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If you have what it takes…we have what you want.
When you come to work for Cayuga Medical Center, you
join a multidisciplinary group of more than 1,200 people who are united around
a single goal: providing a healing environment for our patients. To achieve
this requires spotless patient rooms, mountains of clean laundry, sterile
surgical instruments, nutritious food, meticulous laboratory work, highly
trained doctors, skilled nursing care, clear diagnostic imaging and much, much
more. We have a very diverse workforce,
and everyone’s job is significant.
It’s very important to us to create a work environment
where people feel welcomed, comfortable, valued for what they bring to the
organization, and recognized for their contributions. It goes beyond salary and
benefits. We’ve worked hard to develop an environment and culture that attracts
top quality talent. And we believe this is what sets Cayuga Medical Center
Why people choose to join us:
We offer a very competitive
compensation and benefits package, including liberal paid time-off
Our full-time and our benefited part-time employees receive the
same benefits package (paid time-off benefits are prorated for part-timers)
Health insurance coverage
becomes effective within six weeks of your start date.
Vacation time is available for
use after six months. Paid holiday time is prorated and may be used immediately
Tuition reimbursement is
available for career-related education
We are completing an
award-winning, multiphased renovation of the entire medical center
The medical center is
situated on a beautiful campus with gardens, benches, and scenic walking paths
Both of our Convenient Care
campuses (Ithaca and Cortland) have been renovated and expanded
Why people choose to stay
orientation helps ensure job success
Excellent internal and
external educational opportunities for career advancement (leadership training,
technology workshops, critical-care nursing internships, externships, ACLS,
PALS, and more)
Clinical Ladder Program designed to recognize and reward excellence in clinical nursing practice.
Tuition reimbursement and
Cayuga Medical Center Foundation Scholarships
Our solid track record of
providing opportunities for career growth, promotion, and transfer within the
Employee Culture of Respect
A culture that encourages
widespread participation on medical center task forces and committees.
Low rates of employee
turnover and job vacancy
Regular housewide meetings
and monthly employee meetings with president and CEO, John Rudd.
Regular employee surveys
that show a high rate of employee satisfaction
About Cayuga Medical Center
Medical Center at Ithaca is a 204-bed, acute-care hospital offering
state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. We are affiliated with 35
teaching and research institutions, including Weill Medical College of Cornell
University and New York Hospital, Columbia University, Roswell Park Cancer
Institute, Rochester Heart Institute, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, University of
Rochester, University Hospital in Syracuse, Ithaca College, and Tompkins
Cortland Community College. We have an affiliated medical staff of 200
physicians, many of them subspecialists. With more than 1,000 skilled
health-care employees and two satellite campuses, we are the fifth-largest
employer in Tompkins County. Cayuga Medical Center has been designated twice as
a “Top 100 Hospital for Community Value.”
● Adult and pediatric care, including
maternal-child health and Level II Neonatal Nursery
● General and specialized surgery including:
neurosurgery; plastic and reconstructive; ear, nose, throat, head and neck
surgery; ophthalmologic; orthopedic; urologic; and vascular
● Adult and adolescent inpatient psychiatry
● Inpatient medical rehabilitation, and a
highly specialized Department of
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
● Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, an innovative program to help people with chronic health
challenges make productive lifestyle changes and enhance their ability to live
a full and active life.
● A designated Comprehensive Community Cancer
Program, including a premier affiliation with the renowned Roswell Park Cancer
Institute and state-of-the-art radiation medicine
● The Ithaca Center for Pain Management, a
Sleep Disorders Laboratory certified by the American
Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, and
certified Stroke Center.
● Two Convenient Care Centers, in Ithaca and
Cortland, for walk-in urgent care, imaging and laboratory services, and VA
clinics. The Ithaca Convenient Care Campus includes outpatient physical therapy
and Surgicare, our ambulatory surgery center.
● Comprehensive Imaging services networked by a
cutting-edge computerized picture archiving system (PACS).
● Twenty-four-hour Emergency Department and
Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, located in a state-of-the-art critical-care
facility that meets stringent “green” building guidelines from the Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design. We are the sole provider of emergency care
in Tompkins County; our door-to-door treatment times are 90 minutes less than
NY State averages.
Our Mission Statement
We will deliver the highest quality health care in
partnership with our community, one person at a time.
Our Core Values
We value our ability to provide the very best results
to our patients, right here in our community. We partner with Centers of Excellence
and participate in national benchmarking studies.
We value customer service, as we take care of our
patients and their families, in our relationships with our doctors, and in our
interactions with colleagues. We monitor customer service through a
relationship with external customer satisfaction auditor, Press Ganey.
We value each other as colleagues and mentors, and we
value our patients, neighbors, friends, and community partners.
We value fiscal integrity while striving to meet
community needs through investments in state-of-the-art equipment, renovations
to our facilities, and development of new programs and services. We have been
operating in the black since 1981, and were recently recognized by the Consumer
Value Index as a Top 100 Hospital for the value we contribute to the community.
We value our partners in the local health community,
spanning the spectrum of care from acupuncture to wellness, from prevention to palliation,
and from acute care to life care.
Location, location, location
Cayuga Medical Center is
located in Ithaca, New York, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes
wine country. A small, cosmopolitan city on the south end of Cayuga Lake,
Ithaca is known for its diverse cultural life and its natural beauty. Lakes,
waterfalls, gorges, and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing abound,
providing year-round recreational opportunities. Ithaca is also home to an
active community of artists in theatre, music, dance, film, and the visual
For more information:
Cornell University, located on Ithaca’s East Hill, is
an Ivy League school with world-class undergraduate and graduate programs. The
community enjoys Cornell’s nationally known Bailey Hall Concert Series,
world-renowned ornithology lab, botanical gardens, and one of the nation’s
finest university art museums. Ithaca College, atop Ithaca’s South Hill, is the
largest private, residential college in New York, and is widely known for its
unique combination of liberal arts and professional studies. Tompkins Cortland
Community College in nearby Dryden has one of New York’s finest two-year
nursing degree programs.
The area school systems are excellent, befitting a
college town, and the business community is thriving. Tompkins County Regional
Airport is conveniently adjacent to the Business Technology Park.
Your Career Opportunities
If you would like to join the medical center team
of dedicated, skilled, and caring professionals, you may apply one of three
an on-line application
your application and resume as an attachment to Human Resources
application and resume to:
Medical Center at Ithaca
101 Dates Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
Career Opportunities: click here for our current listings
Cayuga Medical Center is
an Affirmative Action Employer committed to equal opportunity for all persons
regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national
origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other
status protected by law. The medical center complies with all applicable
non-discrimination laws in the administration of its policies, programs, and
Students Explore Health Careers Through New
High School Students Health Career Explorations
Visions: Health Career Explorations is an exciting and challenging option for high school
seniors interested in medicine and related life sciences who want to learn all
they can about health care careers. Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES, in cooperation
with Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, provides an inside look at health related
careers found in hospitals and ancillary health care facilities.
A Wide Variety of Careers
in New Visions gain firsthand knowledge of radiology, electrocardiography,
physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, patient information and social
work aspects of health care in addition to surgery, obstetrics and emergency
room treatment. In this fast-paced program students come to understand what is
required of health care professionals, and how their education is applied to
daily, real-life situations on the job. The students accomplish this by working
and learning alongside nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse
practitioners, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, administrative and support
staff, and the many other health care professionals who work at the medical
U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the demand for trained health care
professionals will exceed the supply well into the next century, New Visions is
a response to that significant need, as well as an attractive alternative for
those seeking an opportunity to build a solid foundation for major decisions
about further education and careers.
the successful completion of the New Visions Program, students will be able to:
● Apply academic knowledge to professional
● Develop care plans based on experience and
prepare for professional and technical careers.
● Debate and discuss current federal and state
economic, social, legal, bioethical and scientific policies and issues related
● Write creative and critical essays and
research issues related to clinical rotations.
● Identify, utilize and integrate the relevance
of anatomy and physiology in health and disease to government, economics and
● Recognize and model exemplary interpersonal
and decision-making skills that are considered essential to becoming effective
health care professionals.
Visions students can expect a challenging and diverse curriculum. Progressing
through rotations, they observe and can participate in direct patient care
areas including Same Day Surgery, Maternal-Child Health, Rehabilitation
Department, Outpatient Services and the Convenient Care Center. Accompanying
rotations are scheduled in the Laboratory, Sterile Processing Dept., Vascular
Lab, Admissions, Human Resources, Environmental Services, and Biomedical
Engineering are scheduled.
Visions students work in a professional environment and are expected to dress
appropriately. All medical center dress codes must be followed, including
personal protective equipment (and "scrubs" when applicable) and
office attire. A white lab coat will be worn for most rotations. Furthermore,
strict adherence to policies regarding patient confidentiality is required.
may apply for admission to the New Visions: Health Career Explorations Program
● Are a senior from a TST BOCES component
● Demonstrate an interest in and a desire to
learn about allied health careers.
● Are academically strong and meet graduation
requirements, including the completion of three years of Regents math, science,
English and social studies.
● Exhibit maturity, responsibility and the
ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
● Are recommended by a guidance counselor and
two teachers. Plan to attend college or pursue other post-secondary education.
Visions supplements the final year of high school for talented and motivated
students allowing them to experience a variety of health care careers. A
portion of the student's morning is spent at their component high school
attending chosen classes. Students then drive to the Cayuga Medical Center for
their New Visions class from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When their assignment at
the medical center is complete, students return to their home school for
academics, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.
receive a composite grade and earn one honors level credit for each of the
following: Social Studies, English, Anatomy and Physiology, and Health Science
of rotation areas include:
● Same Day Surgery
● Emergency Room
● Medical/Surgical Patient Floors
● Nuclear Medicine
● Nutrition and Food Services
● Operating Room
● Sterile Processing
● Endoscopy - Oncology
● Maternal-Child Health
● Convenient Care Center
● Intensive Care Unit
● Vascular Lab
● Surgical Associates of Ithaca
● Dialysis Associates of Ithaca
● Ithaca Cardiology Associates
● Bangs Ambulance
● Radiotherapy Assoc. of Ithaca
● Human Resources
● Medical Library
● Environmental Services
● Patient Billing
● Community Relations
● Infection Control
● Social Work
● Medical Records
● Facilities Department Courier
● Safety & Security
For more information, please call:
the New Visions Office at Cayuga Medical Center