Life just flows better here.

If you're all about life on the water, then your search for jobs can start right here. Ocean spray, moonlit bay—whatever floats your boat, our water ways have what you're looking for.

Miles of magnificent beaches, rivers and bays.

If you’re all about life on the water, then your search for jobs can start right here. From the white sands of the Outer Banks to the splendid waterfronts of Edenton and Washington, this is North Carolina at its best—exquisite communities where Vidant Health professionals can (literally) dive into the great outdoors while growing their health care careers at fantastic facilities.

Edenton Population estimate: 5,004

Washington Population estimate: 9,744

The Outer Banks Population estimate: 35,000 year-round
250,000 in summer


It’s easy to see why Forbes rated Edenton one of America’s “prettiest towns.” Settled on beautiful Edenton Bay, our community recently celebrated its 300th anniversary, with plenty of history to show for it. Explore structures with incredible stories behind them—like the Barker House, home of the brave lady who boycotted British tea, or Eden House, home of the governor who allegedly befriended Blackbeard the pirate. We really know how to embrace life on the bay here—from sailboat races at the Music & Water Festival to trolley rides featuring the country’s oldest courthouse, the Bell Battery and more.

The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks seems to bring out the sense of adventure in everyone. Maybe it’s our history. This 200-mile stretch of gorgeous barrier islands is where The Lost Colony disappeared, pirates plundered and the Wright Brothers made their first successful flight. It’s a lot to take in—and a lot of fun. Catch a giant marlin, go to “surf school,” explore 300+ shipwrecks on the ocean floor, then climb the East Coast’s highest sand dune. All that—plus the millions of vacationers we see every year—and still there’s a relaxed atmosphere here that makes for good living.


Nicknamed “Little Washington,” this delightful, eclectic community was founded in 1776 and was the first town named after General George Washington. Our historic downtown sits right on the Pamlico River, which means breathtaking views from any venue. The downtown waterfront also features a boardwalk and children’s park. Only Washington offers 300 miles of paddle trails—from oak-lined creeks to open water—and there’s a trail for every skill level. When you’re ready for dry land again, you’ll find world-class restaurants, antique shops, galleries and more—plus all kinds of concerts and events sponsored by a very active arts council.

Waterway Community Facilities

The front entrance of the Vidant Chowan Hospital

Vidant Chowan Hospital (Edenton)

A truly modern facility in a scenic harbor town. In addition to our telemedicine link with the Brody School of Medicine, our special medical and surgical services include intensive care, a surgical center, an emergency department, an expanded labor and delivery suite, and bone-density screening. We also opened a new outpatient treatment center in June 2014.
49 beds
323 employees

The front entrance of the The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital (Nags Head)

High-quality care in a compassionate environment—it’s what we’re known for here. A critical-access hospital, we offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services, including the very best in emergency, surgery, birthing and diagnostic services. We meet the health care needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to 250,000 in the summer months.
21 beds
307 employees

The front entrance of the Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital (Washington)

Advanced treatments and technologies combine with a sense of hometown care at this full-service hospital. With 50+ physicians and 600+ nurses and support staff, our progressive facility offers acute care as well as inpatient and outpatient services. Oncology services are provided by the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility.
142 beds
496 employees