UCSF Medical Center – Why Work For Us?

Ranked as one of America's top hospitals

by U.S. News & World Report, and now Magnet Recognized


Join one of the world's distinguished health care institutions


UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California, is revered as one of the most distinguished health care institutions in the world and we are proud to be a Magnet Recognized organization. We continually strive to be the best provider of health care services, the best place to work, and the best environment for teaching and research. Our Mission Bay campus, located along the historic San Francisco Bay waterfront, is currently taking shape and is scheduled to open in early 2015, and with it come even more opportunities for health care workers to serve children, women and cancer patients. Another plus: the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful, diversified and exciting places in the world: the San Francisco Bay Area. As you consider a position with UCSF Medical Center, rest assured that your talent, knowledge and dedication will always be a highly valued asset with us.


To attract and retain diverse, top-tier talent, UCSF Medical Center is deeply committed to diversity and outreach.

Diversity and Outreach are the cornerstones of the framework that support our teams, health care strategies, philosophies, mission and vision – which when combined, create a welcoming and inclusive environment for employees and patients. But at UCSF Medical Center, we don’t stop at just diversity and outreach. To continue our commitment to patient-centered and culturally responsive care, as well as the highest quality of health care that our patients have come to count on and expect from us, it is vital to promote an environment where cultural sensitivity is held in high regard. We foster inclusive excellence by educating, training and employing a diverse faculty and staff. Diversity is valued, differences are heralded, and the contributions of each individual are celebrated.


For military members transitioning to civilian life, let your dedicated spirit find new purpose and appreciation at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, California. Your years in the service have prepared you well for the numerous health care opportunities we offer — given your level of commitment and sense of duty, we know you will be well suited within our culture of excellence. You will join an organization dedicated to being the best provider of health care, the best place to work, and the best environment for teaching and research.


UCSF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at http://diversity.ucsf.edu/

They are the reasons why UCSF Medical Center exists

Together, they forge the unifying force that strengthens and furthers our goals in innovative medicine, principles in compassionate care and pursuits of advanced technology to raise our health care expertise. Imbued by that spirit, our staff, physicians, volunteers, students, community partners and friends view it as an inspirational source and guide as they continue to contribute their talents to UCSF Medical Center.

•   Our Mission — the reason we exist – is Caring, Healing, Teaching and Discovering
•   Our Vision — what we want to be – is to be the best provider of health care services, the best place to work and the best environment for teaching and research
•   Our Values Statement – our guide to the individual and organizational behavior we expect — is summed up in a single word:
P  for Professionalism, how we conduct ourselves and our business 
R  for Respect for our patients, families, ourselves and each other
I    for Integrity, always doing the honest, right thing
D  for Diversity, understanding and embracing the diverse beliefs,
     needs and expectations of our patients, community and employees 
E  for Excellence, what we strive for in everything we do

For more than a century, our patients have relied upon us for the highest quality medical treatment. Through time, we have expanded our repertoire in many specialties, including cancer, heart disease, infertility, neurological disorders, organ transplantation and orthopedics, in addition to special services for women and children. Our success, and the success of our patients, is furthered by the compassion of our doctors, nurses and ancillary staff. When combined as a whole, we believe that is the reason for the gratitude that we have received from countless patients and their families throughout the years — a true testament to the value, quality and exceptional service that UCSF Medical Center provides.

Not only do we offer medical care in San Francisco at our Parnassus and Mount Zion landmark campuses, as well as smaller clinical outposts around The City, but we also have outreach clinics around Northern California. That leaves you with an impressive wealth of career options and a wide breadth of opportunity when it comes time to pinpoint the spot that best fits you and your lifestyle. So no matter where you may find yourself at, rest assured that each location offers the same high level of comprehensive, professional health care that has brought UCSF Medical Center renown and respect in the medical community.

To learn more about living in the great city of San Francisco, please visit our careers website.

Opening February 1, 2015

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay – 183 beds:

  • Urgent care/emergency department and pediatric primary and specialty outpatient care


UCSF Women's Specialty Hospital at Mission Bay – 36 beds:

  • Cancer care, specialty surgery, a 36-bed birth center and select women's ambulatory services

UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay Part of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive
Cancer Center – 70 beds:

  • First step to full inpatient and outpatient cancer services at Mission Bay; will offer inpatient and outpatient surgery
    for broad range of cancer specialties, utilizing sophisticated technology
    such as robotic surgery and intra-operative radiation therapy 

Medical Building

  • To provide outpatient services for children, women and cancer patients 



Energy Center (central plant)



Our Affiliated Organizations

With more than 20 locations throughout San Francisco and beyond, UC San Francisco contributes greatly to the intellectual vigor and economic vitality of the City by the Bay. A hallmark of our excellence is the spirit of collaboration that is carried through our partnerships across the campus and throughout the world in advancing health worldwide. Our faculty members include five Nobel laureates, who have made seminal contributions to advance the understanding of cancer, neurodegenartive diseases, aging and stem cell research.


All four UCSF professional schools, virtually all UCSF graduate programs, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by US News & World Report.


As the second-largest employer in San Francisco, UCSF employs about 22,800 faculty and staff and generates nearly 17,000 additional jobs in the local community through its construction and expenditures.



About UC San Francisco - Campus

UC San Francisco is the leading university exclusively focused on health. Our passionate, singular focus fuels a creative and collaborative environment, where researchers work alongside clinical faculty and educators to deliver life-enhancing therapies and life-saving cures. We’re driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved. Through our directed emphasis on improving others’ lives, we are leading revolutions in health.


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About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals – Oakland / San Francisco

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals are two leading Bay Area children's hospitals with longstanding commitments to public service. Both institutions, as well as UCSF Medical Center, care for all children who seek help, regardless of their family's ability to pay, and provide hundreds of millions of dollars of uncompensated care and community services for low-income, homeless and underinsured patients. From free children's health screenings to staffing clinics, the hospitals help meet the needs of Northern California's most vulnerable populations.


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About UC San Francisco – Temporary Employment Program

Our Temporary Employment Program is an invaluable resource in achieving our important mission. We provide temporary employees to many departments within UCSF while offering them valuable and rewarding UCSF work experience as well as exceptional benefits not offered by other temporary agencies.


We deploy temporary employees to work on special projects, fill in for regular employees who are on vacation or sick leave, or to temporarily fill a vacant position during recruitment. Frequently, temporary employees become successful candidates for career positions.


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UCSF Medical Center CEO; CEO, UCSF Children's Hospital Mark R. Laret
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  • Truly one of the finest hospitals in the US!

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at UCSF Medical Center full-time (More than a year)


    So much innovation. Lots of opportunities for advancement. The toughest place you love to work.


    It's a teaching hospital so at times there is chaos, however this the best time to learn. It has been nothing but a positive experience at UCSF Medical Center.

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    Clinical Nurse II Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at UCSF Medical Center.


    Panel interview including management and current staff. Applied online. Received an invitation for interview within one week. Phone interview was great and manager was very pleasant. Panel was professional and are serious about potential coworkers.

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UCSF Medical Center Awards & Accolades

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100 Great Hospitals in America , US News & World Report, 2014
Innovator of the Year , National Restaurant Association, 2014
Environmental Excellence Awards , CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference, 2013
Magnet Designation , American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.ucsfhealth.org
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Type Hospital
Industry Health Care
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year

Patients aren't required to wear flowers in their hair at UCSF Medical Center. An affiliate of University of California, San Francisco, the hospital operates two San Francisco medical campuses and some 75 clinics scattered across Northern California. The 600-bed Parnassus location is home to the Benioff Children's Hospital and also specializes in organ transplants, cardiac care, fertility treatments, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and orthopedics. The 90-bed Mount Zion campus provides inpatient and outpatient care and specialized programs in areas such as surgery ... More

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