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#97030 Clinical or Advanced Practice Nurse Specialist

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/19/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/07/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/19/2018. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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 Clinical or Advanced Nurse Specialist will provide comprehensive transition management for high risk patients discharged from the hospital to home. The Clinical or Advanced Nurse Specialist will provide assistance to patients across the continuum of care to improve patient safety, decrease hospital readmissions, and provide interventions for long-term management of chronic conditions. This role will assist in improving patient outcomes. The Clinical or Advanced Nurse Specialist acts as an educator and health coach for patients to attain self-efficiency.


  • A Master's Degree in Nursing or related area; and/or equivalent combination of experience/ training.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of acute hospital experience with knowledge of acute hospital discharge planning and patient education.

  • Proficient with information systems, computer skills and strong written and verbal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a high risk patient population towards a goal of self-management.

  • Proven ability and experience employing medication reconciliation and demonstrated expert nurse educator, critical thinking and nurse practice performance.


  • Doctorate Degree in nursing or related area.
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, or licensure/ certification in another advanced nurse practice discipline. Clinical Nurse Leader certificate. Quality Improvement Methodology (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health 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

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Monday -Sunday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.