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Frequently Asked Questions


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply for a position at Tanner?

A. Applications for positions with Tanner must be completed online. Find a position and apply online now.

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. If your application has been declined, please know that we often have a large volume of highly qualified candidates for many positions.

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. 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
  • Allied Health
  • Clinical Support
  • Information Technology - Epic Project
  • Management Clinical
  • Management/Non-Clinical
  • Nursing
  • Professional – Clinical
  • Professional – Non-Clinical
  • Service

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. 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) retirement plan, employee assistance program, service awards, employee activities and a variety of discount programs.

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 and legal services — 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 401(k) plan, employee assistance program and discount programs.

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. 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).

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?

A: Send an email to careers@tanner.org.

Interviewing at Tanner

Preparing for an interview

One-on-one interviews require a great deal of preparation. After you’ve submitted your application and have been called to set a date and time for an interview, the real planning begins.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a great interview:

  • Dress for success – Be clean and well-groomed. Dress appropriately for the position. Items to consider would be a solid-colored suit, matching shirt, conservative shoes and minimal jewelry. If you do not have a suit, wear something clean and conservative. Items to avoid include flip-flops, shorts, tank-tops, hats, etc.
  • Research the organization and the job position – Do an online search of the company and learn as much as you can about it.
  • Interview questions – Prepare for commonly asked questions. Practice describing yourself, your work performance and skills.
  • During the interview – Arrive at least 10 minutes early. Make eye contact, smile and shake hands firmly with each person you meet.
  • Closing the interview – Restate your interest in the position, thank the interviewer and shake hands when leaving.
  • Post interview – Follow up with the interviewer by sending a thank-you letter within a day or two of the interview.

Do’s and don’ts of interviewing


  • Do come prepared.
  • Do dress appropriately.
  • Do bring any items needed, such as a license, diploma and list of references.
  • Do shake hands and be friendly with everyone you meet.
  • Do remain calm.
  • Do state your interest in the position.
  • Do thank the interviewer for his/her time.


  • Don’t be late.
  • Don’t chew gum.
  • Don’t wear excessive cologne or perfume.
  • Don’t exaggerate or falsify prior employment or educational experience.
  • Don’t criticize past or present employers.
  • Don’t stray off the point.
  • Don’t interrupt the interviewer.


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