Want to know what it’s like to work with us at
UNC Medical Center?
From our nurses to our physicians to our support staff, everyone at UNC Medical Center does everything in their power to deliver the best possible care to the people of North Carolina. It’s a special type of work environment. One where we all share equally in the mission and vision of UNC Medical Center and everyone gets the support they need to grow their skills, their abilities and their career. But don’t take our word for it. We went to the people who know best—our employees. Discover what they have to say below.
Credentialed Medical Assistant, UNC Family Medicine Center
"After working at UNC Family Medicine Center for 17 years as a Nursing Assistant II, my experience afforded me the opportunity to test for the position that I now hold and earn as a Medical Assistant for 3 years. The advice that I would give for he or she to be able to give direct patient care, be a team player and process good communication skills."
"Diane’s role as a Medical Assistant includes checking in and out patients, verify insurance, collect payment, administer medication, assist provider in procedures, ordering supplies, sterilizing instruments, Team Leader, training new staff member, vital signs, sending specimens to lab, EKG's, assist with Treadmill for Cardiovascular, and stocking rooms."
Clinical Nurse IV, 5 Bed Tower
I’m really proud of our shared governance model. It’s about empowering nurses to make the decisions about how we administer care and making sure changes come from the bottom up as opposed to the top down. It gives nurses a voice.
Katherine started her nursing career in the float pool at UNC Medical Center. Her manager at the time worked with her to define her goals, develop her strengths and find a full-time position that fit and worked for her. She was hired as a Clinical Nurse I for the 5 Bed Tower and through the new nurse residency program developed clinical, leadership and research skills. Now she’s a Clinical Nurse IV, using all the abilities she’s developed while climbing the clinical ladder.
Respiratory Care Practitioner/Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist
One of the notable things about working at UNC Health is the diversity among our team. Personality traits and attributes vary in many ways, yet every individual is empowered to bring their ideas and strengths to the multidisciplinary patient care team. This regard for community and collaboration allows not only improvement to patient care and outcomes overall but, also to that of team performance and progression within our field and healthcare.
For Heather, being a member of the Respiratory Care team at UNC Health is a privilege, an exceptional opportunity and one that she is extremely proud to be a part of. During her shifts as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, she works as an individual and closely with the multidisciplinary patient care team to provide the best care possible to patients of the adult, pediatric and neonatal populations who require airway and respiratory support. Her current role at UNC Health also allows her the ability to share her passion of advocating for, bringing awareness to and providing education pertaining to the field, not only with fellow colleagues but, patients, families and the community at large.