frequently asked questions
We know that applying and interviewing for a job can often be confusing and stressful. We want to try to make it as enjoyable a process as possible. Please review our frequently asked questions below. If you do not see your question answered below please contact us or join our careers group on Facebook.
You can also watch our Facebook LIVE interview with some of our recruiters and hiring managers on their best tips for applying for a job and what it's like to work at Dayton Children's.
the application process
how do I apply?
Please search for open positions using our job opening portal. Once you have found a job you want to apply for click on the “apply online” button. If this is your first time applying for a job at Dayton Children’s you will need to create an account. If you have visited the portal before you can sign in with your username and password. You will then work through the questions in the portal. You can save your information and come back to continue to work on it another time.
when and how will I hear if I get an interview?
Once you submit your online application it will be reviewed by our employee experience team. If you are chosen for an interview, you will hear from someone in employee experience via phone to secure an interview time and location. Timing on receiving this phone call can vary based upon job function.
I currently work at Dayton Children's, how do I apply for another position?
You must apply through WorkDay by visiting the 'career' worklett and clicking 'find jobs'.
the interview process
I received an email about a video interview. what is this?
For some job positions Dayton Children’s utilizes the HireVue technology. This will allow you to record an interview on demand using your phone, tablet, or webcam on your computer. You will be given a number of interview prompts and a certain amount of time to answer these. Our team will then review your video interview and if you are a good fit will share it with the hiring manager.
what should I bring with me to my interview?
Please bring with you 3-5 fresh copies of your resume, a pen and pad for notes and 3-5 questions you would like answered by the interviewer.
how long should I plan to be there?
Please plan to be at Dayton Children’s for up to two hours during your interview.
what is your interview style?
At Dayton Children’s we utilize behavioral based interviewing. This is based on discovering how the interviewee acted in past and current specific employment-related situations. We will ask you specific questions about how you handled certain situations in previous positions as well as examples of how you have demonstrated our values in the past.
will I get to meet members of the team I would be working with?
Once a candidate makes it through the HR and hiring manager interviews they will be asked to participate in a peer interview. This will give the candidate a chance to meet with a select group of peers that they would be working with on a day-to-day basis.
the hiring process
how soon should I expect to hear from someone after my interview?
This varies based upon the number of applicants for a position and the number of interviews being conducted. Typically you will hear from us within a week but sometimes it will be anywhere from two to four weeks.
are there any health requirements to work at Dayton Children’s?
All prospective employees will need to complete a physical exam with employee health before beginning to work at Dayton Children’s. You will need to provide your immunization records and undergo drug testing. To best protect the children we care for, the annual Influenza immunization is mandatory for those working at Dayton Children's. All employees and volunteers must be vaccinated unless there is a documented and legitimate reason not to do so. During the influenza vaccination season, this is done as part of the pre-placement physical before beginning work and then on an annual basis throughout employment with Dayton Children's Hospital.
Dayton Children’s Hospital requires the COVID-19 vaccinate as a condition for employment as we do for many other infectious diseases. This decision was announced August 5, 2021.