Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for references?

If you are chosen to be considered further in the process, you will be required to submit a minimum of five reference contacts, including email addresses from your current/previous employers and/or educational institution(s). No personal references will be accepted. You will be notified when to submit your reference contacts, so please be prepared with this information.

What can I expect during a drug screen?

Aurora Health Care screens for drugs using hair follicle testing. A sufficient hair specimen will be collected to satisfy the testing sample requirements (approximate size width of a popsicle stick). NOTE: Braids, extensions and/or artificial hair may need to be temporarily removed to obtain an appropriate hair sample.

What can I expect for my physical?

A pre-placement health screening will be conducted on the following items: health history, vision testing, tuberculosis and vaccination record.

What do I need for the required criminal background check?

As a health care organization, Aurora Health Care is required by state law to complete a criminal background check on all our newly hired caregivers. If you are offered a position with us, you will be asked to complete the Background Information Disclosure (BID) form which is required by the State of Wisconsin and allows Aurora to run the check. You should be prepared to provide information on any pending criminal charges, as well as any felony or misdemeanor convictions, and any guilty pleas or findings for municipal ordinance or tribal court violations. Please be aware that very few offenses will prevent your hire, but failure to disclose any of them may result in a withdrawal of the offer of employment.

Does Aurora Health Care have mandatory flu vaccine?

As an integral part of our wellness program, Aurora requires all caregivers to receive the annual flu vaccination as a condition of employment. This helps ensure that we are doing all we can to help our patients and each other live well, and to protect everyone’s health and safety. This policy applies to all Aurora personnel, including caregivers, employed physicians, volunteers, all contracted personnel, and students and trainees in any setting. There is an exception process for those caregivers with a nationally accepted, documented, medical contraindication or religious belief.

What can I expect from the licensing, credentialing and privileging process?

Licensing Process
The licensure process takes approximately 90-120 days, so it's a good idea to start early. You can request a license application packet by calling the State of Wisconsin at 608-266-2812.
It may take up to three weeks for the state to mail the packet to a potential licensee. You may reduce the time by taking advantage of the state's website which contains all the required forms and an excellent explanation of the process. In addition, Wisconsin requires a test on its laws that you must pass as part of your application process.
To obtain more information on the Wisconsin licensing process, apply or check on the status of your application, visit the  website.
Credentialing Verification Service (CVS) Application for Aurora
The CVS application is required to verify your training and background. This information is required for all hospital applications, as well as for the insurance plans contracted with Aurora Health Care. This process typically takes a minimum of 90 days. Start completing this application as soon as you receive it.
Hospital Privilege Application
This application is specific to any hospitals where you may practice and will be sent by the medical staff office. Depending upon the number of hospitals where you may need privileges, there may be more than one application. This process may take up to 90 days to complete.
DEA Registration
You need to register with the Drug Enforcement Administration or update your practice address on your current certificate. Complete this process 14 to 30 days prior to starting. Visit their website now.