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Job FAQs

Q: I recently submitted an application online. Why haven’t I been contacted yet?
A: Since the Human Resources Department receives many applications each day, it may take some time to screen and review your application, as there are many steps in the processing of your application. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, we cannot notify all applicants as to the status of their applications. Once we receive your online application, we review your qualifications and work experience. If we have an available position that matches your qualifications, we will contact you within 2 – 3 weeks to schedule an interview. If we do not have an available position that matches your qualifications at this time, we will maintain your information on file for the next 3 months should any vacancies arise that you may be qualified for.

Q: I’m interested in applying for more than one position. Do I need to complete an application for each position or different shift?
A: Yes.

Q: I’m not very good with computers. Can I email or fax my resume instead? 
A: No. To be officially considered for a position, an online application must be submitted.

Q: I want to attach my resume to my online application. What format does my resume need to be in?
A: The resume needs to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

Q: My resume is in another format other than Microsoft Word and is not compatible. How do I attach my resume?
A: Please copy and paste your resume into the cover letter section of the online application.

Q: Will I be notified if I’m not offered a position?
A: Due to the high volume of applications received, you may not be notified regarding the status of your application. However, if you are interviewed for a position and are not extended an offer of employment, you will be notified by telephone, email, or regular mail.

Q: What does “per diem” mean?
A: Per diem positions are positions for which we are unable to guarantee hours. We utilize per diem staff to assist units and departments in covering for vacations, illnesses, and leaves of absence, and to accommodate limited schedules where appropriate.

Q: What benefits are offered by Sacred Heart HealthCare System?
A: Learn more about the benefits offered to full-time, part-time, and per diem employees.

Q: How many hours do you need to be employed to receive health insurance and other benefits?
A: To be eligible for benefits, employees must be employed in a part-time budgeted position and work a regular schedule of 16 or more hours per week. A payroll contribution is required. Learn more about Sacred Heart HealthCare Systems benefits.

Q: Is there anyone I can meet with to discuss the position I applied for?
A: Once your application is reviewed and if there is interest in your application, you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

Q: How frequently are job postings updated?
A: The job postings are updated every Friday afternoon.

Q: Can I check the status of my application online?
A: No. Our applicant tracking system does not provide this option.

Q: How long are applications kept on file?
A: Applications are held in our active file for 3 months.

Q: What is the age requirement for employment at Sacred Heart HealthCare System?
A: We hire employees who are at least 18 years old.

Q: What types of training/educational requirements are necessary for most positions?
A: A high school diploma or an equivalent is required for positions requiring certification or advanced training as appropriate. Training/educational requirements for each position are listed in each position posting.

Q: What does Sacred Heart HealthCare System offer in the form of assistance for continuing education?
A: Sacred Heart HealthCare System strongly supports and encourages professional growth through continued education. An employee may increase his or her work-related knowledge in several ways: employees may receive tuition assistance for college-level coursework, on-site in-service education programs, and/or off-site seminars.

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