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Sharp HealthCare Overview

San Diego, CA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
As San Diego’s health care leader, we’ve set the community standard for exceptional care and are the No. 1 integrated health care network in California. With more than 18,000 dedicated employees, we are proud to be the largest private employer in San Diego ... Read more

Mission: It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and services that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient ... Read more

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  • Working at Sharp is more than a job – it's the opportunity to do what you love. Providing exceptional care and compassion to our patients is what we do best. Explore opportunities to join our team today:

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    As San Diego's largest and most comprehensive health care system, Sharp HealthCare offers a wide array of career opportunities. Learn more here.

  • Did you know Sharp Grossmont is opening a new Heart and Vascular Center? Our new center will help us continue to provide exceptional patient care. Want to know more about our state-of-the-art facility? See more here:

    A building by the people, for the future

    Sharp Grossmont's new Heart and Vascular Center is anticipated to be the first and only dedicated heart and vascular center in San Diego's East County. From the outside, it appears to be an unassuming facade with its warm brown and tan exterior blending harmoniously into the arid, natural landscape.

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Sharp HealthCare – Why Work For Us?

Exceptional care and compassion are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to transform the health care experience — to give our patients a level of attention and comfort that is like nothing they’ve ever encountered. It’s going beyond caring for people to caring about people. It’s the extraordinary care we call The Sharp Experience.

With more than 17,000 dedicated employees, we’re proud to be the largest private employer in San Diego County and the No. 1 integrated health care network in California. And others are noticing, too — in 2016, Sharp HealthCare ranked No. 16 out of 500 large employers on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers list and No. 2 on the newcomers’ list.

As San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive health care system, we offer a wide array of career opportunities at our four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, outpatient and urgent care centers, hospice and skilled nursing facilities, and home health services — where, each day, we work hard to provide health care the way it should be.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

At Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, home to the region’s most comprehensive heart program, we also recently more than doubled the size of our emergency department and opened our new Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center — a unique healing environment with the most advanced medical technology available for cancer treatment. As a Planetree designated hospital, we promote a patient-centered environment along with excellent care.

Sharp Coronado Hospital

At Sharp Coronado Hospital, we pride ourselves on how we care for our community.  Working at Sharp Coronado moves beyond a career into a way of life. We work with our patients in a healing partnership that enriches everyone’s experience. As a Planetree designated hospital, our care philosophy is about patient and family empowerment and education — in a calm, warm environment that promotes healing and wellness.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

As East County San Diego’s largest medical facility, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, a Magnet designated hospital, offers a full array of outstanding health care programs. From heart care and rehabilitation to robotic surgery and women’s health, we are dedicated to the highest quality patient care. And our emergency and intensive care facilities are among the most technologically advanced in the nation. .  

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

At Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, we are San Diego’s only hospital completely dedicated to caring for women. As a Magnet designated facility, we deliver more babies each year than any other hospital in California, offer a world-class Level III NICU and are a recognized center of excellence for providing exceptional care to women at every stage of life.

 Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sharp Memorial Hospital has been treating the people of San Diego with compassionate care and state-of-the-art technology for more than 60 years.  We are known for our cutting-edge programs in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedic services and more — and are proud of our Magnet® designation for nursing excellence and to be recognized by Planetree as a Patient-Centered Hospital.

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital & Sharp McDonald Center

As San Diego’s largest behavioral health care provider, Sharp Mesa Vista has been empowering people to reach their fullest potential for more than 50 years. From children and teens to seniors, we care for people of all ages — helping them build strong foundations to combat challenges such as depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness.  

Offering the only medically supervised substance abuse recovery facility in San Diego County, the Sharp McDonald Center provides patients individually tailored approaches to drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation in a supportive, structured, homelike setting.


Other Specialized Services

Sharp Systems Services

The experts at Sharp System Services provide operational support to the entities within Sharp HealthCare. Departments within Sharp System Services include: Clinical Effectiveness, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Facilities Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Marketing and Communications, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Strategic Planning and Business Development, System Supply Chain Services and The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Sharp Affiliated Medical Groups

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

With more than 2,400 staff members representing virtually every field of medicine, Sharp Rees-Stealy is made up of dedicated people delivering extraordinary patient-centered care. As one of the largest, most comprehensive medical groups in San Diego, with 22 locations throughout the county, we are proud to be nationally recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical care.

 Sharp Community Medical Group

At Sharp Community Medical Group, we’re one of the largest, award-winning individual practice associations in California. And with 350 locations across San Diego County, we’re able to provide extraordinary care with ease and convenience. Our highly skilled and caring staff represents a wide variety of specialties and provides care from our multiple medical offices, 23 urgent care centers and 11 local hospitals — including all Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and Rady Children’s hospitals.

Nurses are the heart and the backbone of health care — easing pain and lifting spirits with courage and compassion.

At Sharp, being a nurse means transforming the health care experience for your patients, for your colleagues and for yourself. In a collaborative environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced clinical practices, we encourage you to learn, empower you to have a voice and inspire you to follow your passions wherever they take you.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we welcome you to join us in providing health care the way it should be.

With so many nursing specialties to choose from, your career opportunities have no bounds. Explore the possibilities at our hospitals and medical groups today.

At Sharp IT, the important work we do impacts everyone at Sharp HealthCare. We view each day as a chance to work smarter — all while delivering quality results and success to our customers. 

Our service and systems rank among the best in the business and it shows. We’ve been selected by Computerworld as one of the best places for IT professionals to work; and for 13 years, we’ve been nationally recognized in the top 100 Most Wired health care systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

We offer career opportunities to challenge and inspire you. From a systems analyst to a senior web developer, every role on our team is vital to our success in being one of the most rewarding places to work in San Diego.

Sharp HospiceCare

At Sharp, we believe that hospice is more than end-of-life support. It’s about comfort, understanding and giving every patient the best possible quality of life.

We care for our patients where they feel most comfortable — at home, in a nursing home or at the hospital. And we also offer unique home-like residences, devoted solely to terminally ill patients and their families. All three of our homes — in La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita — are staffed 24 hours a day by licensed nurses with skill and compassion.

If you’d like to share your expertise and guidance with patients and their families at a time when every moment counts, discover the ways you can make a difference at Sharp HospiceCare.


Sharp Home Care

Sometimes the best place for care and recovery is at home. At Sharp Home Care, we deliver compassionate, skilled, in-home care for patients throughout San Diego County.

We provide a full range of clinical home services including diabetes care instruction, specialty nursing, rehabilitation and senior behavioral health services — guiding our patients toward maximum recovery, independence and long-term wellness.

If you’d enjoy bringing your skill and comfort right to your patient’s front door, Sharp Home Care may have an opportunity waiting just for you. From transplant care to pain management, explore all your home care possibilities by visiting us at Sharp Home Care today.

Sharp Home Infusion Services

The specialized team at Sharp Home Infusion includes pharmacists who provide clinical evaluation and management, pharmacy technicians who prepare and package infusion products and a dietitian for nutritional consultations, as well as specially-trained home infusion nurses, all who coordinate care for patients in their homes.

The Case Management department is an integrated department that includes Case Management, Social Services, Pastoral Care, Quality Improvement and Diabetes Management. Case Management works collaboratively with the healthcare team, social services and other disciplines to facilitate effectiveness throughout, manage length of stay, as well assist with effective, safe and timely discharge planning.

RN Case Managers assess, develop, implement, coordinate and monitor a comprehensive plan of care for each patient/family in collaboration with the physician, social worker and all members of the interdisciplinary team. This position requires the ability to combine clinical/quality considerations with regulatory/financial/utilization review demands to assure patients are receiving care in the appropriate setting and level of care. RN Case Managers create a balance between individual clinical needs with the efficient and cost effective utilization of resources while promoting quality outcomes.

As a recognized leader in nursing excellence with Magnet® recognitions for high-quality, patient-centered care, we welcome you to join us in providing health care the way it should be.

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Sharp HealthCare Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Sharp HealthCare (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.


    The process was smooth and easy thanks to the staff for providing all documentation needed as well as keeping an open and constant communication with me. Justina is amazing and made my hiring process the BEST thus far.

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Sharp HealthCare Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity,, 2018
  • 100 Best Places to Work in IT, Computerworld, 2017
  • Forbes America's Best Employers,, 2017
  • Women's Choice Award and named one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, Women's Choice Award, 2016
  • North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Award, Talent Board, 2017
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