Q. How do I apply for a position at Tanner?
A. Applications for positions with Tanner must be completed online at our Web site, www.tanner.org. On the home page, click “Tanner Jobs” to reach the employment section. Click “Apply Now” to see the available jobs at Tanner Health System.
Q. Can you define the various job categories?
A. The job categories have been established to allow applicants to narrow their search of available positions.
Administrative/Clerical positions are often those that involve a great deal of work with the general public and also include clerical duties such as typing, filing, answering telephones and coordinating schedules. Examples include: receptionist, administrative assistant, customer service representative, registration, etc.
Allied Health positions usually require specialized training and often licensure or registration. These positions are clinical in nature. Examples include: radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, medical lab technologist and pharmacist.
Clinical Support positions are often “technician” positions that work in support of other clinical functions. Some are more clerical in nature and most will involve direct patient care and/or interaction. Examples include: unit secretary and patient transport.
Management Clinical positions are usually positions that require specialized clinical licensure (e.g. registered nurse) but also include a leadership role.
Management/Non-Clinical positions are jobs that require strong leadership skills and in most cases will require direct experience and higher education. An example of these positions is: department manager.
Nursing positions require a current state nursing licensure.
Professional – Clinical positions are highly specialized positions that will usually require post-secondary education and/or direct experience. People in these positions usually work in (or closely with) the patient care areas and will usually require background in those areas.
Professional – Non-Clinical positions are usually in departments that are not directly involved in patient care. They will usually require post-secondary education or substantial experience in the given field.
Service positions are in areas that do not require direct patient care but will often involve direct patient contact. These positions will usually require a high school diploma or equivalent and some will require additional technical training. Examples include: food production tech, housekeeping, and engineering.
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Q. I applied for a position several weeks ago and noticed that the job is still posted. Do I need to reapply?
A. Some positions will remain in view while interviews are being conducted or as decisions are being made. Our application system only allows applicants to apply one time for each available position. Sometimes there are several positions available with the same title; we always encourage applicants to apply for each and every position of interest for which they qualify.
Q. If I created a profile and filled out an application, do I have to fill out all of my information again for other positions for which I apply?
A. No. Once you’ve created a profile you can simply copy that information into your next application. When you select a position to apply for, simply log in and when prompted select the “Copy” button under the Applicant Prefill section. However, please pay close attention to the hours required for each position to make sure you’ve indicated whether you can work those hours (e.g., FT, PT, Days, Evenings, Weekends, etc.). Also, if any other information has changed, you will need to update that as well.
Q. How long do you keep applications on file?
A. Recruiters may retrieve applications for at least one year. However, because an applicant’s interest level, qualifications and availability are subject to change, we require applicants to apply for every position of interest for which they qualify. Tanner Health System is a dynamic organization; new opportunities are available on a frequent basis, so we encourage job seekers to keep a diligent watch on our postings.
Q. The position I applied for requires a typing test or other computerized test. What should I do?
A. If you are selected for an interview, the recruiter will call you to schedule the required test, which can take from approximately 10 minutes to one hour or longer.
Q. How many hours a week do I need to work to receive benefits?
A. You must be employed in a full-time position to be eligible for insurance benefits such as health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance—as well as paid time off, extended illness and tuition reimbursement benefits. Tanner has a variety of work schedules for full-time positions, which range from 30 hours to to 40 hours per week. All team members, including part-time and PRN (as needed), are eligible for the 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans, employee assistance program, service awards, employee activities and a variety of discount programs. Part-time and PRN team members are also eligible for holiday premium pay and a paid time off compensation benefit.
Q. How long do I have to wait until I receive benefits?
A. The waiting period varies based on the benefit. The waiting period for most benefits—including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability insurance, life insurance, legal services and the 401(k) plan—is 30 days. Paid time off and extended illness benefits begin accruing right away but are generally not available for use until after 90 days of employment. The waiting period for the tuition reimbursement program is six months. There is no waiting period for the 403(b) plan, employee assistance program and discount programs.
Q. How can I check on the status of my application?
A. While we are sure you are anxious to get started with Tanner Health System, please understand that the application process may take some time. You may check the status of your application by clicking on “View Available Positions Now,” then clicking “Log In Now” followed by “Application History.” If your application has been declined, please know that we often have a large volume of highly qualified candidates for many positions. Use the opportunity to re-examine your application for misstatements, errors, misspellings, undocumented employment gaps or other items that might affect you negatively. We recommend that you have someone you trust view your application to point out items that could have an adverse effect on your employment opportunities. Having diligently fine-tuned your application, please continue to submit your application for other available positions.
Q. May I attach or paste my resume when applying online?
A. Yes. Our online application allows you to paste both a cover letter and resume from an off-site location. Do not worry if the content appears unformatted; it should submit normally. However, please complete all required fields of the application, too.
Q. Is it necessary to complete all the fields within the online application?
A. No. Required fields are indicated with a red asterisk.
Q. If I have applied for one specific job, do I have to re-apply for another?
A. Yes. You must apply for each position you are interested in, even if it has the same title.
Q. How long will it take for me to be contacted after I’ve applied?
A. Tanner Health System Human Resources receives a large number of applications each day. While we greatly appreciate your interest in employment, we are unable to personally contact each applicant. If you are selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you via phone or e-mail—typically within 10 business days.
Q. If selected for an interview, how will I be contacted?
A. We will contact you by phone or e-mail—whichever you listed as your preference.
Q. Why wasn’t I selected for an interview?
A. Although your interest in employment is appreciated, we can only select the most qualified, best-fit applicants for each position. If you are not selected for one position, please apply for other jobs for which you are qualified.
Q. I received an e-mail that states: “We have decided to pursue other candidates.” What does this mean?
A. The position is still open and you have not been selected for the position. We are still reviewing other candidates.
Q. Do I need an active e-mail address to apply for a position?
A. Yes. If you do not have one already, you can sign up for a free e-mail account at Google, Hotmail or Yahoo.
Q. Can I apply for more than one position?
A. Absolutely! After reviewing the job qualifications, please apply for the jobs for which you are most qualified.
Q. What do I do if I forgot my user name and/or password?
A. Under the “Log In Now” section, click on “Forgot User Name or Password?” You will have to answer your previously set security question. Then you can elect to have the information e-mailed to you or displayed on screen.
Q. My information (address, phone number, etc.) has changed. How do I change it in my application?
A. You can change this information at any time you apply for a new position by copying your application and changing the desired information. Once an application is submitted, you cannot make changes for that application.
Q. I’m trying to enter my phone number and/or Social Security number in the space provided, but the system is not accepting it. What should I do?
A. Please be sure to include dashes when entering your phone number or Social Security number (e.g., 000-000-0000 or 000-00-0000).