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Benefits & Incentives

Sign-on Incentives for New Employees

Welcome 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.

Wellspan Sign On Incentives

Sign-on Bonuses

Position Full-time Employee* Part-time/Weekend Option Employee^ Details
Specialty RNs - Inpatient $10,000 $5,000 Minimum two years acute care bedside experience. Includes CNS/Educator. Specialties include:
  • Behavioral Health Nurse
  • OR
  • ED
  • Rehab
  • NICU
  • Labor & delivery / maternity
Acute Care RNs $5,000 $2,500 Minimum two years experience. Positions include:
  • Med/Surg/Tele
  • TCU nurses (WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital)
  • Respiratory therapists (inpatient)
VNA Home RNs $5,000 $2,500 Minimum two years experience.
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.
Cath Lab/ EP Technologist $2,500 $5,000 Minimum two years experience in role.

 * 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

WellSpan employee benefits at a glance.

Each of our employees has different needs. That’s why WellSpan provides a comprehensive program that lets you choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Depending on the position, benefits may include:

  • Medical insurance: Select a PPO, POS or traditional indemnity option, including prescription drug benefits, that meets your needs.
  • Dental insurance: Select dental coverage for diagnostic, preventive, restorative and orthodontic services.
  • Vision insurance: Select vision coverage for protection against routine expenses associated with vision maintenance.
  • Life and accidental death insurance: Provided by WellSpan at no cost.
  • Supplemental life insurance: Select supplemental life insurance, available for employee as well as employee’s spouse and children.
  • Retirement savings plan: Includes WellSpan-funded automatic base contributions, employee voluntary contributions and WellSpan matching contributions. Vested in WellSpan’s contributions after three years of service.
  • Paid time off (PTO): Begin earning time off on your first day of employment.
  • Short-term disability: Provided by WellSpan at no cost.
  • Educational assistance: Financial assistance for qualifying employees who choose to take educational or technical training courses that satisfy degree, certification or registry requirements for employment in a specific position with WellSpan.
  • Forgivable loan: Program that pays for tuition and expenses for individuals pursuing education for high-demand, hard-to-fill positions. Eligible positions identified by human resources leadership.
  • Flexible spending: Save pretax dollars for expenses in dependent care FSA and healthcare FSA.
  • Credit union: Available for all employees.
  • Employee recreational activities: Discounted tickets, coordinated trips, merchandise and more.
  • Child care: Resources available to assist employees in locating quality child care in our community.
  • Complimentary medicine discounts: Receive an employee discount for services provided at the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health.

Additional incentives, such as sign-on bonuses, relocation reimbursement and other special incentives, may be available for the job you’re applying for. Please be sure to check the job listings here at our career center, or check with one of our recruiters for the most up-to-date information.