Career Pathways

Discover Your Career Journey at Olympic Medical Center

Your pathway to a rewarding career begins at Olympic Medical Center.

Whether you have experience working in healthcare or not, Olympic Medical Center offers entry-level career opportunities in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Some positions require only a high school diploma or GED in terms of education; some positions may have additional prerequisites.

Olympic Medical Center supports ongoing education and professional development in a variety of formal and informal career pathways. Many employees enjoy growth opportunities at Olympic Medical Center, advancing to different departments and increasing responsibilities.

Learn the story of just a few of the employees who have enjoyed professional growth and found a fulfilling career at Olympic Medical Center.

Certified Nursing Assistant Pathway

Olympic Medical Center offers 100% reimbursement for course-related tuition, fees and textbooks to trained observers, patient care aides, dietary staff and environmental services workers who complete a certified nursing assistant program.

Certified nursing assistants earn $20 per hour and work in a variety of care settings, including Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics, ICU/Telemetry and Float.

Become a trained observer and gain valuable experience in the healthcare setting as a member of the nursing care team. No prior healthcare experience is needed.

Medical Assistant Pathway

Olympic Medical Center offers 100% reimbursement for course-related tuition, fees and textbooks for medical assistant apprentices.

Earn a paycheck while you train on the job to become a medical assistant. Gain valuable experience in the healthcare setting as a member of the care team. No prior healthcare experience is required.

Sarah Lester

Administrative Assistant
Olympic Medical Home Health

“When I first came to Olympic Medical Home Health, I had some previous administrative office experience,” Lester says. “Over the past seven years I have gained vast knowledge and remarkable experience working with our wonderful team.”

Previous positions at OMC: 

  • Receptionist, Olympic Medical Home Health
  • Front Office/Supply Liaison, Olympic Medical Home Health
Olympic Medical Home Health has helped me advance in my office administration career from starting in an entry level Receptionist/Secretary position and giving me the opportunity to grow into my current position as an Administrative Assistant. This has truly meant the world to me. It's been a surreal experience to have been given the chance to advance into a position that I hoped to someday be in.

Julie Larson

Nursing Supervisor, Medical Oncology
Olympic Medical Cancer Center

Larson’s career at OMC began almost 30 years ago as a lab assistant. “The most rewarding part for me is the people that I work with, the patients that I care for, and the encouragement to be all I can be with opportunities as they become available,” Larson says.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Lab Assistant, Laboratory
  • Per-diem RN, Float
  • RN, Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics
  • RN, Short Stay Unit
  • Supervisor, Short Stay Unit
  • RN, Olympic Medical Cancer Center
OMC gave me opportunities to learn, grow, and advance within the organization, the time and opportunities to find my niche, and my passion: nursing.

Jessica Wilson

Referral Intake/Schedule Coordinator
Olympic Medical Home Health

Wilson’s career path at OMC began in 2006 in the nutrition services department. “I feel like I actually make a difference in patients’ and their family’s experience while navigating through healthcare,” Wilson says. “I take a lot of pride in doing my job and doing a good job.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Junior Helper, Nutrition Services
  • Food Service, Nutrition Services
  • Medical Records Assistant, Health Information Management
  • Lifeline Assistant, Olympic Medical Home Health
  • Administrative Assistant, Olympic Medical Home Health
Olympic Medical Center and Olympic Medical Home Health believed in me when I am not sure I believed in myself. I now have a lot more confidence in being trained with new tasks and taking on new, challenging jobs.

Michelle McCullough, ARNP

ARNP, Orthopedics
Olympic Medical Physicians

When McCullough joined OMC as an RN with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2018, she had already spent time as a medical assistant and was working on a Master’s of Science Nursing Informatics. She completed her Master’s degree while working in clinical informatics. She later transferred to the Wound Clinic, and completed a Post Masters Certificate for Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner while working there. McCullough joined OMP’s team of orthopedic providers in 2022. “The Orthopedics department is a wonderful place to begin my career. The providers here are supportive and always available for guidance.”

Previous positions at OMC/OMP:

  • Clinical Analyst, RN, Clinical Informatics
  • RN, Wound Clinic
My career path from Medical Assistant to Nurse Practitioner gives me a unique view of the different levels of care, which I bring forward to my patients today. From patient interactions to patient advocacy, my journey facilitates quality, patient-centered care.

Jason Francis

Plant Operations

Francis has held many positions in plant operations since joining OMC in 2006. Francis has earned many certifications – with OMC’s support – during his tenure with the organization. “It means everything to me,” Francis says of having OMC’s support in reaching his career goals.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Plant Operator
  • Plant Operator Shift Lead
OMC has given me the training and helped me earn the certifications to best qualify me to do a job where I can see the direct value to our community. With OMC’s support, we are providing the appropriate environment for our staff to provide care to our patients and for our patients to heal.

Robin Worth-McIntyre

Case Manager RN
Olympic Medical Home Health

After first working in the pharmacy, Worth-McIntyre decided she wanted to be involved with patient care again, having previously been a certified nursing assistant. She completed her nursing degree while working in Home Health and eventually completed OMC’s nurse residency program. “I find it very rewarding to work for a company that cares about an employee’s goals and quality of life,” Worth-McIntyre says.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy
  • Home Health Bath Aid, Home Health
  • Home Health Visit Nurse, Home Health
Without OMC’s support I would not have been able to excel in my career in such an accelerated manner as I have. I find it very rewarding to work for a company that cares about an employee’s goals and quality of life.

Nick Spurrier

Surgical Technologist
Surgical Services

Since first joining OMC 11 years ago, Nick Spurrier has worked for several different departments across the organization. He has advanced his career while working in nutrition services, environmental services, central supply/sterile processing and now, surgical services. “It is rewarding coming into work knowing I have the support of my current department and staff throughout the organization,” Spurrier says.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Food Service Worker, Nutrition Services
  • Housekeeper, Environmental Services
  • CenterCore Technologist, Surgical Services
  • Sterile Processing Technologist, Central Supply/Sterile Processing
OMC has given me on-the-job training and advancement which allowed me to grow my career and support my family without having to take leave or have the financial burden of attending school. I am grateful for the opportunities that has been given me by OMC.

Brandy Ebalo

Surgical Technologist
Operating Room

Shortly after starting with OMC as a housekeeper in 2015, Brandy Ebalo was assigned to clean the operating room. It was there that she soon became enamored with one day working in the operating room. Ebalo began taking classes aimed at becoming a surgical tech, where she eventually earned a full-time position with on-the-job training.

Previous positions at OMC:

  • Housekeeper, Environmental Services
  • Support Assistant, Operating Room/Endoscopy
The entire OR staff has had my back in full support to get this opportunity. The leadership has been so accommodating and supportive…I earned my dream job.