UCLA Harbor Medical Center

As a physician, you have undoubtedly made a deep commitment to improving the lives of others through your medical expertise. At the Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LADHS), we recognize that your dedication deserves to be met with an exceptional benefits package that supports both your professional and personal wellbeing.

Joining the LADHS team means embracing the opportunity to serve the diverse population of Los Angeles County while also enjoying one of the nation’s most robust public-sector benefits programs. From comprehensive healthcare coverage to substantial retirement planning, the rewards of a LADHS career extend far beyond your base salary.

Comprehensive Healthcare and Wellness Benefits

LADHS physicians can choose from many medical, dental, and vision plan options to meet their unique healthcare needs. Our flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible medical expenses. At the same time, our employee assistance program (EAP) provides confidential counseling and other resources to support your overall wellbeing. We also offer a variety of wellness programs and activities to help you stay healthy and rejuvenated.

Secure Retirement Planning

As a LADHS physician, you’ll have access to a County Employees Retirement Association (CERA) pension plan, as well as 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans. Our employer contribution matching ensures you can build a solid financial foundation for the future. Additionally, our leave policies provide ample paid time off to help you achieve the optimal work-life balance.

Professional Growth and Advancement Opportunities

LADHS is committed to investing in the continued development of our physicians. In addition to generous tuition reimbursement and continuing medical education (CME) opportunities, we offer leadership training programs and clear pathways for career advancement. Whether you aspire to specialization, administrative roles, or academic pursuits, we’ll empower you to reach your fullest potential.

Bonus and Incentive Pay

We place tremendous value on our physician workforce’s specialized expertise and credentials. That’s why we offer a generous 5.5% monthly bonus for physicians who have obtained board certification in their assigned specialty.

This incentive pay recognizes the advanced training and commitment required to achieve board certification and the immense benefit it provides to our patients. Whether you’re a seasoned specialist or an up-and-coming physician, this bonus can significantly enhance your earning potential.

In addition to the board certification bonus, LADHS provides additional pay differentials for on-call, weekend, and holiday work. We understand that caring for our community’s health doesn’t adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule, and we’re dedicated to compensating you fairly for your sacrifices and dedication.

Student Loan Assistance

We know all too well the substantial financial burden of a medical education. That’s why LADHS has made a concerted effort to provide meaningful support through student loan repayment programs and scholarship opportunities.

Our loan repayment initiatives can offer qualifying physicians thousands of dollars to pay their outstanding student debt. This crucial assistance can alleviate a significant source of stress, allowing you to focus more energy on delivering exceptional patient care.

Also, we’re proud to offer scholarship awards for promising medical students who commit to practicing at LADHS upon graduation. These programs help offset the upfront costs of becoming a physician, making it more feasible to launch your career in public service.

Whether you’re just starting or are established in your medical career, LADHS is committed to helping you manage the financial realities of your education. We view these benefits as an invaluable investment in attracting and retaining top physician talent to serve the diverse needs of Los Angeles County.

Unmatched Total Compensation

The comprehensive nature of LADHS’ benefits package elevates the overall value of a physician’s compensation to exceptional levels. Our analysis shows that combining competitive salaries, comprehensive healthcare, robust retirement planning, and generous work-life balance policies positions us as an industry leader with total rewards.

At the core of our benefits philosophy is a steadfast commitment to supporting our medical professionals’ financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing. We understand that attracting and retaining top talent requires more than just a paycheck – it requires creating an environment where physicians can thrive in and out of the workplace.

From our employer-matched retirement contributions to our generous paid time off, every element of the LADHS benefits package is strategically designed to provide a solid foundation of security and stability. Whether navigating patient care demands or planning for a comfortable future, you can take comfort in knowing your rewards are among the best in the public sector.

But the LADHS advantage extends beyond just monetary compensation. Our investment in your professional development through continuing education stipends, leadership training, and mentorship demonstrates our commitment to empowering you to reach new heights in your medical career.

When you consider the full scope of what LADHS has to offer, it’s clear why we are viewed as a premier destination for physicians seeking a fulfilling and rewarding public service role. We’re not just interested in meeting industry standards – we’re driven to redefine them through an unparalleled total compensation framework.

Serving with Pride and Purpose

At the heart of our benefits philosophy is a deep commitment to supporting the physicians who serve the diverse communities of Los Angeles County. By joining LADHS, you’ll be able to make a tangible difference in people’s lives while enjoying the security and rewards of a comprehensive benefits package. It’s a unique chance to align your passion for medicine with a fulfilling public service career.

We invite you to explore the wealth of opportunities awaiting you at LADHS. Discover how our exceptional benefits can empower you to thrive professionally and personally. Together, let’s write the next chapter of your medical journey.