Choosing a career in nursing is a reflection of your capacity for and commitment to caring. Whether you’re a newly graduated nurse or you’ve been in the profession for decades, you’re fully invested in your knowledge and experience, as well as your compassion. If you are looking for a fulfilling nursing opportunity in a community that reflects your values, the town of Longview, Washington is an excellent choice. This town of 37,000 residents has a rich history and all the charms of rural and suburban life while still offering proximity to the resources and conveniences of nearby Portland, Oregon.
Longview is located in the southwest of Washington. Originally established in the beginning of the 20th century as a lumber mill town, it has since leveraged its location on the Columbia River to create a home for some of America’s leading manufacturers while maintaining its charm and green spaces. Longview offers parks and recreational activities, festivals and community events.
Longview, Washington’s Healthcare Employers
Longview, Washington is located forty miles from Portland and 90 from Seattle, offering easy proximity to both while feeling like a world away. Its single community hospital is part of the PeaceHealth system, which means that it has access to state-of-the-art resources while offering the advantages of suburban living. The city also has numerous health clinics, private practices and specialty medical services, acute care and rehab facilities, hospices, nursing homes, and more. With so many diverse types of health care organizations, registered nurses who choose Longview have plenty of great options for finding a rewarding position in a location that offers significant quality of life benefits. Below you’ll find our top choices among Longview’s registered nursing employers.
Peace Health’s St. John Medical Center and Medical Group
St. John Medical Center’s list of accreditations and accomplishments is long and noteworthy. The facility earned an “A” from the Leapfrog Group for its overall quality and safety, and that’s important, as it is Cowlitz County’s only hospital. The facility has been serving the community for more than 75 years, and with 1.5% of the county’s population working for it, is one of the area’s largest employers. The hospital is a level III trauma center that offers major medical services in the practice areas of sleep disorders, women’s health, behavioral health services for adults, and children, cancer care, joint replacement, and advanced heart and cardiovascular care. It is home to a breast center and birthing center, has earned Level III Stroke Center Certification, is one of three hospitals in the state to receive the Silver Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical-Care nurses for its ICU care, and won the Quest Heroes award for distinguished service in putting patients first during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Nurses coming to work for St. John Medical Center are highly valued, and are eligible for generous pay and benefits, as well as recruitment and retention offerings, hiring bonuses, and relocation assistance.
Assured Home Health
Assured Home Health provides quality home healthcare to residents in western Washington. The organization prides itself on getting to know the individuals for whom it cares, understanding their needs and tailoring their services to ensure the best possible outcome, whether they are providing Alzheimer’s or dementia care, hospice care, behavioral health nursing, care transitions, chronic disease management, or any of the other services they provide. The organization has earned a 4-star patient satisfaction rating and a 4.5-star quality of patient care rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Nurses working for Assured Home Health will find themselves empowered to provide service that they can be proud of. Salaries are generous and the organization offers flexibility that facilitates work/life balance, opportunities for career growth, wellness and support programs, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Columbia Wellness is a progressive behavior health agency serving over 9000 adult and child mental health and substance use patients per year. It has been serving southwestern Washington for 70 years, partnering with schools, hospitals, and law enforcement to improve the quality of life for its clients, to advocate for mental health, and to provide effective treatment with measurable outcomes. Its services focus on mental health and substance use disorder, as well as responding to early childhood needs.
Registered nurses can find rewarding positions at Columbia
Wellness, working in areas including detoxification and mental health for both adults and children. The organization supports its employees and provides a positive work environment, generous training opportunities, and free supervision. It pays generous salaries and benefits, facilitates professional growth, and offers tuition reimbursement and student debt payoff programs.
Registered nurses in Longview, Washington have a wealth of career options from which to choose. To learn more about employers in Longview who would like to speak to you, start by visiting Incredible Health’s nursing job search page.