Careers with Cottage Health

COVID-19 Update

Cottage Health is hiring top talent with a commitment to keeping our community healthy. We have modified our interview process and other hiring procedures to increase safety. As of August 30, 2021, Cottage Health will require all new hires to complete COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about Cottage Health’s response to COVID-19.

Human Resources support Cottage’s mission and vision in an environment that promotes consistent and equitable employment practices and opportunities for growth.


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For more information about CH's benefits plans, contact Cottage Health Benefits Administration at (805) 879-8777.

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At Cottage Health, we rely on the contributions, creativity, and skills of our employees. Therefore, we offer competitive compensation and benefits that include above-market salaries, premium medical benefits, new-hire bonuses, pension plans, tax savings accounts, rental and mortgage assistance, and relocation packages. Learn more about Cottage's Total Compensation Package.

Commitment to Continuing Education

With programs for continuing education, and education loans, as well as optimal staffing ratios and additional education and research opportunities, Cottage Health makes it easy for employees to pursue graduate degrees and training to advance their careers.

At Cottage, we recognize that lifelong learning is an essential component of excellence in patient care, medical research, and community service. We invite you to browse through our list of courses for healthcare professionals.
Contact the Education Department at 805-569-7325 for more information.

Nursing Education

Cottage Health strongly supports nursing education in our community through partnerships with Santa Barbara City College and Cal State Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo.

Cottage supports the SBCC Associate Degree in Nursing program financially as well as with clinical education opportunities for nurses-in-training.

In 2012, CH teamed up with CSUCI to launch the region's first Bachelor's Degree in Nursing program. Offered through CSUCI Extended University, the program is housed in a facility adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The suite includes three high-tech classrooms, faculty offices, and state-of-the-art simulation labs.

Students are admitted to the BSN Program at Cottage in a cohort fashion (22 per year). Full capacity is a total of 66 students enrolled in three cohorts. Graduation occurs every spring. For more information about our programs or to inquire about our nursing education scholarship/loan program, contact Human Resources at 805-879-8799.

Shared Governance

Shared Governance is a system of accountability for Cottage Health that establishes a positive staff / management partnership leading to a meaningful, respectful and creative work environment dedicated to meeting healthcare needs of all we serve. The four principles of Shared Governance are partnership, equity, accountability, and ownership.

Advance Your Career

Cottage Health provides the perfect environment for you to enhance your skills, gain experience, and advance your career.

Fit-Friendly Achievement

Cottage has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Company Achievement designation for three years in a row.

Health Care Education Loan Program

Through our Healthcare Education Loan Program you can obtain your next degree at little or no cost to yourself. The Healthcare Education Loan program provides financial support to employees of Cottage Health (internal candidates) in conjunction with earning a:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy/Care (BSRT)
  • Masters Degree in Nursing (MSN) or other related field, based on organizational need
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)

The Healthcare Education Loan program also provides financial support to non-employees (external candidates) attending school on a full time basis, living in the Tri-County area, in conjunction with earning a:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) through Santa Barbara City College
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) through California State University Channel Islands
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) through Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital School of Medical Technology or California State University Channel Islands

Based on your education goals, you may qualify for loans up to the following amounts:

  • Associate Degree Program(ADN) up to $5,000
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) up to $10,000
  • Bachelor’s Degree Program(BSN) up to $7,500
  • Cal State University Channel Islands at Cottage Health System BSN Program up to $12,000
  • Master’s Degree Program(MSN) up to $6,000

100% of this loan plus the interest thereon may be cancelled if, upon graduation, you are employed for service as a full-time or part-time benefited Registered Nurse, or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), at any Cottage Health (CH) facility. Loan repayment for service begins following completion of the new certificate/degree. Service requirement for loan repayment is one hour for each dollar borrowed. For example, if $4,000 is borrowed the loan will be fully repaid after 4,000 hours worked as a regular full-time or part time benefits eligible employee.

Application deadlines are December 1 for the Winter/Spring term and July 1 for the Fall term. For more information or to request a loan application, contact Cottage Health Human Resources, Recruitment Department at (805) 879-8799.

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