How To Apply

Thank you for choosing a career within BJC HealthCare! We are looking for talented people to join our team of dedicated team members, and have career opportunities available at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis and southern Illinois regions.

The steps below will walk you through BJC HealthCare’s online application process. 

Applying for a Career 

  1. Visit our Search Careers page
  2. Use the search box to filter positions of interest
  3. Click on your desired position
  4. Click Apply

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and need an accommodation to apply for positions as a result of your disability, please use the Vocational Rehabilitation Inquiry form to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

    Nursing students currently enrolled in a program and graduating within the next year are invited to apply to our Graduate Nurse Opening. For more information, see Students and New Grads section below. 

What to expect after applying for a career

  • All applications that meet the minimum requirements for the position are reviewed by a Talent Acquisition team member.
  • A Talent Acquisition specialist will contact you if we need additional information or wish to schedule a phone or personal interview.

What to do if you need help completing an application

BJC HealthCare is committed to ensuring individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to apply and compete for career and is proud to partner with Vocational Rehabilitation. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and need an accommodation to apply for positions as a result of your disability, please use the Vocational Rehabilitation Inquiry form to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition team. Inquiries should only address questions about assistance in completing an application for individuals who have a disability.

Technical support

For technical support, please contact Talent Acquisition using the Application Assistance form.

Interview Tips

Getting the right career is important to your future. While preparing for an interview may seem stressful, if you maintain a positive attitude and stay relaxed, you might come away with a rewarding new career. As you greet your interviewer, remember this: you’ve been asked to interview with BJC because you have skills and experience that we value. Now, it’s just a matter of showing us your passion for excellence in person.


  • Be interview ready 10-15 minutes early
  • Conduct research on the organization, hiring manager and career opportunity
  • Prepare appropriate documents and materials to reference during your interview
  • Make certain that you know the name and contact number of your Talent Acquisition team member
  • Write down some questions in advance to ask during the interview


  • Turn off your cell phone
  • Take notes
  • Ask insightful questions
  • Listen carefully and maintain eye contact
  • Be confident — sell your skills!

Dress for Success:


  • Wear clean, pressed attire
  • Stick to solid colors and conservative prints
  • Limit the amount of jewelry you wear
  • Take the time to groom yourself for a neat appearance


  • Wear t-shirts, tank tops, athletic gear, hats or provocative/inappropriate clothing
  • Smoke or chew gum
  • Underdress
  • Overdo cologne, perfume or jewelry/accessories


  • If you want the career, say so!
  • Thank your interviewer for his/her time

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

Onboarding Process

At BJC HealthCare, we want your transition to our team to be as seamless and pleasant as possible. Upon the start of your career, you will be guided by your manager or another experienced professional through an array of practical, on-the-job training and introductory courses and tools to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn and grow.

Upon your arrival, you will partake in a formal BJC HealthCare introduction program that may include web and classroom-based training depending on your position and area of expertise. In addition, the career development portion of our career site outlines the useful resources we offer for educational assistance and career planning.

Learn more about BJC's onboarding program.

Pre-employment Testing

BJC HealthCare strives to improve the health and well-being of our employees, patients and community. It is of vital importance that every employee be able to perform at optimal levels, and provide the very best possible care to each patient, and the highest level of performance for each partner, vendor, or internal client.

For the protection of patients, team members and all who enter our facilities, BJC has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all team members, unless granted medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment.

In addition, we require passage of a drug and background screen, as well as a physical examination, for every employee on our team. Certain positions have been designated as safety sensitive, and require that you a pass marijuana drug screen, regardless of whether or not you have a medical marijuana ID card. 

One of our Talent Acquisition team members will email you a link from our vendor, SterlingBackCheck, which will include detailed instructions about the background screening process. In addition, you will be asked to take appropriate tests at the occupational health center within the hospital where you applied or at one of the three BarnesCare locations. BarnesCare is the occupational health division of BJC HealthCare.

* Based on current state laws, this does not apply to those hired to work by our Illinois facilities. 

Preparing for your pre-employment screening

  • Before your pre-employment screening, we ask that you fill out and bring certain occupational health forms in order to make the process easier for you and for our teams
  • All new hires are asked to bring all available vaccine records to the post-offer/pre-placement screening; this may include childhood and/or school vaccine records, or records from previous employers (especially if the employer was a health care facility)
  • We ask that your vaccination or immunization records include measles, mumps, rubella or MMR vaccination; Varicella or chickenpox (vaccination or physician-documented proof of disease); pertussis vaccine (Tdap); Hepatitis B vaccine series (3 shots); Hepatitis A vaccine series (2 shots) if ever received; last year’s and/or a current TB skin test (proof of TB testing within the last 12 months); results of any blood testing for immunity to measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox from a previous employer; and proof of the most recent influenza vaccine (September through March)

Important note: If you lack proof of immunization, this may cause a delay in your employment.

Students and New Grads

It can be hard to believe this day has finally arrived, but all of your hard work and commitment are about to pay off. It’s time to put your skills to work in the real world, and explore the real opportunities and career resources at BJC HealthCare, including robust programs for interns, students and new college graduates. 

Regardless of what subject you studied or which degree you’ve earned, we offer the ability to apply your talents, draw on your passion, creativity and knowledge, and make a positive difference in your life and in your community.

For professionals in a wide variety of areas, we offer the ability to help save lives with one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care delivery organizations. Whether you’re an accountant, a technical guru, financial whiz or marketing professional, your talent is important to us — and vital to our patients. Be a member of a team that saves countless lives and generates more than $4 billion in revenues annually. Help us make the world’s best medicine even better with opportunities in:

Clinical Engineering, Financial Services, Health Information Management, Human Resources, Information Services, Leadership, Legal/Audit, Marketing/Communications and Supply Chain/Materials Management

For nursing and clinical specialists, we provide the empowerment to improve health in the communities we serve. As a nurse with BJC HealthCare, you have the ability to make a real impact. To brighten days, ease fears and change lives for the better. We’ll encourage you to make the most of your knowledge, creativity and skills and join fellow caregivers who share your passion for excellence. To further your career development, we provide mentoring and such unique growth and development opportunities as our Center for Clinical Excellence and the BJC Institute for Learning and Development.

BJC offers a wide variety of opportunities to recent nursing graduates throughout our 14 highly respected hospitals and multiple community service locations. As one of the largest nonprofit healthcare delivery organizations in the nation, we’ve built a team of more than 30,000 employees for a common goal: the best possible patient outcome.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a setting featuring advanced technology and a spirit of continuous improvement. Best of all, it’s a chance to perfect your craft by learning from some of the finest nursing professionals anywhere. Play a vital role with our award-winning organization, which includes locations that have earned Magnet® status and achieved recognition for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. See your career soar in one of the following roles:

Behavioral Health, Cardiology Services, Critical Care, Emergency Services/Trauma, Home Health and Hospice, Maternal Services, Medical/Surgical Services, Oncology Services and Pediatric Services

To be considered for an RN position at BJC HealthCare, new graduate candidates must apply online to a continuous Graduate Nurse opening. This is updated throughout the year based on graduation date. Nursing students currently enrolled in a program and graduating within the next year are invited to apply to our Graduate Nurse Opening.


At BJC HealthCare, we do more than employ military veterans. We honor their commitment to excellence in the line of danger, their dedication to efficiency and the valuable talents and character they have to offer. Our team includes hundreds of military veterans, two of whom have formed a military veterans' network within BJC HealthCare to offer support, advice and a forum for shared experiences. Here are just some of the ways we proudly support our military veterans:

  • Army PaYs Program: BJC is proud to partner with the Army PaYs Program to create professional civilian positions that are comparable to Army positions and make the transition that much easier for veterans join our team. A variety of promising roles at BJC have been posted to the Army PaYs platform.
  • Transition Assistance Program: In partnership with Scott Air Force Base, BJC helps prepare veterans for the transition to civilian life, attends their employer panel twice a month and coaches approximately 90 veterans per quarter on making adjustments that are essential to success.
  • BJC Veterans Connection group: This group brings together BJC team members who have served and are currently serving our country. The group gets together a couple times a year, volunteers in the community together, and celebrates Veterans Day as a community each November.
  • Red, White and Thank You: BJC sponsors a special event on Veteran’s Day called Red, White and Thank You, which is our way of recognizing and honoring the military veterans throughout our system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Job Application FAQs at BJC HealthCare

Find answers to frequently asked questions job seekers have about BJC HealthCare’s application process.

Where can current nursing students or recent graduate nursing students apply?

BJC HealthCare hires graduate nurses year-round depending on the availability of positions that consider new graduates. A new graduate is a registered nurse with less than one year of experience working as an RN. To be considered for an RN position at BJC HealthCare, nursing students currently enrolled in a program and graduating within the next year are invited to apply to Graduate Nurse Openings.

I am having technical issues when trying to apply for a job. Who can I contact?

For all questions related to the application process, please use the Application Assistance Form to contact a member of our Talent Acquisition team. 

How do I apply to a job if I’m a current BJC HealthCare employee?

Current employees should apply by accessing myBJCnet and completing the following steps:

Step 1: Log into myBJCnet using your BJC user ID and password.

Step 2: Click the myCareer Folder under the My HR Main menu.

Step 3: Click Careers.

How will I be evaluated after applying for a job at BJC HealthCare?

We will carefully assess your application, resume/CV, and experience related to the job for which you are applying. If you are being considered for a job, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will contact you for more information or to schedule an interview.

Additionally, we may review your application for other opportunities. If we identify another position that matches your background and expertise, and would like to pursue the opportunity with you, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will contact you. If you’d like to be considered for the position, you will be asked to submit an application for that position as well.

Is there another way to apply for a job at BJC HealthCare?

BJC HealthCare no longer accepts mailed/faxed resumes to our office. All job applications must be completed online. If you do not have access to a computer, consider visiting your local library. Many branches have computers for public use.

How long is the application-to-hire process?

Processing time for individual applications will vary. Not everyone who applies for a job will be contacted. We strive to hire the most highly qualified candidates for each of our openings. If you believe you are an excellent candidate for one of our open positions, we welcome you to apply.

Can I apply for multiple jobs?

If you meet all of the skill and education requirements for multiple jobs and have a sincere interest in each position, you may apply for multiple jobs; however, applying for numerous jobs in multiple fields at the same time is not recommended. Strongly consider focusing your job search on those positions that are most closely aligned with your qualifications, skills, education, work experience, and career goals rather than applying for every open position for which you are minimally qualified.

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Employee Referral Program

To make the BJC HealthCare team even better — and continue our success as we grow to meet the needs of our communities — we encourage our employees to refer friends, family and other talented connections to choose BJC.

For each referral we hire, the referring employee receives a cash reward ranging in value from $500 to $3,000. The amount of the reward depends upon the job category, the extent of experience possessed by the referral and the critical nature of filling the position. Some bonuses are paid in full after the referral has completed 90 days of successful employment; others are paid in two equal installments, the first after 90 days, and the second after six months of successful employment.

If you are a referred candidate by a BJC employee, please follow these important steps in order to ensure that person is paid the referral reward*:

While applying for a job online, please remember to:

  1. Enter "Employee" where asked "How did you learn of the job?"
  2. Enter your referrer’s name and email address.

*Current BJC employees can review the employee referral policy and process on myBJCnet.