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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
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • Always Safe. Forever Here. Here at WakeMed, we are committed to providing safe, high-quality, compassionate care to every single patient during these unprecedented times. If you’re interested in working at WakeMed, we want you to know that you would be part of a health system that is dedicated to comforting, reassuring and delivering the care and caring that leads to healing. We do this because we understand that patients and families are at the heart of everything we do. We are a team that genuinely cares about our community, and every person in it, while your safety and well-being are also a top priority. WakeMed Health & Hospitals is Always Safe, and Forever Here, and we invite you to be part of it. Learn more about our commitment to quality & safety by clicking the link:

  • Happy Nurses Week! Nurses, the world needs each and every one of you, and because of you, the world is a healthier place. Your compassion, selflessness, and bravery do not go unnoticed. We thank you for choosing to humbly serve others, and we genuinely believe each and every one of you is a hero. Our WakeMed nurses have a voice at the decision making table and are always encouraged to take an active role in helping to improve the care we provide to our community. WakeMed nurses represent an empathetic and courageous group of men and women whose presence truly makes WakeMed what it is today. To all nurses who have chosen this honorable profession, on behalf of WakeMed, thank you.

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals – Why Work With Us?

Employing the Best Minds and Biggest Hearts

At WakeMed, every decision we make is in the best interest of our patients and their families. We rely on talented, diverse and passionate employees who are dedicated to our mission and driven to provide exceptional care and caring.

We proudly support professional and patient-focused relationships between all members of our staff, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals in any way that we can.

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 are looking for dedicated, compassionate individuals who share our passion for putting others first, as well as demonstrate respect for people, communication, teamwork, commitment and accountability. If you feel like you embody this, please click here to discover what opportunities are available to you at WakeMed.





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. Make Up of Quality, Care and Compassion. 


WakeMed Nursing Vision: To set a new standard of excellence in the art and science of nursing care and caring.

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.

When it comes to patient care, our expert nurses have a voice and a presence at the decision-making tables. Their presence continually influences the safety, the quality, the customer service, and the important outcomes of patient care. 



Here at WakeMed, you are more than an employee - you are family. We understand that our responsibility to the community begins with our employees. It's simple: we care for our employees and our employees care for the community. We believe in doing everything we can to help you meet your personal and professional needs throughout employment. In doing this, we offer the following to support you:

·         Shared-decision making structure

·         Continuing education opportunities

·         Countless career advancement opportunities

·         State-of-the-art technology

·         Flexible shift options

·         Tuition & specialty certification reimbursement

·         Medical & dental insurance

·         Paid vacation & sick leave

·         Health and wellness education programs

·         Fitness center

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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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    Former Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Emergency Dispatch Operator in Raleigh, NC
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    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)


    Schedule allowed for lots of time with family. Loved the 8 day breaks.


    12 hour shifts made for long days when adding in commute.

    Advice to Management


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WakeMed Health and Hospitals Photos

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WakeMed Health and Hospitals Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Registered Nurse Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. I interviewed at WakeMed Health and Hospitals.


    Face to face interview with hiring manager. Behavioral based interview questions. Gave me an expected time frame for hearing back. Spoke with potential team members. Took a tour of the facility I would be working at. Had plenty of time for questions and hiring manager made themself available outside of interview for further questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker   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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