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How to Apply/What to Expect

At Yale-New Haven Hospital, our employees—from the cafeteria workers to the most specialized surgeons—are the foundation of everything we accomplish. We strive to be the best, so we look to hire the best. The goal of our application process is to help us find the perfect candidate to fill every open position. The process itself isn’t difficult, but we do ask for a lot of information about you—so it’s going to take a little bit of time. Here are some tips you should review first to help everything go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

How to Apply/What to Expect

Before You Begin

  • Your first application will take about 45 minutes to complete. So, work on it when you have enough time and be sure to save it often!
  • You’re going to need a valid email address. That’s how we’ll be sending most of our communications to you.
  • You’ll need to create a password and remember it! So, if you need to write it down, keep it in a safe place.
  • We strongly recommend that you submit a resume along with your application. However, if you do not have a resume, be sure you include as much information as possible in your application about your work history. This includes your responsibilities, reasons for leaving and any licenses or certifications you may have that relate to the position for which you're applying.

Searching and Applying for Posted Positions

  • You should search for positions by category, based on your interests and qualifications.
  • New positions are posted regularly. If you check back every few days, you'll have a better chance of finding positions as they become available.
  • Be sure to check the number of hours and shifts associated with each position. Then, make sure that you check off the section on your application that shows you're available to work those shifts.
  • Qualifications—such as education, skills and work experience required—are listed in the body of each posting. Many positions have advanced degrees or licensure requirements. Make sure you meet those requirements before applying for a position.
  • Keep track of the position and posting number. Once you apply, you can use it to track the status of your application.

After You Apply

  • If you’re application is received successfully, you’ll get an email letting you know. If there is interest in your candidacy for the position, it will be listed as Active.
  • Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot speak with every applicant directly. However, you can always check the status of your application online using your user name and password.
  • If a manager is interested in interviewing you, you’ll be contacted by Human Resources. If the position requires any type of testing (i.e., Microsoft Office for a clerical position), the test will be scheduled at this time as well.
  • For certain positions, the manager may ask you to observe in the unit after your interview. This is called a unit or department shadow. If a shadow is required, it will be scheduled by Human Resources or the manager after you’ve completed the necessary paperwork.

The Interview

  • Arrive to your interview on time, but no more than 10 or 15 minutes early. If you are running late or cannot make it to your scheduled interview, please be sure to call the recruiter to cancel or reschedule as soon as possible.
  • Parking can be unpredictable, so please allow for extra time to park your car. If someone is driving you to your interview, they should drop you off or wait in one of the lobby waiting areas located throughout the hospital.
  • Business or business casual attire is appropriate for your interview (i.e., no jeans, sneakers, hats, etc.). If you must wear a company uniform or scrubs, please be sure that the company logo or name is not visible.
  • Do not bring anyone with you to your interview unless accommodations are needed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If such accommodations are needed, arrangements should be made with the recruiter prior to your interview.
  • Please avoid wearing strongly scented fragrances, since many people have allergies or heightened sensitivity to such products.
  • As a courtesy to our staff and other candidates, please turn off or silence your cell phone upon arrival and discard any food or drinks.
  • During your interview, please be as forthcoming as possible with any skills, qualifications, criminal convictions and other information that may have been left off your application.

After the Interview

  • If your interview and/or shadow go well, you will be contacted by phone or by email to see if you are interested in moving forward with the employment process.
  • If at any time during the process you decide that your are no longer interested in the position, please inform your Human Resources representative as soon as possible.
  • If you decide to move forward with the process, you will become part of a pool of final candidates for the position. Yale-New Haven Hospital conducts background checks and reference checks on all final candidates. Background checks are conducted by Universal Background Screening. Reference checks are done online through the Skill Survey website. You will receive more detailed information about this process during your interview.
  • Once we have obtained necessary information on all final candidates, the manager will decide to which candidate he/she would like Human Resources to extend an offer.
  • There is no set time frame for when the recruitment process is completed for a position. There are many variables which can impact the length of the process such as number of candidates or interviewers' schedules as well as other factors beyond our control. Please be patient during the process and if you have any questions, post interview, feel free to contact the recruiter you are working with.

Receiving an Offer

  • If you are selected to receive an offer, you will be contacted by a representative from the Department of Recruitment and Staffing. The offer will include information about the position, department, number of hours, shifts, pay rate and any other pertinent details.
  • If you accept the offer, pre-employment requirements and a starting date will be worked out with you at that time.
  • You will also be given access to your confirmation of employment letter and new hire paperwork via a secure onboarding portal called Red Carpet. You will receive more detailed information about the onboarding process during your interview.

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