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Carilion Clinic Overview

Roanoke, VA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Carilion Clinic cares for the citizens of southwestern Virginia. Founded in 1899 as the Roanoke Hospital Association, the system today includes seven not-for-profit hospitals, a network of 600 physicians, and a research partnership with Virginia Tech. The system (including ... Read more

Mission: Improve the health of the communities we serve.

Company Updates


    Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017

    Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital. With 703 beds and a 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the state. In 2017, Healthgrades recognized Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with its Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.


    Virginia Tech Foundation, Carilion Clinic form new VTC Innovation Fund

    The Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic today announced the formation of a $15 million VTC Innovation Fund focused on investing in life sciences and disruptive technology opportunities. The private fund will support late-seed and growth-stage companies in efforts to commercialize groundbreaking science and research as well as innovative products and solutions.

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Carilion Clinic – Why Work For Us?

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. 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.

"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 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 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.

Carilion Clininc 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. 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

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

Advanced Clinical Services and Technology

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)

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    I have been working at Carilion Clinic full-time (More than 5 years)


    If you want to work in healthcare in southwestern Virginia, then Carilion is where you want to be. As a non-profit, they put a lot back into the community, and I feel that is a very important quality that makes me proud to work here. As far as employment goes, they have a great time-off policy, as well as other wonderful employee benefits, such as educational assistance. They also do a lot of promoting within, so once you get your foot in the door, there is a lot of opportunity to move up if you work hard enough and have the right attitude. They are also one of the few companies nowadays that still offer a pension plan, so that is a definite bonus!


    I feel the pay in general could be a little bit more competitive with the rest of the state and nation, as well as wish that they offered retirement plan contribution matching opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Make pay more competitive, provide retirement plan matching contributions, provide employees with greater discounts on fitness facilities (or free access - even better), and keep on keepin' on to make us all proud to work for such an admirable company!

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Carilion Clinic Interviews

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    Registered Nurse Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Carilion Clinic.


    Applied online. Met with the manager and educator. They asked me to explain my background and experience and then proceeded with interview questions. These questions were all based on scenarios and previous experiences I havie had and how I dealt with conflict etc. There were not any knowledge based questions. After I was hired I was required to complete some tests that proved my competency in areas, if I hadn't passed any of the sections I would've been assigned additional learning modules.

    Interview Questions

    • Situation based. "Tell me about a time..." " give me an example of situation where there was conflict"   Answer Question
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Carilion Clinic Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work, 2016
  • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2016
  • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2016
  • Magnet Designation in Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2015
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