• Communications Specialist

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Public Relations
    Hours / Pay Period
    Mercy Healthcare Sacramento
    Standard Hours
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved.  In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and community services. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


    Position Summary: 

    Coordinates the successful implementation of the organization's internal and external communications plans, with strategies to support the organization's business priorities and brand promise. This position has accountability for managing corporate communications, internal communications, issues management, media relations, and social media within its respective service area in coordination with the system’s priorities and staff..

    • Motivating and challenging communications teams to constantly achieve superior results in collaboration with others.
    • Coordinating annual communications strategies and plans within defined budgets for multi-channel implementations for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provides accurate, timely communications content for dissemenation.
    • Evaluating effectiveness of current communications initiatives and designing strategies that increase visibility with target markets to advance our business objectives and brand promise.


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    • Responds to internal and external customer needs in a manner that consistently adds value.
    • Understanding of the value of accurately analyzing the current environment and ability to synthesize ideas and information required for process improvement into a manageable form.
    • Knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics and ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.
    • Knowledge of and ability to utilize the means, tools, techniques and media to communicate information about the organization internally and externally.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and results driven environment.

    Education and Experience: 

    • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in communications, journalism, or a related field.
    • Education: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or a related field, or a combination of education and/or additional job related experience in lieu of the degree.

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