New Employee Orientation (NEO)

New Employee Orientation is a shared responsibility between the hiring manager and Human Resources. It is pivotal in the overall satisfaction and integration of a new employee. Ideally, it reinforces that the newly hired has made a wise decision in joining our organization and builds enthusiasm about that decision. It conveys to the employee that the organization welcomes them and wants them to be successful. Orientation also provides the foundation for additional onboarding components which take place throughout the first year of employment. At the UVA Medical Center, there are four components of orientation:

*Not all employees are required to attend OPC.

NEO General Sessions

NEO takes place every other Monday. View the schedule for dates.
Times:       8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Benefits session begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Location:   999 Grove Street, Charlottesville VA, 22908. 434-924-2502  

This includes foundational information about the UVa Health System.  Please note that if an observed state holiday falls on Monday, orientation will be held the next day (Tuesday). 

Day 1 Agenda with timeline:

  • Welcome by a member of senior leadership

  • Mission, RISE values and organizational goals

  • Customer Service

  • Lunch with the hiring manager or designee
  • Welcome by the Associate Vice President

  • Orientee obligations - Confidentiality

  • Wayfinding, parking and individual schedule review

  • Performance appraisal process
  • Benefits (if applicable)

Employees will also have the opportunity to obtain their ID badge, parking permit and garage transponder if needed.

Health System Orientation ONLINE: This is the online version of Central Orientation which is assigned to the following workgroups in lieu of the instructor-led version: HSF RN's, NP's, PA's, School of Medicine non-RN staff and employees of Morrison's and Crothall.

OPC - Days 2 and 3

  • This segment of orientation includes all employees whos role includes patient contact.

  • In addition, all newly hired RN's, NPs and LPN's (except Residency, Mentorship and Travelers) are required to attend a Nursing Clinical Orientation held several weeks of their employment.   OPC agenda.

Departmental/Unit Orientation

  • This segment of orientation is handled by the manager of the new employee's department or unit. A critical part of the onboarding process, the employee receives information about policies, schedules, personnel and meetings.

Mandatory CBL's

  • Assigned by L&OD to all new employees, these computer-based learning modules must be completed within the first two weeks of employment, with the exception of the Bloodborne Pathogens module which must be completed prior to patient or patient specimen contact.  In addition to the CBLs assigned to all employees, role-specific modules may also be assigned by individual departments or the Epic Training Department.  It is the manager's responsibility to ensure employee compliance with the completion of this training.