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Frequently Asked Questions



1. Question: What does per diem and irregular part-time mean?

Answer: Per Diem positions are those positions that the employee commits to either 8, 16, or 24 hours per month. Irregular part-time positions are those positions that do not have a guarantee of hours and cannot be scheduled more than 15.9 hours on a regular basis. We utilize per diem and irregular part-time staff to assist departments in covering for vacations, illnesses, leaves of absence, and to accommodate limited schedules where appropriate.

2. Question: When will I be contacted regarding the status of my application?

Answer: Due to the volume of applications that are received, we cannot notify all applicants as to the status of their applications. Any inquiries received by email will be responded to by a member of the Human Resources Staff.

3. Question: Will I be notified if I’m not offered a position?

Answer: Due to the volume of applications that are received, you may not be notified regarding the status of your application. However, if you are interviewed for a position and not extended an offer, you will be notified by telephone, email, or regular mail once the offer has been made and accepted.

4. Question: What types of benefits are offered by the Hospital?

Answer: Staff Members who are full-time or regular part-time status are entitled to receive a wide range of benefits. Please click here to view the benefits offered by Preston Memorial Hospital.

6. Question: How long does the application process take?

Answer: Once your application is received by Human Resources, it is forwarded to the appropriate department manager for review. This process takes approximately two weeks.

7. Question: Is there anyone I can meet with to discuss the position?

Answer: Once your application is reviewed, if there is interest by the Department Manager in pursuing your application, you will be contacted by the Department Manager or a member of Human Resources Staff to schedule an interview.

8. Question: How frequently are the job postings updated?

Answer: The job postings are updated on a weekly basis.

9. Question :How often should I check on the status of my application?

Answer: You may check on the status of your application via email or telephone (304) 329-1400 x284 two weeks after your application has been submitted. A member of the Human Resources Staff will then direct you as to how to proceed with inquiring about the status of your application.

10. Question: How long are applications held on file?

Answer: You must apply for each position you are wishing to obtain.  You may go online and update your application at any time.  Applications older than six months will not be considered.

11. Question: What is the age requirement for employment at Preston Memorial Hospital?

Answer: Generally, Preston Memorial Hospital requires that you be at least 18 years of age.  Please contact a member of Human Resources if you are between the ages of 16 and 18.

12. Question: What types of training/educational requirements are necessary for most positions?

Answer: High School Diploma or equivalent is required with positions requiring certification or advanced training as appropriate. Educational/training requirements for each position will be described with each position posting.

13. Question: What does the hospital offer in the form of assistance for continuing education?

Answer: Preston Memorial Hospital strongly supports and encourages professional growth through continued education. An employee has several ways of increasing his or her work related knowledge:

1. On-site, in-service education programs;
2. Outside seminar attendance;
3. Tuition assistance for course work completed at the college level.

Preston Memorial Hospital also offers Tuition Reimbursement to any employee eligible for benefits.