Get prepared for your first day!

New ECU Health team members sit together during orientation in Greenville.

Congratulations on joining our family. The new hire information on this page will help you get started on your journey as an ECU Health team member. Read below for information on Occupational Health pre-employment requirements, Frequently Asked Questions, Form I-9 and benefits.

Occupational Health Pre-Employment Screening

Please read the following information carefully regarding your scheduled Occupational Health appointment. If you have questions or need clarification, please reach out to your local Occupational Health clinic.

Before you begin work, your onboarding specialist will contact you to schedule your pre-employment health screening at your nearest Occupational Health clinic. For remote hires, we will partner with a national laboratory site near you, but please let us know if you will be in the area prior to your hire date and we will make every effort to work you for a more expedient on-boarding process.

If your appointment is at one of our occupational health clinic locations, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Because of the availability of appointments, arriving late may require us to reschedule your appointment and potentially delay your start date. If you have an emergency develop, please contact the Occupational Health clinic at which you are scheduled and your onboarding specialist immediately. Changes to appointment date may result in a delay in your agreed upon start date.

Prior to your appointment, please read the following documents:

When you come for your Occupational Health appointment, please bring the following items:

  • A valid, unexpired state-issued ID and social security card
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses (if applicable)
  • Immunization records
  • Current prescription medication bottles/packets
  • Completed Pre-employment Screening Form

Your offer of employment with ECU Health is contingent upon satisfactory completion of your pre-boarding, background check, and Occupational Health pre-employment screening.

Please feel free to contact your onboarding specialist or the Occupational Health clinic with any questions. Additionally, please visit other areas on this site for other important information.

Congratulations and welcome to the ECU Health family!

Frequently Asked Questions

The health and safety of our team members are important to us. This health review process helps ensure your ability to safely perform the essential job functions.  Additionally, we ensure that all incoming employees are compliant with ECU Health, state and federal requirements, guidelines, and policies. The pre-employment health screening may include a drug screen, immunization or titers to test for immunity, health history review, vision screening, hearing screening, respiratory fit test, tuberculosis screening, discussions of accommodations, review of physical demands of your position and any other unit-specific screening. Additional exams may be completed at the request of our Occupational Health Medical Director.

Your privacy is our utmost concern. All health information is maintained confidentially by ECU Health Occupational Health and is not shared with management or your department. ECU Health Occupational Health only shares whether you are compliant with guidelines and safe to work with or without limitations.

Two MMR vaccines or positive titer, two varicella vaccines or positive titer, TDAP vaccine, documentation of HEP B vaccines (not required but offered to select health care workers), annual flu vaccine, and you may opt to provide COVID vaccination status but not required.

If you need official copies of immunization records, or if you need to update your personal records, there are several places you can locate records:

  • If you are or have been employed in the health care field, start with your organization’s Occupational Health. They likely will have similar requirements to ECU Health. Since their database is confidential, vaccinations or blood tests may not appear in other immunization records.
  • Check with your doctor or public health. Keep in mind, immunization records are maintained at a doctor’s office for a limited time. School data may include immunization records as well.
  • Check with previous employers (including the military) that may have required immunizations.
  • Ask parents or other caregivers if they have records of your childhood immunizations.
  • Visit your closest health department and request your vaccine registry.

Candidates must provide proof of immunization which includes one of the following:

  • A form showing the signature or stamp of a physician or their designee, or public health personnel that shows the month, day and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered.
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority or school that shows the month, day and year the vaccination or booster dose was administered.
  • A document which provides titer test
  • Your identifying information (name, date of birth, etc.) must be visible on the document.

If you can’t find your personal records or records from your doctor, you may need to get vaccinated again. While this is not ideal, it is safe to repeat vaccines. Another option is to have blood drawn to check for immunity. These blood tests are called immunity titers and can be drawn for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (Chickenpox). These can be performed free of charge at your in-person appointment with ECU Health Occupational Health.

Some prescription medications can cause you to have a positive urine drug screening result. We require that you produce a copy of your current prescription for the medication detected on the drug screen. This result will be reviewed by a Medical Review Officer to determine if your prescription medication was the reason for the positive test result, in which case your drug screen result will be negative.

*Please note, the drug screen will test for marijuana, which is not a legal substance in the state of North Carolina.

The ECU Health Medical Review Officer (MRO) may request a repeat of a drug screen at their discretion. The screening may be observed, if requested.

  • Respond promptly to phone calls and e-mails.
  • Research and bring your immunization records to your scheduled appointment.
  • ECU Health has a 20/40 minimum standard for vision for most positions. Failure to meet this requirement may delay your start date.
  • Medical clearance for a respirator requires a blood pressure no greater than 160/100. Blood pressure over the range may require a consult with your personal physician.
  • Additional medical clearance may be needed if there are concerns of your ability to meet the essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation. ECU Health Occupational Health may require a functional capacity evaluation, follow-up with the Occupational Health Medical Director or a review of previous medical records. To ensure your safety, please provide requested records so we may move through the medical clearance process as quickly as possible.

The Physical Demands Analysis defines the comprehensive physical requirements necessary to perform the essential job functions and summarizes the physical requirements, necessary skills and responsibilities associated with your position. Find the Physical Demands Analysis in your Occupational Health appointment invitation.

ECU Health Occupational Health will conduct annual screens during your birthday month. This may include the following:

  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Annual Flu Vaccine
  • Respiratory Fit Testing
  • Physical Demands Analysis Review
  • Occupational Health record update/immunization review

Form I-9 Documentation Requirements

All new team members employed by ECU Health must complete a Form I-9. This will be done during your pre-boarding process however, you will need to present a document from List A or documents from List B and List C (click here to see documents in each list) on Welcome Day. All documents must be originals and we cannot accept a copy.

For ECU Health Physicians Group providers:
On your first day of employment, login to Employee Self Service with the E# and password provided in your Welcome Day Letter to access and complete your Form I-9. (See Form I-9 instructions.)

For remote workers and relocation:
Please notify your onboarding specialist if you will be in the area or coming on-site prior to your start date and we can schedule you to complete your Form I-9. If you will not be on-site prior to your start date, your onboarding specialist will arrange to complete your Form I-9 virtually.

Benefits Information

Visit our All In site to learn more about your health plan options, find benefit contact information and view all the ways in which ECU Health invests in you.