Life at Ascension
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Benefits that fit your life
Ascension’s total rewards include a wide range of customizable and affordable benefits that protect your health, income and family. Your compensation, health plans, disability and life insurance, retirement and tuition reimbursement are just the start.
We also care for our associates by providing generous paid time off, wellness programs for emotional, physical and financial health, and employee assistance programs because we know that your passion for caring for your community starts with caring for you. This includes individual and family-focused benefits such as associate discounts, paid parental leave coverage, adoption assistance, dependent care options, transportation benefits and more.
We offer affordable health insurance, prescription drugs, dental and vision plans. Associates can opt into Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Saving Accounts (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA).
Our SmartHealth program provides help so associates can manage their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Ascension supports and encourages the continued education of our associates. We offer part-time and full-time associates help in paying for their tuition.
Our associates enjoy industry-recognized certifications and free online learning tools to help them engage in work, to learn new skills and to grow their careers. Collaborative work environments also give associates a chance to learn from others’ experiences across disciplines.
Competitive compensation, profit sharing and a credit union are all included. We offer 401(k) and 403(b) plans to build your retirement savings. We provide various financial wellness tools that help with student loan debt repayment, financial goals and access to advisors.
Life & family
Benefit eligible associates considering expanding their families through adoption may take advantage of this, and may receive reimbursement for eligible adoption expenses. Ascension associates have access to New Family benefits, as well as maternity and paternity leave plans.
Growth & development
Ascension offers support to our associates with their professional development. We have various in-depth leadership programs that will meet the needs of associates and where they are in their career journeys. Ascension associates have access to internal career resources, as well as dedicated nursing career coaches.
We know our associates have an array of interests and priorities beyond their work. We support work-life balance by providing generous paid time off and 8 recognized holidays.
Associates have access to discounts on products and services, such as identity theft protection and insurance coverage for home auto and accidents, from a variety of national retailers.
- Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
- Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
- Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
- Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
- Creativity: Courageous innovation
- Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
Diversity & Inclusion
We recognize that our workforce should reflect and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. We provide a workplace based on respect and inclusion for all associates. Our goal is to appreciate all our associates’ differences and similarities, striving to be in tune with subtle elements of diversity such as valuing how our associates may share information, listen and offer advice in various ways based on their backgrounds.
Inclusivity and Diversity are demonstrations of Ascension’s Mission, Values and commitment to social justice. Here, inclusion shows up in how we value differences, welcome individuals to serve with us and ensure that each associate has the opportunity to flourish professionally and personally. We support this through safe spaces to have conversations focused on changing hearts and minds. The ABIDE framework (Appreciation - Belongingness - Inclusivity - Diversity - Equity) assists us in fostering a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all associates.
Work is more than a place we go each day. It’s an environment that nurtures relationships, cultivates talent and supports a positive culture for our associates. The Kudoboard, an online appreciation tool, is one of many ways we can contribute as a community to give kudos to our teammates and other associates throughout our integrated health ministry.