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Hiring Process

Seven-Step Process

Children’s National Hospital is excited about your interest in our organization! You may begin the job application process by viewing our careers. Children’s National considers all applicants and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factor. Disabled individuals who need assistance or accommodation to apply for a position with Children’s National can email us at:

Step One: Create a Profile

First, search for jobs that you find of interest. Then, click “apply for this job online,” and you'll be prompted to create an online profile, including your resume. 

Step Two: Selection Process

Your profile will be reviewed by a member of our recruitment team. If there is a match between your credentials and an open position, a recruiter will contact you by telephone or email. If you are not selected for a telephone screen or an in-person interview, your resume will remain in our online database for future reference. You may view the status of jobs for which you applied and update your resume in our applicant tracking system at any time by logging into your online profile with your user name and password. If you need help with your password, there are prompts on the log-in page to guide you. 

Step Three: The Interview

If you are selected for a telephone screen or an in-person interview, you may be asked to complete an online employment application, and a username and password will be emailed to you. Telephone screen interviews are a good way to discuss your qualifications and any other details that might be helpful for our staffing office to note. If there is a close match between your skills and the position, the next step may be to schedule you for an in-person interview. If you are selected, you will be instructed on whether to go directly to the hiring manager’s location or come to a Talent Acquisition Department location for an interview. 

Step Four: Background Check

Following the interview(s), if you are selected for an offer, you will be contacted for your references and background check (to include employment and education verification, criminal record, etc.). 

Step Five: The Offer

Offers are made verbally and sent via email. In the weeks before your start date, you’ll come to one of our Talent Acquisition Department locations to complete pre-employment paperwork and show proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will also need to schedule an appointment with Employee Health Services for a pre-employment assessment. The District of Columbia Municipal Regulation Title 22 requires employees to have a physical health screen, a 2 step PPD unless otherwise determined, and proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chickenpox) prior to employment. In addition Children's requires evidence of up-to-date immunizations or proof of immunity for vaccine-preventable diseases including Hepatitis B, and T-dap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis). A QuantiFERON TB test or T-spot done within the previous twelve months are accepted as options to a 2 step PPD. All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the pre-employment background check and drug screening. Employee Health Services clearance must be granted before you will be able to start work. 

Step Six: Onboarding

About five days after you have accepted your new position with Children’s National, you should receive a “Welcome” email from Children’s National Talent Acquisition Team. It explains how to log into the website to complete your first set of new hire forms. Please log in and complete Tour 1 (Your New Role) within 48 hours of receiving this email. After you have completed Tour 1 (Your New Role), visit Children’s National Talent Acquisition Department to complete additional paperwork that cannot be done online. This visit must be completed within three business days of completing Tour 1 (Your New Role). You must bring all licenses and certifications that are required for your position. You will also need to bring documents proving your identity and eligibility to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please see the Onboarding Steps attachment that was emailed to you with your Children’s National Offer Letter. If you cannot visit the Children’s National Talent Acquisition Department within three days, please contact us immediately. Before your first day, log back into the Children’s National website and complete Tour 2 (Before Your First Day)! For your convenience, you may complete this while you are at Children’s National in the Talent Acquisition Department. 

Step Seven: Orientation

After the background check and pre-employment assessment are completed and cleared, you will be scheduled to attend Children’s National Power of One (new hire orientation), which takes place on your first day of employment. Depending on your role, you may participate in additional training and orientations.