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Employment at UK HealthCare

Are you interested in joining our health care team? We continually have job opportunities available for well-qualified, highly motivated people. In addition to job openings in health-related fields, we also have career positions available in administration, information systems and many other divisions of the system.

UK HealthCare consists of the medical, nursing, health sciences, public health, dental and pharmacy patient care activities of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Our team of more than 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare workers are dedicated to ensuring Kentuckians receive the highest-quality patient care.

  • Also see UK HealthCare volunteer opportunities. 

The University of Kentucky uses an online employment system and requires individuals to complete an online application before they can apply for positions. Hard-copy applications and resumes are not accepted. 

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all interested individuals. 

  • Now Hiring CSTs and OR Assistants

    UK HealthCare is currently hiring Central Services Technicians and Operating Room Assistants for full-time and on-call day- and night-shift positions. Open houses will be held for interested applicants on the following dates from 2 - 4 p.m. Please dress professionally as the open houses may include tours of the department areas within the hospital.

    • June 27
    • July 11
    • July 25
    • August 8

    Central Services Technician duties include assembling and processing surgical instrument trays, decontaminating instruments, responding to operating room requests, and maintaining cleanliness of the department and workstation. Operating Room Assistant duties include assisting the nursing team, handling sterile supplies and equipment, transporting of patients within the hospital, maintaining cleanliness in operating rooms, and assisting with inventory counts.

    Parking information

    Parking is available in the UK HealthCare parking garage at 110 Transcript Ave., directly across S. Limestone from UK Chandler Hospital. Bring your parking ticket with you to the interview and we will validate it for you. A free shuttle is available from Level A of the garage. Exit the shuttle at the second stop – Pavilion H. After entering the hospital, take the first hallway to your right. Check in at the Nurse Recruitment offices, which are in Room H161, the first office on the left.

  • Nursing positions

    The university setting provides an excellent opportunity for nurses to use their expert knowledge and skills in caring for the highest-acuity patients with the greatest needs through collaboration with experts from all the healthcare professions and with the aid of state-of-the-art technology. 

    Learn about Nursing Positions at UK HealthCare including our benefits, educational opportunities, patient care areas and our care delivery model and more.