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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda Health System (AHS) is a true success story. We have served East Bay residents since 1864 and remain firmly committed to our mission of maintaining and improving the health of those we serve by promoting wellness, eliminating disparities, and optimizing the health of our diverse communities.

As a large and growing organization, we offer a full range of career options at every level of health care employment. We are a widely-respected teaching institution, with nationally known teachers and physicians. Doctors work with the latest in state-of-the-art medical technology and top-performing, highly motivated support teams.

While AHS is building on a 150-year tradition of health care for all, our focus is on the future. The Flagship Highland Hospital’s record-setting $668 million building campaign has vastly expanded services and add a new acute care tower. Our four wellness centers are in the forefront of healing and establishing lifelong, positive health practices.

Alameda Health System is among the nation’s richest environments for health care career satisfaction and advancement. Our true strength is our people, who are united in their passion for providing excellent health care to all and building a healthier tomorrow for the East Bay community.

Alameda Health System offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health and Insurance Plans

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Critical Care
  • Health Care, Dependent Care and Transit Spending Accounts

Time-Off

Depending on your employee group or union affiliation, time-off includes:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Leave and/or Extended Sick Leave

Retirement

  • ACERA defined benefit pension plan
  • 403(b) deferred compensation plan
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan

Other Benefits

Depending on your employee group or union affiliation, other benefits include:

  • Educational Stipends
  • Flexible and Affordable Higher Education
  • Educational Leave
  • Vision Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Time-off Purchase or Sell
  • Family Activity Discounts
  • Auto, Home and Pet Insurance Discounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Awards & Recognition Program
  • Shuttle services for both Highland and Fairmont campuses
  • Lactation Rooms (HIghland Hospital designated as Baby Friendly)

Nursing Education Program
Highland Hospital Campus
1411 East 31st St.
Oakland CA. 94602
Department secretary: (510) 535-7434

The Nursing Education Department provides classes and training programs for Alameda Health System employees and clinical professionals from the community. The department offers basic life support training throughout the years, and advanced cardiac life support courses are provided about each quarter. The department also hosts an annual critical care conference and offers a critical care course twice. Contact the department for a current schedule of all educational programs and opportunities.

AHS serves as a clinical training site for several Bay Area nursing schools, including San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Dominican University, College of Marin, Samuel Merritt College, and Merritt Community College. Additionally, we offer an established nursing preceptor program for new graduates interested in specialized clinical training. The program includes an intensive academic course of study followed by clinical training under the guidance of experienced nursing educators.

Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital is a nationally recognized teaching hospital that has been training outstanding physicians since it opened in 1927.  Education, teaching, and training are integral to AHS, from our mission statement to our hospital floors, clinics, classrooms, and exam rooms.

Residents rotate at many institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, several Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Children’s Hospital Oakland (CHO), – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center.

AHS’s teaching programs draw applicants nationwide. Residents learn health care in one of the most diverse urban counties in the nation, and each residency program has an outstanding full-time teaching and research faculty. As a public hospital with a busy trauma center and many clinics, AHS serves a variety of patients with complex medical and surgical issues.

The high caliber and diversity of residents already in our programs attracts outstanding new physicians, and many eventually open practices in the surrounding area.

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the Alameda Health System Professional Practice Ladder program.

The goal of this program is to recognize nurses as highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the care experience within diverse populations.

We invite you to obtain or download an application packet, which includes eligibility requirements, guidelines for application and the application process.

The Clinical Education Department can answer all questions about the program, and other resources available to you include members of the Professional Development Council and nurses who have  completed the process and are currently an advanced or expert clinical nurse.

The Alameda Health System Medical Staff Services Department performs medical staff and credentialing functions for Alameda Health System, San Leandro Hospital and Alameda Hospital.

  • Alameda Health System (AHS) Medical Staff consists of physicians, podiatrists, dentists, and psychologists.
    The AHS medical staff leadership is composed of the medical staff officers (Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, Secretary and Treasurer, Immediate Past Chief of Staff), 10 Department Chairmen, Division Chiefs, and Six Members-at-Large of the Medical Staff. The medical staff officers are elected positions with a two-year term of office.
  • San Leandro Hospital Medical Staff consists of physicians, podiatrists, and psychologists.
    The SLH medical staff leadership is composed of the medical staff officers (Chief of Staff, Vice Chief of Staff, Secretary and Treasurer, Immediate Past Chief of Staff) and 3 Department Chairs. The medical staff officers are elected positions with a two-year term of office.
  • Alameda Hospital Medical Staff consists of physicians, podiatrists, dentists, and psychologists.
    The AH medical staff leadership is composed of the medical staff officers (President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer, Immediate past President) and 3 Service Chairs. The medical staff officers are elected positions with a two-year term of office.

Our team coordinates the credentialing and privileging process for the three independent Medical Staffs including the processes for initial appointments, reappointments and privilege requests, onboarding and health plan enrollment.   Our dedicated credentialing team support approximately 1181 members of the medical staff and 180 Allied Health providers collectively.

Medical Staff Services follows the governance structure of the AHS, SLH and AH Medical Staff as well as credentialing standards mandated by the federal government, state government, and regulatory agencies and as determined by the medical staff bylaws, rules, and regulations.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Alameda Health System. To begin the process, please review the medical staff bylaws Article II pertaining to membership. To apply, please contact the Medical Staff Services department to request an application for membership.

We are here to help. For questions regarding Alameda Health System (Highland Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, Eastmont Wellness, Hayward Wellness, Highland Wellness and Newark Wellness Centers) medical staff membership, please contact our credentialing specialists at (510) 437-6535.

The Medical Staff Services department is located at:

  • Highland Campus
    1411 E. 31st St. – QIC 22131
    Oakland, CA  94602

For questions regarding San Leandro Hospital medical staff membership, please contact our credentialing specialists at (510) 297-5404.

The Medical Staff Services department is located at:

  • San Leandro Hospital
    13855 E. 14th St.
    San Leandro, CA  94578

For questions regarding Alameda Hospital medical staff membership, please contact our credentialing specialists at (510) 814-4035.

The Medical Staff Services department is located at:

  • Alameda Hospital
    2070 Clinton Ave.
    Alameda, CA  94501

All specialist referral requests must be submitted through the referral tracking system.

To submit a referral request or check on patient status, you must be a registered user with a pre-authorized username and password.

When logging in for the first time, you will be asked to change the default password to your own private password.

If you have trouble logging on, please call IT Help Desk at (9510) 437-4503 x44503 to have your password reset or to have yourself enabled again.

For Non-Web Based Health Professionals

  • Please visit the referral tracking system to download the referral request form.
  • Visit the “Guidelines” tab to make sure referral request include all pre-requisite materials, tests, and other materials. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in delay of the patient being seeing by the specialist.
  • Fax the completed form to the referral unit at (510) 437-5180.

 Registering for the Referral Tracking System

  • If you would like to register for the referral tracking system, please download and complete the non-AHS employee forms from the homepage of the referral tracking system and submit your request to Ivonne Spedalieri, Referral Unit Supervisor at (510) 535-7599 at ispedalieri@alamedahealthsystem.org

For Patients

If you have any questions regarding seeing a specialist, please contact your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician and would like to make an appointment, please call 510-437-8500 

Welcome to Student Placement at Alameda Health System

Welcome! We are so pleased you are considering Alameda Health System (AHS) for your next student placement and internship. As a leading medical training provider, we are committed to offering students a wide range of educational programs and activities.

Each year, we provide opportunities for students of nursing and allied health to complete their health-care related educational placements as part of their study. We also offer internships throughout the year. Opportunities are available across all seven AHS facilities: Highland Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Eastmont Wellness, Hayward Wellness, Newark Wellness, and Highland Wellness.

If approval for placement is granted, a notification will be sent to the school through CCPS and an Alameda Health System representative will contact the student coordinator of the affiliated school and provide further instructions.

Student placement and Internship opportunities are open to all students from affiliated schools.

For those interested in student placement with Alameda Health System but do not currently have an affiliated agreement, please contact: Arlene Roxas at aroxas@alamedahealthsystem.org. or

Fefe Tequame at mtequame@alamedahealthsystem.org.

Placement request should be submitted as follows:

March (summer placements)
June (fall placements)
October (spring placements)

Student placement and Internship opportunities are open to all students from affiliated schools.

Step 1: Request for Placement

School coordinator submits request from by deadlines:

October 15 (Spring)
March 15 (Summer)
April 15 (Fall)

Step 2: Once approved

All information from the student and the school should be provided to AHS 30-60 days prior to start date.

Once the information is submitted, the following process begins:

  1. The school provides student orientation to AHS onboarding process
  2. The school submits student’s contact information, including name, email, phone number, syllabus, course outline.
  3. Student receives welcome email from AHS student placement with link to Soarian Electronic Medical Record (EMR) charting training.

Step 3: Immunization Screening

The student should contact Employee Health at (510) 346-7551 to initiate an immunization health screening appointment. Screenings are by appointment only at 15400 Foothill Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94578, Building C ground floor. Students must bring all immunization records to the appointment.

The student placement is in the same location, so students should also bring their background check clearance letter from their school that is on school letterhead and signed by a school official. At that time, students also will receive a brief orientation from student placement.

If all items at this appointment are cleared by student placement and employee health and that Soarian EMR is complete, the student is fully cleared and may obtain an ID Badge at the front desk. Students will be asked to show a photo ID.

Certain health information is required of students and instructors on-boarding AHS. After completing step 2, you can make an appointment with AHS Employee Health Services only after completing Step 2 and (1)School provides student orientation to AHS on-boarding process.

Student Health Screening Guidelines

Student at Alameda Health System must fulfill the following health requirements prior to any volunteer work:

Documentation of the immunizations listed below. *AHS Employee Health offers all immunization services for a fee (see fee schedule for requirements and cost). You also can obtain services with your primary physician or inquire with your school.

If you choose to receive immunizations at AHS, arrive 15-20 minutes early to your appointment. You can pay for your procedures prior to your appointment with cash or check at E Building at the Fairmont Campus. The front desk also credit cards. Completing immunizations at AHS on another provider will slow down the onboarding process. To expedite onboarding, complete immunizations beforehand or as soon as possible.

Required immunizations:

  • Tuberculosis Clearance A. & B. Skin test or Blood Test QFT (Performed within the last 12 months)
  • Measles
  • Varicella
  • Tdap
  • Rubella/Rubeola (Mumps)
  • Hepatitis B
  • N95 Respirator Fit Testing & Training (can only be one of the following masks: Kimberly Clark or N95 Tecnol Or 3M 1860)
  • Flu Vaccination (Seasonal)

Step 4: Follow Up

This step only applies to students who were not cleared at the employee health visit.

Please schedule a follow-up appointment with employee health at the time of your visit if you have been advised that you were not cleared. Due to previously scheduled appointments, employee health cannot accept walk-ins with remaining documents.

Step 5: Completed all onboarding requirements and receive ID Badge

Once you have brought in all pending documents to student health and are cleared, you will receive your ID badge at the front desk. At this time, students are encouraged to contact their preceptor or instructor and advise of their clearance.