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Best Places to Work

Cottage Health consistently ranks as a Fortune Best Place to Work in Health Care.

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Careers at Cottage Health

At Cottage Health, we are committed to providing the best health care in the nation right here in our community on California’s Central Coast. We hire the best people and invest in their development. Explore our job opportunities and find your future at Cottage.

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About Cottage Health

At Cottage Health, we believe in hiring the best people and empowering them, so they want to spend their careers with us. Our people are the reason we excel.

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How We Hire

Candidates for all positions at Cottage Health are reviewed by the Recruitment Department for initial screening and confirmation of relevant experience and skills.

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Total Rewards

At Cottage Health, we are proud of our generous Total Rewards package. We offer benefit programs that help us hire the best people and make them want to spend their careers with us.

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A Place Like No Other. A Place to Thrive.

Located 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the community of Santa Barbara is an ideal place to live and work. The Santa Barbara region is known as the American Riviera—and for good reason. Santa Barbara boasts a beautiful year-round Mediterranean climate, endless outdoor opportunities and a rich cultural scene, all in the middle of a city that retains its small-town feel.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a 519-bed acute care teaching hospital and trauma center, the largest of its kind between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Cottage Children's Medical Center

Cottage Children’s Medical Center

Children and families benefit from receiving consistent, top-quality, evidence-based care as close to home as possible. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose the extensive children’s health care services at Cottage Children's Medical Center on California’s Central Coast.

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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Founded in 1966, the not-for-profit Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital is licensed for 48-bed acute care beds, admits 1,700 patients a year, receives 24,000 emergency room visits and nearly 30,000 outpatient visits per year.

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Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Offering acute-care services to the Santa Ynez Valley since 1964, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital provides outpatient surgery, 24-hour emergency services, and a Physicians’ Clinic that brings specialists to the Valley on a regular basis.

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Cottage Urgent Care

To increase convenient access to healthcare, Cottage Health has opened Cottage Urgent Care Centers, for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses. Urgent Cares are in storefront locations—from Camarillo to San Luis Obispo—and open 365 days a year, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., providing walk-in clinic services.

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Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories

Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories is a full-service clinical and anatomic laboratory accredited by The Joint Commission. We were established to provide the highest quality healthcare services to medical practitioners and patients in the Central Coast and Southern California regions.

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Opportunity awaits. Create your future at Cottage.

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Life Where You Love It

Nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a community full of outdoor recreational opportunities, healthy and fresh food options, arts and cultural events, world-class educational institutions and Cottage Health—a not-for-profit health system committed to providing patient-centered care for the community for more than 130 years.

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Inclusion & Diversity

At Cottage Health, you’ll discover an inclusive culture—a culture that values the diverse talents and backgrounds that make each individual unique.

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Investing in Your Development

At Cottage Health, our people are the reason we excel. We rely on the contributions, creativity and skills of our employees and we invest in them for the long-term.

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Shared Governance

Through Shared Governance, every employee in the organization can suggest ideas, improvements and new processes. We believe that our best and brightest ideas come from our most valuable resource—our employees.

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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. Additionally, as of March 1, 2022, in alignment with the California State Public Order, Cottage Health will require healthcare workers to acquire their COVID Vaccine Booster. Learn more about Cottage Health’s response to COVID-19.