Yes. All of our sources agree that Cleveland Clinic will do a thorough background check as part of their pre-employment screening. It looks like they use a third party service for this. Since we know they will look into your background, be sure to be honest when submitting your application information.
We found this background check form online so you can see what they’re going to look for. It’s good information to have as you prepare to apply!
Here’s some useful information about background checks:
There are many states where your background check won’t bring up any information over seven years old. Here’s a list of these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* Some positions may require a more in-depth background check.)
Several states won’t show any cases where you were found not guilty. These are the states in this category:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
In most other states, your background check will show your entire record, including cases where you were found not guilty. Here’s a list of states where your background check will reveal everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We went to glassdoor.com to see what employees are saying about working at Cleveland Clinic. Overall, their reviews tended to be positive, giving the company 3.7 out of 5 stars. Plus, 75% of the employees who left reviews said they’d recommend Cleveland Clinic to a friend!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Cleveland Clinic hire felons? It looks like they do. However, because safety is extremely important in the healthcare industry, certain felonies may hurt your chances of getting hired here. For example:
- Drug offenses, since you could have access to areas where medication is stored.
- Violent offenses, since hospitals want their patients to feel safe.
- Sex offenses, since hospitals often care for vulnerable women and children.
- Computer offenses, since you could have access to people’s personal information.
Keep in mind that these are just some possible scenarios that could come up. If you apply for a position with limited patient interaction (food preparation or laundry), you might not have any trouble.
Does Cleveland Clinic drug test?
Yes. It looks like all potential employees are given a pre-employment drug test. Our sources said they do a urine test to check for drugs and nicotine as well.
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