Careers at WHA

We are a team passionate about humanizing healthcare. We’re inspired by the diverse stories, strength and resilience of our patients and the unique choices they make in pursuing health for themselves and their families. We envision a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their optimal health and we’re here to support that journey with personalized, culturally sensitive care and knowledge.

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Sixteen offices, four brands, one integrated team.

WHA includes nine locations that provide full scope obstetrics, gynecology and wellness care under the banner of Women’s Healthcare Associates. We also have three Northwest Gynecology Center offices that provide advanced gynecology and wellness care, two Northwest Perinatal Center locations dedicated to high-risk obstetrics and perinatal genetics, and one Midwifery Birth Center focused on caring for people during pregnancy and out-of-hospital childbirth. And though we have positions that are site-specific and ones that are designed to go where the need is—we pride ourselves on close collaboration and supporting one another.

Together, in pursuit of our shared vision.

Our reputation is built from the inside out on the foundation of a shared reason for being: every person should have the care and knowledge they need to lead a full and healthy life. On their terms, the way they define it. Recognizing their unique identity, lived experience, personal values, and daily realities. We believe we are strongest when each of us is able to connect our personal why to our shared why. Our “Pause for Purpose” is one of the ways we remind ourselves to do just that. Another: each of our offices has its own budget for community involvement allowing us to live our why locally and have an impact beyond our clinic walls.

Caring for patients across the lifespan.

Our medical specialty might be the uterus, but our focus is the whole person and meeting their needs throughout life and its many transitions. Our team includes 140 clinicians (give or take), technicians and staff all dedicated to supporting that journey: obstetrics, gynecology and nurse-midwifery—plus out-of-hospital birth, maternal-fetal medicine, perinatal genetics, urogynecology, behavioral and mental health therapy, ultrasound, mammography, office surgery….you get the idea. We value the contributions of each department, each specialty, each role, and each person—and believe different perspectives and voices make us all better.

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So that each person has the opportunity to thrive.

Fostering an inclusive culture that values the seen and unseen dimensions of diversity enhances our ability to develop and attract the best people, provide the best care to all we serve, and positively impact the communities where we live and work. This is an active, daily practice and in 2020, like so many, we realized ours was inadequate. Today, we have three active employee resource groups, we have completed unconscious bias training for our existing workforce and launched it as part of new employee onboarding, we have contracted with an outside organization to provide more advanced ongoing training, and we are preparing to launch our first ever BIPOC patient advisory council. We’re not patting ourselves on the back—but we are excited for what the future holds as diversity, equity, and inclusion become more and more how we do what we do.

Continuous improvement and innovation inspire us.

Speaking of the future, you’ve probably gathered standing still isn’t our thing. We were among the first healthcare providers in Portland to effect a large-scale response to COVID-19, moving within days to consolidate our operations, control the spread of infection, put systems in place to conserve PPE and launch telehealth. Even when we’re not facing a global pandemic, looking for ways to do things better and more efficiently for the benefit of our patients and our workforce is just part of our DNA. From transitioning to a new electronic medical record, to developing our own comprehensive patient wellbeing assessment, to launching Portland’s first integrated out-of-hospital birth center—we are not afraid of hard things. People who are always looking for ways to do things better are our people.

Personal growth and professional development are our daily motivation.

Improvement isn’t just an organizational thing. Here, you’ll be supported as you grow and develop personally and professionally. Starting on day one, we understand one of the keys to a long and successful tenure is having the understanding, knowledge and skills you need to do the job—and to do the next job when the opportunity arises. Comprehensive onboarding and job training, annual continuing education budgets, internal formal and informal training, and opportunities to get involved that go beyond the day-to-day (think: employee resource groups, initiative development teams, committees, preceptorships, etc.) enrich our work lives.

A commitment to balance and wellness.

Wellness is not just something we do, it’s who we are. Both on and off the clock, we encourage one another to find and practice the things that make us healthier and more resilient. Our benefits include a wellness discount for employee health insurance premiums, access to the LifeBalance program for discounts on recreational and cultural products and services, an employee assistance program that includes confidential access to free counseling services, and paid parental leave, among others. At work, we enjoy an annual, weeklong employee appreciation celebration, a robust recognition program and periodic wellness challenges. Plus, we just believe in fun and try to find enjoyment in one another and our jobs each and every day.

And where better than here?

We may be biased, but we believe the Pacific Northwest is the best place to live and work. Every day is a treat (yes, even when it’s raining). From catching up with your favorite barista in one of our charming urban neighborhoods, to catching a glimpse of a hot air balloon rising in one of our vibrant suburbs—there is something for everyone in Portland. Our city and the surrounding communities boast year-round farmer’s markets, craft beer and cocktails, a nationally-renown restaurant scene, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and music for every taste. If active is your thing, think miles of bike paths and commuter lanes, hiking in Forest Park, a quick trip to the coast or Columbia River Gorge, winter sports at Mt. Hood—and that’s just within two hours!

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If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.

Please have your insurance information handy before you begin scheduling.

This will allow our teams to check whether your plan may require a referral for the care you need or to prepare benefits information to share with you at your visit. If you do not enter insurance information when scheduling, you may be asked to pay a $200-$500 deposit before receiving service.