Application Process

After you apply for an open position with University of Missouri Health Care and your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email notification.

Notification of important activity regarding your application, status, job posting notification matches, etc., will be sent to the email address you provided during the application process. Note: If you are not receiving notification emails from MU Health Care Human Resources, we recommend checking your spam or junk folders (or other email filters) as emails may sometimes skip your inbox.

Applications are accepted for an open position until (1) we receive enough applicants to interview and determine a final candidate or (2) a final candidate is selected and accepts the offer. Once this occurs, the posting will be removed from the website.

MU Health Care does not release the status of an application. To check your application status, log into your account and click the “My Job page” tab at the top of the page. You will be able to review the positions for which you have applied and the status.

Application review

Once your application has been submitted, a representative from Human Resources will review your submission to determine whether you meet the minimum required qualifications.

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will then be reviewed and evaluated based on their qualifications and work experience.

Contact and screening

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by phone. Please be sure that the contact number(s) listed on your application are current and have voicemail set up. After 3 attempts to make contact, we will move forward with the next candidate.

MU Health Care utilizes several types of interviews including:

  1. Phone‐based interviews: These are brief telephone interviews to determine a candidate’s qualifications and experience beyond the application.
  2. Preliminary interviews: These interviews are, most often, conducted over the phone with a recruiter from Human Resources.
  3. Departmental interviews: These are, most often, in‐person interviews with the hiring department.

Pre‐employment checks including (but not limited to) criminal background and references will be conducted on the final candidates. These must come back satisfactory in order to proceed to the next step.

Once the final candidate is identified, a member of Human Resources will contact the candidate to make a formal offer. Upon acceptance, the candidate will be required to complete a substance abuse test and will be scheduled for a pre-employment health screen along with new hire paperwork.

A positive substance screen will result in the offer being rescinded.

Some positions require a post‐offer employment test (POET) to ensure the candidate meets the physical demands of the position.


All new employees to MU Health Care will be required to attend a New Staff Orientation, which is your first day of employment. Orientation is typically scheduled every week or two, depending on position type, and usually held on a Monday beginning at 8 a.m. Depending on your position, you may have additional orientation days that will be relayed to you during your first day of orientation.