SSM Health to stage its first virtual career fair, enabling job seekers from anywhere in the country to engage in real time with recruiters and hiring leaders

​12-hour event will bring together interested candidates and job opportunities from across the organization's four-state system under one 'digital umbrella'


No driving, no traffic and no searching for a parking space … plus an opportunity to win a free iPad. Those are some of the key perks afforded those attending SSM Health's upcoming virtual career fair. Most important, however, the first-time event will enable job seekers, regardless of where they're located, to connect directly in real-time – and on their own time – with SSM Health recruiters and hiring leaders from the Mid-Missouri region, as well as across the organization's four-state system.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 12-hour event will feature dozens of SSM Health HR professionals from Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, who will address questions and provide information via instant messaging to job seekers about open positions across the system. Because the virtual career fair will take place completely online, job seekers can join the event from the comfort of their home. Those interested in attending should register in advance at

"Our virtual career fair was developed so anyone interested in a job at SSM Health could attend regardless of where they live, and find out how to join our exceptional team," said Avis Eden, talent acquisition leader for the Mid-Missouri region. "The event will bring together job seekers and our top recruiters, hiring leaders, and career experts under one digital umbrella."

SSM Health's virtual career fair will enable job seekers to learn about specific jobs; interact one-on-one with recruiters; attend breakout sessions with key department hiring leaders (see schedule); and find out about SSM Health benefits and programs.

They'll also be able to visit a variety of virtual "booths" in each of SSM Health's regions. In fact, with just a few swipes on a mobile device or a few clicks on a laptop, job seekers will be able to visit and search for jobs in 14 different digital booths, including nursing, nursing support, IT, finance, accounting allied health, pharmacy, and others. Job seekers will also have the opportunity to join the SSM Health Talent Network and sign up for Job Alerts to stay connected.

In addition, SSM Health is offering sign-on bonuses for certain clinical positions at some of its hospitals. Attendees also will be eligible to win one of two iPads that will be awarded via random drawings.

"We look forward to connecting with hundreds of job seekers on Sept. 7," Eden said. "At SSM Health, we're dedicated to providing exceptional service and the highest-quality care to our patients and customers. We believe that candidates will be inspired by what they learn about our organization and the opportunities available."


WHAT: SSM Health Virtual Career Fair will enable job seekers, regardless of where they're located, to connect directly in real-time with HR team members from Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Attendees will be able to quickly and easily search for jobs in 14 different "digital booths."

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Sept. 7

WHERE: Register here: 
Pre-registration is encouraged and will only take a few minutes

WHO: Job seekers and top SSM Health recruiters, hiring leaders, and career experts



SSM Health ( is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Audrain opened in 1918 as Audrain Medical Center and became of a part of the SSM Health system in 2013. Today, the 88-bed community hospital offers a range of services including emergency care, cardiology services, medical imaging, maternity care, a senior care unit and a nationally-recognized cancer screening program. The hospital has recently earned two prestigious accolades for quality and safety including a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission and a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award.

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