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Applying to an Open Position at Duke Health

How do I know my application for a career at Duke Health was submitted successfully?

You will receive an automated email thanking you for your application. You can also login any time to view your profile and review your previous applications and their status.

I would like to upload a cover letter and address it to the hiring manager, how can I find their information?

For a variety of reasons, including privacy protection, we are not able to provide hiring manager information. We encourage you to address your cover letter to “Dear Hiring Manager."

How will I be contacted if I’m considered for a position?

A member of our talent acquisition team will contact you by phone or email with more details about the position.

General Career Questions

Does Duke Health conduct background checks?

Duke Health works with a third party to conduct background checks for all candidates upon acceptance of a job offer. Criminal conviction information is requested and reviewed, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

What other types of screening are required?

As a condition for employment, positions for both transfers and newly hired team members at Duke Health will require that applicants undergo a drug screen and placement health review as determined by the requirements of the position.

Who conducts background checks and drug screening for Duke Health?

Duke Health works with a third-party, HireRight, to conduct background checks.

Does my criminal history disqualify me from employment?

No. Criminal history does not automatically disqualify you from further consideration. Each candidate is evaluated individually based on a number of regulatory factors.

Does Duke employ non-U.S. Citizens?

Yes, we employ individuals from abroad, provided they meet our employment requirements and Federal regulations concerning working in the U.S. We encourage you to review these links to determine employment status eligibility for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

The position I want to apply for is no longer listed on the careers website. Can I still apply?

If the position is no longer on the website, the hiring department is no longer accepting applications. We encourage you to join our talent community to receive updates on jobs that interest you.

What is the Duke Health Talent Network and why should I join?

The Duke Health Talent Network is a great way to stay connected. By joining, you get the benefit of learning more about us and the career opportunities and events that match your interests.

Are salary ranges available for your positions?

If your skills and experience are a good match for the position you have applied for, the recruiter will share salary information during the selection process.

Does Duke offer relocation assistance for any of its healthcare positions?

Yes, there is an option available to new team members hired into full-time nursing and case management positions (30-40 hours/week).

Relocation Grant Amounts:

  • A. $2,500 (inside NC, move at least 75 miles; experienced RNs or case managers only)
  • B. $1,500 (outside of NC; new grads)
  • C. $5,000 (outside of NC; experienced RNs or case managers)

View our Relocation Grant Guidelines.

Are remote career opportunities available at Duke Health?

Yes, Duke Health offers remote and hybrid options for certain roles across our system. Presently, we can consider exempt applicants from the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

We encourage you to check back often, as we continue to expand the states candidates may work in remotely. View openings for remote and hybrid work roles.

Do you send job offers via social media platforms, such as Facebook messenger?

No, this is unfortunately a scam. If you are interested in a career with Duke Health, please apply for positions via Careers.DukeHealth.org. Duke Health does not utilize messenger apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook messenger for hiring, nor will we ever request payments from candidates during the hiring process.

I think I might have been contacted by someone attempting a job scam, what should I do next?

If you think you were targeted by someone posing fraudulently as a Duke Health recruiter, we encourage you to report suspicious activity or unauthorized access to your personal account to the platform directly. If you see or lose money to a job scam, report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

If you have any questions about the validity of your job offer, you can reach out to DUHSTalentStrategies@dm.duke.edu.

Career Search Tips

How do I find a career opening for a specific facility?

The easiest way to find openings at a specific Duke Health location is to enter the name of the facility in the keyword section on the search bar.

I found a career listing on a job board, but when I search on the website I get a message that indicates the position is no longer available. How do I find the position?

Our careers site updates our listings several times daily, whereas an external job board updates a listing less frequently. For this reason, you could see one of our careers on a job board that is no longer accepting applications. If you get this message, we encourage you to use the search to type in a similar keyword to explore similar active career openings.

How do I find information about student nursing programs?

Currently enrolled nursing students are able to take advantage of a variety of clinical experience and recruitment opportunities at Duke Health. Nursing students are able to grow their skills and experiences by participating in our 10-week, paid Professional Nursing Assistant (PNA) program. Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital participate in this program, bringing together students and preceptors in a unique, one-on-one clinical partnership. To apply for this program, submit your application via the PNA job requisition prior to the annual deadline and obtain North Carolina NAI or NAII registry by the annual May deadline. Questions can be directed to NR_PNA_Program@dm.duke.edu.

General Duke Health Questions

How many locations does Duke Health have?

Duke Health has three major hospitals in Durham, NC, and Raleigh, NC. There are dozens of other Duke Health facilities and clinics across the state in cities in and around the Triangle area.

I heard mention that Duke Health is located in the Triangle. Where is that exactly?

The tri-city region encompassing Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is known as the Triangle. This area of North Carolina is consistently ranked nationally as one of the best places to live.

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