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All new recruits are required to attend New Employee Orientation, which is the first day of your employment at Jefferson. Please click here for more information about orientation.

Jefferson employees may take advantage of the University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life. This office serves the Jefferson community by helping to provide off-campus housing options.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life Provides off-campus housing information to the Jefferson community. The public information service is available to Jefferson students, employees, visitors and affiliates.

The primary goal of the service is to offer information to those seeking available housing. The Department of Housing and Residence Life does not endorse individual properties or Realtors and does not secure housing for individuals.

The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator will accept housing information from individuals, Realtors, and property or leasing agents with the understanding that the information will be displayed through the vehicle deemed appropriate by the Housing Administration Office. The Department of Housing and Residence Life does not accept any compensation for services rendered. This applies to those individuals seeking housing and to those advertising available housing.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life offers the following off-campus services through the Off-Campus Coordinator:

  • JeffNews advertisement (FREE to Jefferson Community).
  • Current listings on bulletin board (located in the Lobby of the Edison Building, 130 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The bulletin board located in the lobby of the Edison Building is the only authorized posting sight. Notices of available housing posted elsewhere are subject to removal.
  • Annual publication of the Housing Alternatives brochure.
  • Informational handouts (Located in Room 103 Orlowitz Residence).
  • Various commercial housing publications (Housing Administration Office, Room 103 Orlowitz).

Yes, Jefferson employees are given full access to the Library's resources. Make sure to bring your employee ID with you at all times to gain entrance and to take out books or other materials.

Scott Memorial Library is a major resource for the Jefferson community. The Library was one of the first in the nation to be fully computerized, with access to MEDLINE, MICROMEDEX, and other online database systems, as well as an online catalog of Jefferson's book collection. The library's periodical collection includes a number of nursing journals. Inter-library loan is available, as are copy machines.

Anyone may access JEFFLINE's homepage at

However, some parts of JEFFLINE, such as electronic full text and selected databases, are restricted. These resources are available only to students, faculty, and staff of the Jefferson community, qualified affiliates, and members of the Jefferson Alumni Connection program. Such resources may require user identification in the form of passwords and IDs, or may be accessible only from workstations on the Jefferson campus.

The Jefferson community is patrolled by Jefferson's own security force that uses state-of-the-art equipment, closed circuit television cameras, on-campus call boxes, consistent ID checks, and statistical analysis of crime reports to maintain the highest quality security. In addition, employees who work late at night can request a security escort.

The security department also maintains close relationships with the Center City Police District and the neighboring Police Districts. The Center City Police District augments the neighboring Police Districts and has been a rich source of support information, photographs and other pertinent information regarding incidents in Jefferson's area. In addition, the Security Department enjoys a close affiliation with the PATCO Police Department and the SEPTA Police Department.

Another component of the Department's plan for providing a safe and secure environment for our employees is the "safe corridor" program. Initiated in 1994, the Security Department began deploying Security Officers to strategic perimeter points around campus at specific times. These "safe corridors" provide an added measure of safety and security for our employees and students traveling to and from the Hospital or University.

Academic medical centers are usually large medical institutions that are closely associated with medical schools and schools of allied health professions, like nursing. This means that they can offer students a chance to learn and be taught in a hospital setting. In addition, they offer the highest level of specialization in medical care. Academic medical centers are often where people go when they need medical care that is beyond what they can find in their local hospital.

Relationships between community hospitals like the Methodist Hospital Division and academic medical centers like Jefferson bring patients the best of both worlds. Patients know their healthcare professionals are members of the Jefferson staff, but they are cared for in their own neighborhood, close to home, family and friends.

What isn't there to do downtown? They say that location is everything, and Jefferson has it. Jefferson Hospital is lucky to be located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, with access to virtually any type of restaurant or entertainment facility. The Hospital is literally surrounded by the Walnut Street and Forrest Theatres, the Avenue of the Arts and several movie complexes including the popular Ritz movie chain. There are lots of places to shop, with everything from K-Mart to designer boutiques, and just about any kind of ethnic cuisine just blocks away – French, Italian, Chinese, Glatt Kosher, Japanese, Indian restaurants, just to name a few.

You can take a walk through the City's Historic District, go down to the Delaware River to watch the Camden Aquarium Ferry, or take a bike ride along Boat House Row. If you want to get out of town for a few days, you are just a few hours away from the Jersey shore, New York City or Washington DC.

Jefferson's Methodist Hospital Division is located in South Philadelphia, one of the City's more colorful neighborhoods, made popular by the movie Rocky. Methodist Hospital enjoys a close bond with several of the Mummer's clubs, who often provide entertainment for hospital patients and visitors. The hospital is also near the famous Italian Market as well as several locations where one can pick up a Philadelphia cheesesteak.