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UVA Health Orientation

Welcome to UVA Health! We are glad you are here! UVA Health includes a hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, a nationally recognized cancer center and heart center, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. We rank among the nation’s top hospitals because our doctors, nurses, and caregivers provide a wide-variety of high quality, specialized care to patients from across Virginia and beyond. No matter where you are working, patient-centered care is the first priority.

Staff of the Medical Center and University Physicians Group (UPG) staff and faculty of the School of Medicine, and Advanced Practice Practitioners attend UVA Health Orientation. The session occurs on the first day as a Medical Center employee and on or about the first day as a School of Medicine or University Physicians Group employee. Depending on the role, orientation and training may take up to two weeks or more to complete. Once all required training is completed, employees may also participate in department-specific orientation.

Onboarding Essentials For Medical Center HR 106: Orientation of New Employees - Medical Center

UVA Health Orientation

The University of Virginia is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving status of COVID-19 and consulting with experts at UVA Health, the Virginia Department of Health, the CDC, and other partners. Our top priority is the safety of the members of the University community, and UVA will make decisions based on public health guidance and current conditions here and elsewhere.

As part of updating processes in response to COVID-19, please note that the in-person UVA Health Orientations have been modified. New hires will no longer attend this session in person. Further information about asynchronous virtual orientation will be emailed to the new hire’s personal email address once the new hire has been cleared for hire. The manager of the department will be copied on this email and will be in contact with the new hire shortly thereafter.

Remote Onboarding Guides have been created to assist with the orientation and onboarding processes.

Please access the Remote Onboarding Guides for New Hires and Managers here

Questions or concerns may be sent to askhr@virginia.edu.

IMPORTANT: Information below pertains to normal operations only. Please use information above until further notice.  

  • Dates & Times

    UVA Health Orientation (UVA-HO) is held every other Monday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    If you have not already done so, please bring identification documents to complete Part 2 of your I-9. 

    7:30 am -  Continental Breakfast and Registration
    Education Resource Center (ERC)
    1240 Lee St., Charlottesville, VA, 22903

    8:00 am - UVA Health Orientation for Medical Center, School of Medicine, and University Physicians Group (UPG)
    ERC, Room A

    • Introductions
    • Executive Welcome & Overview
    • ASPIRE Activity
    • Patient Experience
    • Compliance & Privacy
    • Next Steps

    10:30 am - UPG Orientation
    ERC, Room B

    11:00 am - Lunch with your manager or a department designee 

    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Choose Your Own Experience

    • 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Obtain ID Badge as needed
      ID badge office, West Complex

    • 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Computer Based Learning (CBLs)
      999 Grove Street

    • 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm - Parking & Transportation 
      ERC, Room A

    • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Benefits Presentation 
      ERC, Room A

    2020 Dates

    There will be a fair amount of walking to many locations each day. We urge you to please bring appropriate footwear and weather gear.

    We strive to make this program as inclusive as possible. If you require any disability-related accommodations to fully access this program, please contact HROD@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu at least two weeks prior to attending UVA-HO.

  • Cancellation Policy

    UVA-HO follows the UVA Health operating schedule. Non-designated employees are those employees who are asked not to report to work if there is inclement weather or for any reason UVA Health may close. If an announcement has been posted on the UVA Health status board where non-designated employees are not report to work, UVA-HO will be rescheduled. You will be contacted with a rescheduled date.

  • Parking & Transportation

    On UVA Health Orientation day, most new hires will park at John Paul Jones (JPJ) Arena/University Hall (U-Hall) parking lot. This lot is located at 295 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22903. You can access directions here.

    If you are a Medical Center new hire, you will have a two-week temporary parking permit for that lot. Please display it on your dashboard, beginning on Orientation day. You can access the permit here.

    From that lot, you will take the Blue line bus to the Lee Street stop, which will let you off directly in front of the Education Resource Center (ERC). Allow 30 minutes to get from the parking lot to Orientation at the ERC.

    NOTE: There will be a fair amount of walking to many locations. We urge you to please bring appropriate footwear and weather gear.

    If you are assigned additional orientation on days 2 and/or 3, you will park in the same lot and take the same bus route, de-board at the Lee Street stop, then walk to your assigned training location(s).

    A Parking and Transportation (P&T) representative will be available in the afternoon of UVA-HO to provide information about your permanent parking options. To register for a permit, you must supply your license plate number, make and model of your vehicle.

Days 2 & 3 - Orientation to Patient Care (OPC) for Medical Center Employees Only

Orientation to Patient Care (OPC) is designed for Medical Center employees with direct patient care responsibilities.

Not everyone attends OPC. You will know when you receive your schedule at UVA-HO. Each component of OPC is created for special work groups. Attendance and participation in the components will depend on your new role. Once you have completed your required OPC components, you will report to your department/unit to begin department-specific orientation. 

Nursing Clinical Orientation

With the exception of Clinician 1s and Travelers, RNs are required to attend Nursing Clinical Onboarding (NCO) for three to seven weeks after the first week of hire. Attendance dates will be distributed on Day 2 of OPC.