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#102730 (RN) Registered Nurse - Med/Onc PCU

Filing Deadline: Fri 11/15/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/12/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/22/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

_UC San Diego career employees who have passed their trial period will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will begin to refer qualified internal applicants after the first 7 days of the job posting. Qualified external applicants may be referred to the hiring department, if a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified and upon the request of the hiring manager.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The fifth floor (5 FG) of Jacobs Medical Center is a 24 bed Medical Oncology/Palliative Care PCU Progressive Care Unit. One of the two pods is dedicated to patients in need of aggressive symptom management. The nurses will work closely with a multi-disciplinary palliative care team. A holistic approach will be used to relieve physical, psychosocial, emotional or spiritual suffering.

Autonomous nursing care is the ability of a nurse to assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice autonomously consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • RN License issued by the State of California.

  • BLS/CPR and ACLS certifications at time of hire with commitment to get UCSD ART within six months of hire date.

  • Must have Chemotherapy Certification, or commitment to get within one year of hire date.

  • Must have a minimum of two years of inpatient RN experience to include PCU, IMU or Telemetry experience.


  • BSN.

  • Two years of experience in acute care PCU and/or Telemetry.

  • Prior experience with Chemotherapy.

  • Certified in PCCN, OCN or Palliative Care


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and various locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.

  • Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII or CNIV level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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La Jolla Medical Center
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NX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 hrs/day, Variable