Working at Ohio State is more than just a job – our clinical care support staff play a central role in improving people’s lives every day.

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll find a variety of career opportunities including:
  • Patient care associate
  • Clinical transporter
  • Anesthesia assistant
  • Psychiatric counselor
  • Ophthalmology assistant
  • Surgical technologist
  • And many more

As a nationally ranked hospital system and the only academic medical center in central Ohio, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center provides a unique and exciting environment. We value learning, development and innovation and encourage our staff to pursue their goals. Our emphasis on research and education means that your opportunities for growth and advancement will be virtually limitless.

Ohio State provides you a platform to advance your career. Let our experience become your opportunity – work amongst the best and be part of the team as we change the face of medicine.

  • "OSUWMC is at the leading edge of clinical research and, as a part of a major research university, offers an incredibly diverse community of healthcare providers and practitioners."
    Elizabeth Nursing Program Manager, Patient Care Medical Home Care Coordination
  • "OSUWMC provides high quality care and services to our patients. We work together as a team to go above and beyond for our patients and their families.”
    Jackie Nurse Manager, Electrophysiology
  • "I enjoy being surrounded by the technology, research and evidence-based practice, learning opportunities, and the collaborative multidisciplinary mentors.”
    Susan Nurse Practitioner, Neuroscience
  • "When you have the opportunity to work with the best-of-the-best, excellence is just a little closer. Where else can professionals provide healthcare in a university setting with a landmark like Ohio Stadium in your backyard."
    Frank Nurse Manager, Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • "I love working at Ohio State because of the culture – the focus is truly on the patient, but also with each other – creating a positive, collaborative, respectful, energizing environment!"
    Lisa Assistant Nurse Manager, The James

What’s great about nursing careers at Ohio State

Best Hospitals U.S. News 2017-2018. Magnet Recognized American Nurses

Work with the best

The Ohio State Wexner Medical is one of the most prestigious academic medical centers in the country and ranked the #1 hospital in Central Ohio in 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.
We're proud to be the first health system in central Ohio to have a hospital achieve Magnet Recognition, one of the highest honors awarded for nursing excellence. The Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital and The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute are all designated Magnet hospitals.
We know that it’s our our amazing nurses, physicians, researchers, faculty and staff that make this possible.

Be part of an awesome university

Be a part of an awesome university

Here, you aren’t just a nurse — you are a Buckeye Nurse! And that means you are a part of The Ohio State University, one of Columbus’ top employers where faculty and staff contribute in significant ways to transform themselves and the world.
Ohio State’s comprehensive benefits packages, diversity in people and ideas, storied history, long-standing traditions, and infectious Buckeye spirit truly makes it an amazing and unique place to work.


The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center was designed around a visionary construction model that integrates spaces for patient care, education and research. It is a living, working model of personalized health care that improves the lives of our patients, staff and community.

  • Patient- and nurse-friendly room layouts featuring ample natural light, dedicated family spaces, ICU booms and electronic patient lift systems
  • Shared spaces that combine research and education with the nationally recognized patient care of The James
  • A significant increase in our capacity to treat cancer, critical care and emergency patients

Living in Columbus

Living in Columbus

Ohio’s capital city has it all. Columbus, the nation’s 14th largest city and the fastest-growing city in Ohio, is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style.
With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it's a city that invites exploration — and Ohio State is truly in the heart of it all.
Learn more about life in Columbus.

Current Openings

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General Questions

How often are jobs updated online?

New jobs are posted every Monday.

Where can I learn more about OSU benefits?

As part of The Ohio State University, we're pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes traditional insurance-based benefits, state retirement options, free Ohio State tuition and access to world-class cultural, sporting and exercise facilities and events. All benefits begin the first day of employment. You can learn more at

I’m interested in a research job at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Where should I apply?

Applicants interested in any position within Ohio State’s Health System, College of Medicine, Office of Health Sciences, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, or Comprehensive Cancer Center should apply online at

Applicants interested in University positions can apply at

Questions about applying

Can I apply to all of the positions that interest me at once?

No, you must apply for each position separately.

I understand that a resume is not required to apply, but am I able to attach one?

Yes. If you would like to include a resume, you can upload your resume as an attachment.

NOTE: You may only include one attachment. If you would like to include a cover letter or other items, please save as one file.


What information will I need to complete an application?

Be sure to have the following information on hand:
  • Work history
  • References – You will need to provide two references (for example, a supervisor, manager or clinical instructor). Do not submit family members, co-workers or friends as references.
  • Educational background
  • Licenses or certifications (including active license numbers)

Is a resume required to apply online?

No. A resume is not required to apply online.

Can I save my application and come back later to finish?

Yes. In general, you should plan on saving your work every 15 minutes to avoid losing any application data. You can do this by clicking on the “Save as Draft” button. To access your saved application, log in and click “My Career Tools” at the top of the page to display all of your current and previous applications.

I am not able to move to the next section of the application when I click “Next.” What should I do?

If you are unable to move on to the next page of the online application, you are likely missing information. At the top of the application page, you will see notes, in red that tell you what is missing. Complete this required information to move on to the next section.

Questions about submitted applications

If I have more questions about a job that I've applied for, whom should I contact?

Contact our Recruitment team at 614- 293-4995 and choose Option 1 during business hours of 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For technical inquiries, you may also email us at

How do I know if my application was submitted correctly?

When you have completed your online application, click “Submit Application.” You will receive an automated email confirming that your application has been completed successfully.

How can I find the status of my application?

Log in to our Careers website. Click on “My Career Tools” at the top of your home page. This will bring up a listing of each of the positions you have applied for and their status.

After I've applied, when will I hear back from someone?

A recruiter will contact you only if you are selected as a candidate for the position. There is not a set time frame for hearing back from us. This will vary depending on the number and types of openings we have, as well as the number and qualifications of other applicants. We receive a large volume of applications on a daily basis and are unable to call each candidate who applies for a job.

Search Questions

Can I customize my search?

Yes, you can search by:

  • Keyword: “nurse,” for example.
  • Advanced Search: In Advanced Search, you can customize criteria like location, job type and full- or part-time status.
  • Posted: In the Posted drop-down box, you can view positions that were posted this week, this month and earlier. 
NOTE: You must click the Search button to return any customized results.

This is my first time applying for a Medical Center job. How do I register for a username and password?

You will need a username and password to apply for any Medical Center job. To register:
  • Click the New User link in the upper right hand corner.
  • Complete the registration page. You can select any username and password that is easy for you to remember.
    • NOTE: The system requires you provide a unique email address. If you do not have an email address and need to create one, there are a number of free email providers (e.g.,, etc.)
  • Click Register.
These steps will take you to your Careers home page where you can search and apply for jobs.

I forgot my username/password. What should I do?

For User Name: Click Forgot User Name. Enter your email address and click Email User Name.

For Password: Click, Forgot Password. Enter your user name and click Reset Password.

For any other password help or technical inquiries, call Medical Center Human Resources at (614) 293-4995.

Do I need to log in to search for jobs?

No. You can search for and view open positions without logging into the application system, but to apply you will need to create an account and log in.

I am already a Medical Center employee; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

No. Medical Center employees (which includes Health System and College of Medicine) must use their Medical Center login and password to apply online through Employee Self-Service.

Note: logging in allows you to view job openings that are available to internal applicants.  

Can I save searches that I have customized?

Yes. Click on Save Search to save your customized search criteria. You will be prompted to log in. Once logged in, you can name your search for future reference (e.g., Nursing Jobs). You also have the option to enter an e-mail address to be notified when new positions that match your search are available. Simply check the Notify me when new jobs meet my criteria box and enter your e-mail address in the Send email notification to box.

To access your saved searches later, log in and click My Saved Searches at the top of the page.

I currently work for the University; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

No, University employees must use their lastname.# login and password to apply online through Employee Self-Service.


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