Frequently Asked Questions | NYC Health + Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some common questions about applying for jobs with the NYC Health + Hospitals

Applying for Jobs at NYC Health + Hospitals

How do I search for current job openings?

You can find all our current job opportunities at all NYC Health + Hospitals facilities on our Careers website. External applicants should enter the site using the EXTERNAL APPLICANTS button. If you are a current NYC Health + Hospitals employee, you should enter the site using the EMPLOYEES button or by logging into ESS and clicking Careers. .

Can I mail in or submit my resume for consideration for an available position?

No. Because each facility manages its own job recruitment and hiring processes, we recommend that you search and apply for jobs using our Careers website.

If you are interested in a position that requires a civil service examination, please visit the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) website to view NYC Health + Hospitals exams that are currently accepting applications or are upcoming.

Will I receive further information regarding my application?

When you submit your application online, we will send you an email confirming that we have received your application. Because we receive many applications for job openings, we reply further only to those applicants who are being considered for positions.

Will I be subject to a background investigation?

Yes, all of our employees, regardless of title, are fingerprinted and investigated. We do so to fulfill NYC Health + Hospitals terms and conditions for verifying your credentials with regard to work-related requirements and education.

Either NYC Health + Hospitals or the NYC Department of Investigation will conduct your background investigation, depending on your title, role and responsibilities. All information will be kept confidential. We also confirm all new employees’ eligibility to work in the United States through eVerify.

How do I accept a job offer that has been extended to me?

Congratulations! To accept your job offer, please review the How to Complete My Job Offer PDF and perform the required steps. You’ll also find a link to this document in your job offer email.

I’m interested in a civic service job. How do I apply?

New York City’s civil service process is guided by the New York State Civil Service Law. Find out more on the Civil Service Exam Process and FAQ page.

Is there an orientation for new employees?

Yes. Our orientation programs have two parts (core and clinical), with mandatory components for all employees depending on their specific roles. New employees may also participate in Corporate New Employee Orientation.

Nurses participate in education related to their area of practice and their clinical orientation is competency based. The length of orientation is based on the nurse’s ability to progress through the required education and skills validations.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

Where are your facilities located?

NYC Health + Hospitals includes 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community-based clinics. These facilities are within seven geographically based networks throughout the New York City metropolitan area. View our locations.

What services does NYC Health + Hospitals offer?

We provide services to all New Yorkers, without exception. Services cross the continuum of care, and we care for all ages, from infants to our most distinguished seniors. Our service settings include:

Emergency and Trauma:

  • Child Health emergency services
  • Emergency Services
  • Level 1 Burn Center
  • Snake Bite Center
  • Telephone triage services
  • Trauma Centers

Women’s Health and Pediatrics:

  • Women’s health including fetal evaluation units, genetic counseling, family planning, mother and baby, labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum (LDRP) rooms
  • Neonatal ICUs
  • Pediatrics including child advocacy centers


  • Ambulatory and inpatient services
  • Adult Medicine Center including step down, telemetry units, coronary care, medical ICUs, hemodialysis, medical subspecialty clinics, oncology
  • Diabetic Centers of Excellence
  • Heart Center
  • Hyperbaric Centers
  • Regional designations
  • Stroke Centers of Excellence


  • Microsurgery Center
  • Surgical and surgical specialties including ambulatory surgery and bariatric surgery

Community Health:

  • Behavioral health for adults and pediatrics, psychiatric inpatient, forensics, substance abuse
  • Community Health Promotion Partnership including breast health, colorectal health, smoking cessation, adult and pediatrics immunization, asthma initiative, hepatitis c initiative

Working at Our Hospitals: Benefits

What employee benefits do you offer?

For information about employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and more, visit Benefits.

Am I eligible for the New York City Pension plan?

As an NYC Health + Hospitals employee, you are entitled to join the NYC Employees’ Retirement System. Through this system, you can earn a New York City pension. For more information, visit the New York City Employees’ Retirement System.

Do you offer flex time?

The alternate work schedule is available at our facilities based upon your position, duties and the needs of the facility. At some facilities, we use it mainly in the critical care areas. You can learn more about our flex time schedule in your interview with the hospital representative.

Do you support continuing education, professional growth and career development?

Based on its specific needs, each facility has developed internship, externship, nurse residency and preceptor programs. When you apply for a job at one of our facilities, you can discuss the specific programs available with the recruiter or hospital representative.

In addition, some Training and Development Departments offer programs on self-improvement and skill-related topics including:

  • Business writing
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Customer relations
  • Time management

The Clinical Information Systems Department provides education on information technology and practice. Learn more about all our professional development programs, including Simulation Center training for healthcare professionals and Breakthrough training for all employees.

Is your highest level of education from a school outside of the United States?

If your highest level of education was obtained outside of the United States, you must obtain a foreign education evaluation from one of the approved service providers listed below:

Apply for a Job at Our Hospitals

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