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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 plus, a six-floor, 425,000 square-foot Emergency Department tower. 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 what your role, or where you are working, patient-centered care is our priority.

***For University Medical Center only - a new hybrid Orientation has launched for University Medical Center new hires on Monday, May 13. Please refer to emails from UVA HR to impacted University Medical Center managers.***

Update as of June 10 for clinical nursing new hires:

Mandatory Nursing Orientation will be held at McLeod Hall, Fenwick Auditorium (Rm #1020) beginning at 8:00 am for clinical nursing positions on their first day. During this Orientation, clinical nursing new hires will be completing a live Zoom Orientation session (hosted by Human Resources). They will also be able to complete their I-9 process. More information will be sent directly to new hires from Nursing Professional Development Services (NPDS) regarding their training schedules for the rest of weeks one and two. Clinical nursing-related positions include: RNs, LPNs, PCTs, CNAs, Medical Assistants (including APAC), Earn While You Learn, Internal/External Travelers, International RNs (Passport/NurseMatch), OR SSTs and CSTs, and patient companions.

Orientation occurs on your first day as a University Medical Center team member, and on or about the first day as a School of Medicine or UVA Physicians Group team member. Depending on your role, orientation and training may take up to two weeks or more to complete. Team members may also participate in department-specific orientation.

All UVA Health new hires will receive a Workday learning module entitled ‘Welcome to UVA Health,’ which is an interactive learning module that references UVA Health cultural content.   

2024 UVA Health Orientation Dates

Further information about 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 should be in contact with the new hire shortly thereafter.

To assist UVA Health new hires and their managers, Orientation and Onboarding Guides have been created. They are a great resource for answers about orientation and onboarding processes. Be sure to choose the right guide for your organization. 

Questions? Email AskHR@virginia.edu with subject line, "UVA Health Orientation."

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

UVA Health Orientation

A link to the New Hire Portal will be included in the candidate's offer letter so they will have access to important information before their arrival as new hires on their first day.

Orientation and Onboarding Guides have been created to assist with the orientation and onboarding processes. Please access the Orientation and Onboarding Guides for new hires and managers. 

Questions or concerns may be sent to AskHR@virginia.edu with subject line, "UVA Health Orientation."

  • UVA Health IT Digital Course

    All first-time users to UVA Health accounts are strongly encouraged to complete the First Time Sign-In for UVA Health digital course in Workday. The course will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

    In this recorded presentation, the UVA Health IT Security team will guide you through instructions for signing into your UVA Health account and creating permanent passwords, whether you are working on-site or working remotely.

    For those with questions, the contact information for UVA Health IT HelpDesk will be provided in the digital course.