Cutting-edge Employer in a Close-Knit Community￼
An interview with Christen Files, Manager, Talent Acquisition at Vail Health
In a few sentences, describe your current job(s) and path to get there:
I was a corporate recruiter at a healthcare staffing agency and large hospital system before joining the recruiting team at Vail Health. In my current role I support the recruitment of all of our open positions at Vail Health.
What sets Vail Health apart from other hospitals?
The combination of our cutting-edge technology, highly skilled Physicians and staff, and our compassionate company culture, as well as our beautiful facility where we can see the ski slopes through the windows! Our sports medicine team (Howard Head Sports Medicine) is also the Official Medical Provider for the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding Team and US Freeskiing teams.
What are the benefits of working for a top-rated, award-winning hospital?
Vail Health offers amazing technology and resources for us to excel in our roles, as well as work-life flexibility that helps us enjoy being in this close-knit community.
Why should locals who already live in the mountains consider a career with Vail Health?
We’re a premier employer in the area: offering great perks like a substantial wellness program that can cover our ski passes, bike equipment, or other wellness related activities, and childcare reimbursement to name a few.
Are there any programs or certifications that Vail Health pays for that can help job seekers get into health care?
We have a robust tuition reimbursement program. We also have great on the job training for several positions to help people break into healthcare.
What are some examples of great jobs at the hospital that do not require specific certifications or advanced training?
Inventory Specialist, Security Specialist, Housekeeper, Patient Access Rep, Medical Records Clerk, and Guest Services, to name a few!
How would you describe the culture of working at Vail Health?
We focus on relationship-based care: our relationships with patients & families, ourselves and our co-workers. We are a team and we are in this together!
What types of schedules are offered at Vail Health?
Days, nights, full-time, part-time, pool, and everything in between!