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Northwest Health Care Careers

When you join Kaiser Permanente Northwest, you’re part of a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to making real and lasting change for the people who live, learn, work, and play here. We’re proud of our strong connections to our communities and the lasting relationships that we continue to build. Our teams of allied health professionals play a role in shaping the care we deliver and have opportunities to grow their own skills and careers. Our benefits and compensation programs are unmatched in the area. Explore our roles to see how your skills can help us as we transform health care.

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How you can join us:

Medical Assistants

As valuable members of our health care team, our Medical Assistants work in a dyad supporting a single health care provider to ensure patients’ vitals and important information are obtained during the visit. Utilizing a unique Patient Support Tool, they also schedule appointments while playing a key role in our delivery of care.

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On our eyecare teams, we take a comprehensive and holistic approach to eyecare that includes optometry as well as optical and ophthalmological services. This focus on total eye health and preventive care is unlike most optometry practices. Our teams also can choose from many shifts and schedules, and we offer career paths as well as training and development opportunities regardless of previous experience.

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Our imaging professionals work across several locations, including hospital and ambulatory environments. Along with opportunities for learning and patient engagement, they have a strong team environment where staff share their insight and feedback through a labor and management partnership. We also have a peer-based recognition program along with career development options that can make the most of your leadership potential.

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This integrated team collaborates with each other as well as internal customers and health care providers. We offer funding for educational programs, certifications, and licensures to help you advance your skills. You can also take advantage of career progressions and eventually grow into a leadership role.

Opportunities include:

  • Phlebotomists: Work directly with members to collect blood samples and prepare them for testing.
  • Clinical Laboratory Specialists: Perform lab tests ranging from microbiology and molecular genetics to toxicology.
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians: Work in our medical offices and conduct clinical laboratory tests on samples.
  • Histotechnicians: Work in our regional laboratory to prepare tissue biopsies and surgical specimens.
  • Cytotechnologists: Microscopically examine body fluid cells for diagnostic reporting as part of the hospital and regional laboratory team.
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Our nurses work in a patient-centered healing environment alongside true health experts. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy support, innovative tools, and opportunities to grow your skills and your career. Throughout our system, you’ll have the chance to rise to a leadership position while helping further our system’s mission. This is where you can share your passion for healing with every community you serve.

Opportunities include:

  • Ambulatory
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)
  • Critical Care
  • Continuum of Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Maternal Child Health (Labor & Delivery / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
  • Medical Surgical
  • Operating Room
  • Perioperative and Interventional Services
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Sunnyside ER

Here, all of our staff work together to create an environment based around respect, professionalism, teamwork, and communication. We also encourage the growth and development of each staff member — especially those starting their careers. If you’re interested in joining our mission and becoming a part of positive change, join our growing team.

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What Our People Say

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Outpatient Laboratory Supervisor

I’m able to lead and teach those around me one on one. I can make greater impacts in so many positive ways, help those around me feel more confident and accepting of one another, and be in a positive environment that in turn will deliver great patient care.
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Radiology Technologist

I love the uniqueness of our labor management partnership. The collaborative effort to improve working conditions is what makes KP stand out. It truly feels like a family when I walk through the doors every day.
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Ophthalmic Tech

I’m passionate about helping people of all ages and races. Here, I can serve the health of humanity. Kaiser Permanente also fosters an environment of teamwork, wrapped in a package of excellent employee benefits.
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Medical Assistant

I love being that small puzzle piece that helps bring the whole picture together. To be able to listen to the patients and be there for them, sometimes on their worst days, is such a privilege. Helping a patient put on their jacket, or getting comfortably seated back in their wheelchair, is all part of the healing and thriving process.
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Histology Tech

After 35 years as a Kaiser Permanente employee, I’ve seen many changes. Fortunately, these changes have been positive. From the time I walked into our Regional Laboratory as a 22-year-old Histology Technologist, it’s been my privilege to be a part of our total health care team.
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CT Team Lead

At Kaiser Permanente, you can experience and exercise true cultural, racial, and gender diversity. We each have our own roles that contribute to our workplace. Just like many streams joining together, we can form the ocean.
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Nurse Manager

Our culture is growing and rebuilding. We’ve had some hard times, but this is a fresh new season. We are focused on rebuilding our culture based on trust, respect, honesty, and transparency.
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RN Team Lead

I practice nursing at Kaiser Permanente because of the team approach to care. I love that all disciplines are there to care for our patients. We also strive to do best practices, and the staff have a say in how we deliver care.

Benefits For You and Yours

Our employees work hard every day to support our mission. In return, we offer competitive compensation and benefits designed to help our team members and their families stay healthy, meet their financial goals, and achieve their best at and beyond work.

  • Performance sharing plan
  • Fully paid/low-cost medical and dental plans
  • Exceptional
  • Pension and retirement plans
  • Relocation assistance to Portland area
  • Labor Management Partnership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Mission-driven commitment to EID
  • Wellness and work-life balance programs

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