Employee referral program

UW employees are in the best position to tell their friends and family why working at UW is so rewarding. To support finding new employees, UW Medicine offers an employee referral program: UW Medicine: Share the Passion. Share the Success

Help us fill critical Harborview, UW Medical Center (Montlake and Northwest), and UW Medicine Primary Care positions between June 14, 2021 and June 13, 2022 and earn up to $1,000 for your referral!

Positions included in the referral program

We are seeking highly qualified new employees for:

Advanced Cardiac Technologist Instrument Tech
Anesthesia Tech IT Services positions (Applications Analysts, Analytics, Information Security)
Cardiac EP Tech Lab Assistant
Cardiac Peripheral Tech Medical Assistant
Cardiac Sonographer Medical Laboratory Scientist
Cardiac Technologist Mental Health Specialist
Cardiovascular Tech Neurophysiology Technologist
Certified Nursing Asst Nuclear Med Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Technician Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (ARNP)
CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) Operating Room Tech Cert
Custodian Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Pharmacist
Echo and Vascular Tech Pharmacy Technician
Echocardiographer Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Registered Nurse 2
Genetic Counselors Registered Nurse 3
Hospital Assistant (HA) Respiratory Therapist
Hospital Central Services Technician Surgical Technologist
Housekeeper Vascular Sonographer
Imaging Technologist

Temporary and Per Diem positions do not qualify for the referral program.

How do I refer someone?

Making referrals is easy. In order for you to be eligible for a referral payment, have your friend or family member apply online for a referral-eligible position and ask them to document your name as their referral source.

After the person you referred has applied, email to let us know the name of your referral, as well as the position they applied for.

Important: In order for you to receive the referral award, the candidate you referred must enter your name in the designated location at the time of application.

Who is eligible to earn a referral?

All UW employees are eligible except for the following:

  • The hiring manager or individuals involved in the selection process for a specific position
  • Staff who are in the final counseling or dismissal steps of the corrective action process
  • Employees who are on unpaid leave
  • UW Human Resources reserves the right to evaluate program eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
How will I get my referral award?

Referral awards are split in two-payments. $500 is paid after your referred employee completes new employee orientation and another $500 is paid after your referred employee completes “probation” or six months of employment.

In order to be eligible to receive a referral award, you and your referral must be employed by the University, in good standing, and in pay status at the time payment is to be made. Referral payments are paid through the payroll process and are subject to all applicable deductions and taxes. Referral payments are reported as income for tax purposes.

Program restrictions

While we appreciate all referrals, certain types of candidate referrals do not meet the requirements of referral program. These include:

  • Newly graduated nurses with fewer than twelve months experience
  • Current UW employees or UW Medicine employees
  • Current temporary/hourly and per diem appointees
  • Individuals who have held any of the following types of appointments at the University of Washington or entity within UW Medicine within the last 12 months:
    • Regular classified or professional staff appointments
    • Temporary or per diem appointments
    • Agency staff on assignment to UW Medicine

UW Human Resources reserves the right to evaluate program eligibility on a case-by-case basis. UW Medicine and the University reserve the right to amend, interpret, terminate, or suspend this program at any time.