Employment Application Process
To apply for one of our open positions, which are all listed online, you must submit an application online. You will receive acknowledgement via e-mail or U.S. mail that we have received your application/resume.
Once your application/resume is received, it will be reviewed for consideration for employment. If your qualifications, background and availability indicate a match to the position for which you have applied, you will be contacted by one of our human resources staff for more information.
If you are not selected for further consideration, we will notify you through the e-mail address that you provide in the online application form. If we are unable to contact you via e-mail, a letter will be sent to your mailing address.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will receive an interview. If you are not contacted for an interview, please feel free to apply for other job opportunities that fit your qualifications, background and availability. Once your information is in our database, you can access it at any time and select other positions of interest, without having to resubmit an entire application/ resume.
Application and Resume
A resume details your work experience and qualifications. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Tailor your message. Save your application and keep electronic copies of your resume. The beauty of our website and word processing programs is that you can adjust your application and resume to the specific job you're applying for.
Make a good impression. This will probably be your first point of contact with your potential employer. Don't submit a resume or application that has misspellings, poor grammar or looks sloppy and unprofessional. Use proofreading software, and have someone look over your resume and application to check for errors.
Interview skills: Making a good impression
If selected for an on-site interview, here are a few things to consider:
- Pay attention to your appearance. Formal business attire is appropriate. Be sure to minimize jewelry, make-up and perfume.
- Be on time. Allow for a few minutes extra travel time in the event you get stuck in traffic or have trouble finding the right department.
- Keep it positive. You don't gain anything from speaking negatively about people or companies you've worked for. In fact, it could even reflect poorly on you. Maintain an upbeat attitude -- even if you've experienced difficult work environments in the past.
- Anticipate. Think through some possible questions that an employer might ask you. Be prepared to share examples that demonstrate critical skills and relevant experiences for the position you are interviewing for.
- Research and ask questions. Become familiar with our company and the department you are interviewing with. You will also be given the opportunity to ask a variety of questions.
Provide references. Identify some people who can vouch for your character and your work abilities. Preferably, work or education-related references; please do not list friends or relatives.
CentraCare Health System Employee Expectation Statement
CentraCare Health System values integrity, collaboration, compassion and stewardship in a patient-centered environment. We are looking for dedicated, skilled professionals who are passionate about making CentraCare the leader in Minnesota for quality, safety, service and value. We offer an outstanding work environment to employees who provide exceptional quality care with compassion.
Our approach represents the St. Cloud Hospital organization. Therefore, we recognize that we dress for the people we serve and not our personal preferences. Good personal hygiene is expected. A minimal amount of jewelry can be worn. Nose, eyebrow and tongue rings, ear lobe stretchers etc. are not acceptable. Excessive tattoos must not be visible while on duty. Nail enhancements such as artificial nails, nail wraps, nail tips, acrylic lengtheners, appliqués, etc. are not permitted for staff with patient contact.
St. Cloud Hospital is a tobacco-free organization with smoking prohibited in all hospital buildings, on hospital grounds, in hospital vehicles or any leased facilities of the hospital. This includes personal vehicles parked on St. Cloud Hospital ramps and on all St. Cloud Hospital grounds.
Sense of Ownership
St. Cloud Hospital employees take pride in what we do, feeling responsible for the outcomes of our efforts, and recognizing our work as a reflection of ourselves.
Commitment to Co-Workers
As St. Cloud Hospital employees, we are linked to one another by a common purpose: serving our patients and our community. Our co-workers, therefore, are our teammates and deserve our respect.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of service and meeting our customers’ needs with utmost respect and courtesy. This commitment must be reflected in our behavior.
Standards of Performance
St. Cloud Hospital’s mission is: “to improve the health and quality of life for the people of Central Minnesota in a manner that reflects the healing mission of Jesus and supports the dignity of those providing services and those being served.”
All St. Cloud Hospital employees are expected to help fulfill this mission. Toward that end, a set of performance standards has been developed for all St. Cloud Hospital employees to follow. These standards establish specific behaviors that employees are required to practice while on duty and are part of the ongoing process for feedback on performance.
We ensure optimum patient/resident care and a respectful workplace by promoting a safe, cooperative, and professional healthcare environment, with a goal to prevent or eliminate conduct that:
- Disrupts the operation of the organization.
- Affects the ability of others to do their jobs.
- Creates a “hostile work environment” for physicians or employees.
- Adversely affects or impacts the community’s confidence in the organization’s and the Medical Staff’s ability to provide quality patient/resident care.
We refrain from disruptive behavior, which includes, but is not limited to, behavior such as:
Losing one's composure/temper.
- Engaging in intimidating or abusive behavior of any sort, physical or verbal.
- Using profanity or similarly offensive language.
- Making degrading or demeaning or offensive comments regarding patients, residents, employees, physicians or the organization.
- Engaging in any retaliatory or abusive conduct with respect to any individual who has filed in the past, or may file in the future, a complaint or concern.
- Using non-constructive criticism that is addressed to its recipient in such a way as to intimidate, undermine confidence, belittle or imply stupidity or incompetence.
- Unwillingness to work cooperatively and harmoniously with other hospital personnel or members of the Medical Staff. This includes silence/non-communication as a means of retaliation, such as refusing to answer questions, calls, answer pages, walking away from someone talking to you or otherwise using silence as an avoidance tactic.
Offers of Employment
All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing our pre-placement assessment, drug/alcohol screen and a background check. You will not be able to start in your new position until you have successfully completed these steps.
If you have been made an offer of employment:
Work with your recruiter to schedule a pre-placement assessment and drug/alcohol screen.
Click here to start the background check process.