat-Su Regional Registered Nurses (RNs) are all licensed to practice nursing in the State of Alaska. Our core philosophy is family-centered care, which emphasizes inclusion of family members in the healing process. Many RNs hold advanced certifications in their specialty area, such as Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Operating Room Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, and Radiology Nursing. Competency in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma care, and Pediatric and Newborn resuscitation are requirements for nurses working in high-risk departments. We encourage nurses to share their skills and knowledge with students and new RNs through our preceptor classes and programs. Our nurses place a high regard on their responsibility to educate patients and family members in health and self-care needs. We have established the Mat-Su Regional Nursing Leadership Group to promote nursing excellence, leadership and compassion for all nursing services throughout the Mat-Su Regional system.
Besides nurses, a variety of ancillary personnel may visit patients while in the hospital. Phlebotomists from the laboratory may draw your blood; imaging staff may perform diagnostic tests such as CT, MRI and X-rays; various therapists may coordinate speech, physical, occupational or respiratory care; and dieticians may meet with you, along with patient educators to insure that you understand how to follow your discharge plan. Housekeeping staff will keep your room clean. All Mat-Su Regional staff, along with patient educators, social workers and case managers, is expected to provide top notch customer service. If you find shortcomings in your care or room service, please contact the quality department at 861-6509.
Skilled pharmacists are available to help you better understand your medication therapy and ensure you have the best possible outcome during your stay. More than half of our pharmacists have advanced degrees with specialty certification in geriatrics and pharmacotherapy.
Mat-Su Regional volunteers are available to patients for companionship, reading, writing and other general assistance. Amenities available from volunteers include books, books on tape, magazines, crosswords puzzles, and toys for children. Special requests are accommodated whenever possible. Please contact Volunteer Dispatch at 861-6858 to request the services of a volunteer. Our volunteers desire to make your stay more enjoyable!
Applying for a Job
We believe in promoting from within, whenever possible, to attract and retain career-focused employees. Positions available for consideration of external applicants are posted on plain white paper on the Job Opportunities board at Mat-Su Regional and here on our website.
How To Apply For Open Positions
Individuals interested in applying for open positions with Mat-Su Regional Medical Center may do so Online by completing an application and uploading a resume.
Complete the Online Application
Applications are accepted for open positions only.
When you have applied for a position, your skills and qualifications will be carefully reviewed and compared with the requirements of the job. Submitting an application does not imply an interview will be conducted or that you will be hired for the position. Hiring preference is given to qualified, internal applicants.
Mat-Su Regional is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug, alcohol, and smoke free workplace. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the hiring process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.
Drug screening, employment verification and background checks will be completed prior to an offer of employment. FBI background checks, fingerprints, proof of automobile insurance, and current Alaska professional licensing are required for some positions. Contact the Alaska Department of Occupational Licensing at 907-561-2878 for more information.
All successful applicants will be required to attend a new hire orientation and provide the following:
- Current immunization records (MMR, hepatitis)
- Proof of Rubella immunity
- TB skin test (PPD) status documentation
- Current license/certification (if applicable)
- Proof of citizenship or legal residency (i.e. social security card, driver's license or identification card, birth certificate, legalized resident documents, U.S. passport, etc.)
For more information, or if you have further questions about position openings or application procedures, please contact Human Resources at 907-861-6508, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.