UF Health Shands – UNiversity of FLorida Medical careers in gainesville and throughout the state of florida

UF Health Shands Hospital is Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with a remarkable nine medical specialties placing in the nation’s Top 50 — more than any other hospital in the Sunshine State. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in three specialties. The combined 12 ranked specialties in the adult and children’s hospitals is the most of any medical system in Florida.

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UF Health Shands Hospital

Our Gainesville campus includes UF Health Shands Hospital and four specialty hospitals: UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital, and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.

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UF Health Physicians

UF Health Physicians is a medical group practice that hires providers for our outpatient clinics and hospitals.

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UF Health Psychiatric Hospital

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital is located on a private, picturesque, 18-acre campus that offers comfort and serenity to people in crisis. Our 81-bed facility provides a full range of confidential, effective services.

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ElderCare of Alachua County

ElderCare of Alachua County advocates for the elderly and provides services that build capacity, maximize independence, and enrich the quality of life for the seniors in Alachua County and north central Florida.

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UF Health Shands HomeCare

UF Health Shands HomeCare is a comprehensive home health and personal care agency devoted to helping patients maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes.

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UF Health Recovery Center

The UF Health Florida Recovery Center is the state’s premier addiction treatment program, proudly serving patients from around the United States.

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UF Health Shands Nursing

Working for UF Health means working for one of the most prominent and well-respected health systems in the Southeast. It means being exposed to the latest in life-saving technology, dedicating yourself to excellence, and joining over 3,500 of the best nurses in the world.

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Allied Health

Shands is a place where brilliant minds come together to deliver some of the best, most-advanced health care in the nation. And, as you might expect, an organization with our reach, scope and influence can provide a wide array of career opportunities in the Allied Health disciplines.

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University of Florida Health Colleges

Visit the UF jobs website for available positions in the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as our centers and institutes.

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Living in Gainesville & Florida

Destination UF Health

UF Health encompasses the UF Health Science Center – the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center – and the UF Health Shands family of hospitals and services. With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, we consist of health colleges, research institutes, teaching and specialty hospitals, and physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. We are proud to serve Florida residents and keep our communities healthy. And when you learn more about the places we work, you’ll see why.

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

UF Health Affiliates

UF Health is proud to work with our affiliates: