• Working at ESH has great benefits!

    Eastern State Hospital’s staff consists of 500 employees, including mental health associates (MHAs), RNs, LPNs, SRNAs, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health care professionals, as well as administrative staff. As UK HealthCare employees, our staff enjoys an exceptional benefits package that includes an outstanding retirement plan; competitive health, dental and vision coverage; and extraordinary educational programs.

    Other excellent benefits offered by Eastern State Hospital include:

    • Tuition assistance – eligible employees can receive a tuition waiver of up to 18 credit hours per year.
    • Tuition discount program for family members.
    • A variety of work schedules.
    • A new facility.
    • Free parking.
    • $1 meals for employees.

    All employment decisions shall be made uniformly on the basis of merit. Equal opportunities shall be provided for all persons throughout ESH in recruitment, appointment, promotion, payment, training, and other employment practices without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnic origin, national origin, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, or political belief. Further, ESH shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of Vietnam-era veteran status, disabled veteran status, or physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant for employment is qualified. It is a violation of ESH policy to discriminate against an employee or prospective employee on the basis of application for or service in the Uniformed Services. Also, ESH does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because the individual is a smoker or nonsmoker, as long as the person complies with ESH policy concerning smoking.