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UC Irvine Health Overview

Orange, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Health Care
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UC Irvine Health is committed to providing the highest quality care to Orange County and surrounding communities through its world-class physicians, surgeons and clinical staff.

As the clinical arm of the University of California, Irvine, UC Irvine Health ... Read more

Mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

The mission statement centers us and serves as an ever-present reminder for all of us on why our institution exists.

This statement represents our interwoven tripartite mission of excellence in patient care ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Join the UC Irvine Health Talent Acquisition team this weekend at the 2016 Emergency Nurses Association Conference in Los Angeles. You can locate us in booth #1842 Sept 14 - 17. We can't wait to meet you!

    Emergency Nursing 2016

    ENA is rolling out the red carpet for nurses during the largest emergency nursing conference: Emergency Nursing 2016 in Los Angeles Sept. 14-17, 2016.

  • Our featured career this week focuses on the business side of our hospital - Executive Director, Finance Administration. To apply, visit:

    Executive Director, Finance - Finance Administration | Careers | UC Irvine Health | Orange, CA

    University of California, Irvine - UC Irvine Health is committed to attracting talented employees to continue to build on the organization's strengths and achievements. Whether you desire a career in direct patient care -- working with our world-class

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UC Irvine Health – Why Work For Us?

Welcome to UC Irvine Health, where career opportunities abound at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, at outpatient medical clinics in Anaheim, Irvine and Santa Ana, and at Gottschalk Medical Plaza, located on the university campus in Irvine.

UC Irvine Health is committed to delivering excellent and compassionate care as well as conducting leading-edge research that benefits patients in Orange County and beyond. For 15 consecutive years, UC Irvine Medical Center has been listed among “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. No other hospital in Orange County can make this claim. UC Irvine Medical Center is also ranked in the top 50 nationally in three specialties: ear, nose and throat, geriatrics and nephrology.

It is Orange County’s only university medical center and Level I trauma center. UC Irvine Health is home to 100 of the “Best Doctors® in America”  for 2012-2013, more than any other hospital in Orange County. This national recognition is earned by only 5 percent of the physicians in the country. UC Irvine Health has Orange County’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission. 

UC Irvine Health has also received the prestigious Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence, and earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital in 2013. In 2012, ours was named one of the best hospital information technology departments in which to work by Healthcare IT News, information technology’s largest online publication in the U.S.

Read more about the Ari2se values that help us achieve these distinctions.

UC Irvine Health is committed to attracting talented employees to continue to build on the organization's strengths and achievements. Whether you desire a career in direct patient care -- working with our world-class physicians, surgeons and clinical staff -- or seek employment opportunities in supporting services, such as management, administration or information technology, UC Irvine Health offers exceptional resources and benefits as well as a collegial atmosphere in which to thrive.

UC Irvine Health maintains a smoke-free campus policy for all employees, patients and visitors. Smoking on the medical center campus, or within any leased or owned properties, is prohibited.

UC Irvine Health is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to fostering diversity in the workplace and offering a variety of opportunities for growth and development.  If you are someone who strives for excellence, we want you on our team.

The University of California, Irvine Health is committed to attaining excellence through diversity. Understanding and embracing the contributions people from different backgrounds and ideologies can bring to the university is an important step. Maintaining excellence through diversity requires the development of an environment free from discrimination and harassment and a workforce equipped with culturally competent skills.

Our diversity model infuses richness and nurtures strength in the workplace, focusing on respect for all human differences, including, but not limited to, age, cultural, ethnic, race, international, linguistic, gender, socioeconomic status, educational, religious, sexual orientation and ability/disability. Diversity is valued for bringing a balance in perspective, talent, skill and strengths to the workplace. 

Equal employment opportunity is the core concept that unifies diversity and affirmative action efforts: that everyone should have equal access to employment opportunities.

UC Irvine Health adheres to state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and University policy, which prohibit discrimination based on a variety of characteristics. In addition to race and sex, these characteristics include: color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a covered veteran, service in the uniformed services and on the basis of citizenship.

California Sunshine

Orange County (popularly referred to as the “OC”) is a region of 3 million people situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. When you picture quintessential California Living, this is where it happens! 

We Live Outdoors

With more than 40 miles of coastline, sunny weather and palm trees galore, residents spend a lot of time outside. The surfing capital of the area, Huntington Beach has earned the nickname “Surf City.” Inspired by surfing culture, skateboarding is also a popular activity.  Other outdoor pursuits including hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing and boating are plentiful, and can be enjoyed any time of the year, thanks to the mild climate Californians enjoy.  

We Have Culture

If you’re a sports enthusiast, Orange County boasts two major league teams: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who make regular post-season appearances, and the Anaheim Ducks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Cultural pursuits such as live theater, a symphony orchestra, opera and rock concerts are regularly available in Orange County, as well. 

The county has a robust public transportation system, and John Wayne International Airport serves Orange County residents.  

We Are Fun

World-famous amusement parks located in Orange County include Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Weekend getaway locales are never far from reach: Catalina Island, Palm Springs and Las Vegas are just a few hours away.

When you live in the OC, another adventure is always around the corner!

Discover Why the University of California is a Great Place to Work!

The goal of the University of California is to provide an environment for our employees that is both nurturing and dynamic. We have a team-oriented approach that allows for personal and career growth. We demonstrate this through our commitment to diversity and the health and well-being of our employees. 

The university employs more than 150,000 faculty and staff at its 10 campuses, five medical centers, three national laboratories and systemwide offices. The following links list employment opportunities and benefits currently available throughout the UC system.You can also access these links through the job seekers page on UC's "UCnet" website, which includes more information about employment and benefits throughout the university.

Health Plans

Medical Plans

Dental Plans

Vision Plans

Retirement Benefits

UC Retirement Benefits

Retirement Savings Program

Retirement Planning Resources

Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits


Disability, Life & Accident Insurance

Short Term & SUpplemental Disability

Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Other Benefits

Business Travel Accident Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts

Family Care Resources

Homeowner/Renter/Auto Insurance

Legal Insurance

Tuition Discounts

For more information, visit UCNet.

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    I have been working at UC Irvine Health full-time (More than 3 years)


    The best benefits ever, a pension plan, 401K. One of the best hospitals in the country, Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Primary Stroke Center. Excellent educational opportunities.


    BUSY! Everything is audited!

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UC Irvine Health Photos

UC Irvine Health photo of: Healing Garden - Discover.Teach. Heal.
UC Irvine Health photo of: Working together on giant jenga during Hospital Week
UC Irvine Health photo of: UC Irvine Health Neuropsychiatric Center
UC Irvine Health photo of: Our nurse recruiter Valerie and some of our great nurses at the 2015 AORN conference.
UC Irvine Health photo of: Discover. Teach. Heal.
UC Irvine Health photo of: UC Irvine Douglas Hospital
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UC Irvine Health Interviews



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    Nursing Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at UC Irvine Health (Orange, CA) in April 2017.


    Got a phone interview from the nurse manager and assistant nurse manager, roughly 2 weeks after I submitted my application. Had an in-person interview the following week. They were very easy to get along with.

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UC Irvine Health Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Hospitals, US News & World Report, 2014
  • Gold Seal of Approval for Heart Failure Program and Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center, The Joint Commission, 2014
  • Magnet Recognition, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2013
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