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Carilion Clinic Overview

Roanoke, VA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Carilion Clinic is an organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A mission-driven health care organization built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious. All in a ... Read more

Mission: Carilion Clinic is an organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A mission-driven health care organization built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious. All in a

Company Updates

  • Before the pandemic, Carilion Clinic planned to take a few years rolling out telehealth.

  • Congratulations to Carilion's Chief Information Security Officer, Rob Perry for being included in Becker's Hospital Review's list of 61 hospital and health system CISOs to know in 2020:

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Carilion Clinic – Why Work With Us?

This is Tomorrow's Health Care

Carilion Clinic is a not–for–profit health care organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians.

We foster creativity to do what's right for our patients and community. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger.

Our Mission

Improve the health of the communities we serve.

Our Values

  • CommUNITY – Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones

  • Courage – Doing what's right for our patients without question

  • Commitment – Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service

  • Compassion – Putting heart into everything we do

  • Curiosity – Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence

Our Vision

We are committed to a common purpose of better patient care, better community health, and lower cost.

Our Region

Carilion is located in a family-friendly community situated in Virginia's Blue Ridge region. We have practices and hospitals in urban and rural communities from Lexington, VA down to Tazewell, VA.

All of our locations have three things in common. The air is clean, people are kind, and life is good.

  • Roanoke named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability | 2019
  • Roanoke named one of the 2018 Best Affordable Places to Live byLivabilityl 2018
  • Roanoke is a seven time All-America City - National Civic League
  • Roanoke named one of the "25 Most Beautiful East Coast Destinations" by Vacation Idea | April 2018

"The most rewarding part of my job is seeing patients achieve their goals and their desire to reach higher, both mentally and physically." - April Nichols, Outpatient Therapy

"Inspiring better health" is not just a phrase. It’s a promise we make every day to our patients, their families and ourselves.

As the leading healthcare provider in southwest Virginia, we are committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate healthcare to the communities we serve. Each of our employees is valued, because we know that it takes their blend of skills, curiosity, creativity and dedication to make us a premier healthcare organization. We invite you to learn more about becoming part of our team.

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Pursue a Career in Nursing with Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is home to extraordinary nurses providing extraordinary care. We are a community-based organization where sharp minds, caring hearts and advanced technology come together for one reason: each patient.

So, whether you're an experienced nurse or new graduate, if you’re looking for an award-winning organization that truly values our employees, that’s us. Our awards and recognition include Magnet designation, the Beacon Award, renowned nursing research, national rankings in U.S. News & World Report and being named as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country. In 2016, we became Great Place to Work-Certified for our workplace culture.

Nurse Residency Program

Carilion has joined Vizient/AACN ™ to offer a year-long Nurse Residency Program (NRP). The Nurse Residency Program curriculum is evidence-based and has been developed to foster critical thinking and leadership skills to promote optimal patient safety and care. 

Benefits of the Nurse Residency Program

For Nurses:

  • Increased satisfaction and professional commitment
  • Increased decision making and confidence
  • Development of critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Access to online nurse resident website for expanded learning and networking
  • Consistent use of evidence-based practice
  • Involvement in a supportive cohort that allows for professional growth in a safe, protected environment

For the organization:

  • Improved nurse retention
  • Improved teamwork, professionalism through reduced turnover
  • Stronger collaborative nursing culture and nurse commitment to the organization
  • Elevation of evidence-based practice
  • Improved quality of care and safety


Carilion Clinic Nursing Culture

We pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities that we serve while growing our legacy that began over 100 years ago. Together, we're changing health care.

As part of our team, our nurses enjoy:

  • Supportive leadership, interprofessional teams and an innovative learning environment
  • Shared decision making through supported professional practice model
  • Extensive nursing research funding and continued education support
  • A year-long Nurse Residency Program for new graduates and nurses with less than one year of
  • experience that focuses on leadership, quality outcomes and professional role.
  • College tuition assistance and scholarships
  • Professional certification support and recognition
  • Employment assistance for family and friends
  • Temporary housing, relocation benefits and other incentives
  • Employee discount program for tickets, amusement parks and restaurants


We invite you to join us at the intersection of science, nature, education and innovation. Every day here is a new adventure in creating the future of health care, while building the life you always imagined.


The Blue Ridge Mountains

Our Blue Ridge Mountains community is legendary for natural beauty and world-class fun. Every season brings new adventures for outdoor lovers. From hiking, waterfalls, wildlife, history and culture, here in the Blue Ridge, we boast a lifestyle that everyone can enjoy. If you love being out in the fresh air and sunshine, you'll love living here.


Roanoke, the "Star City"

Of course, being outdoors can also mean having lunch on the patio or taking a leisurely walk through a sculpture garden. You can do it all in Roanoke. The city has an incredible art and music scene, along with a thriving downtown area, a long list of annual festivals and so much more.

It's easy to get around here, too. Not much traffic to slow you down. Our low-cost of living also makes it possible for you to enjoy all that the city has to offer, including schools that have been recognized as being among the nation's best by the U.S. Department of Education.


Our Community Cares

We're proud to say that The National Civic League has recognized Roanoke as an All-American City Hall of Fame Winner for our community efforts. The most notable being our Star City Reads program, which promotes reading proficiency among children, and the Roanoke Public Library's Feed the Read program, which has served more than 50,000 meals since it started in 2014.

Advanced Clinical Services and Technology

In our world, innovation happens. It starts with the curiosity of our devoted employees and is supported by our services and technology, with a goal of doing what's right for our patients.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular

  • Hybrid Operating Room
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program using the Heartmate II
  • Medtronic CRYO balloon for atrial fibrillation (epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation)
  • ECMO or Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Alert
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Thoracic Oncology Services (with Pulmonary Medicine)


  • Neurosurgery program (adult & pediatrics)
  • Neuro-interventional procedures
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Inpatient Unit
  • Movement Disorders & Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Primary Stroke Center & Stroke Alert program


  • Limb deformity correction procedures
  • Limb lengthening procedure
  • Joint replacement program
  • Anterior approach hip replacements
  • Computer-assisted knee replacements

Spine Center

Digestive Diseases

  • EUS - Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • ERCP
  • IBD Center for Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

Imaging Services

  • Advanced medical imaging (64-slice CT, 3 T MRI & PET/CT)
  • MR Profusion and Enterography
  • Advanced Interventional Radiology procedures, such as
    • Peripheral Embolizations
    • Chemoembolization
    • Radiofrequency Ablations
    • Cryoablation
  • Nationally-recognized Breast Care Center with Large-Format Pathology and digital mammography


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for cardiac, urology, gynecology
  • Advanced laparoscopic techniques in general surgery
  • Brain Lab Navigation

Pulmonary Medicine

  • Advanced Interventional Pulmonary procedures
  • Thoracic Oncology Services (coordinated with CTVS)

Carilion Clinic Cancer Center

  • CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for inoperable tumors, the first facility in Virginia to offer this technology
  • High Dose Radiation (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Linear Accelerators with IMRT
  • Selective Internal Radiation (SIR) Spheres for treatment of liver cancer
  • Prostate Brachytherapy Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Mohs surgery

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Advanced gynecologic oncology including:
  • Single site/port hysterectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery for gynecology, including the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • In-office chemotherapy and industry-sponsored research trials and participation in National Cancer Institute sponsored research
  • Advanced urogynecologic services including:
  • Interstim therapy for bladder incontinence
  • Fecography for fecal incontinence

Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital

  • Sub-specialty physicians and clinics in surgery, cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, dentistry, allergy & immunology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, hematology & oncology, neurosurgery, and developmental pediatrics
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Inpatient children's facility
  • Pediatric emergency department
  • Specialized transport team

Level One Trauma Center

  • Air Ambulance Service (Life Guard)

Carilion Clinic Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great hospital to work at"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Grad RN
    Current Employee - New Grad RN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carilion Clinic full-time (Less than a year)


    Great hospital! All of the doctors and nurses are very good. Every unit is fantastic and the hospital has nearly every nursing discipline/subset unit from various ICUs, PCUs, Med-Surg, Perinatal, Pediatrics and NICU; we have it all! Since there is so much, you can switch units should your interests change


    I can not think of any, however I have only been here for less than a year

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Carilion Clinic Photos

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Carilion Clinic photo of: RN's and Patient Observation Assistants
Carilion Clinic photo of: Continuing a tradition at the Roanoke Police Academy, Blue Santa and the next class of academy recruits made a day-after-Christmas visit to Carilion Children's Hospital. Santa and his "elves" for the
Carilion Clinic photo of: Shine Awards 2019
Carilion Clinic photo of: We are excited to roll out TeleTracking at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital! TeleTracking is a system that allows our team to better coordinate and streamline patient care delivery. It is also curr
Carilion Clinic photo of: Carilion's President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee had the honor of welcoming and addressing the first Radford University Carilion class.
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Carilion Clinic Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    RN Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carilion Clinic.


    Very laid back- all managers were willing to let me shadow during the interview, which was helpful in making an informed decision. The units were all very open and accepting to interviewees

    Interview Questions

    • It was just an informal conversation- no real questions   Answer Question
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Carilion Clinic Awards & Accolades

  • Magnent Designation for Nursing Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2018
  • Best Empolyer - Gold, The Roanoker, 2019
  • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2016
  • 100 Great Hospitals in America, Becker's Healthcare, 2019
  • 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker's Healthcare, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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