Why join UNC Health Care

At UNC Health Care, we believe each employee is instrumental in impacting a patient’s experience as well as the future of our health care system. Our thriving work environment provides the challenges you need to excel in the ever-changing world of health care, and the support you need to enjoy a balanced lifestyle.

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UNC Health Care offers a flexible and comprehensive benefits package, along with valuable work and family programs.

These programs allow employees to attain their retirement savings and career goals as well as meet their everyday needs. Our programs are designed to allow you to tailor a benefits package that best meets the unique needs of you and your family.

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Employee Rec & Wellness

Employee Recreation & Wellness works to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of all UNC Health Care employees with services such as:

  • Exercise programs and facilities
  • Triangle-area discounts
  • UNC-Chapel Hill privileges and discounts
  • On-campus farmers market
  • Employee health and multicultural fairs
  • Athletic leagues


UNC Health Care is located in Chapel Hill, NC and neighbors the cities of Raleigh and Durham as part of the Triangle area. This growing region is consistently recognized in national media for its livability, culture, and community. Our coworkers live across all three Triangle cities and surrounding towns, and enjoy the Piedmont region of North Carolina for its proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Carolina beaches. See why so many professionals are drawn to live, work and play in the Triangle area:


National Awards

Forbes America's Best Employers

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Our national recognition comes from the everyday dedication of our employees to patients, families and coworkers.

Each quarter UNC Health Care recognizes outstanding employees as "Plus People." These high achievers are nominated internally and honored for going above and beyond to demonstrate UNC Health Care values.

See our Summer 2015 Plus People.

In addition, the annual UNC Health Care Employee Service Awards recognize each five-year employment milestone. An evening rewards reception celebrates coworkers who have been with the organization for 5 to 35 years -- and beyond.

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Employee Rec & Wellness Basketball League

Basketball is synonymous with UNC. And within UNC Hospitals, this legacy holds true. Passion for the court reverberates through the halls. The employees hunger for it, and UNC Hospitals’ Employee Recreation and Wellness fuels this desire. A tradition now 40 years in the making, the rec. basketball league is as much a part of hospital life as a hip-holstered beeper.