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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. 

  • Nursing Career Open House

    UK HealthCare is currently hiring experienced operating room registered nurses (RN) and surgical techs.

    Interested applicants are invited to on-site tours and a brief interview on the following dates from 3 - 5 p.m. Check-in will occur in Nurse Recruitment located at H161.

    • October 11
    • October 18
    • October 25

    Emergency Department Careers

    The Emergency Department is currently hiring Registered Nurses (RN), Nursing Care Technicians (NCT), Patient Clerical Assistant- Seniors (PCA SR) and Paramedics (EMT-P) for full-time and on-call day- and night-shift positions. Interested applicants are invited to on-site tours and a brief interview on October 17 from 1-3 p.m. Check-in will occur in Nurse Recruitment located at H161.

    Nursing Care Technicians in Emergency Services at UK Chandler Hospital provide care for patients ranging in ages throughout the life span, from children to adults. Patient conditions include complaints such as sore throat, isolated extremity injury, simple laceration, abdominal pain, stable chest pain, trauma and/or septic patients.

    The Senior Patient Clerical Assistants act as liaisons between patient clerical assistants and the management of Emergency Services. This position will also greet and provide direction to staff, families and visitors entering the hospital. Also responsible for all patient clerical duties as well as ordering needed clerical supplies, and has some responsibility for scheduling.

    Paramedics work in the Level 1 Trauma Center to compliment the nursing role. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: performing patient care duties utilizing a team approach in collaboration with RNs, MDs, and other members of the comprehensive health care team; and organizing, prioritizing, and delivering direct patient care based on determined scope of practice within the hospital setting.

    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.