GetWellNetwork plans to hire about nine people in the next three months. Michael B. O'Neil Jr., founder and chief executive, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
QWhat does your company do?
AWe're in the business of writing interactive software that transforms the patient care environment for hospital patients. We turn hospital bedside monitors into interactive portals. They're used for everything from educating patients on their conditions and their procedures to providing their caregivers with real-time feedback, and for entertainment, movies and games. They also allow patients to let their caregivers know what level of pain they're in. We can send real-time messaging back and forth between caregivers and patients. Our customers are hospitals and health systems. We have 30 customers so far, including Inova Health System and Washington Hospital Center.
What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?
They would say that we have a very powerful opportunity to create change in a place that needs it. There's a unique balance between heads and hearts in the organization. We get a ton of feedback on the system itself, so we hear from patients all the time about the impact we're having. We happen to also be doing some fairly unique Java work, so from a technology and software standpoint we're building a hot team of talented Java developers.
Who owns your company?
It's owned by a combination of our management, our employees and two venture capital firms: Grosvenor Funds and Village Ventures.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
Today our balance sheet is stronger than it has ever been. We are leading an emerging space so that's not where our challenges are.
What are the demographics of your company?
Company-wide we're 30 percent female and 20 percent minority. Within the six-person senior management team, we're 17 percent female and there are no minorities.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
We're looking for an account manager with two to five years of experience; two sales executives with 10 years of experience; a content engineer with three to five years of experience; a user-interface designer and an accounting manager, each with five years of experience; a human resources manager and a senior software developer, each with five to seven years of experience; and a project manager with seven years of experience.