Sign-on Incentives for New Employees

Wellspan Sign On IncentivesWelcome to WellSpan’s Career Center! We’re honored that you’re exploring employment opportunities at WellSpan.

It takes a special type of individual to succeed at WellSpan, and as the largest health system in south central Pennsylvania, we’re working hard to find the very best candidates for our hard-to-fill positions. As such, we’ve introduced a new recruitment incentive program that includes sign-on bonuses and a “PTO bridging” program for successful candidates. (Note: We will also continue our Employee Referral Program for current employees.)

We’re looking for individuals who are not only experts in their field, but who are also collaborative, innovative, strongly desire to work in a team environment and have an interest in redesigning the care experience. If this sounds like you, please consider applying for a career at WellSpan Health.

Sign-on Bonuses

PositionFull-time Employee*Part-time/Weekend Option Employee^Details
Specialty RNs - Inpatient $10,000 $5,000 Minimum two years experience in specialty areas. Includes CNS/Educator. Specialties include:
  • OR
  • ED
  • Rehab
  • NICU
  • Labor & delivery / maternity
Acute Care RNs $5,000 $2,500 Minimum two years experience. Positions include:
  • Med/Surg/Tele
  • Behavioral health nurses
  • TCU nurses (WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital)
  • Respiratory therapists (inpatient)
Registered Respiratory Therapists $6,000 $3,000 Experienced professionals and new graduates considered.
Genetic Counselors $6,000 $3,000 Experienced professionals and new graduates considered.
Allied Health Professionals $3,000 $1,500  Experienced professionals and new graduates considered. Positions include:
  • Medical lab scientist
  • Surgical technologist (OR techs)
Behavioral Health Professionals $5,000 $2,500 Minimum two years experience. Positions include:
  • Licensed mental health professionals
  • Allied mental health professionals
  • Family-based therapists
Clinical Support Professionals $1,000 $500 Experienced professionals and new graduates considered. Positions include:
  • Nursing assistants
  • Medical assistants
  • Psychiatric technicians
  • Sterile processing technicians
Rehabilitation Professionals $5,000 $2,500 Experienced professionals considered. Positions include:
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech language pathologist
Clinical Pharmacist $12,000 $6,000 Includes both experienced and recent residency graduates.

 * Full-time employment is defined as a 0.75 FTE position (60 or more budgeted hours per two-week pay period).
^ To be eligible for incentives, part-time positions must be 32 to 59 budgeted hours per two-week pay period (minimum 0.4 FTE). 

Payment Structure/Commitment:

This program is for new employees to WellSpan only. Previous WellSpan employees must have a break in service of six months or greater to be eligible for sign-on bonus. Internal transfers are not eligible for these incentives.

  • 50 percent after successful completion of 90-day introductory period
  • 50 percent after successful completion of one year of employment
  • 24-month employment commitment: In the event employment is voluntarily terminated within 24 months of official hire date, employee will be required to repay a pro-rated portion of the original bonus, specifically 1/24th of the original payment for each uncompleted month of service.

Paid-Time-Off Bridging

WellSpan offers a generous compensation and benefits package, which includes paid time off (PTO) that begins accumulating for new employees starting their first day.

The "PTO Bridging" program will allow new, eligible WellSpan employees to enter WellSpan's PTO program based on their total years of relevant work experience at most recent employer, instead of starting at the base level.

Eligible positions must be full-time hires in one of the positions below with five or more years of experience in that position. Positions eligible for the PTO Bridging program include:

  • Clinical nurses – acute care & specialty
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Licensed mental health professionals

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About the provider search

This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.


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