Working to Create a True Sense of Belonging for All
At MultiCare, we are committed to building a diverse workforce. Fostering a diverse workforce benefits both employees and patients by offering an inclusive place to provide and receive care. People from different backgrounds serve in a number of roles in our facility. While we may come from different experiences, we all share the same goal of providing high quality patient care.
We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
If you are a job applicant who requires reasonable accommodation in the job application process, please contact Brian Wilson, Recruiting Manager, at [email protected].
Racism and discrimination have no place in our health system. That’s true for our relationships with our patients and that’s true for our relationships with our colleagues. MultiCare has developed a number of education programs for our employees so they have the tools they need to care for all our patients in a compassionate and respectful manner. Those programs include:
- Culturally Competent Care Training
- LGBTQ Core Competency & Sex, Orientation, Gender Identity and Pronouns (SOGI-P) Data Collection Training
- Qualified Bilingual Staff Program Leader Harassment and Discrimination Training
The Belonging Program
Recently, as part of the discussions about equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging that our organization has been engaged in since June, we have begun developing a more comprehensive Belonging Program. This program will serve as an overall guide to our organization as we travel on our Belonging Journey, with a special focus on our employees.
Patient and Community Programs
MultiCare has a long history of supporting the diverse communities we serve to help them overcome health disparities and work toward healthier futures. In addition to the numerous partnerships, we have cultivated over the years with like-minded organizations, we have developed programs of our own. Some of our most notable programs include:
MultiCare Academy for Students in Healthcare Camp
Each year, MultiCare welcomes more than 100 high school students to our summer MultiCare Academy for Students in Healthcare or M.A.S.H. Camp. Our goal is to encourage, inspire, and support students who are considering nursing or allied health professions, such as pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy. We offer this program free of charge to students in order to remove barriers in our communities and in the health care industry. Active outreach to minority high school students helps us build interest among demographic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in health care fields.
Center for Health Equity and Wellness
MultiCare’s Center for Health Equity and Wellness was formed to promote health and wellness in the community and ensure that everyone has access to quality health care and a healthy life, regardless of factors such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, and socioeconomic status. The Center provides community outreach education, performs community health needs assessments and creates and monitors MultiCare’s Health Equity Strategic Plan.
Community Health Needs Assessment
MultiCare conducts Community Health Needs Assessments to help us better understand key health issues in specific areas we serve. This helps us make better decisions on how to help those communities become (and remain) healthy.