At Baptist Health South Florida, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 559 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.41. It was published on Sep 12, 2016. 44002 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Baptist Health South Florida to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the largest healthcare organization in South Florida, with seven hospitals and close to 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning four counties. Our not-for-profit, faith-based organization has close to 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Coral Gables, Florida US Sites: 78
Major Locations: Miami, Florida; South Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Homestead, Florida; Tavernier, Florida US Employees: 15,073
US Revenues: $2,357.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,357.3 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1960

Baptist Hospital RN Xavier Gonzalez with a patient

Perks and Programs

We asked Baptist Health South Florida to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Wellness Advantage: Our nationally recognized Wellness Advantage program, an eleven-time winner of the Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health, helps employees reach their health and fitness goals. With more than a dozen different onsite services, ranging from Zumba classes to a cutting-edge health management program, Baptist Health’s Wellness Advantage has truly helped foster a healthier, happier workforce.
  • The Sunshine Fund: This fund, coordinated by Baptist Health's Pastoral Care department, is supported by employees to help co-workers facing difficulties. The program provides interest free loans to employees who need emergency help in a financial crisis. For every $1 employees contribute to the Sunshine Fund, Baptist Health contributes an additional $2.
  • Care and Counseling Services: Care and Counseling Services (CCS) is a new program provided by Baptist Health's licensed, multi-lingual onsite clinicians who offer free, holistic (Mind, Body and Spirit) counseling to their fellow employees. This new service is an extension of what our pastoral care department has been offering to the community and provides an alternative to our Employee Assistance Program, when employees want same-day, face-to-face counseling from in-house clinicians who they know and trust.
  • Adoption Benefit: Baptist Health offers financial assistance for the legal adoption of children, up to $10,000 per adoption per year, for a maximum of two adoptions. This assistance helps cover costs including legal fees, agency fees, travel and lodging costs and immigration.
  • Baptist Health Market: Employees can buy diapers, batteries and other household items at a deep discount through the Baptist Health Market, a 24-hour online store operated by Baptist Health's Supply Chain Services. Items purchased are delivered directly to the employee's work space.
  • Ergonomic Consultation and Safe Patient Handling: Baptist Health has an in-house team dedicated to ensuring that our employees workstations are set up in an ergonomically ideal fashion. They make "house" calls to our facilities and order extra equipment as needed for employees concerned about injury. In addition, they provide Safe Patient Handling education, tools, guidance and the latest equipment to help caregivers avoid injuries to themselves and to minimize the risk of patient falls.
  • Transit Benefit: Baptist Health commuters receive deep discounts on public transportation through our subsidized transit passes, which have saved employees upwards of $1,000/year on public transportation costs. The passes are good for Tri-Rail services, which provide transportation across three counties of South Florida, Metro-rail services within Miami-Dade County, and bus transportation and parking at facilities across the region.
  • Wellness Meal and Better for You Food Program: Our Better for You Food Program gives employees easy access to better food choices in all dining rooms and food service outlets such as cafes, snack carts, doctors’ lounges, waiting areas, employee pantries, staff lounges, vending machines, gift shops and childcare facilities. The Wellness Meal, which includes a lean protein, healthy grain, fresh vegetable side and bottle of water is a steal at just $3.00.
  • Zero Co-Pay for Visits to Our Network Physicians: Encouraging our employees to be the healthiest they can be is a priority for Baptist Health. We believe that having a primary care physician (PCP) or family doctor who monitors your overall health is an essential part of staying well. To encourage the use of a PCP, we offer a no-copay benefit to our staff who use any one of the hundreds of the in-network PCPs in our Baptist Health Quality Network or Baptist Health Medical Group.
  • Onsite Early Learning Centers: Many employers offer onsite daycare, but Baptist Health goes a step further. We provide onsite early learning centers for our employees' children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) with classroom environments designed to support and adapt to children’s development at various stages. Classroom spaces are divided into well-defined interest areas to encourage distinct types of play and foster cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative development. Our early childhood educators stay current on best practices by attending community training  sessions and college courses.


$80,101 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Proficient Registered Nurse $107,665 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Practitioner
50% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 2% of an employee's salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 70% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $4,116 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 403(b)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Subsidized public transportation
Assistant Care Manager, Nelkys Casal, begins another busy day at Baptist Hospital of Miami


24 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 52 weeks Unpaid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule (33% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (2% use it)
  • Telecommute option (25% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (18% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Onsite child care (at all locations)
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at all locations)
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$302,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $206,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Chief Diversity Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

RN Alexandra Rouzier attends to a tiny patient at South Miami Hospital


Group of Employees at Baptist Hospital of Miami

How to Get Hired

We asked Baptist Health South Florida for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

An ideal candidate is someone who demonstrates our service excellence standards of caring and compassion, teamwork, effective communication, as well as a commitment to privacy and confidentiality, safety, quality and service recovery, and cost effectiveness. We look for people who have a track record of success in a healthcare or hospitality environment. Applicants should provide detailed examples of past projects, key performance indicators and accomplishments at the interview. They need to excel in a team environment and, if the role is in patient care, have delivered outstanding care and achieved the best possible outcomes. For leadership roles, past performance in developing, engaging and leading a high-performing team is essential. The ability to learn on the fly and adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment is highly desirable for both leaders and employees.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Throughout the interview process, ambition and dedication to your role or career, as well as a passion or love for what you do, will make a great impression on our team. Professional attire, good eye contact, engaging conversation, a positive attitude and sincerity all leave a lasting, positive impression in the minds of our recruiters. Individuals who deliver results and make career moves of greater scope and responsibility exemplify the talent we strive to bring to Baptist health South Florida. Candidates should prepare by learning about our organization and developing questions to ensure they make an educated decision when joining Baptist Health.  They need to make sure the culture of our organization is aligned to their personal views and beliefs. Tips include: dress for success, sell yourself, let your personality shine, quantify your success and make sure to know your strengths and opportunities for development.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Our focus continues to be direct patient care registered nurses (RNs) with hospital experience -- in particular operating room RNs, Emergency Department RNs and our internal Agency RNs – as well as medical coders and allied health positions. On the non-clinical side, we are focused on hiring experienced IT professionals, such as people with prior data warehouse and business intelligence experience. In addition, with the construction of our Miami Cancer Institute, we will be hiring for a number of clinical and non-clinical positions that specialize in the fields of Oncology, Research and Radiation Therapy. As we implement our primary care physician strategy, we will need people with physician practice experience, such as medical assistants and practice managers. Our outpatient services continue to grow and thus, we will need to hire additional urgent care RNs and staff to deliver compassionate care to our patients at these sites.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should view our openings online and learn about our award-winning culture and outstanding patient outcomes on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our Careers Site. They should visit and click on “Employment” at the top of the page to launch the careers site.  In addition, candidates should apply for positions that specify qualifications and prior experience that matches their own, and when they can, they should demonstrate success delivering results in a high performing organization.

hiring Outlook

3,625 Job openings forecast for coming year 2% Job Growth
7 Average applicants per opening 30,840 Applications received
3,938 Positions filled in past year 24% New hires by employee referrals
810 New positions created 1,409 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 196 New graduates hired
10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 16% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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