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Before You Begin Work

New Employees 4

Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to the WakeMed family!

There are several steps all new employees need to take after accepting an offer of employment and before your first day. Below you will find the detailed information and actions needed to complete the pre-employment and onboarding process. All offers of employment with WakeMed are contingent upon successful completion of these tasks, so please review the information carefully.

1. Complete Your New Hire Forms 

You will receive an email from our vendor, Criminal Record Check (CRC), requesting information needed to complete your background verifications.  This email is time sensitive!  The access link included in the email will only remain active for 48 hours from receipt and then it will expire. A delay in submitting or providing incomplete information may delay your start date or result in disqualification from employment.

  • Use your full legal name exactly as it appears on your social security card
  • Employment Verification: Please provide the last seven years of employment history.
  • Criminal Background Check: Please provide your last seven years of address history.
  • Education Verification: Only provide information for the highest education required for your position (example: Surg Tech Diploma, Bachelor’s in Nursing, Master’s in Social Work, etc.)
  • Medical History Questionnaire
2. Schedule and Attend Your Pre-Employment Appointment

Schedule a pre-employment appointment at a location convenient for you within 3 business days of accessing the system.  During your pre-employment appointment, you will complete the following tasks: 

  • Drug Screen
  • I-9 Verification (IMPORTANT:  Be sure to bring acceptable documentation for your I-9 verification)
  • Review New Hire Paperwork, Medical History, and Immunization Records 
  • Take your ID Badge Photo
3. Gather Immunization Records 

All WakeMed Health & Hospitals employees are required to provide proof of immunity to several communicable diseases.  Please review Occupational Health & Safety Services for additional information.

  • It may be necessary for Occupational Health to contact you to discuss your medical history. Please respond in a timely manner to avoid a delay of your start date.
4. Attend New Employee Orientation 

To ensure a smooth transition to WakeMed, all employees must attend New Employee Orientation.  Clinical staff will also attend 1 or 2 days of clinical orientation as needed based on your specific job role.  Directions and more information can be found on our New Employee Orientation page. 

5. After Orientation 

Your hiring manager or unit preceptor should contact you prior to your start date regarding your schedule after orientation.  If you have not heard from either one by the Wednesday prior to your start date, please contact your hiring manager.