All About Multicare Health Systems


Named one of America’s “10 Best Integrated Healthcare Systems”,the MultiCare Health System encompasses seven hospitals and nearly a hundred small clinics spanning the Puget Sound and Eastern Washington areas where they have treated patients since 1882.Working at Multicare, you will enjoy working witha diverse and talented team of professionals aiming to provde outstanding patient care that has ranked them #12 on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers in Washington list. Across Washington state, Multicare employs 18,000 team members and is quickly expanding to further serve our state with exceptional healthcare. MultiCare Health Systems Continues to grow and expand Hospitals, Medical Centers, Emergency Services, Urgent Care locations, Clinics and Administrative Offices.


Quick Facts

  • Year Founded: 1882
  • Number of Employees: 18,000+  across Eastern and Western Washington
  • Typical Work Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (with some flexibility around start time and 30 or 60 min lunch)
  • Company Perks: Start hours, positive work environment, often use temp to hire audition model


Learn more about Multicare on their website!


Frequently Recruited Roles

  • Data Entry Specialists (Temp-to-Hire)
  • Administrative Assistants (Temp-to-Hire)
  • HIM Specialists (Temp-to-Hire)
  • HR Assistants (Temp-to-Hire)


Compliance (Eligibility to Work)

  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Client Specific Paperwork
  • Background Check (State and National)
  • Drug Test
  • Immunizations
    • MMR
    • Varicella
    • TDaP
    • Flu shot (in-season)


Hiring Process

  • Steps in the Hiring Process include:
    • For some roles they will conduct a phone screen first, but most hiring managers will go directly to in-person interview
  • Types of Interview Questions You’ll Be Asked
    • Previous experiences in Healthcare environment
    • Ability to complete assignment duration
    • Behavioral Based behavioral based where they are looking for your ability to communicate, display self-awareness, utilize critical thinking skills, and develop an understanding of how you interact with co-workers and managers.
      • Tell me about a difficult situation at work and how you were able to get through it.  What action did you take and what did you learn
      • Tell me how you work effectively under pressure.
      • What do you do if you disagree with someone at work?
      • Give an example of a goal you reached and how you achieved it?
      • Give me an example of how you work within a team environment.
      • Have you ever made a mistake at work and how did you handle it?
      • Share how you motivate yourself and others you work with.
  • After the interview, can you send a thank you note to your interviewer?
    • Yes, through your PACE recruiter
  • Types of Questions You Should Ask Your Interviewer
    • What the most important qualities are for someone to be successful in this role?
    • What does success look like in this department or position?


Work Environment & Dress Code

Like many mission-empowered Healthcare institutions, Multicare is well-known for their soft skills and empathy driven culture emphasized with the warmth and flexibility exuded within all internal and patient-facing interactions. Multicare actively utilizes temporary employees to assist with projects, and cover vacations or medical leaves. They also use third party Temp-to-Hire and Direct Hire staffing services regularly to meet hiring needs they cannot fill on their own.

Employees that PACE has previously placed at Multicare have reported that they have received fantastic training and orientation that often consists of new employees partnering side-by-side with Multicare employees doing the same work.

Please dress professionally casual for job interviews at Virginia Mason and while on the job, this includes:

  • Slacks
  • Skirt or dress
  • Professional shirt, blouse or sweater
  • Closed toe shoes


Please refrain from wearing the following:

  • Jeans
  • Tee shirts with writing, graphics or pictures
  • No overly worn or distressed casual shoes


Please adhere to the following grooming and hygiene standards:

  • Maintain a clean appearance
  • Refrain from wearing a large amount of makeup, perfume, or cologne
  • No visible piercing or tattoos


Parking, Location & Transportation

Multicare Health System encompasses many Hospitals, Clinics, and Office Parks throughout the South Puget Sound area. Free on-site or street parking is available at all locations, please ask your recruiter for specific location and parking information prior to your interview and/or start date.


Please verify with your PACE recruiter which Multicare location you will be interviewing and working at:

  • Tacoma General – 315 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Good Samaritan – 401 15th Ave SE Puyallup, WA 98372
  • Deaconess Hospital – 800 W. 5th Ave. Spokane, WA 99204
  • Chelsea Building – 603 South J Street Tacoma, WA 98415
  • Fawcett Building – 747 Fawcett Tacoma, WA 98415

Field Employees

Shelley K.

Senior Administrative Assistant


What do you enjoy most about working at Multicare?

The Director I would with and her team have been great! They have given me projects and trusted I will get things done. They have been patient while I learn terminology I was unfamiliar with. Lastly, they have treated me like part of the team since day one

What makes Multicare different than other places you have worked?

Multicare has an amazing culture, everyone I have meet has been supportive and nice. They have great practices in place and teams that have a positive “can do” attitude.

What advice would you give you a candidate interviewing at Multicare?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help or clarification. Directors/Managers/Supervisors will recognize your contribution to the team and appreciate you.

What company perks does Multicare offer?

I’m thankful for parking, safety and security of both the parking lot and the buildings!

Kimarra H.

Medical Records Specialist

What do you enjoy most about working at Multicare?

I am working for Multicare Behavioral Health. The things I like most about Multicare are the people I work with. They are professional, positive and knowledgeable. Multicare is a great place to work!

Although I do like my job at Multicare I would also like to say that I also enjoy working for Pace. I appreciate the support and guidance that I have received. I also appreciate the emails you send out. I hope this has been helpful to you.

What advice would you give you a candidate interviewing at Multicare?

I would recommend that potential employees project a positive professional attitude!