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Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 11, 2001
Employment opportunities remain strong at UI Hospitals and Clinics
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Despite challenges facing the University of Iowa in light
of a proposed reduction of its appropriation from the state legislature, employment
opportunities remain strong at UI Hospitals and Clinics, according to officials
"We are projecting that the modest growth in volume and revenue we
have experienced this year will continue into fiscal year 2002 and that our
budget will actually grow," said Ann Madden Rice, associate director
and chief financial officer at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Such financial stability allows UI Hospitals and Clinics to allocate funds
for salaries, benefits and recognition targeted to retaining current staff
and to recruit new staff.
"We are actively recruiting health care professionals and will continue
to do so," said Diana Leventry, director of staff relations and development
at UI Hospitals and Clinics. "We remain committed to being the employer
of choice in the region."
UI Hospitals and Clinics currently has openings for many different classifications,
including nurses, nursing assistants, lab and radiology personnel, pharmacists
and pharmacy technicians, respiratory care staff, and various clerical positions.
The number of patients who come to UI Hospitals and Clinics to receive health
care continues to increase, and the need for staff to help care for those
people is also rising. Hospital leaders are also pursuing the acquisition
of technology that enables caregivers to become more efficient.
"Our pay scale and benefits package remain highly competitive,"
said John Staley, associate director and chief operating officer of UI Hospitals
and Clinics. "While the state appropriation reductions do have an impact
upon us, we remain committed to our core missions of providing world class
patient care, teaching and research."
For more information about employment opportunities at UI Hospitals and
Clinics, call (319) 356-2008 or visit online at www.uihealthcare.com.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.