• Hiring process FAQs

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Our Hiring Process.

    We’ve made every effort to anticipate and compile questions our applicants typically ask us about the hiring process. If you don’t see the answer you need below, please email us.

  • Yes, all applicants must apply online to be considered for a position. It is important for applicants to go through our applicant tracking system for reporting purposes and for managing the high-volume of submissions we receive. If you do not have access to the internet, feel free to call 1-877-921-2345 to make arrangements to come in and apply, or visit a hospital Human Resources office between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to inquire about using a computer to submit your application online. Not every entity may offer this, so your local library or workforce center is also an option to gain internet access to apply for positions.

    Yes. A resume must be included as part of your application and will help you complete the fields when creating your online job seeker account. If you do not have a current resume, feel free to use the resume templates provided to help you create and build your own resume. To do this, follow these steps:

    On May 12, 2014, Centura Health implemented a new online system for accepting applications. Applicants who submitted their information or established an account in our previous system will have to create a new job seeker account because of the transition to this new system. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we think you’ll find the new application process to be quick and easy. Please know that a current resume will be required. Learn more on how to apply.
    Correct. If you do not choose at least one open job requisition, your qualifications will not be linked to a specific position for a recruiter review. However, by creating an online profile, your information will be included as part of a searchable database and a Centura Health recruiter may contact you with an invitation to apply for another position should your qualifications match the job requirements.
    Yes. Please join our online Talent Community at Centura Health careers. It takes just a moment to provide your email address and a bit of information about yourself so we can keep you informed about upcoming events and opportunities that match your interests.
    Yes, you can apply to more than one job posting within Centura Health. Please apply only to those positions you qualify for (being sure to review each job description and corresponding requirements). When speaking with a representative from Centura Health, please be open to discussing job options within our system that fit your experience and expertise. As a large health care network with multiple locations and incredible growth, we are here to help you find the position you are best suited for. Just because you did not get selected for a specific job does not mean you can’t apply and be considered for a similar role if it becomes available.
    Our new online application system was designed to deliver frequent communication to applicants whenever movement in the hiring process occurs. For example, you may get an email saying you were selected for an interview and a recruiter will call to set up a time. If you did not qualify for the position, you will get a message saying you were not selected to move forward with the interview process. Any time a status change occurs, you can expect a notification alerting you to activity. If you are curious about the status of your application, please log into your job seeker account to view activity with the positions for which you applied.
    Include as much information online as possible. Someone will be in touch with you further if additional information is needed regarding your background check.
    We do ask every applicant to provide contact information for five references when being considered for a position. However, that does not mean you had to work for (or with) every person you supply as your reference. In addition to supervisors and co-workers, you can use volunteer coordinators/participants, teachers, professors, coaches, team members or classmates who can attest to your experience, skills and character. Ask your contacts in advance if they are okay recommending you for a position and spending 10-15 minutes answering some basic questions (using an online tool) about you and your work. You’ll also want to let your contacts know to expect an email from our reference check vendor-partner requesting their input.
    Please refer to the benefits page for more information.
    No. Our associates represent many faiths and backgrounds. All we ask as that you feel comfortable with Centura Health mission. Denomination and/or religious preference are not factored into the hiring process.
    Not all positions within Centura Health require a health care background. Health care experience can definitely benefit you if many candidates are being considered for a given position, so please list all relevant experience.
    Please speak with a recruiter or representative from your chosen facility for more details on these offerings.
    You must meet the job requirements of each specific position you are applying to in order to be considered for employment.
    Candidates are asked to provide this information for voluntary identification purposes. While doing so is not required, Centura Health encourages applicants to disclose this information to assist in making our required governmental reporting as accurate as possible.
  • FAQs about our tobacco-free hiring policy effective Jan. 1, 2015 (external applicants).

    Centura Health associates are revolutionizing an approach to not only treat sickness, but to enable wellness throughout our entire system. This significant change in thinking starts with inspiring our associates to achieve their own level of health and wellness.

  • External candidates who are extended a job offer pending a post-job offer screening on or after Jan. 1, 2015 and whose application was received on or after notification of this policy was posted on Centura Health’s Careers website (Nov. 20, 2014). This includes physicians, nurses, volunteers and all other associates. Our new policy for hiring only individuals who are tobacco-free applies across the Centura Health network, including our hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, Flight For Life® Colorado and all other entities in Colorado and Kansas. For associates employed/or residing in the state of New Mexico, the law prohibits Centura Health from implementing this type of policy. Other states that prohibit denial of employment to tobacco users include NY, ND, NJ, OK, WI, and KY.
    Tobacco will be included in the substances tested for during our post job-offer/pre-employment screenings. A positive test for tobacco will eliminate a potential candidate from consideration. Job applicants will be notified of the policy at the point of application and the applicant will have a choice whether to apply for a position with Centura Health.
    Candidates must be tobacco-free as of Jan. 1, 2015 to work at Centura Health. Those who do not pass may re-apply for positions 90 days after their initial results are received and will again be tested as part of the post-offer/pre-employment process. Visit the Tobacco Free Co website for more information on resources to help you quit.
    This change to our existing policies does not apply to current associates. In 2012, we became smoke and tobacco free at all our entities and facilities, so use of tobacco/nicotine products on Centura Health premises are already prohibited.
    Employed associates on or before Dec. 31, 2014 will not be affected. For associates employed or residing in the state of New Mexico, the law prohibits Centura Health from enforcing this type of policy. Other states that prohibit denial of employment to tobacco users include NY, ND, NJ, OK, WI, and KY. Also, our new policy does not apply to our vendors and contracted agency staff. These employees are actually employed by outside agencies with which Centura Health has contracts with to provide additional services and staff. The policy does not apply to employees of other organizations who have service contracts with Centura Health. However, these personnel are subject to our smoke/tobacco-free entity and facility practices.
    Current associates who leave Centura Health and reapply for employment in the future will be required to meet the tobacco-free standards required of all other job applicants - regardless of the length of break in service.
    If a job applicant has a verifiable prescription for nicotine patch/gum, they will need to show to proof of their prescription to move forward with the employment opportunity at Centura Health. Acceptable prescription documentation will be pharmacy records, pictures of prescription bottle label, medical records which document nicotine prescription, and the date must be verified as having been prescribed PRIOR to the test.
    Yes, a positive test for tobacco will eliminate a potential job candidate from consideration and these candidates will be able to reapply for a job at Centura Health after 90 days. If you want quit using tobacco, resources are available to support you.
    No. We will not monitor new associates to make sure they remain non-smokers. We encourage associates to actively manage their health and wellness and provide resources to support their success. Associates who elect to participate in Centura Health’s annual Code You Wellness Incentive Program will be rewarded with incentive dollars for testing negative on their cotinine test.
  • FAQs about our tobacco-free hiring policy effective Jan. 1, 2015 (internal Centura Health associates applying for transfer).

    This change to our existing policies does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. We value and respect our current employees who do use tobacco and recognize that tobacco is not illegal. In 2012, Centura Health became smoke and tobacco free at all our entities and facilities, so use of tobacco/nicotine products on Centura Health premises is already prohibited. The decision to not hire tobacco users takes this to the next level and aligns with precedents set by other leading health care systems.

    As part of our Mission to nurture the health of the people in our communities, we are committed to creating and maintaining a healthy workplace. We encourage associates to actively manage their health by offering resources through CaféWell, the Centura Health Quitline, the Profile Employee Assistance Program, and the classes and wellness coaching available at Centura Health entities.

  • Centura Health associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014 will not be affected by the new hiring policy today or in the future. They will not be tested for tobacco use even if they transfer between entities within the Centura Health network.
    Current associates who leave Centura Health and reapply for employment in the future will be required to meet the tobacco-free standards required of all other job applicants – regardless of the length of break in service.
    Yes, the Wellness incentive is a separate test done via lab withdrawal. Results from employment testing are not used for the Wellness incentive.
    No. We will not monitor new associates to make sure they remain non-smokers. We encourage our associates to actively manage their health and wellness and provide resources to help them be successful through CaféWell, the Centura Health Quitline, the Profile Employee Assistance Program, and the classes and wellness coaching available at Centura Health entities. Associates who elect to participate in Centura Health’s annual Code You Wellness Incentive Program will be rewarded with incentive dollars for testing negative on their cotinine test.