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Travel Guides August 14, 2023

The Healthcare Professional's Guide to Richmond

All About Richmond - A Complete Overview

One of America's oldest major cities, Richmond offers a combination of rich history and modern-day amenities. Healthcare professionals can go back in time and enjoy sightseeing at prominent historical locations while working at their robust network of hospitals and medical centers. Richmond is an idyllic city that offers a dynamic lifestyle with plenty of rewards.

Why Richmond?

Lifestyle Benefits: Living that Richmond Lifestyle

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond the #3 best city to visit in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we have a few ideas why it came out as a memorable and enriching place to visit. Richmond offers something for everyone -- nature enthusiasts will love the city's open spaces and bike trails while history buffs will be enthralled by the endless opportunities to reconnect with America's history.

Choose when and where you want to work - The Richmond area is home to about 20 hospitals and medical centers making this city a great destination for healthcare professionals. More facilities mean more options for selecting your next assignment! Prove yourself, and you may find that your facility asks you to extend your contract. You can also plan your assignments around your next vacation. Consider a back-to-back assignment in Richmond. Take some time in between each contract to discover all that the local region has to offer.

Plenty of activities and things to do on your days off - Richmond is teeming with countless things to do and see when you aren’t working a shift and using your skills and knowledge as a healthcare professional. From world-renowned historical sites and attractions to plenty of shops and restaurants to explore, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Also, there’s several options for nearby day trips that aren’t too far of a drive. Consider hopping in your rental car for a fun little trip to Pocahontas State Park, Kings Dominion or Petersburg.

You can return to Richmond for future jobs. Once you’re licensed to work in Virginia, you can easily take future jobs in the state--without having to go through the process of getting another license.

Let your recruiter know your career goals and ideal lifestyle so they can help you determine what kind of housing you’ll need to book to accommodate your support system.

Facilities/Type of Facilities: Richmond's Healthcare Scene

Working with a staffing company like AMN Healthcare is a great way to find out what it’s like to work in a particular kind of healthcare facility.

What kind of healthcare facility do you have in mind when you envision yourself working in? Do you want to work in a large urban medical center, or do you prefer a smaller hospital in the suburbs? Are you eager to work in a teaching hospital, or do you prefer a community hospital model?

It's important to start thinking about the facility that works best for your career growth and goals. With the wide array of healthcare jobs that we offer in Richmond, this foresight will help you narrow down your options.

We typically have openings in the following types of facilities:

  • Large academic medical centers
  • Mid-size and smaller hospitals
  • Magnet facilities
  • Clinics
  • Rehabilitation/Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health companies

You can also search our job database for jobs for specialty roles. If you have a specialty certification or training under your belt, your experience is sure to be in demand.

Taking a job in Richmond is a terrific opportunity to boost your career, too. When you list that job on your resume, that experience will make you a more desirable candidate for future jobs, wherever you go.

Things To Do – Activities, Food, Experiences: Top Things to See, Do & Eat

We know you’ll work hard when you’re on the job. But we hope you’ll devote just as much energy to enjoying your time off, too. To that end, we’ve put together a diverse list of activities and places to visit in Richmond to get you started.

  • Belle Isle
    Get ready to be blown away by some beauty. Belle Isle is an island right in the middle of the James River in downtown Richmond. Accessible by a pedestrian footbridge, there’s lots to see and do here. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and sunbathing on the large flat rocks.
  • Maymont
    The 100-acre historic estate and park really has something for everyone with its stunning gardens, ample wildlife, and gorgeous mansion. Construction on the Maymont estate was finished in 1893, and the 12,000 square-foot, 33-room home is now a historic house museum. In addition to touring the gorgeous Gilded Age mansion, you can take in the lush surroundings that include an Italian Garden, Japanese Garden, Arboretum, and other specialty gardens. Don't forget to visit the Robins Nature Center, Maymont Farm, and other wildlife habitats.
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or VMFA, opened in 1936 and features an impressive collection of art including unique African and Fabergé pieces. It’s also considered among the largest art museums in North America. Admission is free (with the exception of specialty exhibits) and the museum is also home to the Leslie Cheek Theater, a performing arts venue.
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    If you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, there’s nothing like a visit to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to melt away your worries with a good dose of nature. From its diverse collection of flora and fauna to its enchanting butterfly garden, this spot is consistently ranked as a “can’t miss destination”.
  • Carytown
    This district has it all: art, shopping, music, food -- you name it! Take a stroll down Cary Street and you’ll find colorful buildings, eclectic shops, and street vendors. All that walking is sure to stir up an appetite, but not to worry, there’s no shortage of charming cafes and restaurants to pop into for a quick bite or leisurely meal.
  • Virginia State Capitol Building
    The Virginia Capitol Building is the seat of the oldest continuous legislative body in the Western Hemisphere and was famously designed by Thomas Jefferson. In addition to the stunning architecture, the Capitol also houses an extensive collection of historical items spanning from colonial times to present day.
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
    Founding Father Patrick Henry gave his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech at this noteworthy church that also holds the title as the oldest church in Richmond. The original building was completed in 1741 and it served important roles throughout history including the American Revolutionary War and the Second Virginia Convention.
  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
    Did you ever have to memorize the famous poem “The Raven” at some point during your schooling? If so, this one's for you. The famous American author Edgar Allen Poe spent a good portion of his life in Virginia and this unique museum is dedicated to his legacy. Check out illustrations, original works, and other exhibits from his prolific career.
  • Hollywood Cemetery
    We wouldn’t normally put a graveyard on a list of places to visit, but this one plays an important role in our country’s history. Located on the banks of the James River, the Hollywood Cemetery is an outdoor museum that spans hundreds of acres and features many notable burial sites, including U.S. presidents, Virginia governors, two Supreme Court Justices, prominent authors, and suffragists.

Why work for AMN Healthcare?

We proudly offer an incredible array of well-paying healthcare jobs, including many in Richmond. We’re also proud of our dedicated staff of recruiters, our clinical experts and other support teams for healthcare professionals, the excellent benefits, and all the other opportunities that we can offer.
Here are a few key reasons to consider signing on with us:

We make it easy for you. We designed the AMN Passport app to make it easy to search for jobs and book assignments. You can also use the app to manage your assignments, connect with like-minded professionals, and much more.

You’ll gain access to our database of healthcare jobs. We have the largest, most comprehensive database of healthcare jobs in the industry, including exclusive contracts with several leading healthcare organizations, including prestigious magnet hospitals.

We offer full-time support. Our team wants you to succeed, so we offer support and make sure you get everything that you need. Your recruiter is always available to talk with you about current or future jobs. We also have dedicated team members to answer questions and troubleshoot problems if you have need help with housing, credentialing, or payroll, too.

We offer round-the-clock clinical support. If you run into a question about a clinical matter on the job, you can call our clinical team and receive urgent assistance at any time of day or night.

We offer licensure assistance. Depending on your role and location, we offer various levels of licensure support to help you work as soon as possible.
AMN Healthcare also offers some of the best benefits [Insert link to new benefits page on corporate site] in the healthcare industry.

Premium health benefits. Perhaps more important than ever before, our health benefits will give you the peace of mind to know that you have access to healthcare when you need it, too. Our options include PPO and HMO health benefits, as well as life insurance, vision insurance, and disability insurance – for you and your family. Plus, you don’t have to wait a month or three for these benefits to kick in. Coverage starts on Day One.

Retirement savings. We offer a generous 401(k) matching program that will help you save money for your retirement.

Free continuing education. To make it easier for you to stay updated on the latest evidence-based research and developments in your profession, we offer free continuing education unit (CEU) courses.

Complimentary Employee Assistance Program. Your well-being matters. That's why we provide you and your family with resources for healthcare, mental health, financial health, and other support. Learn more about this robust support program here.

Ready to Work in the Great City of Richmond?

Interested in working in Richmond? Contact an AMN Healthcare recruiter by completing the form on the right side of this page or visit our job search page to find a job that’s a great fit for you!

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