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Applying for Jobs:

Thank you for your continued interest in career opportunities with UNC Health! Please note the following:

  • Current teammates of UNC Health looking to apply for a position outside of their current payroll entity, please close this notice and continue your job search and application as an external applicant. Please be sure to use your personal email address and not your UNC Health email address.
  • Current teammates of UNC Health looking to apply for a position within their current payroll entity, please apply as an internal applicant through Employee Self Service. Teammates applying internally, please be sure to have your teammate ID and UNC Health email address availble.

Discovery Teammate Referral Program:

**This referral program is applicable to teammates within UNC Health's core facilities and divisions. This includes UNC Health Caldwell, UNC Health Chatham, UNC Health Alliance, UNC Hospitals (UNC Medical Center, UNC Hillsborough, and UNC Faculty Physicians), UNC Health Johnston, UNC Physicians Network, UNC Health Rex, UNC Rex Holly Springs, UNC Health Rockingham, and Shared Services.**

Current teammates, looking to refer someone? Check out our Teammate Referral Program to earn extra cash!

Current teammates, please ensure that you submit your candidate in our system, before they apply. For teammate referral guidelines and eligibility, click here.

UNC Hospitals RN Incentive Program


  • RN Clinical Nurse II, III, IV; must have 12 months or more of RN experience.
  • RN Clinical Nurse I, Nurse supervisor, and Nursing leadership positions may only qualify for relocation assistance.
  • Full-time appointment that requires scheduled work 36 hours or more per week.
  • Not currently permanently employed or employed within the previous 12 months at any UNC Health System-owned entity. UNC Hospitals per diem and traveler/contract staff are eligible if converting to full-time (36 + hrs/wk) status.
  • Employee must remain in good standing throughout their commitment period. If an employee receives a final written warning, the incentive will be discontinued.

Eligible Inpatient Units:

UNC Hospitals - Main Campus (Chapel Hill, NC):

  • Adult Med/Surg (1 Memorial, 3 West, 4 West, 5 AND, 5 BT, 5 East, 5 West, 6 BT, 6 Memorial, 6 NSH, 7 NSH, 7 BT, 8 BT) - (7 BT effective for offers on or after 3.14.23)
  • Adult Stepdown (MPCU, ISCU, 3 AND, CTSU) 
  • Emergency Department, Behavioral Health ED
  • 3 NSH, 4 NSH, 5 NSH
  • PICU/PCICU, 5 Children’s, 6, Children's, 7 Children's, CSSU
  • NCCC (effective for offers on or after 3.14.23)
  • 3 Women's, 5 Women's, Women's Specialty Unit, Lactation Services
  • 4 Oncology, BMTU
  • Permanent Flex

UNC Hospitals - Hillsborough Hospital (Hillsborough, NC):

  • Adult Med/Surg (1 BT, 2 BT, 3 BT, 4 BT)
  • Adult ICU
  • Rehabilitation (effective for offers on or after 5.5.23)

Eligible Procedural Departments (eligible after July 9, 2021):

  • Vascular Interventional Radiology- VIR (Procedure, Prep, and Recovery)
  • Cath Lab, EP, Prep and Recovery
  • Imaging Nursing
  • GI Procedures (all locations – Hillsborough, Meadowmont, & Main campus)
  • Urology/Cysto Procedures
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Dialysis
  • Carolina Air Care - Peds/Adult Transport
  • RN Clinical Nurse Home Health & Hospice
  • Therapeutic Infusion Centers 
  • Transfusion / Aphresis (effective for offers on or after 3.7.23)

 Eligible Perioperative Units (eligible as of August 27, 2021):

  • UNC Medical Center - PACU/Pre-op
  • UNC Medical Center - Children's PACU
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center - OR/PACU/Pre-op
  • Hillsborough Hospital - PACU/Pre-op

 Eligible Outpatient Oncology Units (effective for offers on or after 5.28.23):

  • Oncology Outpatient Infusion Clinic
  • Peds Oncology Hillsborough Clinic

**This list includes current participating units; participation may vary or change at any time.



Commitment Incentive and Tuition Loan Expectations:

  • Employee must be in active status at the time of installment payment; otherwise, the payment will be canceled. The remaining installment payments may resume upon the employees return to active status.
  • The work commitment is to the department where initially hired.

Incentive Options:

  • Tuition Loan Forgiveness* - Up to $25,000 may be offered to defray the cost of tuition to obtain an already earned pre-licensure nursing degree. The amount offered is based on proof of outstanding loan. Payment is spread over three (3) year period in six (6) installments. Payment is made after each six (6) month period of work is completed. Inpatient: Effective for hires starting on or after 6/14/2021. Procedural: Positions added and eligible after 7/9/2021. Outpatient Oncology: Teammates with a start date of 5/28/23 or after.Eligible units will periodically be re-evaluated to determine the discontinuation date. 
  • Commitment Incentive* -   Up to $20,000 may be offered to an experienced RN. Payment is spread over a three (3) to four (4) year period in six (6) to eight (8) installments. Payment of $2,500 is made after each six (6) month period of work completed. Inpatient: Effective for hires starting on or after 6/14/2021. Procedural: Positions added and eligible after 7/9/2021. Outpatient Oncology: Teammates with a start date of 5/28/23 or after. Eligible units will periodically be re-evaluated to determine the discontinuation date. 
  • Relocation Assistance - Up to $10,000 may be offered (amount based on location). Questions regarding relocation should be directed to your recruiter.
  • Employee Referrals - Current employees will receive $3,000 for referring a qualified hired RN candidate. Payment is made in two equal installments. First 6 months after new hire start date and second at one-year completion. Learn more here!

*Commitment Incentive and Tuition Loan Forgiveness are not offered in combination.

**UNC Health employees are not eligible for recruitment incentives when going from one entity to another. 





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The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.

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Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran or political affiliation.

All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please refer to our Employment Application Accessibility page if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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