When you apply for a job at CoreMedical Group’s corporate office in Manchester, New Hampshire, chances are good that the first person you’ll talk to is Jake Randall. It’s Jake’s job to introduce candidates to Core, explain what the healthcare staffing agency does, and showcase the culture and spirit of the 150+ person office. One of the stories that Jake frequently shares with potential employees is that of the support and encouragement he has personally received from the team at Core as he lives with Cystic Fibrosis.Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the digestive and respiratory systems, causing the body to have an excessive buildup of mucus. This can lead to persistent coughing, difficulty breathing, and frequent lung infections, among other things. For Jake, this means he can end up in the hospital several times a year for treatment, which had presented challenges in his career until he found Core.
“When I was looking for a new job, I was really up-front about my CF and what it meant for my work schedule in all of my interviews,” Jake explained. “I felt a really strong connection with everyone I interviewed with at Core.”
That connection was especially strong with Jami Leger, Manager of Physician Services. Jami’s daughter also has Cystic Fibrosis and she knows firsthand what the disease entails. Through Jami and her daughter, the staff at CoreMedical Group were also familiar with the disease.
Jake joined the Core team as an Allied Health Recruiter, helping physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists find travel jobs across the country. And while he was a great recruiter, it was challenging to balance those relationships when he had to take time off for hospital stays.
“It just so happened that when we moved to our bigger office in Manchester, Core needed more help with internal recruiting. And they told me that they think I really represent the company culture, and that they’d love for me to be the first face people see when they work with us.” Jake explained. And so, he joined the internal recruiting team, helping to find new employees for the Core corporate office.
Jake’s positive energy and outgoing personality showcase the company culture on a daily basis. Whether he’s blasting fun music like Rebecca Black’s “Friday” during lunch, or checking in with our newest Core University students to make sure they’re settling in, Jake does everything with a smile and a joke. He’s even actively involved in giving back to the community and paying it forward. He volunteers with Plugged In, a nonprofit that teaches kids how to play in a band and holds concerts for charity. The organization supported Jake when he was younger, donating to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he’s now a mentor for new musicians.
In addition to supporting Jake on a personal level, the team at Core also consistently supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help all those impacted by the disease. This year, on May 20th, members of the Core family turned out to support Jake, Jami’s daughter Erin, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the Great Strides Walk in Manchester, NH. Jami organized a team of 40+ people to walk for her daughter’s team, Erin’s Shamrocks. The team had representatives from many of the divisions at Core – locum tenens, allied health, nursing, and sales development. They raised around $4,000 for the CF Foundation and overall the walk raised over $75,000 to help find a cure for CF.
To learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the work they do, visit https://www.cff.org/