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WakeMed Health and Hospitals Overview

Raleigh, NC
5001 to 10000 employees
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. We take an active role in making our community a better place to live, work and play. It all starts with putting patients and families at ... Read more

Mission: WakeMed is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.

WakeMed Health and Hospitals – Why Work For Us?

Employing the Best Minds and Biggest Hearts

At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we are guided by a simple – yet powerful mission: to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.

To deliver on this mission, WakeMed employs the “best minds and the biggest hearts” in the business. Our team includes over 8,500 experienced registered nurses, technologists, medical professionals, support staff, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice providers who are dedicated to putting patients first.

When it comes to culture and benefits, we recognize that when we take good care of our employees, our employees can take even better care of our patients. We proudly offer competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills. Our benefits programs are designed to give you and your family the support you need for today while planning for a successful tomorrow. We promote diversity in the workplace, provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants, and we participate in E-verify.

We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.


It doesn’t take long to realize that WakeMed is a unique organization and home to a culture that is unlike any other.

It’s a place where every decision we make is in the best interest of our patients and their families. A place where we provide not only outstanding medical treatment, but the care and caring that leads to healing. A place where people are proud to spend 40, 45 and even 50 years helping us work toward our mission.

It’s a place where every member of the team is a member of the WakeMed family.

Your career. Made up of quality, care and compassion.

At WakeMed, you'll discover the nursing career for you. We offer a wide range of opportunities and distinct environments for you to provide the highest quality care possible. From surgery to emergency services and from cardiology to neonatology, no matter what you're looking for in your nursing career, we've got you covered.

We are dedicated to helping you build a career you can be proud of and offer numerous benefits and incentives to support you, including:

We also offer comprehensive benefits and competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills

Between our three hospitals, our ambulatory sites and growing network of physician practices, you're sure to find the right setting to further your career and display your passion for outstanding care.  

At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, our commitment to the health and well-being of our community begins right here at home with the WakeMed family. We think it’s simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.

We are proud to offer a competitive benefits package and many programs and services to help our employees grow personally and professionally and provide the security they need, for today and tomorrow. Our comprehensive benefits program includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and FSA plans
  • Retirement, life insurance, and disability plans and coverage
  • Generous and flexible time off
  • Educational benefits including tuition and specialty certification reimbursement
  • Wellness programs and an on-site fitness facility
  • Discounts & other benefits

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Centers of Excellence

Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do at WakeMed.  This holds true for our employees, volunteers, physicians and administrators.  Through leadership, best practices, research, support and training we pursue excellence in a variety of areas:


Emergency & Trauma-

Heart & Vascular-

Neurosciences & Stroke-


Physician Practices-

Rehab & Physical Therapy-


Women's Services-

WakeMed Health and Hospitals Reviews

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    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals part-time (More than 3 years)


    Great coworkers
    Education benefits
    Great family feel


    Schedule can be hectic
    Lack of patient to staff ratio

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at WakeMed Health and Hospitals.


    phone interview, panel interview with supervisor and 4 employees. Very easy interview, process was quite easy, and non formal.

    Interview Questions

    • very general questions nothing was too hard or unexpected. Asked how I work on teams as opposed to independently. How I prioritize competing priorties?   Answer Question
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WakeMed Health and Hospitals Awards & Accolades

  • WakeMed is also accredited by the Commission of Accreditation on Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF accreditation focuses on quality and results., CARF Accredidation, 2017
  • WakeMed Raleigh Campus features one of six Level 1 Trauma programs statewide to deliver the highest level of care for traumatic injuries. Our Level I Trauma program is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Servies., Level 1 Trauma Center, 2017
  • WakeMed Health & Hospitals' Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was fourth in the world to earn certification from the NIDCAP (Newborn Individual Developmental Care and Assessment Program) Federation International and was re-certified in 2017., Newborn Individual Developmental Care and Assessment Program, 2017
  • WakeMed is proud to be Joint Commission accredited healthcare provider. The Joint Commission is a healthcare accrediting agency with strict rules and regulations participating organizations must follow to ensure they are providing the best healthcare in safe facilities following best practices., Hospital Accreditation: Joint Commission, 2015
  • WakeMed holds the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation. This system-wide designation recognizes our ongoing dedication and innovative efforts to improve outcomes for our patients and services for all who enter our doors., Magnet Designation, 2015
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