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UCLA Health Overview

Los Angeles, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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 ... Read more

Mission: Every day, we strive to deliver leading-edge patient care, research, and education.

Company Updates

  • Nurses Week is now a month-long celebration! 2020 is also The Year of the Nurse! Now, more than ever, nurses are making the difference during the most challenging public health crisis in generations. As Karen Grimley UCLA Health CNO says, “This has been an unprecedented time for all of us and I am proud to say one we have embraced with grace, competence and compassion. This truly is the Year of the NURSE! Thank you for your selfless dedication, to your patients, your teammates and UCLA Health.”

  • Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Caitlin, has some important advice for candidates looking for a career with UCLA Health. Caitlin says, “You need to be open to doing a job that you may not have seen yourself doing. There are just so many opportunities here to develop new skills.” Learn more and join our team!

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UCLA Health – Why Work With Us?

Working at UCLA Health

You can turn great aspirations into great outcomes—for our patients and for yourself. At UCLA Health, you’ll be challenged and empowered in an atmosphere of learning and support, working alongside world-class colleagues whose work has helped forge our reputation as a healthcare leader.

Every day, we practice what we preach, bringing us closer to our patients, to our community, and to each other as we work to improve health and positive outcomes for all we serve.

Our network of outstanding facilities includes outpatient clinics located throughout the Los Angeles area.

No matter where you work within our Southern California system, you’ll experience an incomparable variety of lifestyle options. From the city to the suburbs, beaches to the mountains, and everything in-between, you’ll discover an incredible diversity of locations offering unmatched choices for world-renowned culture, recreation, dining, shopping, schools and so much more.

Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA Health

At UCLA Health, U CAN benefit from the support and insight of people from a wealth of different backgrounds, perspectives and abilities. Our multicultural staff reflects and represents the great diversity of the communities we’re proud to serve. This commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us stronger as an organization and enables you to enjoy limitless opportunities for success and growth. In fact, Forbes named UCLA Health among the nation’s “Best Employers for Diversity” because of our commitment to fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

We’re proud to be able to attract and retain the best talent from around the world. It is this diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities collaborating that defines us as a world-class health care system.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

Empowering abilities through Project SEARCH.

One way we live out our passion for inclusion is by helping everyone discover and make the most of their unique qualities. This can be clearly seen in our work with Project SEARCH. This unique program is designed to help adults with learning or developmental disabilities develop key job skills with the long-term focus on attaining full-time employment. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on rotations through multiple departments, the interns gain more than valuable workplace experience, they build confidence and independence as they bring inspiration to all of us.

Over the course of our ten-year involvement with Project SEARCH, interns have rotated through a variety of areas and have even obtained permanent positions within those departments including:

  • Patient Transport
  • Marketing
  • Materials Management
  • Environmental Services
  • Operations
  • Laundry & Linen
  • Nursing
  • Anesthesiology
  • Food Services
  • Security
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services & Solutions (I.T.)
  • Environmental Health & Safety


At UCLA Health, we take care of you. When you join our team, you can take advantage of affordable and comprehensive coverage for all your needs.

UCLA makes medical coverage as accessible and affordable as possible. We offer a wide selection of medical plan options for eligible staff and dependents, including spouses, domestic partners, and/or children up to age 26. Our plans have a broad choice of providers – including UC medical center doctors, hospital and medical groups – and plan designs to fit your needs with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

Our health plan options include Medical HMOs and PPOs, plus dental and vision plans that all start on your first day of employment.

You can also take advantage of retirement plans that will help you save for tomorrow.

University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP) is the primary retirement benefit program for eligible employees, with costs shared by you and UCLA. Upon vesting, it is designed to provide retirement income in addition to Social Security benefits and any retirement savings you may have.

Employees are eligible to participate in our voluntary retirement savings program that includes tax-deferred 403(b) and 457(b) plans and post-tax 403(b) defined contribution plan (DCP).


At UCLA Health, you can find programs to help keep you healthy and happy.

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

When you join our team, you’ll be 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 own wellness action plan.


Cellular Discounts

Cellular telephone service is available to UCLA employees at discounted rates from the following vendors: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless

Central Ticket Office (CTO)

Concert tickets, UCLA cultural and performing arts events, discount athletic event tickets, discount movie tickets, and bus passes are available to all UCLA employees. Employees are also eligible for discounts to a variety of major attractions and amusements parks.

Child Care

UCLA Early Care and Education programs provide quality child care, support families and share information and resources with the community.

Family Care Resources

UC provides access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a web-based resource for finding childcare, eldercare, and other family care providers.

Homeowner/Renter/Auto Insurance

UC employees have access to group rates for auto, renter and homeowner insurance through California Casualty. Employees deal directly with the insurer, and premiums may be paid through payroll deduction.

Library Privileges

UCLA employees have access to all libraries.

Merchant Discounts

The Westwood Village Discount Program offers local employees, UCLA students, and faculty special discounts and other shopping incentives at participating stores and restaurants. Show your badge or business card as proof of local employment.


The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas—past and present. The Hammer Museum champions the art and artists who challenge us to see the world in a new light, to experience the unexpected, to ignite our imaginations, and inspire change. Admission is free.

Recreational Activities

Employees and their families, are eligible to purchase a membership/recreation card, enabling them to use all of the recreational facilities and activities, including the gyms, pools, courts, water sports, and to take classes in areas like aerobics, dance, horseback riding, painting, and photography.

ScholarShare College Savings Plan

Employees may open a ScholarShare account and contribute on an after-tax basis to one or more of its 19 investment portfolios. Earnings are tax-deferred and withdrawals are federal and state tax-free when used for qualified higher-education expenses at eligible educational institutions.


Knowing your transportation options can make it easier for you to take advantage of all that UCLA has to offer. The Commuter Assistance Rideshare Office assists employees with information on public transportation, carpools and vanpools to and from UCLA.

Tuition Discounts

At UCLA Extension our employees receive a 25% discount on most course fees, based on availability of class space and course eligibility.

UCLA Store

Show your Bruin pride! Visit the UCLA Store for a wide selection of apparel and accessories as well as locations, hours and special offers.

University Credit Union

The University Credit Union offers employees free checking, convenient payroll deduction, ATM services, MasterCard (with no annual fee), new and used auto loans, Second Trust Deed loans and Home Equity loans, personal loans, Certificates of Deposit, and Share Savings accounts.

UCLA Health Careers

At UCLA Health, you can turn your career expectations into great accomplishments. When you join our team, you’ll work at innovative facilities alongside world-class colleagues in one of America’s premier cities. If you’re committed to excellence, passionate about delivering leading-edge care, and ready to grow and be challenged, you can transform your career journey at UCLA Health.

Nursing Careers

Our greatness is defined by the quality of the care we give our patients. At UCLA Health, you can be part of a nursing staff that offers acts of kindness and leading-edge care by focusing on evidence-based practices and critical thinking. Discover opportunities in a full range of nursing specialty areas here, as well as fulfilling jobs for new nursing grads.

Allied Health Careers

You can find an unparalleled range of career opportunities at UCLA Health, where the challenges are big, and the rewards are bigger. In our culture of continuous learning and high patient acuity, you’ll expand your capacity to care for patients with atypical and severe challenges. You’ll build your professional reputation and expand your skills by shining in the most clinically challenging situations.

Information Technology Careers

Bring your Information Technology acumen to UCLA Health, and join a team of professionals committed to providing innovative health care and groundbreaking research. Here, you’ll ensure that our medical professionals can leverage the latest breakthroughs in technology, and you’ll play a vital role in protecting our global community and advancing healthcare.

Research Careers

You know the cure is out there. At UCLA Health, you can use your research skills to help unlock the mysteries behind hundreds of medical disorders affecting nearly every aspect of human health. Join our groundbreaking team as we work to establish and improve protocols for dozens of procedures across the globe.

Non-Clinical Careers

You can play a vital role in improving community health in any one of the extraordinary range of non-clinical roles available at UCLA Health. From Human Resources and Accounting to Data Entry and Medical Records, you’ll support our health care teams and patients—and play a key role in delivering leading-edge care.

Physician Careers

UCLA Health hospitals are some of the most renowned in the nation, and have been designated No. 1 in Los Angeles and No. 7 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Paramount to our success and reputation are the world-class physicians that we employ to work in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Employee Stories

What is it like to work at one of the world’s leading healthcare systems? Challenging. Empowering. Rewarding.

But don’t take our word for it. Hear it directly from the people who make UCLA Health an exceptional place to build a career.

At UCLA Health, you’ll work alongside a team of world-class health care professionals.

Get an inside look at the life-changing work we do through the eyes of our talented team members.

UCLA Health Reviews

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse II

    I have been working at UCLA Health full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great benefits and retirement. Plenty of educational opportunities.


    The commute can be difficult.

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UCLA Health Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Westwood, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at UCLA Health (Westwood, CA) in June 2019.


    The interview was quick. The hiring manager explained the position and asked the basic interview questions. They also informed me about the challenges (drive time, pay, parking) that comes with the position. They offered me the position on the spot.

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UCLA Health Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2020
  • UCLA Health hospitals rank #1 in L.A. and California, #6 in nation, US News & World Report, 2019
  • Healthcare's Most Wired, CHIME HealthCare, 2019
  • Top Hospitals for Diversity,, 2019
  • Best Hospitals Honor Roll(#5), U.S.News and World Report's America's Best Hospital Honor Roll, 2014
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