Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA Health
There is None Other Like U – That’s Why We’re Better
Talent Acquisition at UCLA Health champions the richness of talent that unites our organization in serving our communities. We believe that every individual has a voice and we welcome the difference those voices make in enhancing our world-class culture of healing humankind through acts of kindness. UCLA Health Talent Acquisition cultivates diverse talent pools and empowers our staff to innovate so that healthcare, research and education at UCLA Health remains equitable for all. We honor the ideas, experiences, and worldviews you bring to make UCLA Health a better place for everyone and we hold ourselves accountable for treating everyone with respect and kindness.
Our commitment to fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace has enabled us to be recognized by Forbes as among the nation’s “Best Employers for Diversity.” 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
- Materials Management
- Environmental Services
- Laundry & Linen
- Food Services
- Human Resources
- Information Services & Solutions (I.T.)
- Environmental Health & Safety