Frequently Asked Questions from Applicants
1. How do I apply?
Each posting listed on the Available Careers page provides details on the job duties and requirements, and you may apply by uploading your cover letter and resume to the online application at the end of the posting.
2. May I check the status of my application?
Yes. It may take a few weeks for your resume to be reviewed by Human Resources and for the hiring manager to select candidates for interviews. If it has been a number of weeks since you applied and you have not been contacted, you may call the Human Resources Employment Office at 716-845-1042 for an update. Please have the posting number of the position(s) to which you applied when you call.
3. May I apply to multiple positions?
Yes. You may apply to multiple positions, but you should not apply to the same position more than once. It is important that you meet the listed minimum qualifications for each position to which you apply.
4. Do I need the posting number to apply?
Yes. The identified posting number will be required to apply. In the event you contact us for a status update, providing us with the posting number is the quickest and easiest way for us to access your information.
5. Do I need a resume to apply?
Yes. In order to apply for our positions, you must have a resume. A cover letter is also highly recommended but not required.
6. May I submit my resume via mail, fax or in person?
No. You must submit your resume from our online application on each posting.
7. If I was interviewed, how will I know if I was selected for the job?
Once the department has made a hiring decision, the selected candidate will be contacted by Human Resources with a formal offer of employment. Candidates who were interviewed but not selected will receive an email notification.
8. What happens if I am not selected for a position?
Due to the volume of our positions and applicants, it is not possible to interview every applicant. Applicants who are not selected for interview or hire will receive an email notification, and we would encourage you to apply to other opportunities in the future.
9. How often are available jobs updated?
Our available careers are updated daily. All jobs that are listed on our website are currently open and under recruitment.
10. How do I confirm you received my resume?
You will not receive an email confirmation after applying. Once you have applied from our website, you will be directed to a Web page that confirms your submission and requests your participation in a voluntary demographic survey. If you are directed to this Web page, this is confirmation that your resume was submitted successfully.
11. What if I don't hear anything after applying for a job?
If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive an email notifying you once the position has been filled. We recommend adding RPCI’s email address to your address book to prevent it from being caught in your spam filters: email@example.com.
12. Do I need to apply to each position separately?
Yes. Each position has a unique posting number, and you must submit your resume for each one individually through our website.
13. Do you keep resumes on file?
No. Your resume is only considered for the position and posting number to which you apply. You may apply to other positions, if you would like, but your resume is not automatically submitted to any other recruitments.
14. Do you only hire BSN-prepared nurses?
No. We hire Registered Nurses with either an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree.
15. Do you hire LPNs?
Yes. If there are any available LPN positions, they will be posted on the Available Careers page.
16. Do you hire CNAs, HHAs or PCAs?
RPCI hires Hospital Clinical Assistants (HCA), which are patient care positions similar to nurses’ aides. Certification is not required. If there are any available HCA positions, they will be posted on the Available Careers page.