Employment Specialist | Human Resources

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 81810
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Employment / Recruitment
Shift/Days: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary


The Employment Specialist contributes to the mission of the Employment Department by providing clerical and administrative support to the Employment Coordinators and Employment Associate. Duties include processing job references, background checks, new hire paperwork, candidate and recruiter travel and other related transactions. This position also provides direct customer service and assistance related to the employment process to both internal and external customers.
The Employment Specialist assisting with new hire processing is responsible for a variety of onboarding functions (such as finalizing the employee file) to facilitate a seamless and efficient hire process into the organization and to ensure compliance with Shands policies and state and federal guidelines. The position provides support to members of the Employment team, utilizing applicant tracking system and other computer systems/software for routine processes, and responding to inquiries regarding applicant and employee information and HR protocols.

Job Opening Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years general clerical experience, preferably related to human resources or marketing, with a major focus on customer service strongly preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of personal computers, including database management,
  • Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to multi-task, work under stress and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to problem-solve and interact well with the public is essential.
  • PeopleSoft experience is highly desirable.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:
Employees in this position will operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose as a “non-frequent driver”

NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile
a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.


Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $14.70
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $18.15

Apply Now

Internal Applicants - Apply Here

We invite you to join our team! Our work and passion for excellence are intended to have an impact beyond the communities in which we serve. You may apply for a maximum of 10 positions at any given time. For general application process topics please review our Frequently Asked Questions. For technical assistance please contact Human Resources at 352-265-0441.

UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

Keywords: Career, Employment, Jobs, Job Listing, Job Search, Opening, Staff, Occupation, Compensation, Salary, Benefits, Hospital, Health Care, Healthcare, Home Care, Medical, Clinical, academic medical center, Electronic medical records, EMR, Magnet® designation, U.S. News & World Report ranking, Florida, FL, Best Hospital, North Central Florida, Alachua, Putnam, Marion, Flagler, Volusia, Gainesville, Ocala, Newberry, Old Town, Daytona Beach, Vero Beach, Tallahassee, Summerfield, Leesburg, Starke, Deltona, Lake City, The Villages, SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management, HR, Human Resources, Generalist, SPHR, PHR, Benefits, Recruitment, Recruiter, Sourcing, Employee Relations