Allied Health Careers
An Allied Health career at Cottage means a chance to make a difference every day. As an integral part of the patient care team, you play a key role in caring for our community.
Whether you are a pharmacist, radiology technologist, respiratory care practitioner or other allied health professional, you’ll join a team widely known for its commitment to superior patient care, innovation, medical research and education. We are proud to be named one of the best places to work in healthcare by Forbes magazine.
We strive to cultivate an environment in which exceptional people bring diverse perspectives and find belonging, support and connection to their work.
Symphony of Care
Each day, Cottage Health facilities treat hundreds of patients throughout the region. It takes a team to provide the highest quality of care for every patient.
The Pharmacy Department at Cottage Health is devoted to the highest quality of care for our patients to ensure the safest and most effective medication-related outcomes. We are a dedicated group of individuals committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, teamwork and integrity to help guide our principles and goals.
Some of our principles include:
- Providing clinical specialists in designated patient-care areas such as Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, and Pediatrics to contribute vital input, participate in rounds and provide consults.
- Advocating for evidence-based guidelines to optimize antimicrobial choices for patients, in consultation with providers, through competent pharmacy-driven Antimicrobial Stewardship interventions.
- Collaborating with nursing, physicians, students, and other ancillary-care personnel to foster an environment of open communication, learning, and teaching to provide the best care for our patients.
- Leveraging technology such as robotics, automation, and barcode scanning to provide a state-of-the-art distribution system.
- Serving the community by providing a high-quality meds-to-beds program through our Discharge Pharmacy.
In 2021, our Antibiotic Stewardship team achieved the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH’s) Honor Roll Gold Status for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. This award is CDPH’s highest honor and demonstrates adherence to all Centers for Disease Control antibiotic stewardship guidelines, improved patient outcomes and community engagement.
Cottage Health’s work in developing a strong Antibiotic Stewardship program serves as a model for other health systems and demonstrates a commitment to engaging the community.
Diagnostic Radiology and Imaging Careers
Cottage Health Imaging Services professionals are committed to performing high-quality diagnostic imaging services using the latest in imaging equipment and technologies.
Our staff members offer kind and empathetic services in beautiful, patient-centered settings. We collaborate with our medical professionals who maintain the highest standards of clinical excellence.
The Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging (CCAI) features the most advanced suite of imaging technologies between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We offer the most sophisticated medical technology and concierge-style service.
Our services include computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine and PET (CT), fluoroscopy, 3D and digital mammography, bone densitometry and interventional radiology.
Radiology positions include sonographer, special procedures technologists in the Cardiac Cath Lab, MRI technologists, computed tomography technologists, echocardiographers and more.
Respiratory Care Careers
At Cottage Health, our respiratory care professionals are on the frontlines caring for patients from newborns to geriatric, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our team includes approximately 80 licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners who serve Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.
We assist in the placement of advanced airways, manage mechanical ventilation, administer specialty gases and other medications, and offer innovative care models including telehealth to evaluate and educate patients with acute and chronic lung diseases.
Our strong staff and excellent teamwork make positions in Respiratory Care desirable. We serve a diverse patient population and are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve through outreach, education, research and collaborative efforts with other organizations.
What Our Respiratory Care Professionals Have to Say About Working at Cottage
“It’s an honor to be part of this team that has the knowledge, experience and integrity to make a difference in the life of an ailing child.”
“We are part of an amazing team that helps save lives and make patients healthier.”
“We care for all types of patients—from chronic respiratory disease to emergencies, from those suffering from heart attacks and strokes to those in shock. We help patient learn to live a higher quality life one breath at a time.”
"We’re able to care for patients who need specialized care and help educate them in ways to lead full and productive lives. We receive so much from our patients and couldn’t ask for a better way to bring purpose, life and work together.”