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Economy

Humana looking to hire 210 in Valley

Humana Inc. is hiring more than 210 new, full-time jobs this month. Positions include:

  • Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 30 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its Glendale office, located at 8990 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Ariz. Some positions have the potential to transition to work at home arrangements.
  • Humana Pharmacy is also hiring more than 160 Customer Care Specialist at its Tempe office, located at 7333 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe, Ariz. Customer Care Specialists work in a call center and directly respond to questions, handle issues and provide guidance to both internal and external customers. Candidates must be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • In addition, Humana is hiring more than 20 Medicare Advantage-related positions that will work out of the company’s Arizona market office, located at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Suite 400, Phoenix. Roles include Clinical Advisors (candidates must have an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Arizona and have clinical experience), coders, social workers and other support positions.

Humana is hosting a two-day job fair for all the positions on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Glendale office, located at 8990 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, Ariz. Interviews will be conducted on-site during the job fairs, so interested candidates should bring several copies of their current resume.

The positions are full-time, permanent roles and include a full comprehensive benefits package. To apply, for the Humana Pharmacy positions, candidates should visit careers.humana.com and search requisition 147402 for pharmacy technician and tech-in training roles and 146621 for Customer Care Specialist. For the Medicare Advantage-related positions, candidates should visit careers.humana.com and select the “Location” tab and choose Phoenix, Arizona.

“Ensuring our members have access to the prescriptions and support they need is key as we venture into our bold goal – to improve the health of the communities we serve 20 percent by 2020 by making it easy for people to achieve their best health,” said Bryan Wiborg, Director of Operations for Humana Pharmacy in Arizona. “Humana has consistently expanded and contributed to the job growth in the Valley of the Sun since it opened its Humana Pharmacy operations in Phoenix in 2006.”

Humana Pharmacy is Humana’s mail order pharmacy service. The convenience of mail-order delivery and continued growth of Humana’s health plan membership have created increasing demand for Humana Pharmacy’s services.

Humana Pharmacy has achieved URAC accreditation and Six Sigma quality ratings for efficiency and operational excellence.

This latest hiring is bringing Humana’s total employment in Arizona to more than 2,900 associates.

Sun Health

Dignity names new West Valley hospital

Dignity Health announced that “St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center” will be the name of its new West Valley hospital during an official groundbreaking at the planned 35-acre medical campus near the Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue.

The $44 million Dignity Health facility is scheduled to open in early 2014 and will provide West Valley residents with a new alternative to receive high quality healthcare services. Dignity Health already operates three hospitals in the Valley including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which is home of the Barrow Neurological Institute in central Phoenix, and Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. Dignity Health was previously known as Catholic Healthcare West.

When the new facility opens, the first phase will contain a 60,000 square-foot hospital that will include an emergency room, 24 inpatient beds, two operating rooms and diagnostic services. For the most complex medical cases, patients will benefit from the clinical integration with St. Joseph’s in central Phoenix. Established in 1895, St. Joseph’s today is nationally recognized for its specialty care and its expertise in treating the most complex medical cases.

“St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center was selected as the name of the medical campus because it builds on more than a century of healthcare in the Valley and people recognize St. Joseph’s as a beacon of quality care,” says Linda Hunt, Dignity Health Arizona President and CEO. “We intend to deliver that same excellence to the residents of the West Valley.”

The hospital will initially employ 200 staff and will have the capacity to expand to 200 inpatient beds as demand grows. The 35-acre medical campus will house community physicians and outpatient partners, giving patients one location for their healthcare needs.

“St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center will be a vibrant medical campus right in the heart of the West Valley,” says Gregg Davis, President of St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. “The campus is designed to be a model for the nation’s changing healthcare environment and will change as medicine and the community evolve.”

The campus will serve as a collaborative venture in partnership with physicians in the West Valley to enhance and better manage the delivery of healthcare to patients in the area.

“This is a great project for the City of Glendale as the Loop 101 corridor near Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District is one of the city’s key economic focus areas,” says Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “The new hospital will not only expand development west of the freeway, it will also attract other healthcare-related businesses and jobs to the area.”

While this is the first Dignity Health hospital in the West Valley, the organization began to lay the business foundation of its launch several years ago. Today, Dignity Health operates a family practice clinic and an orthopedic clinic in Peoria, imaging centers throughout the area, an outpatient surgery center and a partnership with the Minute Clinics located in the CVS pharmacies in Glendale and Goodyear.