Tampa General Staffing and Referral Incentives | Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Staffing and Referral Incentives

To fulfill our mission as one of the safest and most innovative academic medical centers in the country, we must be aggressive and develop new strategies to cultivate, hire and retain top-level talent. And we are doing just that. In fact, many of our new initiatives have already gone live. Tampa General is also offering a generous recruitment and referral incentive bonus, where you can earn up to $20,000! Details can be found here. 


  • Instituted a $15 million compensation market adjustment, positively impacting over 4,500 team members
  • Leveraged agency and traveler support in many specialties to offset vacancies and support new growth
  • Geotargeted social media campaigns advertising Tampa General’s open positions across all 50 states, targeting clinical and non-clinical roles
  • Expedited workforce review and approval process for budgeted backfill positions
  • Held numerous virtual RN, PCT/MAT, and support services hiring events

  • Participated consistently at local and statewide virtual and in-person recruitment events targeting new grads, our transitioning military members, technical school students and more

  • Implemented an RN sign-on and referral incentive plan through which we offer up to $20K to new hires and team members for their referrals to eligible units

  • Convened a Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee to help bring solutions forward

  • Conducted a detailed review of voluntary separations and exit interview data to learn critical reasons for team members resignations

  • Launched Project Re-Recruit, an aggressive recruitment of voluntary separations over the past 14 months to welcome team members back to Tampa General


  • Develop a partnership with an international nursing recruitment firm that will allow us to onboard experienced nurses over the next six to twelve months, with particular emphasis on team members from Canada and the Philippines

  • Explore other international recruitment efforts, such as Medical Technologists

  • Launch a social media campaign that shares #WeAreTGH and highlights team member connection to our Mission, Shared Purpose and Values. It will include stories of professional growth, benefits, a sense of belonging, and so much more.

  • Provide leadership recruitment business cards that will allow team members to help recruit new colleagues while they are out in the community (grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, etc.).

  • Expand training programs to ‘grow our own’ team members, including establishing a new PCT training program and increasing capacity for four (4) RN training programs

  • Conduct ongoing compensation reviews and moving toward a minimum pay rate of $15 per hour

  • Establish innovative recruitment partnerships in and out of the state and events to meet our talent where they are--more to come on this project

  • Redesign the career landing page in collaboration with Tampa General’s marketing department to provide pertinent quick, and digestible information



To enhance recruitment and retention efforts, Tampa General Hospital is offering a recruitment and retention incentive beginning December 1, 2021 and continuing through January 31st, 2022 that will focus on hiring Clinical Nurses, PCT, Nurse Techs, and various clinical support staff. RN vacancy rates for departments will be evaluated monthly to determine eligibility for bonus level.

Together, we will continue to grow into a world-class academic health system by investing in and recruiting top talent. For additional questions, email the TGH Recruitment Team at JoinOurTeam@tgh.org.

Eligible Positions*: Clinical Nurse | RN Regular & RN Premier | Pharmacy Tech | Respiratory Therapist | Sterile Processing | Surgical Tech | PCT / Nurse Tech | Phlebotomist | EVS Aide | Transport | Dietary Aide | Dietary Floor Stock | Dining Ambassador | Kitchen Assistant 

  • *Members of Leadership, Human Resources, and Providers (i.e. Physicians (MD/OD), APPs, Pharmacists) will not be eligible for the Referral Bonus

Vacancy Levels:

 Level 0: 

Level 1: 10% Vacancy

Level 2: 15% Vacancy

Level 3: 20% RN Vacancy

Neuroscience 2 9A2

CVTOR Pre Post

Medical ICU 6E & G 

6K Operating Room

Surgical Preparation

Women's Center OR

Infusion Center

Cardiac Rehab

Ante Postpartum 4A1-3

Neuroscience 1 9A1

Observation Unit 1F1-2

Progressive Care Unit

Pediatric Medsurg 5E1 5F1

Transplant 1 7 F & 8F

Observation Unit 1J2 & 1J3

Radiology - Rad Onc

Acute Care for the Elderly 6C1

Adult Dialysis - Apheresis Unit

Primary Care 8A1

Behavioral Support Team

Medsurg ICU 6F

Mother Baby Unit 4F2-3

Complex Medicine 2 6A2 7A2 

Clinical Resources Float Pool

Ortho Trauma

Observation 1J1

Burn Center 6C2-3

Global Emerging Diseases Institute

3F Operating Rooms

Radiology Nursing

Surgical Trauma ICU 5K1-2

Main OR

Surgery Trauma 8C2

Vascular ICU 9C2

Joint Replacement Center 7A1

NICU North

Specialty Surgery 6K4-5

Primary Care 8A2

NICU South

Transitional Nursery 4B4

Cardiac Telemetry Unit 5A1-2

3F Pre Post

Post Anesthesia Care

Pediatric Day Hospital

6K Pre Post

Rehab Nursing

Vascular Surgical Acute Care

Endoscopy Center

Oncology 2 7C2

Cardiovascular Telemetry 3H1

Acute Care Rotational Program

CV Interventional Radiology 

Cardiac Vascular Transplant Surgery

CV Pre Post Procedure

Coronary Care ICU 2D1 & 2D2

CV Cath Lab

Vascular Access Team

Oncology 1 7C1

Medical ICU 2 5C1 & 5C2

Transplant 2 9F1

Labor & Delivery 4K1 - 5

Brandon Healthplex ED

Short Stay Center 2H1

Emergency Department 

Neuroscience ICU 1 5K3 5K4

Cardiothoracic ICU 3D1-2

Adult ICU Stepdown

Complex Medicine 1 6A1

Neuroscience ICU 5K5

Total Bonus Amounts for PCTs, Nurse Techs, Environmental Services Aides, Transport, Dietary Aides, Dietary Floor Stocks, Dining Ambassadors, and Kitchen Assistants

Bonus Amount

TGH Team Member Referral


New Team Member


Total Bonus Amounts for Pharmacy Techs, Respiratory Therapists, Surgical Techs, and Sterile Processing 

Bonus Amount

TGH Team Member Referral


New Team Member



Total Bonus Amounts for Clinical Nurses, RN Regular & RN Premier

 Level 0

Level 1: 10% Vacancy

Level 2: 15% Vacancy

Level 3: 20% Vacancy

TGH Team Member Making the Referral





New Team Member






Amounts shown are before taxes and 403(b) contribution if applicable.