Centura hosts job fair in Castle Rock
It could be called a help-wanted ad of epic proportions when the Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus fills openings at its newest hospital.
The hospital is under construction in The Meadows in Castle Rock, with plans to open its doors by the end of the summer. When it does, it will have created more than 200 new jobs in Castle Rock, said Kelly Wooten, director of human resources for Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus.
Her department aims to fill those jobs with the help of a job fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. Wooten has been receiving inquiries about jobs at the Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus for more than a year, she said.
The campus presently employs 60 people in its emergency room and imaging center and is adding to that number every day, she said.
“We’re making offers almost daily for associate positions,” Wooten said. “We’ve had a lot of interest in Castle Rock in particular.”
Jobs at the Castle Rock campus include nursing positions in labor and delivery, surgical services, the cath lab, orthopedics intensive care and acute care. The emergency room, open since September 2011, has served more than 15,000 patients, many of which are pediatric patients, Wooten said.
Castle Rock Adventist is aware it is competing with Sky Ridge Medical Center and is taking a community-minded approach to its public outreaches, including its job search. The job fair will take place at the Douglas County Event Center in Castle Rock, and Wooten expects to field several inquiries from local residents.
“A lot of our community wants to stay within the community,” Wooten said. “We are more focused on community relationships, more a small town community hospital. We don’t want to be where people go just for sick care, we want them to come to us for that whole health care.”
Recruiters will be on site at the job fair to review resumes and pre-screen applicants. Those who make it to the next step will meet with a hiring manager for an on-site interview, Wooten said.
At the end of that meeting, the bulk of the interview process should be completed and job offers could follow within the next couple of days, she said.
As of March 14, 50 people had RSVP’d on the Adventist website for a variety of jobs. To pre-submit your application and RSVP for the job fair, visit www.careers.centura.org. Walks-ins are welcome, but recruiters will be able to pre-screen resumes of those who register in advance.
What: Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Job Fair
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5
Where: Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairground Drive, Castle Rock
Number of jobs available: 200
More information: www.careers.centura.org