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Thornton OR

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Commensurate with Experience


Thornton Hospital

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Per Diem

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NX Contract

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Work Schedule:

Eves, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#57623 Thornton OR Per Diem Nurses Pool

Extended Deadline: Fri 11/28/2014


Provides skilled nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. Both Thornton and Hillcrest perform surgical services in Neurology, Orthopedics, Urology, Plastics, general, Oncology, Head and Neck, Vascular and Open Heart, Gynecology. Additional services at Hillcrest include Trauma and Burn surgeries. Identifies and implements nursing interventions and evaluates results for a wide variety of patient populations. Directs and acts as resource to other members of the nursing team as assigned. Promotes compliance and support for policies.


  • Must possess a valid California RN license.
  • Current BLS (BART) certification required.
  • Must possess recent operating room experience as a circulating nurse, with scrub nurse experience preferred.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work within a team environment.


  • CNOR certification
  • 2 years of recent SICU/Trauma (trauma, transplant, neurosurgery and general surgery) experience in a large acute hospital.


  • Must be willing to work variable shifts to include nights, days, weekends, holidays and/or on-call.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Health System is the only university-based medical facility in San Diego, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. We have two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center, the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest is also a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. U.S. News and World Report’s 2010-2011 annual "America’s Best Hospitals" report ranks UC San Diego Health System among the best in the nation in five specialty areas: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Pulmonary. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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