Veteran Employer Background – Healthcare – University of Texas Medical Branch

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Published in the September/October 2010 issue of print Search & Employ®  |

Opened in 1891, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has been improving the health of Texas for more than a century. The organization has programs in health sciences education as well as patient care and research.  The UTMB health center includes four schools, three institutes, six hospitals in Galveston, Texas, a network of campus- and community-based clinics, and one of only three Level I trauma centers in Southeast Texas.

UTMB has awarded more than 26,000 degrees throughout its history, and has provided medical school or residency training to one in six physicians licensed to practice in Texas. The university records more than 850,000 patient visits and 42,000 inpatient admissions each year. Among medical schools, it ranks 38th nationally and third in Texas in terms of National Institutes of Health funding for research. Eight departments ranked among the top 20 nationally in NIH funding. UTMB is the seventh-largest employer among those headquartered in the Houston/Galveston region, and is one of only 13 hospitals in Texas to earn the Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

“UTMB has numerous job opportunities,” said Cindy Stanton, Director of Recruitment Services at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “These include positions in nursing, research, IT, administration, etc.”

Stanton is responsible for the development of selection systems and processes and day-to-day operations for the recruitment of executive, administrative, professional, allied health, nursing, research, and all exempt and non-exempt personnel. “UTMB hires many, many veterans and reservists with relevant experience,” Stanton said. “We find these individuals possess many skills that make them successful in a health care environment.”

The organization realizes that former service members bring a lot of talents to the table, especially some that might not show up on a resume. “The environment at UTMB is fast-paced and employees are required to use critical thinking and decision making skills,” Stanton said.  “The training veterans have received allows them to come prepared for this type of environment.”

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This article was written by Jay Myers