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The University of Vermont Medical Center Overview

Burlington, VT
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital network serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. We’re not just caregivers and staff - we're your friends and neighbors, offering expertise, kind words and ... Read more

Mission: The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to the development of an Integrated Delivery System which provides high value health care to the communities we serve and enhances our academic mission.

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The University of Vermont Medical Center – Why Work For Us?


From the sophistication of its largest city to the natural beauty found around every bend in the road, from its family-friendly atmosphere to its unlimited recreational opportunities, Vermont offers a quality of life that is second to none.

You can choose to live in a bustling family neighborhood, a 200-year-old farmhouse on a quiet hillside or an urban loft that's just steps from the action of downtown. Whatever you decide, your commute to work is likely to be less than it would be almost anywhere else.

Outdoor Life

If you enjoy being active and outside, you'll love living in Vermont. As the seasons evolve throughout the year, a tremendous variety of activities presents itself and contributes to Vermont's healthy lifestyle. There's always something new here to experience - you just need to get out there and give it a try. Each season brings new possibilities:

Winter: Vermonters have access to some of the best alpine skiing and snowboarding in the world. Many areas offer special season pass deals for students and residents and within roughly an hour, you can find yourself on the slopes of famous resorts like Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Jay Peak, to name just a few. Cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and riding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ice fishing and snowmobiling are all popular activities and are easily accessible from Burlington.

Spring and Summer: In the warmer months, Vermont offers some of the nicest weather you'll find anywhere. Down on Burlington's waterfront, Lake Champlain is America's largest lake outside of the Great Lakes and is a great spot to fish, sail, kayak and swim. Burlington offers a Community Sailing Center, where you can rent a variety of boats, and the city's bike path stretches along the shore for miles. In fact, Vermont is considered a cyclist's paradise for road and mountain bikers alike. Burlington also hosts a large annual marathon, and several triathlons are held in the area. And, of course, the Green Mountains offer countless hikes across the higher elevations of Vermont.

Fall: Vermont's spectacular foliage arrives as the hills come alive with color. Vermont's color season lasts a long time, changing first in the northern parts of the state and near the mountains, and last in the south and by the lake. There are many fall activities throughout the state, including craft and antique shows and apple festivals.

When you live in Vermont, you experience the feeling of community and the high regard for quality of life.

At The University of Vermont Medical Center, we support our employees as passionately as we care for our patients. We offer a comprehensive, total compensation package that includes salary, health and wellness benefits, paid time off, and more.

A key employee benefit is The UVM Medical Center's health care plans. These are designed to be affordable and flexible, allowing employees to choose the coverage that works best for their personal or family situation and making it easy to change their coverage as they move through different phases of their lives. And The UVM Medical Center pays a significant portion of the cost.

Here is a summary of The UVM Medical Center's employee benefits. Details are in the 2014 Employee Benefits Guide.

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Health Care Benefits
The UVM Medical Center's medical, vision and dental plans are available to eligible employees, spouses or domestic partners and dependent children. Our medical plans, which include prescription drug coverage, offer the option of choosing between plans that cover both in- and out-of-network providers.

Voluntary Vision Benefits
You can purchase additional coverage to help pay for the cost of eye glasses and contact lenses, above the basic coverage offered in our medical plan.

Flexible Spending Accounts
You can set aside a portion of your earnings before taxes to pay certain health care and childcare expenses. This can save you significant money.

Retirement Benefits
All UVM Medical Center employees can participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan immediately. Part-time and full-time employees are eligible for employer contributions after six months of service. Employer contributions are subject to a three-year vesting period. You can change your contribution amount at any time.

Insurance Benefits
The UVM Medical Center helps you protect yourself and your family through life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurance. Basic coverage is fully funded by The UVM Medical Center, and you can add additional coverage as desired.

Combined Time Off
The UVM Medical Center offers a CTO program that groups all vacation time, holidays, sick time and personal days into one account to give you great flexibility and control in managing your paid time off. You begin to accumulate time off from the start of your employment or immediately upon becoming eligible. It is earned on each hour you work, up to 80 hours in a pay period. CTO is one of your most valuable benefits.

Employee Discounts
Many area companies and merchants offer discounts to our employees, on products and services including cell phone contracts, automotive repair, electronics, entertainment, meals and lodging, gym memberships, and many more.

Employee and Family Assistance Program
The UVM Medical Center EFAP provides mental and physical health support services for you and the members of your household at no cost. We are here to help – our pr ofessional counseling staff can hep you resolve a problem early, before it interferes with your home or work life. EFAP services are offered at no cost and are always confidential. Services include help with accessing internal benefits and resources, counseling, treatment referrals, and health coaching.

Tuition Reimbursement and Personal Growth
The UVM Medical Center provides many opportunities for all staff to enhance their skills through educational programs. In addition to free professional development courses, The UVM Medical Center supports ongoing education with accredited institutions of higher learning through unique tuition discounts, program-specific scholarships and tuition reimbursement programs. Eligible employees can combine the tuition discounts, UVM Medical Center scholarships, any state or federal aid, and still take advantage of the tuition reimbursement benefit.

Transportation discounts
UVM Medical Center employees are eligible for several discounts on public transportation, including buses and ferries. Employees can also enroll in a variety of alternative commuter programs through CATMA (Campus Area Transportation Management Association), which includes $15 gift cards for biking or walking to/from work, confidential carpool matching services and emergency rides home.

Employee Referral Program
When you encourage your talented friends, family members and professional acquaintances to apply for a job at The UVM Medical Center, you may qualify for an Employee Referral Bonus of up to $1,000.

On-site Banking
The New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) has an on-site presence at The UVM Medical Center, providing banking services such as ATMs, free checking, low-cost, convenient auto and home loans, and more.

On-site Pharmacies
Employees can use the hospital pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. Generic drugs are available at no cost.

On-site Food Service
Our employee food outlets offer reasonably priced meal options that include fresh and organic local fare. You'll find locally-raised ground beef, many vegetarian choices and organic fair-trade coffee.

The University of Vermont Medical Center is dedicated to our patients, providing the highest quality care for patients and their families. It is a mission that defines our culture, one of teamwork and collaboration. Every employee, whether they work directly in patient care or in a supporting role, has a hand in contributing to the wellness of the patient and the community.

When you work at the UVM Medical Center, you work with a diverse group of smart, collaborative, innovative and creative group of people who care about their community. You can see this everywhere you look, from the quality of the care we provide to the focus on safe and thoughtful environmental practices, and to the generosity of our staff.

Employees choose careers at the UVM Medical Center for many reasons:

Some like being associated with a world-class academic medical center.
Others are drawn to endless opportunities for continuing education, meaningful work and professional growth.
Still others appreciate the UVM Medical Center's Vermont location, in a small city with a family-oriented culture.
Many more appreciate the direct input they have in making the UVM Medical Center a successful university hospital.
Whatever your reasons for joining our team, the UVM Medical Center offers a culture that embraces diverse backgrounds, encourages innovation and rewards dedication to the most important goal — providing high quality health care to the communities we serve.

"We never lose sight that behind every single instrument we touch is someone's mother, father, sister, brother or child. This isn't just about doing a job; it's about the human being on the other side of the door." Ann Young, Manager, Central Sterile Reprocessing

Finding a Job at the UVM Medical Center

Working at The University of Vermont Medical Center is about providing the highest quality patient care. The needs of patients are our first priority, regardless of where you work in the organization. At the UVM Medical Center, you will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and a life-changing career.

The UVM Medical Center offers job opportunities in:

Direct patient care, such as physicians, nurses, radiologists and EMTs
Technical areas, including information systems and equipment maintenance
Support roles, such as administrative and customer service
Operations, including security, finance, human resources and food service
To get the most up-to-date information on currently-available jobs at the UVM Medical Center, search our currently-available job postings and review the specific requirements for jobs you are interested in.


Whether you are a nursing student, a new graduate or an experienced nurse, a nursing career at The University of Vermont Medical Center offers you the resources, benefits and opportunities to enjoy your career and take it as far as you want to go.

The UVM Medical Center is an academic medical center that is at the forefront of medical technology, research and patient care. As a nurse at the UVM Medical Center, you are part of an experienced staff of more than 1,700 registered nurses who work with a team of physicians and specialties that have been recognized by US News & World Report as being best in Vermont and northern New York. And you get to do this in Vermont, where you can expect an exceptional quality of life.

Professional Opportunities
The UVM Medical Center is a regional referral center for approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York. Professional growth opportunities cover many major areas of medicine, including:

Level I Trauma Center
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Vermont Cancer Center
Vermont's Children's Hospital
Comprehensive cardiovascular services and stroke care treatment
At the UVM Medical Center, you also have access to the latest tools and technology, including a Hybrid OR, the DaVinci robot, and a Clinical Simulation (or "Sim") lab. The medical center is also a Philips Healthcare luminary site for new tool and technology trials.

"As a nurse, I am respected by providers and my input is valued. I am fortunate to work closely with professionals of various disciplines and have opportunities to learn from many specialties."
Tenylle Allen, RN, Staff Nurse II

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    Need more per diem nurses to cover vacations and sick time. Extremely fast paced, could be very stressful at times

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The University of Vermont Medical Center Interviews

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    I filled out the application form and received a call from the recruiter within a week. We had a very positive discussion and agreed that my qualifications met and exceeded the requirements for the position. Likewise, we discussed mutually favorable logistics for start date, work hours, training schedule, etc. Overall things seemed to go very well and we left off planning to schedule an in-person interview the following week.

    Two weeks have passed and I have heard nothing. I've reached out multiple times via multiple avenues with zero response.

    If they've filled the position with another applicant, that's fine...I'm happy for both parties. However it is unprofessional to leave other applicants hanging without ANY contact, especially when an applicant has reached out for a simple status update multiple times. This makes me question the professionalism of the HR department and frankly I doubt I'll bother to apply for jobs here in the future.

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The University of Vermont Medical Center Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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