We hope that you are considering a career with one of the finest healthcare organizations in the Upstate: Greenville Health System (GHS). If you’re like most of our team members, you won’t let your curiosity rest until you learn more. Click the “+” sign below to read answers to some frequently asked questions.
Is GHS hiring now?
Yes. GHS is always looking for new talent to join our team. For a full listing of open positions, visit our Careers page.
I am interested in a position with Greenville Health System. What is the best way to apply?
GHS only accepts applications through the GHS Careers Web site. To apply, you will need to create a profile or log in as a return user. Once you find a position for which you qualify, click on “Apply for this position.” External applicants: Visit our External Applicant Job Search page. Current GHS employees: Visit the Internal Applicant Job Search page. You will then be able to review job openings in your area of interest.
Must I complete the entire application (previous work experience, etc.)?
Yes, to be considered for a position, you must complete each section of the application marked with a red asterisk. Résumés are not accepted in lieu of the completed application. In addition, GHS salary offers are based on relevant work experience. Therefore, all work history should be provided in a month/year format. (2/90 to 6/12). If you need to stop, you may select save for later and come back to finish your application at a later time. Incomplete applications are not eye appealing to a hiring manager.
How do I attach my résumé to my application?
Please note that resumes are not accepted in lieu of the completed application. In addition, all resumes must be in a month/year (07/99 to 10/11) format so that the GHS HR Recruiter can calculate a salary offer should the hiring manager be interested in inviting you for on-site interview. You may paste a text version of your résumé as the last step of completing your online profile. If you need guidance on how to create a text version of your résumé, many Web sites can assist you.
Can I email or mail in a resume?
Can I drop off, e-mail or mail a paper résumé without applying for a specific position?
No, GHS does not accept or keep unsolicited résumés (paper or e-mail). You must apply for positions online at ghscareers.org, and you may paste your text résumé to provide additional details regarding your work experience.
Who reviews my application?
If you successfully answer the screening questions associated with the position you are applying, your application is reviewed by the hiring manager. If you do not successfully answer the screening questions, your application is reviewed by the appropriate GHS recruiter.
Will my application be automatically considered for all open positions?
No, your application or request for transfer/secondary job is considered exclusively for the specific job number(s) you have applied.
How will I know, if my online application was submitted successfully?
As soon as you submit your application, you will receive an automatic response thanking you for your application. If you have registered an e-mail address, you also will receive an e-mail confirmation that your application has been received. Please check your status by logging in with your user ID and password, then click on “Application Status” to view the current status of each application you have submitted.
How do I know if I am being considered for the position(s) I applied for?
If your application was successfully submitted, your status will say, received by hiring manager. GHS managers are working managers and make every effort to review applications in a timely manner. (Please be patient.) Once your application has been reviewed, the status will inform you of the decision made by the hiring manager or the GHS HR recruiter who reviewed your application.
How are applicants selected for an interview?
Managers review applications and transfer requests, and then they select the most qualified candidates for an interview.
How do I know my application is still active?
Applications for specific positions are active as long as the positions are vacant and the manager has not made a hiring decision. You may periodically check the status of the position(s) you applied. If your status does not change and the position is not marked as filled, your application is still active and you may be considered for the position. If you are selected as a potential candidate, the hiring manager or GHS HR Recruiter will contact you.
If I don’t meet the minimum qualifications, will I still be considered?
No, every applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of the job to be considered. GHS does not offer on-the-job training; therefore, you must have the required education, work experience and/or licensure/certifications to be considered. Your application will be accepted when submitted but will automatically be coded as “Sorry, did not meet requirements for position.”
How do I know if a position has been filled or closed?
If we have a sufficient number of applicants for a position, the job will no longer be visible on the Web site. When a position is filled, the status for the position will state “Filled.”
How can I update my application once it has been submitted?
Profile information can be updated at any time by signing in and updating it. Once an application has been submitted for a position, the information it contains cannot be changed.
How do I apply for additional positions?
- Log-in to the careers website with your existing user ID and password (please do NOT create a new profile)
- Select find jobs and review minimum job qualifications.
- Select complete application.
- Answer the job related screening questions.
- Select continue.
- Review your profile information. (Update any relevant work history, change in address/phone, etc.)
- Read the acknowledgement information and select “Yes” if you agree to the statements.
- Select “Submit” for your application to be considered for the new position.
Do I need to create a new profile each time I apply for a new position?
No, use your previously created profile for each position for which you want to apply.
Do I need an e-mail address to apply for positions at GHS?
An e-mail address is not required, but it is highly recommended. E-mail can be an alternative method to contact you regarding GHS opportunities, and you can sign up for job e-mail alerts. If you have registered your e-mail address and you forget your user ID and/or password, you can request that this information be sent to you via e-mail. If you do not have an e-mail address, many companies offer free e-mail addresses, such as hotmail.com, yahoo.com or gmail.com. (GHS does not endorse or favor any of the companies suggested to you.)
What if I forget my password?
If you provided an e-mail address when you created your profile, you can click on the “Forgot Password?” link on the external applicants log-in page or the current GHS employees’ log-in page. You will then enter your e-mail address in the box and click “Send Me My Password” to receive a confidential e-mail with your user ID and password. If you did not register an e-mail address, then you should call GHS Employment Services at (864) 455-8976 to have your password reset for you.
How do I change my Password or User ID?
Once you are logged in to the Careers page, click on the “My Home Page” link. Then click on the “Change your Password or User ID” link, located about two-thirds of the way down the page. Update the appropriate information and click “Save Changes.""
If I don't have a computer, how can I apply for positions at GHS?
You may apply for positions at GHS by using any computer that has Internet access. You may come to GHS’ Human Resources office (701 Grove Road, Entrance 0) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or you may visit your local library, One Stop, Job Service or use any personal computer.
Do I need to create an account to browse openings?
No, you can search our job openings as a visitor, but you'll need to create a profile to apply for a job.
Why can't I log into my account?
If you have any difficulty, contact the Employment Help Desk at (864) 455-8976. A representative will be glad to assist you with any technical difficulties that you may encounter.
Can I meet with a GHS recruiter?
Search our www.ghs.org/careers page and apply online to the job of your choice. Once applications for an open position have been reviewed, the hiring manager or a recruiter will contact highly qualified candidates for a phone interview as soon as possible. You also can meet with GHS representatives at various recruiting events.
How do I apply for a temporary position at GHS?
GHS currently does not post any temporary positions on our Careers Web site. If and when we have a per diem or long-term temporary staffing need, we will place our order with local, state and/or regional agencies that have preferred temporary agency contracts with us on file.
If I am a current GHS employee, how do I apply for an internal transfer?
GHS employees may apply for positions by accessing GHSNet using the intranet (when on the GHS network) or www.ghs.org using the Internet.
GHSNet (intranet instructions):
1. Select “Employee Reference” from the menu.
2. Select “Jobs.”
3. Log in.
www.ghs.org (Internet instructions):
1. Select “Careers.”
2. Select “Explore Our New Opportunities.”
3. Log in.
4. Select the position(s) for which you want to apply.
5. Answer the pre-screening questions.
6. Edit/update your profile to include your current GHS position. Do not leave the work history blank.
If you are FT/PT, you must have permission to transfer if you have not been in your current position for one year or more. If applicable, complete the form accordingly and submit it to the Recruiting & Employment Services department. Your application will not be considered without permission to transfer.
What should I do if I my application status has not been updated in 10 or more days?
If your status does not change, your information is still being reviewed and you may still be considered for the position. If you are selected as a potential candidate, the recruiter or hiring manager will contact you. You may call Recruiting and Employment Services at (864) 455-8976 for additional information.
Which department should I contact if I need special assistance in completing my application?
Please call Recruiting and Employment Services at (864) 455-8976. Or you may visit the Employee Services Center at 701 Grove Road (entrance 0) Greenville, SC 29605 to apply in person.
Should I contact the GHS hiring manager?
No, please do not contact the hiring manager to request an interview or inquire about employment opportunities. All contact with managers will be initiated by the hiring manager after a position has been posted online and an applicant has applied for it. You may periodically check your status online for more information. If your status does not change, your information is still being reviewed and you may still be considered for the position. If you are selected as a potential candidate, you will be contacted.
Do you have on-the-job training positions?
No, GHS does not offer on-the-job training. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the job to be considered.
How do I set up a job alert and how does it work?
Log in to the GHS Careers Web site with your user ID and password. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Job Alerts.” Create your alert by selecting your preferences, interests (you may select multiple criteria), and then save your search. Your alert will be active for 30 days. NOTE: You must have an active e-mail address to receive e-mail alerts.
What qualities do you look for in an employee?
GHS seeks to diversify the workforce by selecting individuals who support our mission to “heal compassionately, teach innovatively and improve constantly” and who identify with our core values: “compassion, respect, caring, honesty, integrity and trust. We live our values through open communication, forward thinking, creativity, continually striving to improve, responsiveness, a willingness to change, education, research and clinical quality.”
Which department should I contact regarding internships?
Internship opportunities are determined by each GHS department. Recruiting and Employment Services does not coordinate the GHS intern program. Therefore, you should contact the specific GHS department to inquire regarding intern opportunities.
Which department should I contact regarding shadowing?
Because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), GHS offers limited job-shadowing opportunities. We currently partner with Greenville County Schools only in offering shadowing experience to a set number of students from each of the Career Centers. Please contact career specialists at the different Career Centers for more information.
What are your benefits?
Greenville Health System strives to provide employees with the most competitive benefit package in the industry. Our employees are our greatest resource, and we take pride in being able to offer comprehensive and affordable benefits for all of our employees and their families. For additional information, please click on the “Compensation and Benefits” link on our Careers page.
If I am currently in school, will GHS pay for my education if I agree to work for them after completion of my degree?
GHS provides tuition assistance to full-time and part-time employees only. You must become a GHS employee to be considered for education assistance. The purpose of the education assistance program is to continually enhance the workforce of GHS. It is expected, therefore, that when an employee completes a program through the Education Assistance Program, that the employee will remain with the hospital system for specified length of time. The work expectations for educational assistance begin following the last day of class and are as follows:
• Up to $2,000: one year of full-time or part-time employment
• $2,001 to $4,000: two years of full-time or part-time employment
• More than $4000: three years of full-time or part-time employment
I am a student - when should I apply for employment?
All GHS positions are posted to be filled immediately. Therefore, you should not apply for employment more than 60 days prior to graduation. However, GHS does hire new graduates. Please contact Human Resources if you have a question regarding when to apply for positions in your field.
Is GHS pay negotiable?
GHS Compensation develops hiring schedules for each GHS position which are evaluated annually and measured against similar markets. GHS Recruiting & Employment Services (RES) department uses Compensation hiring schedules to calculate experienced based salaries for new hires. RES is unable to negotiate salaries in an attempt to meet or match what a prospective new hire is earning. Please be sure to discuss or request a salary offer from the hiring manager before a job offer is made/accepted.
Is GHS an Equal Opportunity employer?
Yes, GHS is an Equal Opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. GHS was the first hospital system in South Carolina to develop and implement a formal diversity program in 1997 in an effort to identify and eliminate perceived barriers to the delivery of health and hospital services associated with cultural, racial, religious, disability and national origin issues. GHS promotes an environment in which our customers and employees are treated with respect regardless of their cultural, religious, ethnic or social characteristics. Candidates of all backgrounds are always encouraged to apply to any of our open job opportunities.