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#97462 (RN) Per Diem Nurse - Medicine

Filing Deadline: Fri 1/25/2019

Please note that this position is a per diem appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/15/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/25/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the Principle Investigator, provide primary nursing to adult volunteers in a clinical research unit, including but not limited to, drug administration, infusions, assisting with biopsies, glucose tolerance testing, performing glycemic clamps, monitoring vital signs, IV insertions and phlebotomy.

Assist Principal Investigators in the conduct of research by providing nursing expertise in the treatment and monitoring of patients involved in clinical trials and other research studies, in the collection and analysis of patient data, and in the preparation of research documents for the sponsoring entities and regulatory agencies. Organize and manage inpatient and outpatient functions as assigned.

Review protocols and attend in-service presentations for new protocols. Advise research personnel on proper nursing skills required to perform the research study. Participate in quality assurance. Supervise non-licensed clinical staff. Perform venipuncture, starting and maintaining IV lines, conscious sedation, and processing blood samples as required. At least one year of acute care nursing is preferred.


  • Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the state of California and six (6) months of RN experience. One (1) year of acute care nursing is preferred.

  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Demonstrated ability to draw blood, start IV lines, collect specimens and administer medications via all routes.

  • Knowledge of standard patient care equipment such as EKG, oximeter, blood pressure monitor, IV pumps, pipettes, centrifuge and ability to operate properly.

  • Current knowledge utilizing basic nursing assessment. Comfortable with adopting new therapies in a research setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medications, indications, dosage ranges, side effects, and potential toxicity.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language and utilize medical terminology appropriately.

  • Ability to make independent clinical decisions in patient care matters. Ability to perform all tasks necessary to unit functioning and patient care.

  • Ability to understand clinical research protocols and carry out specialized clinical research procedures such as glycemic clamps, pharmacokinetic sampling and glucose tolerance tests.

  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure. Ability to set priorities and organize work.


  • Certification in ACLS and Chemotherapy certification.
  • Knowledge of performance improvement and research process.
  • Knowledge of UCSD nursing policies, HIPAA requirements, IRB compliance, JCAHO regulations and federal guidelines for human research and procedures and ability to communicate, teach and train others.
  • Knowledge of legal implications for clinical research and regulations regarding human subjects, informed consent, and knowledge of principles of Good Clinical Practice.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule - days, evenings and infrequently nights as needed.

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 School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
NX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Variable, 2 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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