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Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. This page will provide you with the answers to FAQs on the following topics:

Can I volunteer at The Brooklyn Hospital Center?

Of course! Our volunteers at TBHC fulfill very important roles. They make both patient and employee experiences more positive. While there is no guarantee of permanent employment, it’s a great way to learn about the hospital and determine if TBHC is a place where you would like to work. To get started, please email volunteers@tbh.org or visit www.tbh.org/ways-to-give/volunteering or contact our Volunteer Department at (718) 250-8393.

What are the employment options offered at The Brooklyn Hospital Center?

We offer different employment options to fit every schedule. These options include Full Time; Part Time; Per Diem; Per Session; and Temporary.

How do I search the open jobs at The Brooklyn Hospital Center?

In the Careers Portal, you should click on Job Search and follow the instructions. Once you land on the “Explore Your Careers Possibilities” page:

  1. You can use filters to search for open positions that match your specific search criteria; or
  2. You can click on the arrow and be directed to a list of open positions. 
  3. Scroll down on the list of positions. You may find a position that is in line with your interest.
  4. Select the title of the job that you wish to apply for.
  5. Click the Apply button and follow the subsequent steps on your screen.

Tips:

    • The keyword search will search for any words you enter, meaning that the keyword search “graphic designer” will return results where the job contains the words “graphic” OR “designer”. 
    • The filters may include Keywords, Job title, City, State or Zip Code.
    • If you choose to use more than one filter, the search results must meet ALL of the criteria chosen.

What if the opportunity I am looking for is not available?

Even though the careers website is updated frequently and is the most up-to-date source for job openings, there may not be current openings for the job you are interested in. If you would like to learn about future opportunities with us, click on Job Search. Click on the “Connect with Recruitment” button. When you connect with us you’ll have the opportunity to create a profile, select your area(s) of interest, and you can even upload a resume and have it ready for when new opportunities post. You will receive relevant updates on jobs, events and TBHC news and more.

How often are the jobs updated?

At TBHC, our jobs database is updated frequently but no less than on a weekly basis.

How do I apply for a job at The Brooklyn Hospital Center?

All applications should be submitted using the online application process in the Job Search portal.   Use a filter to review open positions. Once you have identified a position you would like to apply for, click “Apply” and complete the required information. You will need to “Register” for an account to submit your application to The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Once you register, you will be guided through the application process and be able to search and apply for open positions. If you need assistance with completing the online application, please contact our database administrator at (718) 250-6293.

Do I need an email address to apply for positions at The Brooklyn Hospital Center?

In order to complete the online application, an email address is required. It is necessary to have an active email account as you will be receiving email notifications to let you know once your application has been received and when your application has been forwarded to a hiring department for further consideration. Please provide an email address you check regularly. This is our best means to communicate with you.

If I don’t have a computer, how can I apply for positions?

If you do not have access to a computer, you may fax your resume to (718) 250-6301 to be considered for our current job openings. For best results, please include a cover letter outlining the position(s) that you are interested in. You may also mail your resume, along with any pertinent information, to the following address: The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Attn: Human Resources, 121 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Unfortunately, we do not currently accept applications through email.

When applying online, can I copy and paste my resume?

After you select “Apply” for a specific job opportunity, you’ll be able to choose the option to copy and paste your resume. In Step 3 of the online application process, click on the “Your Desktop” icon. In the Desktop Upload screen that follows, you can choose the option to paste your resume.

How do I upload a cover letter to my application?

You’ll have a chance to upload your cover letter when you submit your online application. In Step 3 of your online application process, you will be able to add your cover letter.

What format should my resume be in?

Please submit your resume in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.

Can I upload relevant documents with my application?

Yes. After you select “Apply” for a specific job opportunity, you’ll be able to choose to attach relevant documents, including licenses, certifications, or other relevant information, with your resume. In Step 3 of the online application process, click on the “Your Desktop” icon.  In the Desktop Upload screen that follows, you can choose the “Upload A New Document” button and attach the file(s).

I do not have a resume available.  How should I proceed?

If you do not have a resume available to upload, you can choose to move ahead in the application process. You do this simply by clicking on the arrow in Step 3.

I just submitted my profile but need to make a correction.  What should I do?

On the “Explore Your Career Possibilities” page, click on Check Your Application Status located in the top right hand corner. You should then login to your account. Click on “Edit Profile” to make the necessary changes.

How will I know if my online application was submitted successfully?

You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed the online application process. To ensure that the information you submitted was completed accurately, you are encouraged to log back in to your account and review your information. 

Can I apply to more than one job opportunity at a time?

There are no limits to how many jobs you can apply. However, you can only apply to one position at a time. This means that after applying to your first job, you are able to return to the main Portal page and select an additional position to apply for, and then repeat the process as necessary.

Note: Your subsequent applications will not require you to re-enter your basic contact information, as this information will already be attached to your profile.

How can I log in and out if I already have a profile?

  1. Click on the Check Your Application Status in the top right corner of the Job Search Portal.
  2. Enter your Login Name and Password, and then click on the arrow to return to your existing profile. (Or, if you previously created your profile with a LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo or Google+ account, select the correct social network to log in.) 

How can I apply for a job using a social media profile?

  1. Access the desired job, and begin the application process. Click the appropriate Use … social media button in the New User section of the page.
  2. Log in to your social media account and click the appropriate button to grant permission to access your profile information.
    Note: On the screen for both LinkedIn and Facebook, you are not only logging in to your account, but also giving permission to access your social profile.

Tips:

    • If you are a returning candidate, click the Check Your Application Status link from the top right hand of the page. Then, proceed with Step 1, above.
    • If you are already logged in to your social account, simply click the appropriate button to allow access to your profile information.
    • If you are not already signed up for a social account, you can sign up by clicking the appropriate buttons for LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo and Google+ in the Quick Login/Sign Up section.
    • Modify the information that was transferred automatically into the Career Portal from your social account, if necessary.
    • Use the resume details populated from your social media account, or click on “Your Desktop” and follow the steps to upload or paste a new resume to your application.

How do I check the status of my application?

Our Careers website is updated weekly and features our most current job openings. You can log into your account to check the status of the position(s) that you have applied for. We regret that we cannot respond personally to everyone who contacts us. Candidates are encouraged to check their profile and update it regularly so they can be considered for any future positions. 

When can I expect to hear from you about my application?

We appreciate your understanding as the resume review process takes time due to the volume of applications we receive. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by a Recruiter and forwarded to a Hiring Manager, if appropriate. You will be contacted within 1 – 2 weeks if your skills and qualifications are a match for the position(s) applied for. 

Who can I speak with about a job that I have applied for?

A Recruiter or Hiring Manager will contact you directly if they are interested in speaking with you about a position you applied for. We regret that due to the volume of applicants The Brooklyn Hospital Center receives, we are unable to respond to each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. You also have the ability to log in to the Careers website to check the status of your application during the process. If a position is filled or closed, it will no longer appear on this website.

I registered online but cannot remember my username and password. What do I do?

  1. Click on “Check Your Application Status” link, located in the top right hand of the Portal page.
  2. Click the Forgot Password link located below the Login Name and Password fields on the Login page.
  3. Enter the email address you used when you originally created your profile. If you enter a different email address not in the system, your password will not be retrieved.
  4. Check your email, and click the link provided to follow the reset password steps.

What do I do if the username and password don’t work?

Please contact our database administrator at (718) 250-6293.

I am having difficulty accessing the portal, who can I contact for help?

Please contact our database administrator at (718) 250-6293.

How are individuals selected for interviews?

We receive hundreds of applications on a daily basis. Our Recruiters work diligently to identify candidates that closely match the requirements of each position. Many factors are taken into consideration — experience, skills, education, longevity, certifications, etc. Please read each job description thoroughly to ensure you meet the requirements.

What should I bring to the interview?

Your Recruiter will provide details about the time and location of the interview. All candidates should bring an updated copy of their resume/CV, as well as applicable license(s), certification(s), educational documentation, and any other information that would assist the Recruiter in evaluating your competencies for the position of interest.

How should I prepare for my interview?

Preparing for your interview is very important. Prior to your interview, you should familiarize yourself with our company and industry, as well as with the job description of the position you are applying for. In addition to your prior work experience, you should be prepared to answer questions about your educational and professional credentials, skills, qualifications, and career goals. We expect you to be prepared with the following information:

  1. Your full legal name (and former names, if applicable), your most recent and previous address history;
  2. Comprehensive employment history spanning 10 to 15 years (if applicable);
  3. Start and end date of employment, job title, and supervisor’s contact information for each current and prior employer;
  4. Contact information for two recent professional references including their title(s) and organization(s).

How do I find out what a particular position pays?

Our salaries are market based and can vary upon experience, job requirements, schedules, and level of responsibility. We invite you to discuss salary and compensation questions directly with your Recruiter.

Is there an orientation program?

“Your Journey Begins” Orientation is provided to all new employees in order to acclimate our staff to The Brooklyn Hospital Center and provide education on many important policies and procedures. Additional orientation programs may be provided for managerial and/or supervisory staff.

Please explain the transfer process. How much time must elapse before I can be considered for another opportunity?

You must be in a position for a minimum of one year before consideration is given for transferring.

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