How to Apply
It is important to know that your application experience may be different depending on where you would like to work within UAB Medicine:
- If you are applying to work at UAB Hospital, UAB Hospital-Highlands, The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinics, or UAB Health System, you will create a candidate profile and submit an application through their applicant tracking system.
- If you are applying to work at UA Health Services Foundation or any of our outlying Ambulatory Clinics, you will create a candidate profile and submit an application through a different applicant tracking system.
The applicant tracking systems are independent of one another, and you will only be able to save your information, view jobs you have applied to or check the status of your application within the system you applied through.
If you need any special accommodations or if you have questions that are not answered here, we encourage you to contact a UAB Medicine HR representative at the organization to which you are applying.
If you applied to work at UAB Hospital, UAB Hospital-Highlands, The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and Clinics, or UAB Health System, sign in here and select My Jobpage to check your application statuses.
- Locate your desired submission. The page will contain draft and completed submissions.
- Check the Job Status.
- Check your Submission Status.
- Click the submission status to view application status details.
- Click View Email Messages to read any emails delivered to you regarding this submission.
Below are the most common job and submission statuses and details. For all other statuses, you are progressing through the hiring process and may be contacted if you are a top candidate.
You have successfully applied for the position and we have received your submission.
Under Review, Additional Screening, In Progress, Under Consideration
You are progressing through the hiring process and may be contacted if you are a top candidate.
Consent for Background Screening
Instructions have been sent to your email address for completing the consent for a background screening in the system.
A background screening is currently being conducted and you may be contacted for additional information.
We currently have pursued another candidate for this position. If you submitted multiple applications, you may still be under consideration for another position.
Candidate Withdrew / Not Interested
Your submission has been withdrawn from consideration for the position.
A resume is an important tool in a job search as it is often your first introduction to a hiring manager. It is used to:
- Give the hiring manager enough information to consider you for an interview.
- Supplement the information included in your online profile.
- Focus attention on your skills and experiences.
- Demonstrate your written communication skills.
When creating a resume or listing out your job history, please go back as far as possible and include all experience within the past 15 years. Be prepared to address any gaps in employment.
Developing Your Resume
Take the time to develop a resume that will best highlight your skills and experiences. Make a list of your present and past experiences, accomplishments and skills. Select from this list the information that will be pertinent for your resume and the job for which you are applying. Elaborate on your list by writing a short, concise description of each experience, accomplishment or skill. Begin each phrase with an action verb. Organize your resume in an effective format by placing the most critical information first.
Things to Include
Contact information: name, address, phone number, and email address
Summary: brief statement at the top of your resume highlighting your career objectives or qualifications
Education: school name, location, degree, graduation date, grade point average (GPA), honors
Work experience: company name, location, position title, dates (list work experience in chronological order with your most recent experience at the top), duties/accomplishments (use action verbs and list transferable skills)
Professional certifications, memberships, licenses
Skills: technical skills, computer skills, languages
Things NOT to Include
- Personal data (age, religion, personal photographs, and family status)
- Abbreviations and acronyms – unless you know the reader is familiar with them
- Misspellings – have others proofread your resume for correct spelling and grammar
Do Your Research
- Read and familiarize yourself with our UAB Medicine Core Values.
- Be familiar with general interview questions to determine how you have handled certain situations in the past. Be specific in your answers, with real-life examples. Questions typically focus on key behaviors relevant to the position you are interviewing for and may include:
- Tell me something about yourself (professionally – talk about work, school, etc.).
- Tell me about your education/work experience.
- What are your short-term/long-range career goals?
- Why are you interested in UAB Medicine?
- What is your greatest strength/weakness?
- What are the most important considerations for you in choosing a job?
- How do you feel you can contribute to our organization?
- What do you know about UAB Medicine?
- What have you learned from your mistakes?
- Be prepared to ask us questions back so that you can determine if this is the right fit for you. We want to get to know you and help you make the best career choice.
- What is the employee evaluation process?
- What on-the-job training or educational advancement opportunities are offered?
- What are the hours? How much travel is involved?
- Are there opportunities for advancement?
- What is the typical career path in this field?
- What is a typical day like in this role?
- What other employee types will I work with?
- Take a look a closer look at UAB Medicine on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
- Find out how many people – and who – you will be interviewing with.
During the Interview
- Dress appropriately for the job you are applying for. Many times this means dressing more conservatively fashion than your usual style and often a step above what you would wear on a normal work day.
- Arrive early. Parking is difficult, be sure to have a clear plan for where you are going, where you will park and how long it will take you to get there.
- Bring a few copies of your resume to share if needed.
- Stay on point when answering questions and be careful not to ramble. Make sure you listen to the question fully to allow you to answer correctly.
- Be yourself!
UAB Medicine places the highest priority on the safety of its patients, visitors and staff. To ensure the safest environment possible, we conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen on all individuals who are offered employment or appointments at one of our UAB Medicine locations.
UAB Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. UAB Medicine is active participant in E-Verify for the I-9 process.
Mandatory Screening, Vaccination, and Testing Policies
As a world-class medical center operating as part of a public education and research university, UAB Medicine is dedicated to the preservation of health and prevention of disease. UAB Medicine desires to provide a safe and healthy work environment and to promote the health and well being of its employees, visitors and patients.
Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy - FAQs
UAB Medicine does not hire tobacco users. Tobacco use means smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing of any tobacco product. All new UAB Medicine employees will be tested for nicotine use as part of their post offer, pre-employment drug screen. Those who test positive for nicotine use will not be hired.
- For those entities which ask about tobacco use on the job application, the applicants who state on the application that they use tobacco will not be eligible for a job. They are free to apply for open positions if they quit using tobacco.
- Applicants who test positive for nicotine use during their drug screen, but, state on the application that they do not use tobacco, will be considered to have falsified their application and will be treated according to the entity’s policies for falsified employment applications.
- Other than applicants who have falsified their applications, applicants who test positive for nicotine during their drug screen may reapply after 60 days.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Policy
All UAB Medicine employees are required to receive the flu vaccine each year prior to December 15. The flu vaccine will be offered as part of the health screening process for all new employees. Those hired during the flu season (October 1 - March 31) are required to receive the flu vaccine. If the individual has had the flu vaccine, documentation will be required to update our records for compliance. Failure to comply will result in an initial, unpaid suspension from work up to five (5) calendar days. Failure to obtain the vaccine during the five (5) day suspension will be considered voluntary resignation of employment, and clinical faculty will lose their privileges.
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Certain UAB Medicine employees are subject to pre-employment and annual Tuberculosis (TB) screenings.
Additional Tests & Screenings
For certain positions, employees are subject to additional screenings including Respirator FIT Testing (pre-employment, annually), Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support (pre-employment, every two years), and other tests or screenings as required.