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Team Member Orientation

Getting acclimated to our mission, vision, and culture, are an important part of starting your career here. That’s why we host New Team Member Orientation (NTMO) -- to welcome our new team members and provide them with the essential information they will need about our organization. Team members learn about our commitment to safety and quality, and diversity and inclusion, teamwork, and service excellence.

Getting Started with VCU Health

You can begin by completing some important paperwork that will expedite the onboarding process and by familiarizing with our organization by reviewing the following information:

New Employee Pre-Employment Resources

We have provided below some helpful resources to help your transition be as smooth as possible:
Immunization form 
Campus maps
VCU RamRide shuttle locator (a valid VCU/VCU Health identification badge is needed to ride this shuttle)
Relocating to Richmond: Information and Resources

Onboarding with VCU Health

The HR4U Onboarding Team works with new team members to coordinate required pre-employment documentation and to schedule new hire background and health screenings. For any questions during the onboarding process, contact your Onboarding Specialist directly, or HR4U at (804) 628-HR4U (4748).

Clinical Orientation

Clinical orientation is facilitated by the Education and Professional Development (EPD) department. Clinical orientation occurs during the first week of hire, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday depending on your role.

Clinical Orientation is required for the following positions:

  • RN and LPN Positions (includes Nursing Technicians, Registered Nurse Applicants, OR RN Intern, Clinical Nurse, Clinical Nurse Non-Level)
  • Patient Care Technicians, Medical Assistants, Paramedics/EMT’s, Trauma Techs, Endoscopy Techs, Dialysis Techs, Anesthesia Techs, OR Support Assistants, and CT/MRI Techs

Your supervisor will contact you regarding your schedule and where to go after New Team Member Orientation.

For questions regarding Clinical Orientation, please contact the Education and Professional Development department at (804) 828-0418.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What paperwork do I need to complete prior to my first day of orientation or first day of work?
Prior to orientation and your first day of work, you should have completed the pre-hire screening process and submitted all completed paperwork through the New Team Member Onboarding Hub.
2) What is a pre-placement medical exam?  
The pre-placement medical exam is required of all our team members and includes drug testing. Once the offer of employment has been accepted, your HR representative will schedule your appointment with Employee Health Services (EHS). EHS is located in the West Hospital-1200 E. Broad Street, 1st floor, room 115. Please enter from Broad Street. Click here for directions. You’ll also need to take your completed immunization record form to your appointment. You may want to contact your current or previous employee health department to request a copy of immunization records.
*Note: It is very important that you report for your appointment at the scheduled time. Arriving after your scheduled time or rescheduling the appointment more than once will result in your offer of employment being withdrawn.

Drug Testing

Once you have completed the pre-placement medical exam, you will go directly to the Outpatient Testing Lab located in the Gateway Building, 1200 East Marshall Street, 1st Floor, unless otherwise instructed.
At the laboratory admissions desk, please tell the receptionist you are there for a pre-placement drug screen. You will be asked to present a picture ID and sign a consent form.
Note: You will be notified if additional information is needed. A positive drug test will void your offer of employment and make you ineligible for employment consideration for two years.


3) Where do I park on my first day?
Where you park on the first day will vary depending on the location of orientation. However, information about the location of orientation and instructions for parking can be found in your offer letter.
4) Where will I park after my first day?
You should sign up for parking prior to the first day of orientation.
Parking is pre-assigned based on several factors. While we do our best to arrange parking near your building, it is not possible to guarantee parking within walking distance of your work site. VCU operates shuttle buses to parking lots and decks. Most shuttles run on 10 to 15 minute intervals.
Team members working in the evening or overnight may also use the campus security Escort Service offered through the VCU Police department. These security escorts provide safe transportation to your vehicle within the vicinity of the downtown medical campus during evening, overnight and early morning hours. Representatives from VCU Parking and VCU Police will discuss parking and campus safety during orientation.
While you are not required to subscribe to VCU parking, please be advised that other parking options are limited near our downtown campus. Team members are not permitted to valet or park in the Patient and Visitors Parking Deck unless they are on personal time off for an appointment.
For more information, contact VCU Parking and Transportation at (804) 828-PARK (7275). The parking office is located on the Medical Campus at 659 N. 8th Street, Richmond, VA., 23298, (You may also click to view the VCU Parking and Transportation website.
5) What do I wear on my first day?
Orientation is a workday and compliance with the dress code is required. The dress code for Orientation is business casual. Unacceptable attire for orientation includes blue jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, flip-flops, workout attire, beach wear, tank tops, shorts, and revealing garments, such as excessively short skirts or dresses, sheer clothing, etc. Failure to comply with the dress code may result in rescheduling your orientation. VCU Health work uniforms and scrubs are acceptable.
6) What time is the New Team Member and Provider Initial Orientation?
To protect the health and safety of our team members, the New Team Member and Provider Initial Orientation is online. Your first day of employment is set aside for you to complete the online training. If you are eligible for VCUHS benefits, you will also complete the online benefits module on your first day.
7) Where is the New Team Member and Provider Initial Orientation held?
The New Team Member and Provider Initial Orientation may be completed at home. You will receive an email with your logon and access information on your first day of employment.
8) Where is Clinical Orientation held for in-patient care positions?
For those team members in positions that require clinical training, see schedules listed above in Clinical Orientation Schedules. For all non-clinical positions, please contact your hiring manager directly for more details on your department orientation and other required training.
9) Is lunch provided during the orientation period?
Lunch is not provided during a new team member’s orientation period to VCU Health.
10) What if I know others who would be interested in employment and a great fit for VCU Health?
Great question! We believe that growing our staff through our team member network is one of the best ways to find talented people. It could be a friend, colleague or family member.
We offer several referral programs, through which team members earn cash for every candidate they introduce to us who becomes a team member.
Please contact HR4U or your recruiter for specifics. For more information on the Referral Bonus Program, visit the HR4U Portal.
Please Note: We’ve tried to cover the most frequently asked questions. However, if you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact HR4Uby calling (804) 628-4748 (HR4U).