Hospital hiring, PMC board member leaves

If you’ve looked at the I-O recently you may have noticed, in the classified section, an ad for hiring at the Pondera Medical Center (PMC).

What caught your eye was that the hospital had 20 positions open which is a whole lot.

Then on top of that, long-time PMC trustee Joe Christiaens up and resigned and it was learned that Dr. Jay Taylor was possibly leaving the hospital.

Lisa Hanson, RT, and Director of business development, marketing and diagnostic services told the I-O on Monday, “In regards to your question concerning the seemingly large amount of job openings at PMC, the Medical Center does have a large amount of job openings listed.”

PMC has never advertised all of their job openings at once.

“We are in the process of trying something new by listing all job openings within the facility. This has proven to be very effective; we are happy to announce eight new employees have joined the PMC family within the last two week payroll period,” she said.

Hanson went on to say, “There many new exciting career possibilities that we feel are worthy of advertising.

Our organization has become much more competitive with employee wages and benefits. We are also in the position to offer sign on bonuses for many of these positions. This is also another first for PMC. The jobs we are offering at PMC are more career orientated than ever before.”

Pondera Medical Center is also recruiting for a full time provider. We are adding to our provider base due to the increase in patients using PMC services. This is a very exciting time to be a PMC employee, she said.

In regards to the announcement of Joe Christiaens resigning from the PMC Board of Directors, Mark Jones, PMC CEO thanked him for all his years of, “dedication and hard work he devoted to making PMC what we are today, he truly exemplifies the Mission, Vision and Values of PMC. His insight and guidance will be truly missed.”

Dr. Taylor told the newspaper on Monday that he is still fully employed and seeing his patients here.

The doctor noted that he is exploring his options and that once in a while you have to do that, but there are no immediate intentions of leaving the PMC.