Frequently Asked Questions

1)      Do I need to create a separate profile for each position that I apply to?

No, each applicant only needs one profile to apply to whichever positions they decide they would like to pursue within UCLA Health. 

2)      Do I have to list my job duties in the work history section of the application?

Yes, you should complete all sections of the profile, making sure that the work history section lists the required information including your various job duties for each position you have held in the past. 

3)      Does one application cover all?

No, using your applicant profile you are required to submit an application for each individual job that you are interested in.

4)      How often should I update my profile?

You should update your profile each time you apply for additional positions with any relevant updates to your career, skill sets, certifications, etc.

5)      How can I verify that you received my application?

When you login to your profile, click on the “Application Status” tab at the top of your screen.  On this page, the application status for each job that you have applied is listed and is updated as decisions are made by the hiring managers and Human Resources.

6)      Once I apply, how long does the process take? When will I be contacted?

The time varies for each position within UCLA Health based on a multitude of factors including each department's own unique priorities and timelines.  You can check the status of your applications by logging into your profile and clicking on “Application Status” as mentioned previously.  Please be patient, as much consideration goes into each applicant’s potential fit for the related department.

7)      I work at a UCLA Campus position; do I apply as a transfer applicant?

Yes, you would apply using an internal applicant profile.  Campus employees, even though UCLA employees, are required to go through the normal fingerprinting and on boarding process to become a part of the Health System.  We also require Campus employees to fill out a convictions form.  In general, Campus employees are handled on a case-by-case basis, so please contact our office for additional information.

8)      I am trying to apply to a position but the system is not allowing me to apply.  What is the problem?

Each applicant applying for a position within UCLA Health is permitted to apply for five positions at one time.  If you currently have five active applications, then the system will not allow you to apply for any additional positions.  If you would like to withdraw a current application please contact the Recruitment office for assistance.

9)      Can I still apply as a registered nurse if I don’t have my RN license in California?

If you are an experienced RN, you do not need your California RN license to apply.  You would need your license to begin working.  If you are a new graduate, you will need your California license to begin work, but not to apply.

10)    What does it mean if my status has been changed to “Alternate Applicant Selected?”

If your status has been changed to alternate applicant selected, this means that we have pursued another applicant whose qualifications more closely match the requirements of the position. 

11)    Do I need to answer every question on the application?

Yes, you need to answer every question listed on the application.  Your application is only considered complete when all questions on your application have been answered.

12)     If I have already completed my online assessment and my status reads, “Assessment Interview Pending,” do I need to complete the assessment again?

Usually when someone applies to a position it takes time for the system to identify that an applicant has completed their online assessment and while the system is updating, the application status will read “Assessment Interview Pending.” The online assessment should be completed only once. 

13)     I did not finish my assessment because either the page expired or I had to save and exit.  Is there a link that I can access through my profile so that I am able to complete the online assessment?

No, there is not a link that can be accessed through your online profile.  However, Talent Plus will email you a link within the next 24 hours to gain access to complete your assessment. 

14)    Will you be offering a New Grad Nursing program this year?

New Grad programs are commonly offered once in the Winter and once in Spring.  Please check our events calendar at www.uclahealthcareers.org during the months of September and February for updated information.

15)     I want to add a cover letter to my application but it won’t let me.  How do I add a cover letter if it is not required for the job?

If a cover letter is not required for the position for which you are applying, you may save your resume and cover letter as one document and then upload it to the system. 

16)     If the job posting has been removed from the website does that mean that the position has been filled?

If a job posting has been removed from the website it means that we have received a sufficient number of applicants for the position and we are no longer accepting applications.

17)     What does it mean if the job is on hold?

When a position has been put on hold it means that the department is no longer actively recruiting for this position.


**Please be advised that ALL individuals will be required to successfully complete a criminal background investigation, medical examination, and drug screening prior to employment at UCLA Health. The receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests, and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the United States are also required. Any misrepresentation, falsification or material omission may result in a candidate’s failure to receive an offer, or if already hired, an immediate dismissal from employment. In consideration of employment, all applicants agree to conform to the rules and standards of UCLA Health.



Should you have additional questions please contact the Recruitment Office at (866) 895-6690 or (310) 794-0506.

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