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COMPENSATION
  • New sign-on bonuses up to $25,000 may be available for direct care RN positions
  • Recently updated regionally competitive pay
  • Eligible RN new hires will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes totaling $50,000
  • Annual recognition payment for nurses with specific nursing certifications
  • Industry-leading benefits, including 100% tuition assistance at UAB with no work contract
  • Qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
SUPPORT
  • Collaboration among interdisciplinary care teams
  • Advancement opportunities through Professional Nurse Development Program career ladder, 14 nursing specialties, and inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Nursing Practice Congress: shared governance model allows nurses to be active participants in change
  • Nurse Residency Program to ease the transition from classroom to practice
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  • 5-time Magnet-designated, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Level I Trauma Center, American College of Surgeons
  • 5 Silver-Level Beacon of Excellence Awards, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • #1 Hospital in Alabama, U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 Best Large Employer, Forbes, 2021
  • Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2023
WORK-LIFE BALANCE
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Self-scheduling available on many units
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Robust employee wellness programs with nurse-specific wellness initiatives

As a UAB Medicine nurse, you’re fully supported with a competitive compensation package, industry-leading benefits, and unmatched opportunities to create your own career path in beautiful Birmingham, Ala. You’re part of an exceptional, five-time Magnet-designated team that delivers excellence in patient care, innovation, and education. You’re respected and empowered as a part of our amazing interdisciplinary care teams, and you can collaborate and advocate within our shared governance structure.

UAB Medicine offers multiple avenues for advancement that other employers cannot match. Here, you can explore different specialties, learn new skills, and accomplish lifelong goals. You can gain knowledge and experience through working on complex patient cases, groundbreaking clinical trials, and much more. Plus, our emphasis on continuing education inspires and supports your growth through our Educational Assistance Program, which offers 100% tuition assistance at UAB.

Whether you’re looking to start your new and exciting RN career, fast-track your development, or diversify your nursing skills, we invite you to join our nationally recognized nursing team.

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Sign-on Bonus Details

Please view the information below to see which sign-on bonus you may be eligible for based on your experience and unit selected. In addition, each direct care RN hire will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes valued up to $50,000. All incentives apply to offers extended by Human Resources and accepted by eligible RN candidates for eligible units during the dates of April 1, 2024 – July 1, 2024, with a start date by Sept. 30, 2024.

$25,000 Sign-on Bonus

RNs with at least one year of experience on the following units:

  • Abdominal Transplant (ABTX)
  • Acute Care Vascular Surgery (M7)
  • Adult Cardiovascular Surgical (5S)
  • Cardiac Cath Lab (HVC)
  • Electrophysiology Lab (HVC)
  • General Medicine (GMID)
  • GI Surgery Step-Down(GISU)
  • GI Surgical Oncology (GISO)
  • Head, Neck, Plastics & Urology (HNPU)
  • Highlands Acute Care for Elders (ACE)
  • Highlands Medical/Surgical (H5N)
  • Highlands Orthopedic Surgery (H5M)
  • Hospitalist 1 (P9)
  • Hospitalist 3 (HSP3)
  • Hospitalist 4 (HSP4)
  • Interventional Cardiac (ICVU)
  • Nephrology (8N)
  • Neurological Nursing & Seizure Monitoring (M8)
  • Neurology, Stroke & Surgical Step-down (NSSU)
  • Post Anesthesia Care (PACU)
  • Pre/Post Recovery (HVC)
  • Pulmonary: Special Care (6S)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SRCC)
  • Stroke & General Rehab (4SRC)
  • Trauma Burn Nursing (TBNU)
  • Trauma Recovery (TRU)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (3SRC)
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology (HVC)
$20,000 Sign-on Bonus

New RN graduates on the following units:

  • Abdominal Transplant (ABTX)
  • Acute Care Vascular Surgery (M7)
  • Adult Cardiovascular Surgical (5S)
  • Cardiac Cath Lab (HVC)
  • Electrophysiology Lab (HVC)
  • General Medicine (GMID)
  • GI Surgery Step-Down(GISU)
  • GI Surgical Oncology (GISO)
  • Head, Neck, Plastics & Urology (HNPU)
  • Highlands Acute Care for Elders (ACE)
  • Highlands Medical/Surgical (H5N)
  • Highlands Orthopedic Surgery (H5M)
  • Hospitalist 1 (P9)
  • Hospitalist 3 (HSP3)
  • Hospitalist 4 (HSP4)
  • Interventional Cardiac (ICVU)
  • Nephrology (8N)
  • Neurological Nursing & Seizure Monitoring (M8)
  • Neurology, Stroke & Surgical Step-down (NSSU)
  • Post Anesthesia Care (PACU)
  • Pre/Post Recovery (HVC)
  • Pulmonary: Special Care (6S)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SRCC)
  • Stroke & General Rehab (4SRC)
  • Trauma Burn Nursing (TBNU)
  • Trauma Recovery (TRU)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (3SRC)
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology (HVC)
$10,000 Sign-on Bonus

RNs with at least one year of experience on the following units:

  • Acute Trauma Care (ATCU)
  • Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
  • Cardiac Care (CCU)
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Critical Care (CPCC)
  • Cardiovascular ICU (CICU)
  • Gardendale Freestanding Emergency Department (GFED
  • Gynecology Oncology (GYNX)
  • Heart & Lung Transplant (HTICU)
  • Hematology Oncology Specialty (HOSU)
  • Highlands Hospitalist (6N)
  • Highlands Hospitalist/Geriatric Nursing (H4N)
  • Highlands ICU
  • Hospitalist 2 (HSP2)
  • Medical Critical Care (MCCU)
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Neurosciences ICU (NICU)
  • Palliative & Comfort Care (PCCU)
  • Surgical ICU (SICU)
  • Thoracic Surgery (W5N)
  • Trauma & Burn ICU (TBICU)
  • UAB Hospital Emergency Department (UED)
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department (HED)
  • Unit for Neurosciences Nursing (UNSN)
$5,000 Sign-on Bonus

RNs with at least one year of experience on the following units:

  • Acute Care Psychiatry (C6N)
  • Adolescent Psychiatry (C5S)
  • Adult Continued Stay (JT5N)
  • Adult Psychiatry (C6S)
  • Continuing Care Nursery (CCN)
  • Geriatric/Adult Psychiatry (C5N)
  • Geriatric/Adult Psychiatry (C7S)
  • High Risk OB (HRO)
  • Highlands Operating Room
  • Highlands Recovery
  • Highlands Same Day Surgery
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • Maternal Emergency (MEU)
  • Mother Baby (MBU)
  • Operating Room
  • Preoperative (PreOp)
  • Preoperative Assessment, Consultation & Treatment (PACT)
  • Regional Newborn ICU (RNICU)

New RN graduates on the following units:

  • Acute Care Psychiatry (C6N)
  • Acute Trauma Care (ATCU)
  • Adolescent Psychiatry (C5S)
  • Adult Continued Stay (JT5N)
  • Adult Psychiatry (C6S)
  • Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
  • Cardiac Care (CCU)
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Critical Care (CPCC)
  • Cardiovascular ICU (CICU)
  • Continuing Care Nursery (CCN)
  • Gardendale Freestanding Emergency Department (GFED)
  • Geriatric/Adult Psychiatry (C5N)
  • Geriatric/Adult Psychiatry (C7S)
  • Gynecology Oncology (GYNX)
  • Heart & Lung Transplant (HTICU)
  • Hematology Oncology Specialty (HOSU)
  • High Risk OB (HRO)
  • Highlands Hospitalist (6N)
  • Highlands Hospitalist/Geriatric Nursing (H4N)
  • Highlands ICU
  • Highlands Operating Room
  • Highlands Recovery
  • Highlands Same Day Surgery
  • Hospitalist 2 (HSP2)
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • Maternal Emergency (MEU)
  • Medical Critical Care (MCCU)
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Mother Baby (MBU)
  • Neurosciences ICU (NICU)
  • Operating Room
  • Palliative & Comfort Care (PCCU)
  • Preoperative (PreOp)
    Preoperative Assessment, Consultation & Treatment (PACT)
  • Regional Newborn ICU (RNICU)
  • RN Internship Program
  • Surgical ICU (SICU)
  • Thoracic Surgery (W5N)
  • Trauma & Burn ICU (TBICU)
  • UAB Hospital Emergency Department (UED)
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department (HED)
  • Unit for Neurosciences Nursing (UNSN)

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