New Employee Onboarding

Congratulations on your new position, and welcome to Scotland County Health Department. You've picked a great place to work, and we are excited to have you here. Keep in mind that onboarding is a process that may take up to several months. The online orientation will introduce you to Scotland County Health Department and the many resources we have to offer. We will guide you through the various agency policies, procedures, employment forms and services in preparation for your in-person orientation when your forms will be collected and processed. All links to policies and forms are provided in this online orientation. 


New Employee Forms

Please click here, New Employees, to access new hire forms that must be completed prior to your first day of employment with Scotland County Health Department. If you experience difficulty submitting these forms, please contact Lori Parks at 910-277-2404!

First Day

Your first day with Scotland County Health Department will start at the Administration's office, followed by getting to know your co-workers and new workplace. New employees must download the New Hire Checklist for a successful onboarding experience.

Initial Hire Documents

If you haven't submitted your initial hire documents in the pre-arrival section prior to your first day of employment, please submit them as soon as possible.

ID Badges

A picture identification card along with a magnetic door pass are required for all employees and will be provided to you.

Employer Required Trainings

Public Health employees are required by the state to complete the below trainings within 30 days of hire. Links to these trainings are below. After completing each training, print the certificate and record the date of completion on the individual training plan for your personnel file. (Some trainings may require a login and password) 


A Message From the Health Director

We're delighted that you joined Scotland County Health Department. You will be a great asset to our team, and we look forward to a positive employment relationship.

There's always a lot to learn on a new job, not only about the work, but also about our culture and certain organizational procedures.

We want you to know that we're all anxious to see you succeed and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to learn and grow in the position.

Good luck on the job, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions as you get started.


Kristen Patterson, MHA

Health Director

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success" -Henry Ford