• What To Expect

  • What can I expect during the hiring process?

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PREVIOUS APPLICANTS: Centura Health implemented a new online hiring system on May 12, 2014. If you applied for a position previously, your applicant profile is no longer available online and you’ll need to upload your resume and create a new profile in the current system. Thank you for your understanding.

    Application review

    • Centura Health recruiters carefully review every application received. After submitting your application, you will get a verification email confirming that we received your information. We evaluate each candidate’s educational background and work experience based on specific requirements for the position.
    • Candidates who qualify will be invited to participate in a preliminary phone screen interview by a recruiter.
    • If your qualifications do not meet position requirements, you will receive notification that you will not move forward in the hiring process for that specific opportunity.  However, you may match and/or be considered for future opportunities. 
    • To receive email alerts about positions as they become available, please join our online talent community.

    Our new online application system is designed to keep you informed throughout the hiring process. If you are wondering about the status of a position, please login to your account (careers.centura.org) to view the jobs you have applied for and check application status. If the position has been filled or cancelled, you will see those status updates as well when reviewing the jobs you have applied to in your candidate profile account. Need to speak with someone? Call our recruiting office at 1-800-390-4166

    Phone interview

    If selected for a phone interview, you will be contacted by a recruiter or hiring manager to discuss the position requirements, as well as your education and employment background. Following the phone interview, you may be selected for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. 

    In-person interview

    If selected for an in-person interview, you will meet with the hiring manager and learn more about the position. At Centura Health, we use behavioral-based interviewing techniques to understand how you handled/performed in past employment-related situations. Behavioral based interviews generally ask for you to provide examples about your experience with regards to goal-setting, creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, prioritizing, accomplishments, managing stress and other relevant subjects so it helps to think of examples prior to your interview. A variety of resources about interviewing and specifically behavioral interviews can be found online (keyword search: “behavioral interviews” or “ job interview tips”).

    Completing our nurse assessment questionnaire as part of your application

    If you are an RN candidate, you will likely be asked to complete a 30-40 minute online assessment as part of the application process. Why do we do this? Assessment tools are used by many of today’s forward-thinking organizations to help identify the potential for a successful, longer-term employer/employee partnership. The science behind these questionnaires helps companies better understand the compatibility and alignment between applicants and organizations, as well as provide more information to be discussed during the interview. Once you complete the assessment, the results will be emailed to Centura Health and remain part of your applicant record (counting toward additional application submissions) over a six-month period. There is no “pass or fail grade” and you are welcome to retake the assessment after six months. 

    Reference checks

    You will need to provide five references when being considered for a position with Centura Health. We ask for five contacts to ensure we get at least three references that respond. Please prepare your reference list (ensuring accurate email addresses) in advance as our application for employment will include a section for you to offer reference contact information. These could include supervisors, professional co-workers, charity volunteer coordinators/participants, teachers/professors, coaches, team members and any others who can attest to your experience, skills and character. You’ll want to let your contacts know to expect an email from our reference checking vendor-partner requesting their input.  

    Receiving a job offer

    If chosen for an opportunity, Centura Health will extend a contingent employment offer to you. Information about your compensation and benefits will also be shared at this time. For general information about our compensation practices and benefits, please see the information available on our website (LINK). All associates extended an offer of employment will be required to undergo a background check, pre-employment physical screening, and pre-employment drug screen urinalysis. Background information must be submitted online (using an email link sent by your recruiter) and access to a computer is required to begin the background check process. For more information on pre-employment requirements, please see the Pre-employment requirements section below. 

    Pre-employment requirements

    Centura Health is dedicated to activities and services that promote health and wellness. Therefore, all associates must abide by applicable drug-related laws and must perform their responsibilities unencumbered by the improper possession, distribution, or use of drugs, narcotics, controlled substances or alcohol. In all of the Centura Health entities, it is our policy and practice that all new associates undergo a pre-employment drug screen urinalysis.

    In addition, all people given an employment offer will be required to undergo a background check and pre-employment physical to determine if they meet the physical requirements of the position. In most cases the physical will require bending, lifting, stretching, etc. If the candidate cannot meet physical requirements, accommodations may be made in certain situations if the position permits. All Centura Health entities are now smoke-free and smoking is not permitted on campus grounds.