Why Work Here

Whether advancing your clinical skills, serving our patients and guests, or supporting operations, there is no better place to grow– personally and professionally. Each employee plays a valuable role on the team, and our ability to provide “excellence” can only be accomplished through their commitment to our Core Values: Own It, Do Right, Work Together, Always Care.

  • Own it - Be accountable, take action and make it happen
  • Do right - Follow through, work with principles and do no harm
  • Always care - Listen with empathy, be compassionate and support those in need
  • Work together - Think win-win, build consensus and play your role on the team



To improve the health and well-being of society, particularly the citizens of Alabama, by providing innovative health services of exceptional value that are patient- and family-centered, a superior environment for the education of health professionals, and support for research that advances medical science.

Community is important to UAB Medicine. We are a vibrant professional community spanning 80+ city blocks, encompassing more than 250 buildings, including a world-renowned academic medical center and thriving undergraduate and graduate college campus. But our community extends past the “campus limits” of UAB into the city of Birmingham, surrounding cities and state. We are part of the communities where our patients live and our medical staff is trained.

UAB Medicine recognizes that our role of caring for people extends beyond the walls of the hospital. Our employees play an important role in community service by volunteering their time and talents to promote and support the various activities in the Birmingham area. While a number of our employees’ charitable acts will be covered in the news, you will never hear about many other acts of kindness, such as a UAB patient care unit providing a warm coat for a patient.

Having a well-trained workforce is one major ingredient of every business’s success, and UAB Medicine is no exception. Employees come to UAB with various levels of experience and education. They then begin their UAB training in a general orientation class, and may go through extensive departmental training depending upon their job responsibilities.

UAB offers employees various pathways for professional growth – both on-the-job and in the classroom. A range of training options from computer classes to management courses are complimentary for staff and free continuing education is available for patient care givers. Because the medical center shares a campus with a thriving undergraduate and graduate university employees will find continuing their formal education, if they so choose, to be convenient. UAB’s size and range of services provide numerous opportunities for professional mobility and career advancement.

UAB Medicine recognizes the value of its people and focuses on reward and recognition in a variety of ways. From “on the spot” recognition in the workplace to annual service award ceremonies with senior leaders, UAB Medicine realizes the value of acknowledging a job well done.

As a UAB Medicine employee, we care about you and support you in furthering your talents, education, and skills. After all, the better you are, the better we will be. We offer competitive and comprehensive benefit packages designed to support the diverse needs of all our employees. These packages include: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Generous paid time off program
  • 403(b) Retirement program with employer match
  • Educational Assistance program with 100% tuition reimbursement at UAB
  • Qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 4 weeks of living donor paid leave
  • Employee Wellness programs including on-site Farm Stand and health screenings
  • UAB Recreation Center and Health Club
  • Training and Development programs
  • Employee Assistance programs
  • Child Development Center
  • Employee perks and discounts at local businesses

Compensation and benefit offerings are unique to each UAB Medicine entity. To review a detailed summary of available benefits, click here.


UAB Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. UAB Medicine is active participant in E-Verify for the I-9 process.