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Careers at Lifespan Health System

Delivering health with care.

Throughout Lifespan's network of nationally recognized hospitals, Rhode Island's largest health system and private employer, you'll find a commitment to community well-being and world-class nursing, allied health and corporate opportunities. 

Julio Tavarez

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Today, 16,000 people work at Lifespan, bringing their unique skills, experiences and compassion to their jobs every day. Join us in delivering health with care.


Free Career Training Programs

All programs are designed to be fully comprehensive, including in-field learning, job skill training, financial support for barriers to employment, and case management services. 

About Lifespan

Lifespan, Rhode Island's first and largest healthcare system, is a comprehensive, integrated, academic health system affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan's present partners include Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's HospitalThe Miriam HospitalBradley HospitalNewport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan Physician Group and Coastal Medical.

A not-for-profit organization, Lifespan is overseen by a board of volunteer community leaders who are guided by its mission: Delivering health with care.  

As Rhode Island's largest private employer, our employees represent a broad spectrum of experience, occupations and cultural backgrounds and are guided by our shared values.

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Lauryn Breen, RN

Total Rewards for a Total You

Lifespan is committed to creating an environment that supports the holistic well-being of our employees and their families. 

Culture and Community

Lifespan is committed to investing in our dedicated and talented workforce, improving the health of our local economy, and providing job and advancement opportunities at all levels for employees at our facilities. We value the cultural richness of our workforce and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices.

Across our affiliates , we promote a culture of well-being, offering a holistic package of benefits to our employees and their families, while always keeping the patient at the center of our work. Put simply, we embrace our mission of Delivering health with care.

Across our state and region, we extend our expertise and services into the communities where people live, learn, work, play and pray. Lifespan coordinates hundreds of programs, events, and community service activities every year, benefiting as many as 30,000 Southern New Englanders.

Learn more about Lifespan Community Affairs

Nursing Opportunities at Lifespan Health System

Are you looking for a healthcare career? Are you looking to make a lasting impact on the community you serve by delivering high-quality, patient-centered care? At Lifespan, we are committed to recruiting, hiring, and employing individuals who share these common values. We are proud to offer a wide range of career opportunities – from entry-level practitioner to doctoral-level researcher. 

Visit our website to learn more about Nursing at Lifespan

Our Hiring Process

Today, 16,000 people work at Lifespan, bringing their unique skills, experiences and compassion to their jobs every day. Join us in Delivering health with care.

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Search our posted jobs by keywords, job id number, category, location or Lifespan affiliate to match our opportunities with your interest and skill set. You may also opt to join Lifespan’s Talent Network.

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Apply Online

Once you have identified a position of interest, you may complete your applicant profile and apply online. 


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted and invited to partake in an interview process, which could include a skills assessment or interviews via phone, video or in-person. 


If you are the final candidate for a position, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you with an offer of employment. If you are not selected, a member of our team will notify you. 


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of our onboarding process, which includes drug testing and clearance by Employee Health and Human Resources. You will be informed of the onboarding process details upon accepting a position.

COVID Vaccination Requirements

Lifespan has joined other healthcare leaders and systems around the country in requiring all employees, regardless of their role, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, the Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a regulation requiring all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All new hires must be fully vaccinated by their start date.

Equal Opportunity for All

Join our team and contribute your knowledge and skills to our diverse wealth of talent. Lifespan is committed to developing a diverse workforce and encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual preference or orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Learn more about Lifespan's commitment to diversity

Questions or Problems Applying?

For questions concerning employment at Lifespan, please email us at [email protected].