New Hire Process

Welcome to North Shore Medical Center! In this section you'll find a description of all the steps newly hired NSMC employees (including contractors and temporary staff) must complete before starting work. North Shore Medical Center complies with the Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Polygraph Protection Act.
North Shore surgery team at Salem hospital

1) Background Check

It is the policy of the North Shore Medical Center (“NSMC”) to require background checks as part of the hiring and job assignment process. NSMC requires all Volunteers, Contractors and Outside Temporary Workers who routinely perform work on campus to be in compliance with this policy. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Human Resources Dept.

2) Pre-employment processing appointment

Once your background check is completed, you will have a pre-employment processing appointment with Human Resources in which you will complete new hire paperwork.

Health Screening

Following your appointment with Human Resources you will go to the Office of Occupational Health. You should bring with you your immunization history regarding measles, mumps, German measles and chicken pox, as well as any TB skin tests or Tb treatment information. Your Primary Care physician's office should be able to provide you with this information.

At the Occupational Health Office you will complete a medical history questionnaire, discuss your past medical history (as is relevant to your position), and possibly receive vaccinations, TB testing, and/or a TB symptom review. In addition, if your new position requires medical clearance, Occupational Health may schedule follow-up appointments to complete the requirements of your hire.

Contractors and Temporary Staff

Contractors and temporary staff are required to complete a Health Screening Form for Contractors and Temporary Staff; and submit it to the Human Resources Office. Any necessary follow-up appointments to complete the requirements for medical clearance may also be requested.

3) Hospital Orientation

All new employees are required by The Joint Commission to complete an orientation, which assists new staff in learning about North Shore Medical Center.

Orientation Schedule

New Employee Orientation is held twice monthly, on Mondays. Day One of orientation is held on the NSMC Salem Hospital campus. (Employee parking map at NSMC Salem Hospital). It begins at 8:00am and ends at 4:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided but lunch is NOT provided during orientation. However, there is a cafeteria close by where you can purchase lunch.

Day Two consists of customer service training and other applicable training. New employees may be asked to attend an orientation that lasts between 1 and 5 days. You will be given a specific orientation schedule by the recruiter when you are hired.


On the day(s) you attend orientation, you may park in the 108 Jefferson Ave Parking Lot or the parking lot marked "G". Parking is free for all employees. (Employee parking map at NSMC Salem Hospital).

Business Casual Dress

Business casual dress is encouraged for all employees attending orientation. DO NOT attend wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, hats/bandanas, flip flops or tank tops. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater because the temperature fluctuates in the room, even in summer.

If you have any problems or questions related to the process outlined above, please call Human Resources at 978.825.6294 or 781.477.3018.

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