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180 Medical Named One of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for 9th Year

by Jessica August 13 2018 08:07
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We recently found out that our company has once again been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma. 2018 makes it our 9th year to be ranked among the best workplaces in our great state, and the whole company is excited to celebrate!


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The Best Places to Work in Oklahoma 

The Best Places to Work in Oklahoma awards were developed and implemented by The Journal Record (an Oklahoma publication) and the Best Companies Group. Multiple companies from all kinds of industries in Oklahoma were considered and included in the process, including some of the largest employers in the state.

The award is determined by a process of researching what each company is all about, including business practices, their foundation and mission statements, and more.

The second part, which counts for the majority of the determination, is based entirely on anonymous feedback from actual employees, each of whom have an opportunity to share their personal experiences. 

With all of this information in hand, the Best Companies Group determines the final rankings based on who has a positive work culture and the most satisfied employees. This in itself is a special honor to 180 Medical, because this award is based on what our employees say about our company and their experiences with being a part of the 180 Medical family.

"We couldn’t be more proud of this great honor," says Mark Jassey, COO of 180 Medical. "This honor is shared by every single member of our team, and I'd say that's just a part of what makes 180 Medical a fantastic place to work. Our company shares a commitment to treat each other with the same compassion and care as we do the customers whom we are privileged to serve. 180 Medical is, at its heart, a company that cares about service and doing the right thing, and our people are the most important part of our business. That's what we call 'the 180 Way.'"


Why is 180 Medical such a great place to have a career?


jessica 180 medical employee quoteThere are a plenty of great reasons, including a high importance placed on maintaining a proper work-life balance and great benefits.

We work hard at 180 Medical to take care of our amazing customers, but we make time to make sure there's plenty of fun to be had. There are opportunities for employees to participate in community and charitable events, like the annual OU Physicians Wheelchair Basketball Game, benefitting the Oklahoma Wheels of Thunder, and the yearly National MS Society "Walk MS" event.

On top of that, just being at work every day can be a fun event. We have workplace potlucks and treat days, costume contests at Halloween, decoration contests, and favorite traditions like our yearly Bowling Night and celebrating the holidays. Even our quarterly meetings include fun games, as well as a time for special recognition of employees who go above and beyond. 


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"I love working at 180 Medical," says Leah, Customer Specialist. "My favorite part is getting to make a difference in peoples' lives by the tenets of the 180 Way. I love knowing that my co-workers share the same values and the mission, which is to turn lives around! I also appreciate all our awesome benefits, and I love that I am trusted to do my job to the best of my ability."


We're happy to be able to say the same! 180 Medical is honored to continue to stand among the best workplaces in Oklahoma! 

Are you seeking a job where you can develop a career while making a positive difference in others' lives? Apply today at www.180medical.com/careers


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jessica 180 medical blog authorAbout the Author:

Jessica is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator, & she has been with 180 Medical for 9 years. To her, the best part of working at 180 Medical is the opportunity to truly make a difference in peoples' lives. In her downtime, she enjoys creative writing, seeing new places, & spending time with her loved ones & her two dogs. 

Product Specialist Employee Spotlight: Meet Cassy

by Jessica July 19 2018 14:06
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180 Medical is a leading supplier of intermittent catheters and ostomy products in the country. We like to make sure our customers are given all the tools and knowledge they need to feel confident and comfortable with beginning to use their urological and/or ostomy supplies, so we provide plenty of on-the-job training, including keeping up to date on new products being released on the market. This is all so that our employees can truly earn the title of "Specialist." 

We love to take time to recognize and reward our employees for all they do! Today, take a minute to get to know Cassy, one of our knowledgeable and caring Product Specialists. 


Cassy, how long have you been a part of the 180 Medical family now?

5 years, 9 months, and 4 days! But who's counting? I was a Customer Specialist when I first started in October of 2012, then I transitioned in 2015 to a Product Specialist. 


During your time here so far, how has 180 Medical helped you in your professional development? 

180 Medical helped me grow into an actual "career," as opposed to just another "job." Working here has given me confidence in myself, my capabilities, and an inner drive that I didn't even know I had. 


What is an accomplishment that you're really proud of?

I have been a Product Specialist for a total of 13 quarters so far, and in those quarters, I have been the Top Product Specialist of the Quarter 9 times thus far.


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What is the best part of working at 180 Medical to you?

Being able to help others! When people are brand new to cathing, they're sometimes totally overwhelmed, and they're not really sure where or how to begin. Being able to be a calming voice, talk them through the whole process, and help them select the best catheter product that's right for them is always rewarding! Whether it's someone new to cathing or a parent of a child who will need to start using catheters, I love getting to calm any fears they may have, help them understand they're not alone, and hold their hand every step of the way. 

Also, I love our casual dress code at work!


What's an average day in the life for you as a Product Specialist? What are some of your favorite parts of being in your position?
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I get to speak with new and existing customers, set up their accounts, walk them through any issues, make sure they have a catheter that works best for their needs, and make any needed changes to their accounts. I also help in assisting with some of the new hire training, as well as occasional training classes for existing employees. I just like to offer any help I can to anyone in need. 

But my favorite part is the personal connection I get to have with the customers. I get to know their life stories, their kids' and grandchildren's names, how they found out about 180 Medical, what they enjoy doing in the spare time, and even what they're making for dinner that night. Oh, and the weather! That's always fun to discuss when I'm talking to someone in a different time zone and part of the country. I just love being a source of knowledge and comfort for them.


Do you have any special memories with one of our customers that made a positive impact on your life?

My favorite interaction so far was a gentleman that I got to talk with every single month. Same time, same day (the 3rd Thursday of every month), and same time at 8:30 a.m. (CST). He wanted very little communication the first time I called him, but somehow over time, I was able to gain his trust, and we became friends! He became one of my favorite people to check in on. He never married or had children, but he loved his momma, and he worked hard. I remember that the highlight of his year was always a month-long cruise to Alaska. He made me laugh, and he made me thankful for the family I have. Just a joy to talk to.

Even though he has since passed away, I still keep the postcards he would send me at work from Alaska on his cruise, addressed to "Kathy." Every time I see those, I remember his stories and when he told me that I was his one "true friend" that he had left, and it still makes me smile. 


What's life like for you outside of work? 

I am a mom to 3 crazy kids. My oldest is 17 and getting ready to be a senior in high school this fall. My second is 9, and my littlest son is 4. When I'm not cooking dinner or doing their laundry, I enjoy working in my yard, playing with the kids outside, watching TV, and reading. I also coach my daughter's softball team, so we spend a lot of nights at the ball fields. We just finished our spring season with the 2nd place title!! Pretty proud of that. 


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Any fun vacation plans or anything on your "Bucket List" that you hope to accomplish?

 We're planning a family vacation to Florida in August! 

cassy and kidsI have accomplished one big milestone on my bucket list! I just celebrated 2 years as an official homeowner! 

Something else on my bucket list I still want to accomplish is becoming a foster mom. I have a real soft spot in my heart for children, and my biggest goal is to become a certified foster parent and take in as many kids as I'm able to provide a good home for them.

So many kids grow up in hard or scary situations that they have no control over, and that breaks my heart. But I have a home of my own now, and becoming a foster mom is something I know I am meant to do eventually.

I get asked a lot about how I will handle it when the children have to leave. My heart has always told me the same thing: even though I know I will love the kids I am blessed to help, and it will be super hard for me to let them go when the time comes, I know that even if I only have them in my care for a short time, that time might be the only time they have love, security, and hope. And that just might make a difference in the rest of their lives. That might even be enough to change their destiny. 


That's incredibly inspiring. Do you have any quotes that help keep you motivated?

I have two! 

"To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care." -- Unknown

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- Forest Witcraft


Lastly, what advice you would offer to someone who is considering applying for a job at 180 Medical? 

1. Take time to research what we do here. I wasn't sure before I came in for my first interview, and when I was asked how comfortable I would be talking about urinary catheters, I was speechless. I wasn't sure if it was a trick question! But I made it through, and now almost 6 years later, I talk about catheters all the time!

 2. You have to be able to really care. The people we help have often been through hard situations, and we need to offer them empathy, compassion, and patience. 


Cassy, you're so important to 180 Medical, and we thank you for all you do, both inside and outside the workplace. You're a shining example of "the 180 Way!" 


Do you want a career where you can love what you do and make a difference? We're hiring! Take a look at our currently available job positions and apply today!

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jessica 180 medical blog authorAbout the Author:

Jessica is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator, & she has been with 180 Medical for 9 years. To her, the best part of working at 180 Medical is the opportunity to truly make a difference in peoples' lives. In her downtime, she enjoys creative writing, seeing new places, & spending time with her loved ones & her dogs. 

Receptionist Employee Spotlight: Meet Melissa

by Jessica June 5 2018 06:39
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180 Medical is a leading supplier in the nation for intermittent catheters and ostomy products. We make it a goal to staff our company with people who truly want to help people and make a difference, and we love to reward and recognize our employees for the amazing work they do. 

Today, we'd love for you to meet Melissa, one of our long-time employees who currently works as the Lead Receptionist.


Melissa, you've been a valued employee at 180 Medical for nearly 10 years! Congratulations! What makes having a career with 180 Medical so rewarding to you?

melissa and angie Above all else, 180 Medical treats their employees like family. That means a lot to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.

I feel great pride in everything we accomplish. We do everything in our power to help our customers and give them the best service possible.

Knowing that I come to work to actively take part in helping others every day is a huge plus. I just feel truly blessed to work for 180 Medical.


You've held a variety of roles within the company. Talk to us a little bit about some of the previous job titles you've had and what you do now. 

alexandra quoteWhen I first started at 180 Medical in July of 2008, I was hired as a Documentation Specialist.

Later, as the company grew and more and more referrals came in from hospitals and doctor's facilities for more catheter supply orders, I was given the opportunity to move to an Account Coordinator position. I began to work and process all of the inbound faxes.

As we continued to grow even more, that workload increased tremendously within the next few years, so a few more people were added on to that team to help out with the growing number of referrals to process.

I am now working as the Lead Receptionist.

On top of answering the phones alongside my team, my job involves executive assistant duties and helping the reception team become the very best it can be, since we are the very first ones to speak to our customers when they call in.
 

What do you think makes the receptionist team and 180 Medical stand apart from other companies?


Almost all other companies out there, even medical supply providers, use automated systems to answer all of their incoming calls and direct their customers to a department using complicated phone menus. It's also the norm for most people to be put on hold for a long time when they call other companies, just waiting to speak to a real person. 

At 180 Medical, our customers' experiences are totally different!

From the moment you dial our number, your call is answered by a live person (one of the receptionists on my team). They will listen to your needs and determine where to transfer your call, all while treating you with courtesy and compassion. And we make it our goal, no matter how busy we get, to never let you stay waiting on hold for more than a minute or two.

We make it a point to be stand apart from other companies out there, because we want to help anyone who needs us and turn their lives around!

We all genuinely enjoy what we do, and we can provide the quality intermittent catheter and ostomy products you need along with top-notch, personalized customer service that that is noticeably different from other medical supply companies.

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What do you like to do most when you're not at work?

I love to spend time with my three girls and my husband. We are really involved with church and our church family, and I love getting the opportunity to reach out and help others through that as well.

If I had to pick, I'd say my favorite place in the world is at the lake with my friends and family, just swimming and fishing all day. 


melissa fishing in 180 medical gear


What's something during your time at 180 Medical that has truly made you proud of yourself and your career?

rylie quoteWinning the Company Coin at one of our recent quarterly meetings has definitely been my greatest accomplishment so far.

The Company Coin is awarded by our executive team to employees that stand out, go above and beyond, and display an owner's mentality and integrity.

It is such an honor to be chosen for such an award!


Melissa, you're such an important part of the 180 Medical family!

Thank you for everything you do in displaying the 180 Way, both inside and outside of the workplace.



If you want to love what you do and work at a place where you are a valued employee, check out our available job positions and apply today!

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jessica 180 medical blog authorAbout the Author:

Jessica is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator, & she has been with 180 Medical for nearly 9 years. To her, the best part of working at 180 Medical is the opportunity to truly make a difference in peoples' lives. In her downtime, she enjoys creative writing, seeing new places, & spending time with her loved ones & her dogs. 

Verifications Specialist Employee Spotlight: Meet Summer

by Jessica March 28 2018 04:00
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180 Medical is a leading supplier in the nation for intermittent catheters and ostomy products. We make it a goal to staff our company with people who truly want to help people and make a difference. 180 Medical is a rewarding workplace for our employees, for many reasons, including competitive benefits, full training to earn the title of a specialist, as well as opportunities for growth and learning within the company.

There are also many fun extras and perks throughout the year that make 180 Medical such a fun place to be every weekday, including our annual Thunder Up decorating contest to show our support for our local NBA Team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as plenty of opportunities to support our community in events like the annual MS Walk. In fact, we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for 8 years as of 2017. 

We're happy to feature one of our employees who has been with us for two and a half years and currently works as a Verifications Specialist. 

Summer's Team Supervisor, Sarah, says, "Summer is the glue that binds our team together. Her outgoing personality and positive attitude brighten the atmosphere in our department. From her very first day as a Verifications Specialist, she has been 100% committed to doing her best every single day. Her passion to help others is evident in all that she does. We are truly lucky to have her on our team!" 


Summer, congratulations on nearing your 3rd anniversary with our company! What do you feel is the best part of working at 180 Medical?

So many things! Getting to help people on a daily basis is the most rewarding thing, definitely. Also, I genuinely enjoy what I do. I have some independence and get to work without being micromanaged. It feels so good to be given the trust and capability to get our customers taken care of!

Another plus is that I have made some great friends in my co-workers!

I also love our Halloween celebrations. Dressing up in costume for the day at work and getting to take part in our annual pumpkin carving contest is so much fun. One year, we made our hallway a haunted house. We had such a blast decorating it for the yearly contest!


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Describe your typical day of work as a Verifications Specialist.

It varies from day to day, although the majority of my duties revolve of around verifying insurance for our Medicaid and Medicare customers. I also confirm monthly orders of our customers' catheter supplies and ostomy supplies. Sometimes, I get to be an advocate for our customers and educate them on how receiving home health services may affect their regular orders if they have Medicare.


What do you like to do in your downtime outside of work?


180 medical employee petAfter work, I like to wind down by cooking a nice dinner at least three times a week, going out with my guy, or watching horror flicks with my dog, Coffee. Probably my favorite place to be in the world is with my boyfriend, Andy, and his daughter, Sophia. We just love to play and make each other laugh.

Some of my favorite hobbies include collecting horror memorabilia and attending concerts, movies, and live shows. I'm a big fan of brunch, so I love going to local restaurants in Oklahoma City like Cafe Cacao and Sunnyside.

I'm very passionate about volunteering to help others in need. It just feels good to help. Some of my favorite charities are Americorps, the Humane Society, and Habitat for Humanity.



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How has working at 180 Medical helped with your professional development?

summer 180 medical employeeWhen I first started at 180 Medical, I was hired on as a Billing Specialist. I'm really proud of being chosen among the applicants to further my knowledge and increase my work experience as a Verifications Specialist. 180 Medical has been such an integral part of my career development, because I've learned so many new skills along the way. Being a part of our awesome Billing department has been a big asset to my current position, because it taught me how to handle calls, and it also honed my eye for detail, which is important as a Verifications Specialist.

Overall, this company has been so wonderful. 180 Medical has taught me that hard work, integrity, and compassion really does pay off. 



And finally, what advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying for a job with 180 Medical? 

Don't worry. Just do it! If you're empathetic and you care about helping people, this is the place for you.


Summer, thanks so much for all you do! You're an indispensable part of our team!


If you want to love what you do and work at a place where you are a valued employee, check out our currently available positions and apply today!

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180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 8 years and is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for a company that truly cares for its employees and customers.

 

180 Medical Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

by Jessica March 8 2018 06:38
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Every first Friday in March is annual Employee Appreciation Day. It's a day specifically created for companies to honor and thank their employees for all they do throughout the year, and 180 Medical is always excited to celebrate this special day.

When 180 Medical was founded by Todd Brown, he wanted to create a medical supply company that would be able to provide top-quality intermittent catheters and ostomy products and turn our customers' lives around.

180 medical manager quote employee appreciation day His vision for 180 Medical centered around staffing honorable, hard-working people who truly care about our customers. 

We wouldn't be able to provide the top-quality service that 180 Medical is known for without our staff of compassionate and diligent employees, so we love to make sure they know they are truly appreciated for all they do, day in and day out.

This year, we all had a blast celebrating Employee Appreciation Day with a Spring Break Luau theme.

Over the course of not just one but two full days in a row, 180 Medical had plenty of fun activities and surprises for all of our amazing employees! 

On Thursday morning, our employees came to work to find a full breakfast buffet waiting for them in our brightly decorated main break room. There were donuts, a full range of specialty coffees, and even freshly made pancakes that were cooked and served fresh by our great managers and supervisors. 



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The fun didn't stop there! There were plenty more surprises to come over the course of two days, including an afternoon snack cart full of drinks and goodies for each employee to choose from, movies playing in the break rooms, and even a huge, heartfelt cheer and greeting of all employees right at the front door.

180 medical employee quote on employee appreciation dayNate, one of our team supervisors, says, "Being on the other side of Employee Appreciation Day this year as a supervisor is absolutely a one-of-a-kind experience. It gives us a chance to give back to our employees when they give so much every day. Our demonstrations of gratitude around Employee Appreciation Day is just a fraction of all they deserve for their hard work. I really hope we were able to brighten their day!"

We're so proud of our employees for working hard and displaying "the 180 Way" in all they do. Because of them, 180 Medical is able to take care of each one of our customers just as we would do for a member of our own family.

After an astonishing 8 years of being named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma, which is awarded partly based on anonymous employee feedback, we believe we can say our employees really do feel appreciated year-round and not just one day annually. 

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference and truly say you love what you do? We're hiring!

Check out our currently available positions and find out more about 180 Medical at our Careers page.


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180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 8 years and is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for a company that truly cares for its employees and customers.

Documentation Specialist Employee Spotlight: Meet Christa

by Jessica February 13 2018 08:58
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As one of the leading suppliers in America for intermittent catheters and ostomy products, 180 Medical makes it a goal to seek out and hire people who truly have a compassionate heart and want to help others. If you're seeking a career where you can actually enjoy going to work, and you want to be rewarded and fulfilled by what you do, day in and day out, you should consider applying for one of our available jobs.

What are just a few of the reasons to work at 180 Medical? We offer a competitive benefits package, extensive training and opportunity for growth within the company, and many fun extras and perks. We were also named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 8th year in 2017. 

Now, we want to introduce you to one of our employees who has been with us for two years now. Today, meet Christa, one of our team of awesome Documentation Specialists. 


What are some of your daily tasks as a Documentation Specialist here?

When we receive over new referrals from a facility or when a customer is ready to start getting their orders through 180 Medical, we want to do our part in assisting the customer by making sure their insurance will cover their required medical supplies. Often, I'm the first person to contact them to confirm their insurance information before getting their coverage verified.

Because the products we supply usually require a prescription, I'm also responsible for making sure we have a good prescription on file from their doctor. I also make sure we have all of the proper documentation that we might need, such as additional progress notes, depending on the customer's insurance requirements.


What is the best part of working at 180 Medical for you?

Well, in a lot of ways, it helped me step outside of my comfort zone. Before 180 Medical, I have mostly worked at small companies with less than 10 people. This was a nice change.

But more than anything else, getting to help people on a daily basis is the most rewarding thing. I also love my co-workers, and I feel that I have made some great friends.

Our quarterly meetings are always fun, and I also love that we have opportunities for other fun activities. My family and I had a blast at the Family Movie Night last summer, and we also really enjoyed getting to participate in the annual MS Walk.

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Tell us a little bit more about life outside of work. What do you love to do in your downtime? 

180 medical employee christaSomething fun people might not know about me is that I really enjoy refinishing old furniture that has been passed down in my family. I make wooden signs with quotes by hand too. Lately, I've been coloring almost every night. It's very relaxing!

I've been married for 12 years! We have a daughter who is almost 15 and a son who is almost 11 now. We love doing anything outdoors together, whether that's going camping, going to the lake and spending time at our lake house, or just playing catch in the backyard. It doesn't matter what we're doing; we just love being together outside!


What's something special on your bucket list?

I only had one thing on my bucket list, and I got to cross that off when I finally saw Garth Brooks live in concert! Now, I'm trying to figure out what else to put on it. I've always wanted to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show live.


What's an accomplishment that you're most proud of at 180 Medical?

Being awarded as one of the Top Team Performers recently at a quarterly meeting!

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What's a quote that keeps you inspired?
"Love is forgiveness." This is also the tattoo I have on my arm.


And lastly, what advice would you give to someone who might be considering applying for a job with 180 Medical? 

Do it!! Not only are you helping people be able to live their daily lives, but I have never worked with a better company.



Christa, thank you so much for taking time to talk. We're so grateful for you and the awesome team of Documentation Specialists here at 180 Medical.

Are you interested in becoming a part of the 180 Medical family? Don't wait! Apply today.

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180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 8 years and is the Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for a company that truly cares for its employees and customers.

 

180 Medical Named One of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for 8th Year

by Jessica October 4 2017 05:59
For the 8th year, 180 Medical was once again named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma in 2017. We're not only proud but also incredibly honored to find out at the recent Best Places to Work banquet that we were ranked 7th among large employers in the state. 

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The Best Places to Work awards were created by the Oklahoma-based publication, The Journal Record, in combination with the Best Companies Group in order to honor and recognize the Oklahoma businesses that go above and beyond. Many industries were included in the deliberation, including finance, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, non-profit, and more. 

In a detailed process of collection of data from the many entrants and analyzing anonymous feedback from employees in surveys, the awards are given based on the workplaces which clearly exhibit the most satisfied employees and the best practices to create a positive, safe culture.

"The real honor in this ranking is that it is based directly on feedback from our own employees. To rank so highly among the many workplaces in Oklahoma is a testament of just how awesome 180 Medical is," says Angie Christopher, HR Director at 180 Medical. "We truly care about making 180 Medical a place where people with big hearts and a good work ethic can enrich their careers and lives."

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Mark Jassey, COO of 180 Medical, says, "We’re so glad to be able to continue to honor Todd’s original vision for this company when he first founded it fifteen years ago. It’s amazing to witness the company’s growth, but even more humbling when we consider just how many people we have been able to help over the years, thanks to the solid foundation of compassion and integrity that Todd built this company on in 2002.” 

We're happy and proud to stand among the best in Oklahoma! 

Are you seeking a job where you can develop your skills while helping others in a positive, team environment? Apply to be a part of the 180 family at www.180medical.com/careers


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About the Author: 
Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 8 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.




Confirmations Department Employee Spotlight: Meet Jacob

by Jessica May 18 2017 06:27
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180 Medical is a national supplier of intermittent catheters, ostomy products, and related medical supplies. We make it a point to hire positive, compassionate, hard-working individuals who want to enjoy going to work, not only for a paycheck but for a rewarding place where we can make a difference. 180 Medical offers a competitive benefits package, extensive training, and many fun extras and perks. We were also named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 7th year in 2016. 

We're happy to feature Jacob from our Confirmations Department in this month's employee spotlight. 


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Jacob, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was in the military for 4 years, mainly stationed out of Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. I was a (68W) combat medic. In my spare time, I love to go fishing and camping, and one of my favorite hobbies is to watch and play sports. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, and I have to watch the Oklahoma Sooners play every year. Some day, I'd like to start my own business.

What are some of your main duties as a Confirmations Specialist?
My day revolves around confirming regular orders for our customers to make sure they receive their much-needed supplies in the amounts and quantities they need. We call about 7 to 10 days before their regularly scheduled order just to make sure they are ready. This is done to make sure we follow and meet insurance requirements, and it also ensures that our customers get the right amount for their needs every time. 

jacob 180 medical employeeWhat's one of your favorite memories at 180 Medical so far?
My favorite memory here was the first time I saw an example of just how much of a positive impact we have the opportunity to make in people's lives here. Close to the time I started working here, I spoke with a customer who was going through a really difficult time, and together, we looked at a few different options on his account that helped to alleviate some of his burdens. About a month or so later, I heard that he had called back in to let us know how much he appreciated everything that I did for him. That's when I realized that we really do make a difference every day we come in to work, and that's a priceless feeling.

If you knew someone who was considering applying for a job at 180 Medical, what advice would you give them?
Do it! You won't regret it. 180 Medical really is a great place to work. There is so much opportunity for growth and development. It's very hard to become complacent because you learn something new every day, and everyone around you wants to see you succeed. We are a team, and it takes effort from everyone on our team to complete our mission.

Do you have a favorite quote that keeps you inspired?
"The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience, but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges." - Martin Luther King, Jr.  


Thank you, Jacob, and all of our awesome employees in the Confirmations Department. We appreciate the effort and compassion that you display every day in your work and handling our customers like our own family members. You truly do make a difference!



Are you interested in becoming a part of the 180 Medical family? We're hiring! Check out our available positions and apply today.

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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for over 7 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, music, art, and & spending time with her dogs, friends & family.

Top 10 Reasons to Work at 180 Medical

by Jessica April 18 2017 07:40
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Are you seeking a career where your hard work and compassionate heart will be valued? Are you looking for a job where you can work alongside other positive, friendly people who want to make a difference? You might be a great fit for 180 Medical! 

Here are our top 10 reasons to apply for a job at 180 Medical!

reasons to work at 180 Medical 1Casual Wear Monday through Friday180 medical employee testimonial
How many workplaces do you know of that allows their employees to wear jeans and t-shirts to work? Not many! It may seem like a small thing, but many of our employees love that we don't have to put on business suits or high heels every day, and that the focus of our company is based more in the value of the work you put in every day!

reasons to work at 180 Medical 2Goal-Driven Incentives
Each week, we set a goal for ourselves that allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction and health. If we meet those goals, we may have a fun snack or tasty treat catered in! Based on your position and how much you're willing to go above and beyond every day, you could also be eligible for other incentives, such as quarterly awards, bonuses, and gift cards.

reasons to work at 180 Medical 3A Competitive Employee Benefits Package
180 Medical offers a full benefits package, including health/medical insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance along with an opportunity to invest in a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous company match, as well as options for a vision plan and short and long-term disability. Paid time off and sick leave is also included in your benefits package.

reasons to work at 180 Medical 4Positively Affecting Others' Lives Daily
At 180 Medical, we have the unique opportunity to turn our customers' lives around with personal, friendly service. It's not uncommon for the customers we speak with on a daily basis to be going through a difficult personal time, and it's wonderful to be able to have a chance to lighten their load a little by offering them a listening ear and medical supplies that are necessary for their health. 

reasons to work at 180 Medical 5The Opportunity to Give Back to the Local Community
We're not only blessed with the chance to help our customers, we also have regular opportunities that allow you to participate in charitable events to help give back. There are annual events that we make it a point to attend locally, such as the National MS Society's Central Oklahoma Walk MS event, the Endeavor Games, OU Medicine's Corporate Challenge, and OKASA's annual wheelchair basketball tournament. But there are options for participation for all of our employees nationwide, wherever they live. There are opportunities to connect with others at charitable events like the Spina Bifida Association's Walk-N-Rolls or Bowl-a-thons, runs for Prostate Cancer, volunteering at food banks or helping with Habitat for Humanity, and we also offer an annual option around Christmas to purchase gifts for children in need. 

reasons to work at 180 Medical 6Company Events Keep It Fun Year-Round
It seems like there's always something new happening at 180 Medical, whether that's an opportunity to participate in local charitable community events (as above), holiday happenings, or fun contests. Just a few of the things we look forward to each year include: our annual chili and salsa cook-off, our company Christmas party, Halloween costume contests, bowling night, Thunder Up decorating competition celebrating Oklahoma City's local NBA team, and regular holiday potlucks and snack days.

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reasons to work at 180 Medical 7The Chance for Learning and Growth Within the Company
What we do at 180 Medical is important, and not only will your position give you a sense of purpose, you will also have an opportunity to enrich your experience. You'll get on-the-job training, chances to shadow other job positions to learn what they do on a daily basis, as well as ongoing learning so that you can stay up-to-date and well-versed on the latest products that could help our customers. 

reasons to work at 180 Medical 8Working at 180 Medical Means Being a Part of Our Family
At 180 Medical, our hardworking recruiters make it a point to hire team players who have a heart for helping others, a friendly and positive attitude, and a great work ethic. So when you come to work at 180 Medical, you know you're working180 medical customer specialist alongside others who are ready to make your day a little better! 

reasons to work at 180 Medical 9Our Employee Satisfaction Ratings Are Consistently High
2016 was our 7th year to be once again selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcbiz Magazine. This is awarded by the Best Companies Group based on a workplace's business practices, company philosophy, and demographics as well as an in-depth survey where employees have an opportunity to anonymously share their feedback of what it's like in their workplace in their own experience. We're honored to continue to be ranked among the top employers in the state by our employees, and we think that says a lot about 180 Medical and our positive culture, which is based on what we call "The 180 Way." The 180 Way consists of five main principles that we believe in: being Specialists in what we do, offering Compassion to others, maintaining our Integrity by always doing what's right, offering Education to both our employees and our customers so they can be better informed about the products they use, and providing superior Service.

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reasons to work at 180 medical 10reasons to work at 180 medical 10 2Do What You Love - Love What You Do
At 180 Medical, we're not just about business, although we do work hard to take care of each of our customers. We also want our employees to come to their jobs knowing they're going to have a good time around friendly people, fit into a position that works best with their particular talents and skill-sets, and get to connect with people who need our help in getting the right supplies for their needs.

If you think you might be ready for a job that offers you all of the above and gives you the chance to say, "I really do love what I do," consider applying for one of the open positions on our Careers page today!

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About the Author:
Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 7 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company. In her free time, she loves writing, making art, and hanging with her dogs and loved ones.

Billing Department Employee Spotlight: Meet Crystal

by Jessica March 31 2017 09:39
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180 Medical is a national supplier of ostomy product, intermittent catheters, and related medical supplies, and we make it a point to hire positive, compassionate, hard-working individuals who want to enjoy going to work, not only for a paycheck but for a rewarding place where we can make a difference. We offer a competitive benefits package, extensive training, and many fun extras and perks. 180 Medical was also named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 7th year in 2016. 

We're happy to feature Crystal from our Billing Department in this month's employee spotlight. Crystal is a Billing Team Lead and has been a member of the 180 Medical family for eight years as of this month! Take some time to learn a little more about Crystal and some of what she does as part of her job here at 180 Medical.


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Crystal, we're excited to feature you on the blog this month since it's your 8 year anniversary with 180 Medical! How do you feel your time here has helped you in your professional development?

All of my supervisors have always been very helpful, and they have offered training and proper career development needed to perform my job well and prepare for advancement within the company. Management here are very encouraging about taking on new tasks and stepping out of your comfort zone to accomplish success. 


If you knew someone who was considering applying for a job at 180 Medical, what advice would you give them?
I would tell them this will be the best job they have ever had! 180 Medical has a fun and friendly environment, and I feel like they really care about their employees. You get to work alongside great people, and there are great benefits too! 


What’s a fact about you that people might be surprised to know?
Most people are surprised at a couple of jobs I had when I was younger. I was probably one of the youngest lunch ladies ever! When I was 21, I worked in the OKC Public Schools Cafeteria, and I was also a mail carrier for a couple of years in my early 20s.


crystal 180 medical billing employee testimonial quoteWhat’s an average day in the life for you in your position? What are some of your main responsibilities?
As a Billing Team Lead, I am responsible for helping answer questions that employees in my department may have, and I also help to resolve any issues with claims processing, I keep our billing manual up-to-date so that we always have the most current insurance requirements and guidelines in place to follow, and in addition, I provide training sessions to help the billing specialists keep up with changes with various insurance plans and department processes. My specialty is more on the various state Medicaid plans, and this sometimes requires a lot of research since Medicaid plans are sometimes very complex and detailed, but that's great because I really enjoy doing research! 


What's something you really enjoy about working at 180 Medical?
Among all the great perks, I really love going to our quarterly meetings. They are always entertaining and full of laughs, and it's also great to see people get rewarded for their hard work throughout each quarter. 180 Medical encourages employees to take the time to focus on our customers and give extra effort, and I appreciate that. To me, having the freedom to go above and beyond to help people who need us is a great feeling!


How do you like to spend your time outside of work? 
I am pretty laid-back and simple, so the thing I enjoy most is just spending time with my wonderful family. I have 8 great nieces and nephews and 1 grand-baby that I love getting to spoil. 


Do you have a favorite quote that keeps you inspired?

"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination" - Maya Angelou  


Thanks to Crystal and all of our awesome employees in the Billing Department. We appreciate all of the work and care you put in every day at work, and your contributions are so important to 180 Medical. 

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Are you interested in becoming a part of the 180 Medical family? We're hiring! Check out our available positions and apply today.



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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for over 7 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company! She loves writing, music, art, and & spending time with her dogs, friends & family.

Holiday Fun at 180 Medical

by Jessica December 14 2016 20:58
Here at 180 Medical, we love to celebrate holidays, and one way we have some fun at work around this time of year is our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, which we held on Friday, December 9th. We were so happy to have all of our employees from our remote offices around the country here with us at the headquarters for that night's annual Christmas Party as well.

The morning started off great with an opportunity to get some hot chocolate and doughnuts in order to raise funds to make boxes of love for spinal cord injury patients transitioning back to normal life back at home after leaving rehabilitation therapy. Everyone was excited to participate and help out with the fundraiser, which was put on by our 180 Way Committee. Plus, the hot chocolate with all the fun fixings was a perfect treat that morning with the recent cold weather.

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Another super-fun part of the day was an option to take some silly pictures with our co-workers and teammates in a Christmas Photo Booth.

2016 christmas holiday photo booth at 180 medical
One thing that makes every year at 180 Medical special is the opportunity to participate in the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Christmas Charity. We had an amazing turnout from our employees who gave to the children involved in the program with over 100 items purchased this year. It's a wonderful feeling to know we can help make it a great Christmas for kids and their families, as well as work alongside such compassionate people.

2016 salvation army angel tree at 180 medical
Overall, it was a great day that ended with a evening of dancing, dining, and more at our annual Christmas Party in downtown Oklahoma City. It's so nice to be able to have fun at work, in between taking care of our awesome customers, and that's just one of the many reasons why 180 Medical is such a great place to work. In fact, we've been named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for seven years! 

Are you ready to become a part of the 180 Medical family? Check out our Careers page for more information and to apply.


About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 7 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company. 

 

180 Medical Named One of the Best Places to Work for 7th Year

by Jessica August 16 2016 10:24
We here at 180 Medical are proud to once again be selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcBiz Magazine. This is the seventh year we have been awarded this prestigious title, and we're so happy to be named one of the top employers in the metro as well as the entire state of Oklahoma.

“Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” is awarded by the Best Companies Group after researching each workplace entered in the competition and its business practices, demographics, and philosophy. The second part consists of an in-depth survey where employees have an opportunity to anonymously share their feedback of what it's really like in their workplace in their own experience. Through this process, the Best Companies Group looks over all information given and determines the final rankings for the companies with the happiest employees and the best work culture. 



"We are truly honored and humbled to earn this award," says Director of Human Resources, Sharon Hodnett. "It's great to know that our employees continue to give positive feedback about working at 180 Medical. Such a big part of the great culture is the passion and teamwork that everyone exhibits here on a daily basis, and that's what makes it fun to come to work here every day."

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180 Medical is proud to continue to be ranked among the best employers in the state, and we're excited to see the final rankings of the 12th Annual Best Places to Work program, which will be published in the Oklahoma Gazette, on the okc.biz website, and in the 2016 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma magazine on September 28th, 2016.

Are you seeking a job in the Oklahoma City metro? Apply today at our Careers page

About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 7 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company. She loves writing, playing music, creating art, and spending quality time with her dogs, friends, & family.
 

Thundering Up at 180 Medical

by Jessica May 6 2016 08:31
It's another season of celebrating our 180 Medical headquarters' home team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and their successes during NBA play-offs time. Each year, we all love to go big and show our support in a fun way at work.

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Our employees really went all out this year, dreaming up fun themes and decorating in the Thunder's colors, orange and blue, all around their work areas, desks, offices, and even the hallways of 180 Medical. We thought you might like to see a few of the pictures that show our love for the Oklahoma City Thunder team!

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While we here at 180 Medical make sure to work hard and take care of our customers, we also like to make time to have a little fun, and that's just one of the many reasons why 180 Medical has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for six years! 

Interested in becoming a part of the 180 Medical family? Check out some of the open positions for which we're hiring and apply at: www.180medical.com/careers.


About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 7 years. Her current job title is Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company. She loves writing, playing music, creating art, and spending quality time with her dogs, friends, & family.
 

180 Medical is Hiring!

by Jessica November 12 2014 09:59
180 Medical continues to grow as a company, and over the summer, we recently moved to a new location since we outgrew our old headquarters. Now we are looking for some exceptional individuals to join our 180 Medical family. 

“Even though 180 Medical continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we have kept that fun, family atmosphere here that I think is a big part of why our employees truly love their 180 medical is hiring employee feedback quotejobs,” says Todd Brown, founder and CEO of 180 Medical.  

In fact, 180 Medical is such a great company that we werebest places to work in oklahoma 2014 named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for a fifth year as of 2014. The ranking is based upon anonymous employee feedback in surveys, and we are excited to be recognized as a company that treats its employees with care and consideration, just as we do for our customers. We offer great benefits as well as fun perks to keep our employees smiling, such as casual wear to work, goal-driven incentives, and fun company events like our annual bowling night and chili cook-off.  

But what is it that makes working at 180 Medical so special? Well, a huge part of what 180 Medical is all about revolves around service - both to others in the workplace and to our customers. We are devoted to providing unparalleled care for our customers, and that even extends into our community. Every day, one resounding thing that our employees say is that they love how our company feels like a family, even with the continued growth, and that they look forward to coming to work every day. Not many people can say they truly love their jobs, but we hear it very often from our employees. 

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? Maybe you want a positive work environment so yotheo employee 180 medicalu can look forward to come to work each weekday. Or perhaps you’re looking for a stable career with a company that offers great benefits and perks. 180 Medical can offer you all that and more!  


Check out our available positions:

  • Shipping Specialist
  • Inside Sales (Product Specialist) 
  • Documentation Specialist 
  • Confirmations Specialist 
  • Customer Service/Client Specialist 
  • Billing Specialist 
  • Officer Coordinator (Livonia, MI) 
  • Sales Representative (Varied Locations)     

 If you or someone you know is interested in working at 180 Medical, apply today at our Careers page!


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About the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

180 Medical Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma

by Jessica September 19 2014 09:22
For the 5th year now, 180 Medical was once again ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcBiz magazine. The ranking is based upon anonymous employee feedback in surveys, and we are excited to be recognized as a company that treats its employees with care and consideration, just as we do for our customers.

“When I founded 180 Medical, my top goal was to be a medical supplier that would offer the best customer service in the business," says CEO and founder Todd Brown, "best places to work in oklahoma 2014 180 medicalIt was also my hope to be an employer that people loved to come to work for, every day. Even though 180 Medical continues to grow by leaps and bounds, we've kept that fun, family atmosphere here that I think is a big part of why our employees truly love their jobs."

180 Medical is certainly a workplace that stands out from the rest, because of fun perks like casual wear every day, goal-driven incentives, great benefit plans, and convenient amenities like our on-site workout facility and a break room with provided healthy snacks, vending machines, and outdoor patio seating.

"Being named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for the 5th year says so much about our company and what we stand for, because it’s based on what our employees think and say about the work experience here," says Sharon Hodnett, Director of Human Resources at 180 Medical. "We just have a great environment where it’s actually fun to come to work each day.”

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Our employees recognize and appreciate that 180 Medical is a great place to work, and for that, we are truly proud. With fun traditions like Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, our Red River Rivalry Chili-Cookoff, annual company bowling night, cake decorating contests, and more, we have an environment that allows everyone to have some fun, and that positive culture shines through in all of our daily interactions with our customers.

180 Medical is honored to stand among the best of the best employers in Oklahoma! Are you looking for a new career? Come apply to join our team at: www.180medical.com/Careers.


180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.
 

180 Medical at the Movies!

by Jessica October 23 2013 17:49
Each quarter, if our company meets the determined goal, 180 Medical takes us to a movie! Well, we made our quarterly goal again. This quarter, we all got to go to the movie theater in small groups during the workday to see “Captain Philips.”

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We all loaded up on popcorn, candy, hot dogs, nachos, and drinks, courtesy of the company, and got to spend the afternoon with our co-workers watching a great flick! How many workplaces do you know of that give the opportunity for such awesome rewards?

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180 Medical has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma for another year for a reason! Interested in being a part of our team? Come check out currently available jobs and apply at www.180medical.com/careers!

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180 medical jessAbout the Author:

Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 4 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such fun, caring company.
 

Career Openings at 180 Medical

by kier August 7 2013 16:51

As we are growing, we are always looking for exceptional employees to join our team! We are currently hiring for a variety of positions and have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma again this year.

Billing Specialist
Performs accounts receivable functions including billing, processing of EOBs, and record keeping.

Customer Specialist

Works directly with our customers through inbound and outbound calls to assist them with orders and product knowledge. Enters client orders and records activities in our software program.

Confirmations Specialist
Processes confirmation or denial of regular shipments to our customers. Provides customer service support. 

Documentation Specialist
Provides administrative support to the team by collecting medical documentation in order to setup new customers of 180 Medical.

Receptionist
Answers phone calls, directs inquires to correct departments, greets visitors and customers, and additional administrative duties.


For more information, visit our Careers page.

180 Medical Named a Best Place to Work in Oklahoma

by kier July 18 2013 11:32
180 Medical was recently honored to be ranked one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma by okcBiz magazine.

"Making the Best Places to Work list is such an honor because it’s based on what our employees say about us, not what we say," says Sharon Hodnett, Director of Human Resources at 180 Medical. "Seventy-five percent of the overall score is based on an anonymous employee survey, so coming out of the survey with an employee engagement/satisfaction score that puts us with the best of the best in Oklahoma is something we’re incredibly proud of."



There are a variety of reasons why 180 Medical is considered such a great place to have a career. Our company places an importance on maintaining a work-life balance, and our employees also understand the importance of their job to the lives and health of our customers.

"There are a few things that I think help contribute to the amazing environment that we have at 180. First, what we do on a daily basis truly makes a difference. We can have a direct impact on the quality of life for our customers and the feedback we receive from the patients is that they’ve never worked with a company that offers the level of service and compassion that 180 does," Hodnett says.


"Hearing that on a regular basis, directly from our customers, is incredibly fulfilling; we’re all looking for a way to make a difference and working at 180 gives us that opportunity. Secondly, we offer an environment where we’re allowed and even encouraged to have fun, if we have fun while we’re at work it comes through in the way we talk with our customers and how far we’re willing to go to help them; but it also creates a place where we want to come and be a part of everyday."

About 180 Medical
180 Medical is a nationally accredited provider of sterile use catheters, urologic and disposable medical supplies. They're dedicated to meeting the supply needs of customers with chronic medical diagnoses such as urinary incontinence, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Spina Bifida, and other urologic conditions that require catheterization. To learn more about job opportunities with 180 Medical, visit: http://www.180medicaljobs.com.
   

We're Hiring!

by Sharon November 21 2011 10:11
We're looking for some enthusiastic individuals to work at 180 Medical!

180 Medical is hiring!

180 Medical has been selected as a Best Place to Work in Oklahoma for 3 years in a row! We are a strong and growing company looking for hardworking individuals for the following positions:

  • Billing Specialist
  • Client Specialist
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Outside Sales Representative
If you or someone you know is interested in working at 180 Medical, passionate about helping others, and wants to enjoy coming to work - visit our Careers Page to apply for a specific position and read more about what makes 180 Medical so great.