Seven Step Process

We welcome your interest in working at Inova Health System. You may begin the job application process by viewing our careers. Inova considers all applicants and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factor.


Step One: Create a Profile

First, search for jobs that you find of interest. Then, click “apply for this job online,” and you'll be prompted to create an online profile, including your resume.

Step Two: Selection Process

Your profile will be reviewed by a member of our recruitment team. If there is a match between your credentials and an open position, a recruiter will contact you by telephone or email. You may view the status of jobs for which you applied and update your resume in our applicant tracking system at any time by logging into your online profile with your user name and password. If you need help with your password, there are prompts on the log-in page to guide you.

Step Three: The Interview

If your resume is selected, you may be asked to complete a telephone interview with one of our recruiters. Telephone screen interviews are a good way to discuss your qualifications and any other details that might be helpful for our staffing office to note. If there is a close match between your skills and the position, the next step may be to schedule you for an in-person interview. If you are selected, you may also have a peer interview with current Inova employees. Certain positions will also require that you shadow on the unit as part of the interview process. Your recruiter will inform you of the details of your interview. You will be asked to complete an additional Application Form prior to your interview date. This electronic form will be provided to you by your recruiter.

Step Four: The Offer

If you are selected for a position - your recruiter will go over the details of your offer as well as the remaining pre-employment steps.

Step Five: Background Check Release Form & Offer Letter

Once you verbally accept your offer, you will be asked to complete a Background Check Release Form. This will allow our background check vendor to verify all required information as well as contact your references.

You will receive an email with the subject “Offer Letter”. This email provides a link to the candidate portal. This is where you access your offer letter and will be asked to acknowledge that you accept or decline the offer using a link at the bottom of the offer form.

Step Six: Employee Health Appointment

Your Employee Health appointment will be scheduled by your recruiter once you verbally accept your offer. Employee Health appointments include a review of your immunizations, a TB test and a drug screen. All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the pre-employment background check and drug screening. Employee Health Services clearance must be granted before you will be able to start work.

Step Seven: Inova eServices Onboarding Tours

You will be able to complete the first set of new hire forms from the comfort of your own home. After you have accepted your new position with Inova, you should receive a “Welcome” email from the Inova eServices Center. It explains how to log into the website to complete your first set of new hire forms. These forms are part of Tour 1 Your New Role.

After you have completed Tour 1, you will need to visit the Inova eServices center in order to complete the forms that cannot be done online. You must bring all licenses and certifications that are required for your position. You will also need to bring documents proving your identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

While at the Inova eService Center, you will be provided with a computer to complete Tour 2 Onboarding, which provides additional information you will need prior to starting with Inova.

Depending on your role, there may be additional pre-employment steps to complete.