Culture, vision and capabilities—these are just a few reasons why UVA Health is an employer of choice for nurses and healthcare professionals not only in Virginia, but throughout the healthcare industry. Discover what makes UVA Health a great place to work.

We Are Investing in the Future

UVA Health’s new 425,000-square-foot, six-story tower is a beacon for medical advancement. The expansion is designed to facilitate our continued growth in emergency services, trauma, critical care, surgical services, oncology and transplants. This new center features the latest technological advances in our surgical suites and emergency department. Every aspect of this new building has been designed to improve patient comfort and satisfaction, while enhancing our team members' physical work environment and allowing for continued expansion for growing service lines.

We Aspire to Greatness

At UVA Health, every team member is part of our success, our growth and our continued discovery. Our culture is built on trust, respect and engagement. Through this and a shared commitment to patient-first care, we have defined a core set of values that allow us to ASPIRE:

  • Accountability: Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for where we have succeeded and failed in terms of our actions, decisions, policies and results.
  • Stewardship: Responsibly and carefully managing our resources and commitment to continual improvement and learning, while acknowledging shortcomings or problems in our quest.
  • Professionalism: Approaching all that we do in a collaborative way, delivering excellent care through the lens of helpfulness, positivity, kindness and competency.
  • Integrity: Being honest, open and fair through our behaviors, attitude and treatment of others.
  • Respect: Being mindful of building a diverse and inclusive environment, while showing compassion for everyone through our caring and intentional ways.
  • Excellence: Conducting ourselves in a manner that surpasses ordinary standards through preparation, collaboration and proactivity in all that we do.

We Are One

UVA Health is an employer that promotes equity, diversity and inclusiveness. When our communities, our country and the world look to us for transformative healthcare, we are proud to know that they will see a team of healthcare experts representing the diverse populations we serve. We strive to promote a culture that is inclusive and equitable so that all employees can freely contribute their experiences, expertise, ideas and insights to continue to innovate and grow to meet the needs of everyone we serve. Our attention to diversity and inclusion makes us an employer of choice for candidates and has earned us esteemed recognitions such as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” in 2017 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and “Top Hospitals for Diversity” in 2018 BlackDoctor.org.

We Support Our Staff

Building an exceptional work culture includes supporting our teams with exceptional benefits.


Join UVA and enjoy:

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  • Competitive pay
  • Generous benefits and paid time off
  • Superior retirement program
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  • 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts within specific units
  • Sign-on bonus for specific departments (ask recruiter for details)
  • Clinical ladder for nursing positions
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  • Continuing-education assistance
  • In-house for certification/recertification (ACLS, PALS, TNCC and others)
  • Annual certification pay, up to $300
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  • Employee referral program with generous payouts for referral hires, specific units
  • Hospital Week and Nurses Week celebrations
  • And much more

There is a common bond amongst UVA Health professionals to pursue excellence in everything we do for our patients. Here our healthcare teams have a voice in patient care decisions, access to the most advanced medical technologies, and a strong sense of satisfaction from making a difference in people’s lives every day. These are just a few of the reasons why U.S. News & World Report named us Virginia’s #1 hospital* for the fifth consecutive time. And why so many healthcare professionals who choose to join us, stay with us. 

For more reasons to consider a UVA career, follow the link below to our 2018 PNSO Annual Nursing Report. It highlights recent hospital accomplishments, presents useful UVA information and offers care and educational insights from UVA nurse leadership.

PNSO Annual Report

*U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” guides.