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at Duke Health

George Herring MR Technologist With Duke since 2012

Welcome to Duke Health

We look forward to you joining Duke Health, where we work together to bring extraordinary care to the community and patients we serve. In preparation for your career with us, please review these guides to prepare for your new role.

Though each team member’s tasks may differ slightly, some standard tasks include:

When you have an offer:

  • Check your email for a message from HireRight, our third-party vendor. Follow the link to complete your background check with HireRight. During this process, you will also be able to submit your licensure and education documents (if applicable).
  • You will be contacted by a recruiting coordinator to schedule an appointment with Duke’s Employee Occupational Health & Wellness team to complete tasks that include providing proof of immunity to several communicable diseases and completing a drug screen.
  • Provide proof of or receive the influenza vaccine or a Duke approved medical or religious exemption. The COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a requirement for team members, but Duke Health strongly recommends getting up-to-date vaccinations against COVID-19, especially for those with conditions that place them at higher risk.
  • Once you have cleared the background check and completed the Employee Health appointment, you will receive an email that your onboarding has been initiated. You will be expected to complete important documents, including your direct deposit information and you will begin your I-9 form.
  • You will receive additional email communication from the HR team at your assigned Duke Health location and/or manager on location-specific documents and new hire paperwork.

Suggested Tasks

Tour Duke Health facilities

Ahead of your arrival, take time to familiarize yourself with Duke Health by visiting the facilities in our virtual tour.

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Day 1 at Duke Health orientation

After the hiring process is completed, you will participate in an orientation program called Day 1 at Duke Health. This interactive virtual experience is designed to immerse you in all things Duke Health — the mission, vision and values, history, key facts, benefits, and networking opportunities with other new Duke Health colleagues. Prior to this afternoon orientation, you will receive a link to access the experience which must be viewed on a computer, not a mobile device.

Orientation learning modules

In addition to the Day 1 at Duke Health orientation, within the first two weeks of your time with us, plan to complete the Duke Health orientation modules via the Learning Management System. This coursework will be automatically assigned to you and will take between 80 and 90 minutes to complete. Please prioritize the benefits module as you must select your benefits within 30 days of employment.

Clinical Education will contact all nursing and nursing support team members for nursing orientation that will occur the remainder of the first week. Additional modules will be assigned based on job duties, including any certifications and trainings.

Meet with your manager

Conversations you might consider:

  • Duke parking pass guidance if you are onsite at the Duke University Hospital campus
  • Ensure all technology needs are requested
  • Set expectations for your first week
  • Review job descriptions and expectations
  • Discuss dress code/uniform expectation

Set Yourself up for Success

  • Set up your voicemail and email. Questions about passwords and access can be directed to Duke Health Technology Solutions:

    • LiveChat: Start Chat Now
    • Phone Number: 919-684-2200
    • Submit a Help Ticket
    • Please note: This service operates 24 hours Monday-Thursday, 12 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, and Sundays 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Visit Duke@Work to view and update your personal information at Duke. Through this website, you can access clocking, benefits, pay, and PTO balance information.
  • Review our payroll schedule. Explore optional enrollment in the Earned Wage Access service, which provides most Duke Health team members early access to their earned wages outside of their regularly scheduled paycheck.
  • Meet your co-workers and peers
  • Complete the 30-day coaching conversation with your leader

Enroll in your health benefits

Within 30 days of your start date, enroll yourself and any eligible dependents in the Duke Health benefits program that is right for you if you are eligible. Once you have settled into your first week, begin reviewing plan information and enroll in benefits on week two through Duke@Work. If you do not enroll in benefits within the first 30 days of your start date, you will have to wait until the annual enrollment period (held in the fall) to enroll.

Duke Health offers a Total Rewards Program that aims to support team members in both your career and in your life. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care plan as well as life insurance and long and short-term disability to support you.

Suggested Tasks

Form deeper connections

Seek opportunities to connect with peers and learn all you can about Duke Health, the greater Duke community, and the people who make us great.

  • Join a Duke Health Affinity Group
  • Celebrate your new role! Share your Duke Health career journey on social media using the hashtag #YouAtDukeHealth and follow us on Duke Health social media.
  • Sign up for an upcoming Conversations with Colleagues session
  • Keep up with the latest events and news by reading Duke Health Now or watching Duke Health TV
  • Join the Duke Run/Walk Club to form connections and earn prizes

Explore landmarks unique to Duke

Learn more about what makes Duke such a unique place by visiting some of our most well-known landmarks.

  • See nature on a hike or run in the Duke Forest
  • Visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • Make a reservation to tour the Duke Lemur Center
  • Tour the Nasher Museum of Art
  • Visit the iconic Duke Chapel for tour or climb the tower to get a unique view of the university campus and Durham
  • Attend an upcoming Duke performance
  • Join a Duke Campus Farm Community Work Day or Land & Listen event
  • Go Duke! Sports fans can stop by the Duke Basketball Museum
  • Headed to the coast? Stop and visit Duke’s Marine Lab

Take advantage of PERQs discounts

Whether you are new to the area or you have been in the Triangle for some time, Duke Health has an extensive list of businesses that provide team members PERQs discounts on services and experiences.

Grow the team

Team members are the best voice for the benefits of a career at Duke Health. We are always looking for top talent like YOU to join the team. Refer qualified talent to an open role for the opportunity to earn monetary bonuses and prizes.

More about Duke Health

  • What we stand for

    Our values define the work we do. Team members here share in these values, creating a community that is connected in purpose and committed to excellence.

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  • Benefits you’ll love

    We want to support you both in and out of the office. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits and unique perks that cater to you and your family.

    Explore our benefits

  • Find community

    Here, you can be part of something bigger and join a team where you and your story really matter.

    Find your place here

  • FAQs

    We’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions we get about careers at Duke Health.

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