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 3 to 5 reference contacts, including titles, email addresses and phone numbers from your current or 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?

Advocate Aurora Health screens for drugs using hair follicle testing. A sufficient amount of hair 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 based on the following details: health history, vision testing, tuberculosis screening, vaccination record and FIT training.

What do I need for the required criminal background check?

As a health care organization, Advocate Aurora Health is required by law to complete a criminal background check on all our newly hired team members. If you are offered a position with us, you will be asked to sign a consent and complete a disclosure form which will allow Advocate Aurora Health to complete the required 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 Advocate Health require flu vaccinations?

As an integral part of our wellness program, Advocate Health requires all team members 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 Advocate Health personnel in Illinois and Wisconsin, including team members, employed physicians, volunteers, all contracted personnel, and students and trainees in any setting.
There is an exception process for those team members with a nationally accepted, documented, medical contraindication or religious belief.

Does Advocate Health require a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID vaccination is no longer a requirement of employment. While we no longer have a COVID vaccine mandate, we strongly encourage vaccination. 

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

In Wisconsin
The licensure process will take approximately 90 to 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 3 weeks for the state of Wisconsin to mail the packet to a potential licensee. You may get a quicker response by using the state's website which contains all the required forms and an excellent explanation of the process. 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.
In Illinois
The licensure process in Illinois is also lengthy and should be initiated as soon as possible. Applications are submitted electronically. To apply, please visit the following sites:
Select Licensee Application for access to the applications for both Physician License and Illinois Controlled Substance license. When you select Physician License, you will be asked to set up an account. For more information click here.
These instructions cover the basic requirements and procedures to follow for applying for a license as a physician to practice medicine in Illinois and will help you gather the supporting documentation needed. For more information click here.
Credentialing Process for Advocate Aurora Health
Your training and background will be verified through a thorough credentialing process. This information is required for all hospital applications, as well as for the insurance plans contracted with Advocate Aurora Health. This process typically takes a minimum of 90 days. Start completing this application as soon as you receive it.
Hospital Privilege Application
Each hospital where you may practice requires a specific application, which will be sent electronically 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. Learn more on the website for Department of Public Safety and Professional Services in Wisconsin.
Do you have any questions about the hiring process and what to expect? Check out this video that breaks down what to expect in 6 easy steps. 

Where can I find openings for advanced practice clinicians and other jobs?

If you’re interested in exploring other job openings at Advocate Health Care or Aurora Health Care, visit