Working at Cook County Health is about making a difference.

It’s about providing the highest quality care by placing the needs of patients first.
You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career.
For all questions about applications or specific recruiting information, call the Recruitment  Hotline at  (312) 864-0430.

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External Applicants  
Internal County Employees  
The online application system allows you to search, review and apply online for all current posted employment opportunities.  
  • All postings under these entities are listed online and must be applied for online through the application system. 
  • The document below will provide applicants with a step-by-step look at the application process. Applicants are advised to review, and perhaps print, this document prior to entering the system, so that they will be familiar with the process. 
  • Applicants will need to have or establish their own personal email account to submit applications. 
  • The application system will allow you to create a Candidate Profile. The profile will capture all necessary information to apply for posted positions.  
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions and issues regarding the employment process in Cook County Health. 
How do I apply? 
Only online applications are accepted for open positions. Please note that to apply for a job with Cook County Health, you must have a valid e-mail address. For further instructions, please view our  Application Instructions. 
How can I check the status of my application? 
To check the status of your application, please log into your job page, click on the job in question and then click “View Submission”.  If you need additional assistance, contact Human Resources at (312) 864-0430 and have the job number and your e-mail address handy. 
I am locked out of Taleo, how do I reset my password? 
Please click the “Forgot my Password” option at the bottom of the log in screen, answer the security questions and wait for the reset.  If you are still not successful, please call the Recruitment Hotline Number at (312) 864-0430. 
How long is a job posting open for applications? 
Most jobs are typically posted for a period of 14 days. Please reference the job posting for its opening and closing date. Applications are not accepted after the job posting has closed. 
What if I don’t see a position of interest to me? Can I send my resume and cover letter to the hiring manager? 
If you don’t see a position of interest to you, we strongly encourage you to create a profile in our online application system and set up e-mail alerts so you will receive immediate notifications when vacancies are posted. You may not send your resume and cover letter directly to a hiring manager. 
What is a promotional and/or transfer job? 
Some positions are listed as ‘promotional’ or transfers on the posting. In cases of promotion and transfer, County employees shall have first preference with union considerations if applicable, provided that the employee has the ability and qualifications to perform the required work. Applications for promotional positions are available only to current Cook County employees. 
Does Cook County Health hire Veterans? 
Cook County Health honors our Veterans and welcomes them to apply for positions. When applying for employment, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. for more than 180 consecutive days, or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must: 
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. 
  • Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering “yes” to the question, “Are you a military veteran?” 
  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at time of application filing. If you have multiple DD 214s, 215s, or NGB 22s, please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 9/11) or Department of Homeland Security (after 9/11). 
Veterans must provide original applicable discharge papers at the time of interview. 
Does Cook County Health hire new nurses? 
Yes, Cook County Health hires new nurses. Please reference each individual job posting for the specific minimum requirements. 
The nurses at the Cook County Health are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to the mission, providing quality-care, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion and integrity. 
How do I notify Cook County Health that my contact information has changed? 
You can update your online profile with any information updates at any time in the application system. 
Does Cook County Health perform drug testing and/or background checks? 
All new employees will be required to submit to a drug test and background check. 
When does Cook County Health hire? 
We hire and post jobs year-round. We would encourage you to check the site regularly or create a profile so you can be notified in real time when a position opens that is of interest to you. 
Does Cook County Health sponsor applicants? 
No, Cook County Health does not sponsor applicants. All applicants must have a legal right to work in the U.S. and must be able to provide acceptable proof of their legal status. Acceptable proof of your legal right to work in the U.S. can be found on this website:   https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-9-paper-version.pdf.
What are the educational requirements? 
Please reference each individual job posting for specific educational requirements. Keep in mind that applicable proof of education must be submitted at the time of interview. 
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