Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Your First Three Months

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As you settle in to your new job and become familiar with WakeMed, there are a few more things that you’ll need to do to ensure you have a positive work experience and take care of yourself and your family off the job as well.

Enroll in Benefits
If you want to enroll in medical, dental, vision or flexible spending account benefits, you must do so within the first 30 days of employment. If you do not enroll within the first 30 days, you will have to wait until the next annual open enrollment period (usually in October) unless you have a qualifying life event such as a marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.

Update Tax Withholdings
Visit Lawson Employee Self Service to choose your tax withholding elections and review and update your contact information. Note: this site is only available on the WakeMed computer network.

90-Day Introductory Period
During the first 90 days of employment in a new position, all new employees and transfers are placed in an Introductory Period. This is a period when both the manager and the employee assess the employee’s suitability for the position. Following the Introductory Period, an evaluation and education record will be completed to ensure that the new employee meets the job requirements and has completed all orientation procedures. Your manager or supervisor will explain this process to you in more detail.