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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a job at South Shore Hospital?

Open positions, general job summaries and applications can be found here.  There you will be able to search and view all open positions.  We no longer use paper applications, so you must apply online.

I do not have a computer at home.  How can I apply for a job?

We encourage interested applicants to visit their public libraries or a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center, where computers with internet service are available to the public.  You may also view employment opportunities and apply online, by using the computer kiosks located in the Human Resources department at the hospital.  The Human Resources department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00pm.

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55 Fogg Road
South Weymouth, MA 02190

Can I mail, fax or email South Shore Hospital my resume?

Please do not send or drop off or fax resumes. We accept online applications only.  You may attach your resume (electronic document) to your completed online application, which is routed to the appropriate recruiter.

Do I have to complete another application if I am interested in more than one position at South Shore Hospital?

No, you do not have to complete another application. You can submit your application for each position you are interested in.  Each submission is forwarded to the appropriate recruiter.  You are asked initially as part of the registration process to enter your e-mail address and set up a password.  This allows you to access your application again in the future or re-submit for other positions as they become available.

Does South Shore Hospital have “generic” applications?

No, we do not have generic applications.  You must choose an open, posted position that matches your qualifications and apply for that specific job.

What is a “source” and why am I asked to select one?

The source informs us where you saw the position advertised or where you heard about the position.  Please use the drop down menu to choose from a list of source categories such as advertisements, job fairs, employee referrals, etc.  Next, you are asked to type the specific source in a free text field (i.e. the name of the newspaper, name of employee referral, etc.).

What happens to my application when I apply online?

Your application is automatically routed to the appropriate recruiter in Human Resources who reviews the applications. Your skills and experience will be reviewed with requirements for the position selected.

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When will I be contacted after I apply online?

You will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation after you submit your application.  This may be the only correspondence you receive about your status.  Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates whose background best match the requirements for the position.  Please be sure to read the requirements listed for each  position prior to applying.

I submitted my application but haven’t been contacted.  What should I do?

You can revisit our website to see if the position you applied for is still available.  No follow-up is necessary as every application received is reviewed and acknowledged with an email of receipt from the Human Resources employment team.  Submitting your application more then once for the same position will NOT increase your chances of being contacted.  If position is no longer listed, please review other opportunities for an appropriate match.

How soon should I expect to hear from someone regarding my application?

Due to the high volume of applications received, you will be contacted only if further consideration is being given.

How long are job postings generally on the website?  Are they posted for a specific amount of time or until the job is filled?

A position will generally remain on our website until it is filled.  Our hospital culture is to promote or hire from within. Very often, positions are filled by current colleagues and therefore external candidates may not always be considered for every position.

What are the steps in the hiring process?

If we determine you meet the requirements for the position and it is an appropriate match, a member of our Human Resources employment team will contact you to discuss further your interest, background, skills and experience. After further discussion and if it appears that the position may still be a good match for you, an interview with Human Resources and or the Hiring Manager may be scheduled.  Formal interviews may include a one-on-one interview with hiring manager and a peer (group) interview.

South Shore Hospital encourages peer interviews as part of our recruitment process.

Team member participation in peer interviews is one way to promote our Culture of Service Excellence.  The peer interview process is also an effective way to make hiring decisions. The more people you meet and talk with at South Shore Hospital, the better informed candidate you are! After meeting our colleagues, leaders and experiencing our Culture of Service Excellence, you will understand why South Shore Hospital colleagues are so proud of our hospital and the work we do. It is our hope that you will be invigorated by our spirit and enthusiastic to join our talented team of healthcare professionals.

 We look forward to meeting you soon!

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