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. Led by the input, ideas, and insights from our team members, we are resolute in our mission to transform health and inspire hope for all Virginians and beyond.

Discover what makes UVA Health a great place to work.

We Are Ready for Every Moment Today
and in the Future

In the ever-expanding world of healthcare, UVA Health never stops growing, advancing, or innovating. You can see our growth everywhere — from our recent campus expansion that features a new six-story tower for emergency services, trauma, critical care, surgical services, oncology, and transplants to the opening of our one-of-a-kind, integrated orthopedic care center at Ivy Road. We are always looking for ways to enhance our care services and facilities so we can meet the needs of our patients today and tomorrow.

We Aspire to Greatness

At UVA Health, our vision is to be the nation’s leading public academic health system and best place to work — while transforming patient care, research, education, and engagement with the diverse communities we serve. Every team member plays a part in our success, our growth, our innovation, and our continued discovery. We’ve built a thriving work culture 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: Valuing everyone through our compassionate and caring ways.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Fostering an environment of belonging that promotes justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and unity throughout the organization and within the communities we serve.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Putting the patient first in everything we do
  • Remaining unwavering in our commitment to excellence in all missions
  • Strengthening the well-being of our workforce through collaboration, inclusiveness, and teamwork
  • Making decisions in a transparent, proactive, nimble, and data-driven way
  • Eliminating duplication and unnecessary variation
  • Maintaining financial discipline, rigor, and accountability
  • Deepening ties to the community

We Are One

UVA Health is an employer that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. As a local, national, and international leader in transformative medicine, it’s important that our teams of healthcare experts are as diverse as the populations we serve. Working together in an inclusive environment allows us to learn from one another, grow together, and continually strive to provide innovative care solutions that will meet the healthcare needs of everyone we serve. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, who listed us among their 2017 list of “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” and we are among BlackDoctor.org's 2018 list of “Top Hospitals for Diversity.

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

UVA Health Quality & Safety

At UVA, delivering the highest-quality, most advanced, and safest healthcare to our patients is our top priority. That’s why we never stop striving to make our best better.

As a leading healthcare institution, our goal is to be the safest place in America to receive care and to work, because patient and team member safety is essential to providing the best healthcare. We use data from objective, independent sources to compare the care we provide at UVA to the care other hospitals provide.

Whenever possible, we look at risk-adjusted data that reflects the complex cases we treat. We compare ourselves to “like” hospitals, meaning hospitals that treat about the same number and types of patients we do and that also have residency training programs.

Academic medical centers like UVA care for the sickest patients, who are often most sensitive to developing complications because they are so severely ill. Many of these patients have transferred from community hospitals, where they already received standard care that did not work. At UVA, it is our duty and mission to provide advanced care for severely ill patients with complex needs when other hospitals cannot.

COVID-19: What We're Doing

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid situation. At UVA Health, we've been on the frontlines since the beginning. Nurses, researchers, doctors — we've all been doing our part to halt the virus. This effort is part of our long-standing commitment to provide care you can count on.

Screening at Entrances
We've established patient and visitor screenings at all our facilities.

Maintaining Special Treatment Areas
COVID-19 patients get further evaluation, testing, and isolated care in special treatment areas. We’re also testing all patients staying in the hospital and some patients getting certain procedures. Patients with COVID-19 staying in the hospital are cared for in our separate, new hospital tower. We’re also seeing patients with COVID-19 symptoms in dedicated clinics. Providers can refer patients for antibody treatment.

Restricting Access
We've restricted visitor access to the hospital and our clinics to protect patients and visitors. Staff that can work remotely are doing so. And we've restricted business visits, volunteers, and other kinds of visitors, too.

Testing Hospital Patients
All patients admitted to stay in the hospital are tested for COVID-19. This allows us to care for you while keeping you, your family, and our team members safe. There is no cost for a test if you're staying in the hospital.

Requiring Protective Equipment
All patients and visitors are issued masks when entering our facilities. We continue to ensure our team members wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and industry best practices.

Collaborating with Other Experts
We continue to collaborate closely with the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC. We'll coordinate our actions with our public health partners.

Test Development & Research
Our researchers are doing everything they can to address the coronavirus outbreak. That includes working on a vaccine and investigating potential treatments.

COVID-19 Test: Developed
We've developed our own rapid testing for COVID-19. This will speed up our ability to test people with symptoms. Knowing who has the coronavirus is a critical step to slowing its spread.

Investigating Coronavirus Treatments
Our scientists are working with their colleagues all over the country to research several potential treatments. We’ve already found that one drug, remdesivir, helps patients recover faster. Researchers are also testing the effectiveness of using plasma from recovered patients as a treatment for people hospitalized with COVID-19.

UVA Health professionals share a common bond: to pursue excellence in everything we do for our patients. 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 one of Virginia’s top hospitals* for the sixth consecutive time. And why so many healthcare professionals choose to build lifelong careers 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, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 “Best Hospitals” guides.