Become a Nurse at St. Joseph’s/Candler

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. employs more than 1,200 dedicated and caring nurses.  Come join us in this historic coastal city. We are seeking both new and experienced nurses to join our four-time Magnet recognized team.





Or, call a nurse recruiter now at 912-658-7336 or 912-819-8922.

Having achieved Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence four times, St. Joseph’s/Candler nurses have proven to provide the highest level of nursing care. The expertise, dedication and values of each of our nurses ensure the best patient outcomes and helps St. Joseph’s/Candler to achieve its mission: “Rooted in God’s love, we treat illness and promote wellness for all people.”

The St. Joseph’s/Candler nursing team has worked hard to assure the highest quality standard of care for our patients. The health system strives for zero adverse events and to outperform in all of our nurse-sensitive metrics. In addition, the self-governance councils and programs like SelfCare for HealthCare help provide St. Joseph’s/Candler nurses a nurturing, self-growth environment.

Other benefits to joining the St. Joseph’s/Candler team are:

  • For nurses with certification, a $1,000 bonus at time of annual review
  • Generous night and weekend differential
  • CE direct with online CE modules
  • Comprehensive graduate nurse residency with year-long mentoring programs
  • Opportunities for growth through nursing shared governance
  • Referral bonus
  • Clinical Ladder
  • Payroll deductions include cafeterias, gift shops, pharmacy, Candler Daycare and in-hospital sales
Nursing at St. Joseph's/Candler

How to join the team

St. Joseph’s/Candler currently has a laser focus to hire the brightest and the best nurses and to provide venues for increased nursing satisfaction. The health system is always looking for experienced nurses and encourages new hires to look into our Nursing Residency Program. The Nursing Residency Program is a special program designed for newly graduated registered nurses to facilitate the transition of the novice nurse from the classroom to the clinical environment. The program includes:

  • General orientation
  • Nursing orientation
  • Computer orientation
  • Clinical preceptorship

The program offers a variety of training in specialty areas and lectures including IV therapy, wound care and specialty patient care. To learn more about the Nursing Residency Program, its benefits and how to apply, click here

To view all our job openings and to apply now, click here

If you are a student in pursuit of your registered nurse degree, then St. Joseph’s/Candler has an opportunity for you. S.T.E.P.  (Student Training Employment Partnership) is designed to assist students in pursuit of their RN degree by offering a flexible work schedule, paid positions, mentor partnership, financial incentives and encouragement. The program requires a minimum of 24 hours of work each week, satisfactory work performance, regular mentor meetings and semester/quarterly meetings with the program coordinator.

To qualify for S.T.E.P. you must:

  • Be enrolled in a BSN program
  • Have completed your first semester of your junior year (Fundamentals of Nursing)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

For more information about S.T.E.P. or the Nursing Residency Program, call Candler Hospital at 912-819-8922 or St. Joseph’s Hospital at 912-819-2528.

Spotlight On Our Nurses

Who knows nursing best at St. Joseph’s/Candler? Our nurses. Check out Spotlight On Our Nurses to read about a few of the fantastic members of the nursing team.