New Employee Orientation

Congratulations on your new position with UC San Diego Health System; we are very excited to have you join us! New Employee Orientation (NEO) is held every other week at:

UC San Diego Health System
Medical Center Library
216 Dickinson Street, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92103  
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

About Orientation

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What To Bring

Please bring appropriate documentation for employment eligibility verification. If you are not sure what to bring, view Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification information or contact Human Resources at 619-543-7585 or

Also bring any professional licensures or certifications, including BLS/ACLS or ART/BART. If proof of education is required, bring appropriate documentation (degree, official transcription, certification, etc.).

Dress Code

Dress code for NEO is business casual with no jeans or shorts. View the UC San Diego Health System Dress Code & Appearance policy for more information.

What to Expect

NEO is customized for each new employee. You will attend for at least two days; however, new hires in clinical positions will attend additional orientation. On your first day of NEO, you will be given part of your orientation schedule. You can contact your supervisor/manager or Human Resources for more information on your schedule.

Pre-Employment Physical

All new hires at UC San Diego Health System and clinical new hires working at UC San Diego Health System locations must undergo a pre-employment physical. If you haven’t scheduled your pre-employment physical, please: 

  1. Contact Patient Registration at 619-543-6404 to obtain a patient ID number
  2. Call the Center of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at 619-471-9210 to schedule your appointment.
    This clinic is located at 330 Lewis Street, San Diego, CA 92103.

The pre-employment physical will include a drug screen, immunity screening for tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and during flu season, a flu shot. If you have not completed your pre-employment physical or you have not been cleared by the Center of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, you cannot begin employment at UC San Diego Health System.

Background Check

All new hires at the Health System are required to pass a background check. You will receive an email with a link to fill out the online form to initiate a background check. If you have any questions about this process, contact Human Resources at 619-543-7585 or

Parking at Orientation

You will receive a temporary parking permit by email from Human Resources for the first day of orientation. When attending orientation, please park only in the Bachman parking structure located at 4202 Bachman Place, San Diego, 92103. Parking Enforcement will ticket vehicles not displaying a valid permit. Do not park in the parking lots or garage located on Arbor Drive or on the streets around the hospital. The Hillcrest community requires special permits to park on the streets. At New Employee Orientation a parking permit will be provided for you to use for ten (10) days. This will allow you time to make arrangements for a parking pass or alternative transportation.

For more information on parking at UCSD locations, view UCSD Parking and Transportation website.

UC San Diego Health Sciences Employees: view New Employee Orientation for Health Sciences.

Important Forms & Information


For information on which date you should attend, contact your supervisor/manager or contact Human Resources:
Phone: 619-543-7585