A career in oncology offers all sorts of rewards. But working at American Oncology Network (AON) or one of its partner practices offers employees more than most. Not only do we offer competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages within a welcoming and nurturing workplace, but we are a network of community-based practices that allows our staff to grow familiar with the patients they see on a regular basis.
If you are looking to start or advance your career in healthcare, AON should be a top consideration.
The AON Advantage
Work-life balance is a priority at AON. While our employees work hard providing our patients with the best care and treatment possible, we stress the importance of maintaining a work-life balance to rejuvenate and spend quality time with family and friends.
Being part of a community-based practice lets members of our clinical staff establish relationships with patients and stay by their side throughout treatment. Not only does this help our nurses and physicians create the kind of true relationships with patients that can be difficult to achieve in other outpatient settings, but it means our patients have someone they can trust and rely on during stressful and anxious times. In fact, these relationships go beyond the care team to include our financial counselors and patient service specialists, all of whom contribute to the patient’s overall well-being.
We offer competitive total compensation packages that include comprehensive health insurance with a robust provider network. Our 401k, which offers a 100% match and investment options, is available to full-time and part-time staff members, and we feature a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program. Further, while we encourage employees to take time off when needed, they have the opportunity at the end of the year to cash out a portion of their accrued and unused PTO.
Promoting from within is also a priority at AON, and we support our team members’ continued development through professional development programs and tuition assistance.
Taking Care of Our Employees
Our top priority is our patients. But at AON, we understand that we can’t provide our patients with the high-quality care they have come to expect unless our employees are prioritized in the same way.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our IT team acted quickly to enable nearly 200 employees to start working remotely and helped make Telehealth appointments a reality for our patients within four days. We ensured our clinicians and physicians on the frontline were well-protected per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, supplying them with an abundance of personal protection equipment including masks, gloves and sanitizers, implementing daily screening and temperature checks, reconfiguring their workspace to ensure proper social distancing, and installing plexiglass dividers and sneeze guards throughout our AON offices. We extended our safety protocols, which are also aligned with CDC guidelines, to our patients by spacing appointments, requiring all patients to wear masks and screening patients for any possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure before entering facilities, and ensuring proper social distancing by restricting visitors from accompanying patients into our clinics.
Our measures proved successful. A survey of AON team members found that their top concerns were a sense of safety and cleanliness, job security and up-to-date information. In all, more than 81% of respondents said they were satisfied with our pandemic response.
We enhanced our leave policies and provided all employees who were not participating in the company’s medical plan with affordable access to Telehealth through Teladoc, the first and largest supplier of telehealth medical consults in the country. In addition, we upgraded our EAP (employee assistance program) to ComPsych®, the worldwide leader in fully integrated EAP, behavioral health and wellness services and resources.
Staying connected with our employees during the pandemic continued to be a high priority. From turning on our cameras during Zoom meetings to hosting virtual trivia games, boosting employee morale and engaging our teams in meaningful ways is an intentional endeavor during these unprecedented and stressful times.
Strength Through Partnership
At AON, we are a network of independent oncology practices working together as one. To that end, we host annual summits each year for physicians, nurses and operational employees, giving our staff a chance to meet and collaborate with AON peers from across the country so they can learn from and teach others how to do their jobs better or more efficiently. We also offer training opportunities to ensure practice employees keep up with the trends and fluidity of oncology so they can help our patients achieve better outcomes.
Cancer touches everyone. Being able to make a difference in the lives of those fighting this disease is something our employees at AON cherish and never take for granted — especially when they get a chance to witness a patient celebrate their final day of therapy by triumphantly ringing the bell.
If you are looking for a company that offers rewarding and fulfilling experiences and celebrates patient victories each day, AON is a great place to start or further a career in healthcare.