Why BJC ?

Your Career. Made Better.

When you join BJC, you can do life-changing work while building a life-changing career. You will be supported to directly affect the health and well-being of others in a positive way. From the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, to the business managers who shape our policies, to the IT professionals who enable life-saving technology, to the people who keep our facilities safe and clean — everyone here has a role in making medicine better.

Across our organization we employ more than 30,000 employees in our 14 hospitals and multiple community health locations. At BJC, you’ll find room for career growth like many of our employees. In the last year, 40 percent of our job placements came from internal candidates.


During your career, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and enrich your professional experience. BJC has gained recognition for excellence in employee learning and development. Click below to learn more.


When every team member at every BJC facility puts quality care and patient focus first, people notice. We’re proud of the awards, recognition, and accolades we’ve received for being a great health care provider and a great place to work. These include:

Recognition for having some of the best hospitals in the United States:

In addition to four Magnet®-designated facilities, our organization includes facilities on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Top Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals. We have been honored as winners of prestigious ratings by Healthgrades, been named a Consumer Choice winner, had one of our executives named in the “100 Leaders of Great Hospitals”, and offer the only cancer center in Missouri to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Recognition for being a great place to work and one of the region's best employers:

BJC has earned numerous Best Place to Work awards, and is the only St. Louis-based company to earn a 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence Award for best practices in leadership development. In addition, we have gained coveted recognition for excellence in employee learning and development.

An impressive list of medical firsts and near-firsts achieved through the use of world-class technology:

BJC teams and facilities have used the very latest treatments and technologies since our inception to achieve important milestones in the treatment of patients.

Click here to see this impressive list

Medical firsts and near-firsts achieved by BJC HealthCare
  • 1915-1920s: Perfection of several important methods for the correction of cleft palate and cleft lip. (St. Louis Children’s Hospital)
  • 1922: World’s first use of insulin to successfully treat an infant with diabetes. (St. Louis Children’s Hospital)
  • 1933: The first successful lung-removal surgery in the world. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • Early 1970s: The first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner is developed at the Mallincrkrodt Institute of Radiology and housed in the Barnes Hospital cardiac care unit. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • 1974: The first pediatric dialysis unit in the midwest (St. Louis Children’s Hospital)
  • 1980s: Electrical mapping of the heart and development of the Cox-Maze procedure, the gold standard in the discipline, to treat heart arrhythmias. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • 1980s: the first successful Norwood procedure, used to correct the fatal congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome. (St. Louis Children’s Hospital)
  • 1985: The first successful in vitro fertilization program in the state of Missouri. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • 1990s: The first free-standing pediatric lung transplant program in the U.S. (St. Louis Children’s Hospital)
  • 1990: The world’s first laparoscopic nephrectomy, removing a kidney through minimally invasive methods. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • 1993: The world’s first successful nerve transplant. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
  • 1996: The nation’s first adult living liver-donor transplant between unrelated individuals. (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)

BJC is a leader in the health care industry because we consistently reach for greater, more meaningful ways to deliver health care and services to those in need. Whether you're helping treat a difficult disease, researching new cures, creating a healing environment, developing and delivering learning programs, or improving the delivery of care, you'll play a critical role in helping BJC remain on the leading edge of innovation.

We understand that your personal life and your professional life deserve an equal amount of attention. That’s why we consider every aspect of your life and provide a comprehensive array of benefits and support that can help provide the balance and flexibility you need.

In addition to all of these reasons, we offer the following advantages:

  • Competitive benefits and Total Rewards
  • Comprehensive career development opportunities
  • A highly diverse workforce representing all cultures and backgrounds
  • Attractive locations in St. Louis and the surrounding areas

Join our team, and discover what you like best about being a part of BJC.

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BJC Culture

Throughout our hospitals and service organizations, you'll find employees who are inspired, engaged and empowered to deliver on our promise to provide exceptional care to those we serve. That’s because BJC is driven by our shared principles of trust, dignity, respect, high ethical standards and behaviors, teamwork and accountability. These values have been, and will continue to be, the cornerstones of our success.

As one of the largest nonprofit health care integrated delivery organizations in the country, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve through leadership, education, innovation and excellence in medicine.

To be the national model among health care integrated delivery organizations in patient advocacy, clinical quality, medical research, employee satisfaction and financial stability.

We are:

Motivated leaders

We demonstrate:

Trust, dignity and respect
High ethical standards and behaviors
Teamwork and accountability

Our Benefits

Our great total rewards package:
Promoting your success at work, and in life.

Our goal is to take the best care of our patients. To do so, we must also take the best care of our employees as they go about their vital work. At BJC HealthCare, we support our employees in reaching this objective by providing a wide range of offerings and resources that support them personally, professionally and financially.

BJC offers a generous, competitive and comprehensive total rewards package that provides you benefits to promote your success — at work and in life. 

To learn more, visit the BJC Total Rewards website.

Medical, dental and prescription drug coverage
Condition management programs (weight loss, pre-diabetes)
Vision coverage

Training and development opportunities
Career advisement services
Employee recognition and referral programs
Nursing scholarships
Tuition assistance program

Annual merit increases
401(k)/403(b)* retirement savings plans
Pension plan*
Flexible spending accounts (health care and dependent day care)
Business travel accident insurance
Dependent life insurance
Life & accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
Short and long-term disability
*Note: Offerings differ by location

Adoption assistance
Paid time off (PTO)
Legal services
Employee discount program

Discover how you can make medicine, and your career, even better.

Career Development

Our learning and development opportunities
enhance your skills and advance your career.

BJC is more than a health care organization. It is a place where learning and innovation come together to make medicine better. We are successful because we attract the best talent and continually encourage staff to grow by improving and refining existing skills, or acquiring new knowledge and experiences. We demonstrate our pursuit of learning and innovation by providing a wide variety of personal and professional development opportunities for our employees. BJC offers the following resources to ensure that you have every chance to succeed:

Career Paths

For the majority of positions within BJC HealthCare, we have designed carefully considered career paths to ensure progress toward attainable goals and the potential for individual success. Whether your skills lie in the area of nursing, allied health, professional or support services, we value your contribution to our organization — and invest in your ability to advance. This is a process that has worked well for BJC and our employees. In fact, approximately 40 percent of our placements during 2015 were the result of promotions earned by internal candidates.

Training Programs

Through a combination of internal resources and partnerships with local colleges and universities, this comprehensive resource provides:

  • Advisement
  • Career consultation
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Degree programs
  • Online and classroom-based courses

To learn how BILD can help you build your career at BJC, visit the BILD website.

We educate future nurses who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. And no other institute offers a better environment to transform that passion than Goldfarb, where we enjoy partnerships with several of the nation’s leaders in health care, possess the most advanced resources for learning and have faculty and staff dedicated to mentoring students to achieve their fullest potential. To learn more, visit the Goldfarb website

The BJC Center for Clinical Excellence enables rapid deployment of best practices across the organization by providing leadership in quality assessment and health services research.

man receiving award - bjc healthcare jobsCareer Growth

In addition to on-the-job learning and mentoring from some of the most accomplished health care professionals, BJC offers formal resources for career growth. The BJC Career Services Center helps employees who want to identify skill sets that will enable them to grow in their current role or train for a new career at BJC. The center provides assistance with career planning through assessments and one-on-one advisement sessions.

Education Assistance

The BJC Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance for employees pursuing continuing education or certifications that will enhance their career and contributions to our success. This is how we ensure our employees' continued ability to move forward in their careers and maintain a team that is prepared to offer our patients the highest levels of expertise and service.

Tuition Reimbursement Guidelines:

  • On their first day of work, full-time employees are eligible to receive up to $4,500 in tuition reimbursement per year for successful completion of classes related to their professional responsibilities.
  • On their first day of work, part-time employees are eligible to receive up to $2,250 in tuition reimbursement per year for successful completion of classes related to their professional responsibilities.

Join BJC. Where growth opportunities are endless.


Diversity is the key to growing a strong,
inclusive organization.

At BJC, diversity drives success. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we work with each other. It’s how we deliver care, how we partner with our community and how we do business. This is why we value and embrace the diversity reflected in our patients, our employees and partners and the many diverse communities we serve.

Fostering diversity in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. That’s why at BJC, we spend a great deal of time and effort fostering a more diverse, engaged and inclusive workplace for those who help make medicine better. After all, combining people from different backgrounds, experiences and beliefs breeds a more creative, innovative and productive BJC. 

Diversity and inclusion are a big part of BJC HealthCare’s identity. An important step to inclusiveness is connecting with others. Our BJC Connections Groups are designed to do just that -- connect you with others. Learn more by visiting the BJC Connections Group website.

Across BJC, we share a strong and clear vision for a better kind of health care organization – one that ensures equal access to high-quality health care, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion or income. It is comprised of a team that is sensitive to the unique cultural needs of our patients and their families and one committed to offering health care-related educational and career opportunities to all.

BJC is dedicated to those we serve, working tirelessly to build strong partnerships with our community partners, and to authentically engage with and support the communities we serve through outreach/education efforts, employee volunteerism and donations/sponsorships.

Our commitment to diversity is evident in the many events we attend and support, including an array of job and business fairs, hiring events, leadership initiatives and informational conferences designed to help individuals from every walk of life find meaningful, substantial employment, whether with our organization or with others. The following are a few organizations that BJC proudly partners with to provide enhanced community resources:

  • Job Corps
  • Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation
  • InSight St. Louis
  • St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
  • Urban League
  • Scott Air Force Base
  • U.S. Army: Army PaYs

BJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of BJC HealthCare to consider all applicants for employment with the organization on the basis of their qualifications, skills and abilities for the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, and to give all employees equal opportunity to progress within the organization without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. BJC HealthCare values diversity among employees, patients, families and the communities it serves and is committed to promote the recruitment and retention of multi-cultural staff who support diversity within our organization.

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Our Communities

The best employer offers locations
in some of the best places to live.

True, we are biased when it comes to the communities where we live, work and serve our neighbors throughout the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. But we love it here, from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to the arts scene in Columbia, Missouri. And we think you will, too. As one of the region’s largest employers, we feel a special pride in letting you know what to expect of our fine communities: an abundance of cultural treasures including fine theater and museums, recreational pursuits, professional sports, night life and shopping.