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Departmental Opportunities

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Departmental Opportunities

At WakeMed, every decision we make is in the best interest of our patients.

The top priority for all members of the WakeMed team is to provide outstanding patient care. WakeMed supports professional and patient-focused relationships between all members of our staff and is dedicated to open communication among all caregivers.

WakeMed employs the latest equipment and technology, and our Nursing Education and Organizational Development departments offer comprehensive training, certification and professional development opportunities, allowing our nursing staff to advance their careers and to provide the highest level of quality care to our patients.


The WakeMed Heart Center is home to North Carolina’s leading and most comprehensive heart and vascular program. From open heart surgery to cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty, WakeMed nurses are trained to work with a wide range of heart disease patients.  Physicians' offices, procedure rooms and an Inn providing overnight accommodations for patients and their families are just a few of the unique services under the same roof at the WakeMed Heart Center.

Learn more about WakeMed Heart & Vascular services.

Emergency & Trauma Services

As Wake County's only state-designated Level I Trauma Center, WakeMed is committed to bringing the highest level of care to our trauma patients. WakeMed operates seven 24-hour Emergency Departments, including the area’s only dedicated, full-service Children’s Emergency Department. Nursing staff are specialty-certified in basic, advanced, and pediatric life support and trauma care, and have completed certification as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse with Wake County.

Learn more about Emergency & Trauma Services.


Medical/surgical nursing at WakeMed provides an opportunity to work with a variety of specialties, conditions and diagnoses.  Through patient education and discharge planning, nurses provide continual care to meet the needs of both patients and their families.

Women's & Children's Services

WakeMed’s Women’s & Children’s services help bring more babies into the world than any other health system in Wake County. The Raleigh Campus offers a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and is a regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies and critically ill babies. As babies grow, their needs are covered by WakeMed Children's, which includes a pediatric intensive care unit, a dedicated Children's Hospital, pediatric primary care and specialty services. Nurses in these fields have the opportunity to integrate their primary nursing skills with special training in difficult pregnancies and high-risk births, as well as several areas within pediatrics.

Learn more about WakeMed Women’s services.

Learn more about WakeMed Children’s.

Critical Care

With Eight critical care units on the Raleigh Campus and one at Cary Hospital, WakeMed's Critical Care nurses are focused on providing excellent and compassionate care to our most critically ill patients.  Caregivers work closely with social workers, spiritual services, rehabilitation, respiratory care, dieticians, financial planners, and others to provide a full plan of care for our patients. All adult critical care units at WakeMed are supported by the WakeMed eICU Service, providing an extra layer of support for patients, nurses and physicians.

Learn more about our critical care services.


The WakeMed Rehab Hospital is Wake County's only inpatient physical rehabilitation hospital, offering 24 hour nursing care and comprehensive rehabilitation to patients with brain injury, spinal injury or disease, stroke or neurological disease, major trauma, fractured hips, and complex medical conditions which have severely limited their physical functional abilities. Nursing care is delivered around the clock by a nurse/nursing assistant pair for each group of patients. We work closely with our physician, therapy, case manager, and neuro psychology colleagues to assist our patients along their road to regain independence. Rehab nurses manage complex medical conditions and situations, while assisting patients to maximize their level of function.

Learn more about the WakeMed Rehab Hospital.

Primary Outpatient Care

The WakeMed Physician Practices network provides comprehensive primary and specialty care in an outpatient setting. Office nurses work closely with patients, physicians and other members of the care team in all of the major specialty areas, providing care to more than 95,000 patients annually.

Learn more about WakeMed Physician Practices.