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UCLA Health – Why Work For Us?

​​For more than half a century, UCLA Health has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to the people of Los Angeles and throughout the world.

Comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA,Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group with its wide-reaching system of primary-care and specialty-care offices throughout the region, UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the world.

Our physicians are world leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses, and our hospitals are among the best in the country. Consistently ranked one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is at the cutting edge of biomedical research, and our doctors and scientists are leaders in performing pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment, and bringing the latest discoveries to virtually every field of medicine.​​​

​​We turn great expectations into great accomplishments by having a clear philosophy. Our entire staff—across our vast health system—takes immense pride in honoring the beliefs that position us as a leader. Every day, we practice what we preach, bringing us closer to our patients, to our community, and to each other.

Our Mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research, and education.
Our Vision is to heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness.
Our Values ensure Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Discovery in the work we do daily.

CICARE – Our World Class Practices

CICARE (pronounced “See-I-Care”) is an acronym that serves as a set of guidelines for what is expected of every team member at UCLA Health.

Connect with the patient or family member using Mr./Ms. or their preferred name.
Introduce yourself and your role.
Communicate what you are going to do, how it will affect the patient, and other needed information.
Ask for and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions, or concerns.
Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.
Exit, courteously explaining what will come next or when you will return.

Our Service Promise:

I will always keep my commitment to care, as I have been entrusted by patients, colleagues, and society.​​​


Our vision is a multi-cultural staff that reflects the diversity of our community.

The rewards of achievement are greater when everyone is included.​​​

The best talent has a way of finding its way to our doors. As a world-class health care facility, UCLA attracts professionals and patients from around the world. With so many varied backgrounds, perspectives and abilities collaborating in one place, we see our diverse pool of talent as one of our greatest assets.

UCLA welcomes individuals without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to their unique achievements to further set us apart.​​​

​​​​​Health Coverage​​

Comprehensive coverage for your medical, pharmacy, and mental health needs.

Taking care of our caregivers.​​​

UCLA makes medical coverage as accessible and affordable as possible. All of our medical plans, without exception, offer high quality, comprehensive coverage for your medical, pharmacy and mental health needs.

Who’s covered? We cover eligible staff and your family, including your spouse, domestic partner and/or children to age 26. There are no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

Our health plan options include Kaiser (Medical HMO), HealthNet (Medical HMO), Core Major Medical (Medical Fee-for-Service), Blue Cross Plus (Medical Fee-for-Service), Blue Cross PPO (Medical Preferred Provider Org), Blue Cross Lumenos (HRA PPO), DeltaCare USA (Dental), Delta Dental PPO (Dental Fee-for-Service), and Vision Service Plan.​​​

​​Retirement Plans​​

Take full advantage of our Pension and Retirement Savings Programs.

Build a secure future in retirement.​​​

UCLA offers retirement benefits to help you build a financially secure future.

Pension Program
UCRP is a traditional pension program that provides eligible retirees with a predictable level of retirement income. Actual benefits are based on your age, salary, and years of UC service.

Retirement Savings Programs

Our savings programs include a university-sponsored, defined contribution pre-tax program (401a), tax deferred (403b) and 457(b) plans, and other after-tax savings plans.You may contribute to the 403b or 457b plans or both at the same time.


We provide a comprehensive safety net for our valued employees.​​​

The coverage you need. The peace of mind you deserve.​​​​​​

Our goal is to create a comprehensive safety net to protect our employees from loss of wages due to disability. To achieve this, we offer the following benefits, in conjunction with state-mandated Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability benefits.

Life Insurance
Basic life insurance is provided at no cost for most employees. You can choose to enroll in optional supplemental life insurance for which you pay the premium.

Disability Insurance
UC paid disability insurance is provided at no cost for most employees. You can choose to enroll in optional supplemental disability insurance for which you pay the premium.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment
For a small monthly premium, you may enroll in AD&D coverage.

Auto/Renter/Homeowner Insurance
You will have access to group rates for auto, renter and homeowners insurance through California Casualty. Premiums can be paid through payroll deduction.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

When traveling on official UCLA business you will be covered worldwide, 24 hours a day, for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the workplace.

​​Family Care​​

UCLA Health System offers a variety of childcare and eldercare resources.

We care for everyone that’s in your care.​​​​​​

We look out for your family, because they’re part of ours. We provide on-site childcare facilities, as well as referral services for both childcare and eldercare. We also have a lending library of audio presentations that address family needs.

Our childcare resources include the UCLA Westwood Child Care Center, UCLA Early Care and Education, ECE Center-based Services, and Preschool Pathways to Science.

For eligible staff, UC provides membership to a web-based resource to help you find and select childcare, eldercare and other family care providers.​​​

​​Making Wellness a Priority​​

Live Life Well
Programs to keep you well and the time you need to recharge.

Do Yourself A Favor. Take a Health Assessment.

The UCLA Health Wellness Initiative serves as your what, when and where of wellness. We provide a variety of classes and resources to help you honor your commitment to enhancing the quality of your life.

All employees are encouraged to get screened, complete a health assessment and take action by enrolling in UCLA Health Wellness Initiative programs, workshops and events that support your action plan.​​​

Time Off​​

Make the most of life outside of work.

We believe that what inspires you in life brings inspiration to the work you do. Because of that, we are pleased to offer employees generous paid time off so that you can pursue your passions and enjoy life to its fullest.

Our full-time employees earn an average of three weeks per year, and the rate of earning increases, based upon your years of University and/or State of California service (to a maximum of 5 weeks per year). Employees also earn an average of twelve sick days per year, which may be accumulated indefinitely. UCLA observes thirteen holidays per year. 


​​There is nothing else like it.

The City of Los Angeles and its surrounding region have achieved a greatness all their own. Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, the San Fernando Valley, Palm Springs, Orange County, the great central valleys, the surrounding mountains and a breathtaking coastline create one of the most spectacular settings you will find. Beaches, bike trails, parks, shopping, restaurants, sunsets and history set Los Angeles apart. The Getty Center Museum, Disneyland, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Universal Studios and all the wonders of Hollywood draw visitors from around the world. And, for those who live here, they never lose their charm. All are within Southern California’s warm and near perpetually sunny climate.

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UCLA Health Awards & Accolades

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Best Hospitals Honor Roll (#5), U.S.News and World Report's America's Best Hospital Honor Roll, 2014
Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2010
One of the Top 5 Hospitals in the Nation, U.S.News and World Report's America's Best Hospital Honor Roll, 2011
Best Hospital in Western US, US News & World Report, 2011
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Website www.uclahealthcareers.org
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Company - Public
Industry Health Care

We turn great expectations into great accomplishments by having a clear philosophy. Our entire staff—across our vast health system—takes immense pride in honoring the beliefs that position us as a leader. Every day, we practice what we preach, bringing us closer to our patients, to our community, and to each other.

Mission: Our Mission-To deliver leading-edge patient care, research and education.

Our Vision-To heal humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating... More

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