Employment FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: applying for open positions at Legacy Health

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Getting Started

How do I search for job openings?
From Find Jobs and Apply, enter Legacy's Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP) by clicking the "Applicant" button if you are an external applicant and clicking the "Employee" button if you are a current Legacy employee. Without logging into the portal, you can browse our open positions and refer a friend to a specific job. If you create a user name and password and sign in to the portal, you will also be able to apply for open positions and check the status of your application, as well as set up email alerts for jobs of interest to you.

If I used to work for Legacy, may I sign in using the "Employee" button?
Only Legacy employees who have a current Legacy employee number may sign in using the "Employee" button.

May I send you my CV or résumé to keep on file?
No. Legacy does not accept CVs, résumés or applications for positions that are not posted on our website. When you complete an application for a position, you may have an opportunity to attach your résumé for certain job openings. If the job that you're applying for is accepting résumés, you will be prompted to upload this information at the end of the online application.

I'm a Legacy employee. Do I need to complete the whole application every time I apply for a new position?
Once you create your user profile in Legacy's Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP), any subsequent application will automatically include the work history and education information from your profile. To get started, click the "Employee" button on Find Jobs and Apply.

I want to apply for a position I saw yesterday, but now it's not there.
Applications are accepted only for positions that are open today. If you saw the job yesterday, but it's not there today, that means it's no longer open for applications.

I'm trying to submit an application, but I'm having trouble.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with Legacy's Talent Access Portal (TAP), please call 503-415-5405 during regular business hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday). If you need more information about how to complete an application, please click the "Help" link at the bottom of the page you are on in the portal.

I have forgotten my password. How do I find out what it is?
On the "Welcome" page, click the "Forgot Password?" link to have a reminder emailed to you. 

If I want to change my password, how do I do that?
Log into TAP and go to "My Home Page," scroll down and then click on the link "Change your Password" or User ID. Follow the directions on the page.

What is the Washington State Patrol Disclosure Statement?
Applicants applying for any position at a Legacy facility in Washington State are required to complete the Washington State Patrol Disclosure Statement. Click here for more information

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Your interests

I am interested in a career in healthcare.
Healthcare is an exciting industry that offers a wide diversity of jobs in both clinical and nonclinical areas. See www.healthcareers4me.org for a comprehensive overview of all healthcare opportunities. Resources specific to the Northwest are www.oregonhealthcareers.org and www.washingtonhealthcarecareers.com/. Legacy provides periodic career fairs and healthcare career presentations to help you to become acquainted with what it's like to work in healthcare.

I am interested in a career in nursing.
If you're exploring nursing as a career, see www.healthcareers4me.org for information about the variety of nursing positions available in the industry.

If you're already a nurse, you can browse our open positions by clicking the "Applicant" button on Find Jobs and Apply. If you don't see a position that meets your specific qualifications, feel free to contact one of Legacy's nursing recruiters:

  • Eloise Leon Guerrero, 503-415-5568
    Specializing in recruitment for: Adult Med/Surg Nursing (all specialties), Nursing Residency, Women's Nursing and Psych Nursing opportunities.
  • Veronique Lhote, 503-415-5585
    Specializing in recruitment for: Adult Critical Care, Cath Lab, ICVR and Hospice 
  • Tricia Peck, 503-415-5855
    Specializing in recruitment for all Children's Nursing programs. 

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I am a physician interested in employment opportunities with Legacy Health System.
The majority of the physicians affiliated with Legacy are in private practice. However, Legacy employs a number of full-time physicians to fill key clinical and leadership positions. These include primary care physicians, hospitalists, pediatricians and subspecialists. You can browse our open positions by clicking the "Applicant" button on Find Jobs and Apply. Also feel free to contact Legacy's physician recruitment team:

  • Maria Gonzalez
    Phone: 503-415-5982
    Email: mgonzale@lhs.org
    Specialty: Inpatient Internal Medicine and Family Practice 

  • Vicki Owen
    Phone: 503-415-5403
    Email: vowen@lhs.org
    Specialty: Pediatric specialties, Adult specialties, practice opportunities and OB/GYN

  • Mandie Thorson
    Phone: 503-415-5454
    Email: mthorson@lhs.org
    Specialty: Outpatient Clinic Internal Medicine and Family Practice

Who can I talk to about the details of a specific job opening?
You may contact Legacy Employment Services at 503-415-5405. Please provide the job number and you will be connected to the appropriate recruiter.

I am a student interested in an internship at a Legacy hospital. What do I need to do to be considered?
Legacy does not offer clinical internships for students. We have a limited number of paid non-clinical summer internships. See Summer Internship Opportunities for more information.