Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital – Why Work For Us?

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest health-care organizations. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,800 member medical staff with many who are recognized as "Best Doctors in America." They are supported by residents, interns and fellows, in addition to nurses, technicians and other health-care professionals.

Recognizing its excellent nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a "Magnet Hospital" by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Magnet Award is the highest honor awarded for hospital nursing by the ANCC.

Why Work at Barnes-Jewish?

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the largest hospital in Missouri and consistently earns distinction as one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll - only a handful of institutions each year receive this elite designation. Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center fosters an environment like no other - a culture of excellence that promotes continuous learning, growth and innovation. Our clinical staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. 

ICARE - Our core values

Our mission is to take exceptional care of people by delivering world-class health care in a compassionate, respectful and responsive way. Our team members are committed to upholding these values and behaviors: 

  • Integrity - I will be positive, honest and committed to our mission.
  • Compassion - I will provide exceptional service to patients, visitors and colleagues by listening and responding with empathy.
  • Accountability - I will have a strong sense of commitment and ownership. 
  • Respect - I will treat all patients, visitors and colleagues with dignity and value their diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellence - I will be committed to a culture of excellence.

What Barnes-Jewish Hospital employees are saying..


Homer Robinson
Homer  Robinson

Compliance Manager / HIPAA Resource

Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides continued development and career mobility. It celebrates the value of human potential and employee diversity. I am proud to be a part of this organization. 


Rebekah Cowin

Rebekah  Cowin

Senior Media Relations Coordinator

My leadership team has challenged and supported me as I finished school and advanced through 3 different roles in the last 9 years. A good leadership team is the greatest asset an employee can have.


As a member of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest employers in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers a generous compensation and rewards package that supports your personal, professional and financial goals... 


  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k)/403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Tuition Assistance  
  • Vision Coverage
  • Pharmacy Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Dependent Life Insurance Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Merit Pay Programs
  • Employee Recognition and Referral Programs


Barnes-Jewish Hospital is committed to facilitating and promoting an environment of diversity, inclusion and equality.  We embrace and support an environment of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, ages, lifestyles and physical abilities.

Our employees come from a diverse mix of perspectives, cultural and spiritual values and beliefs. By bringing different perspectives and approaches to the workplace, our employees contribute to creating the rich cultural experience that helps make Barnes-Jewish Hospital one of the best places to work.

The importance of attracting and maintaining a diverse workforce at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is reflected in the educational and development programs and services that support employee networking and professional growth.

Our benefits are also inclusive of people of all backgrounds – for instance, domestic partner benefits provide coverage to same-gender domestic partners and their eligible dependents including medical, dental, vision and pharmacy benefits

As a tertiary, urban medical center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital treats a diverse population of patients. To support our vision of being national leaders in medicine and the patient experience, we are committed to treating every patient with respect by taking into account their culture, values and language barriers. Our Center for Diversity and Cultural Competence provides rigorous cultural competence training for our staff and manages a service that can provide interpretive services for our patients in 104 languages.

As a national leader in the healthcare industry, we also choose to lead the industry in diversity and inclusion. Through recruitment and retention efforts, by welcoming diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and by fostering a culturally aware workforce, we will further build Barnes-Jewish Hospital as a world-class organization.

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    I have enjoyed my time with BJH. I feel as though I have learned a plethora and enjoy my employers.

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    Current Employee - Student Nurse Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Student Nurse Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital part-time (less than an year)


    Great experience.
    Wonderful employers.
    Work environment.


    Decreased pay grade - in relation to other hospitals around.

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital Interviews

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014

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    Staff RN Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from HR day after I applied to set up first interview. First interview was 2 days later. Received a call the same day after interviewing with HR to set up interview with floor manager. Interview with floor manager was 3 days later. I received an offer 3 days after my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. The interview was almost too easy. So easy I thought there was no way I would receive an offer due to lack of interest from floor manager.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. Barnes has a pay grid they stick to.
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    Easy Interview

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Awards & Accolades

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Best Hospitals in America, US News & World Report, 2010
Honor Roll (#6), U.S.News and World Report's America's Best Hospital Honor Roll, 2012

Additional Info

Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2003
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Mercy Health Services

Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a lot to show residents of the Show-Me State. As the largest hospital in Missouri, and the top hospital in the St. Louis area, it serves the residents of St. Louis and surrounding communities with some 1,260 inpatient beds and a medical staff of 1,820. The flagship facility of BJC HealthCare, the facility is the primary teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, and it offers care in a number of medical specialties, including organ transplantation, pulmonary disease, oncology, cardiovascular disease, and orthopedics. The... More

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